Quebec skilled worker Expression of Interest system: New details published


Quebec has published new details about its new Expression of Interest system, which will manage the profiles of eligible Quebec Skilled Worker Program candidates. The new Expression of Interest (EOI) system will replace Quebec’s current first-come, first-served application process for its Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) along with the problem-plagued Mon Projet Quebec application portal. Under […]

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Vibrant Brampton returns with world-class lineup

Brampton’s biggest two-day festival, Vibrant Brampton is returning for its third year on July 27-28. Organized by the non-profit group Arts and Culture Initiative of South Asia (ACISA), Vibrant Brampton is a free event taking place at Sheridan College Grounds, Davis Campus in Brampton. This year the festival is bringing bands such as Sirens of […]

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Minister Hussen addresses asylum system criticism

OP/ED by Ahmed Hussen, minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Conservative politicians have been peddling false information to stoke fear when it comes to those seeking asylum in Canada. It is time for the misleading, divisive and dangerous political rhetoric to end, and to set the record straight. The fact is that Canada has a strict […]

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Seeing Canada by rail a trip of a lifetime

As a proud new citizen of Canada, I took a VIA Rail train trip on “The Canadian” this past May, which you can board at Vancouver and take all the way to Toronto, and back again. It is advertised as a “trip of a lifetime.” And it was — all 4,466 kilometres each way. A trip […]

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Study points to social integration as key for immigrant success

York University academic and associate professor Jelena Zikic wants to understand why some immigrants in Canada succeed professionally, while others don’t. An immigrant from Serbia herself, Zikic has been studying career transitions of immigrant professionals for several years, examining both personal and structural barriers to their career success in the Canadian labour market, as well […]

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One-third of study permit applications are refused

Each year, an increasing number of international students study in Canada. Canadian post-secondary institutions constantly market abroad, and educating foreign students is estimated to be an $11.6-billion per year business. Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Ahmed Hussen frequently speaks of the benefits that international students bring to Canada and of doing […]

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Higher Education Forum focuses on Indian international students

The education sector has emerged as priority sector for both Canada and India, says Ajit Someshwar, chair of Canada India Foundation (CIF), which organized a Higher Education Forum July 5-6, 2018, at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton, Ontario. In fact, the sector is worth $20 billion annually in Canada, he says. In 2018, more […]

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Saskatchewan’s new Expression of Interest system now in effect for Express Entry, Occupations In-Demand sub-categories


Today marks the first day of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program’s new Expression of Interest system for its Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories. The move to an Expression of Interest (EOI) system brings an end to the first-come, first-served model that Saskatchewan had used for these two International Skilled Worker sub-categories, which shut the […]

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Time to Walk with the Dragon

SUCCESS Foundation’s annual fundraising event Walk with the Dragon, is returning to Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park on Sunday, July 15, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Since its launch in 1986, the SUCCESS Walk with the Dragon has become one of Vancouver’s most popular community-based fundraising events. More than 5,000 people participate every year by […]

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Magic just part of engineer Shellen Wang’s bag of tricks

Toronto-based engineering student Shellen Wang is a man of many talents, including among other visual and aural delights, the ability to pull a rabbit out of a hat. The Beijing native arrived in Toronto in August 2014 to complete high school and enter the faculty of engineering at the University of Toronto. He is soon […]

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