Highly skilled immigrants earn more than Canadian average soon after arrival, federal study finds


An internal report by the Government of Canada shows highly skilled economic immigrants earning the same or more than the average Canadian annual income soon after their arrival. Obtained by The Canadian Press (CP) through an Access to Information request, the report looks at the economic and social outcomes of newcomers to Canada in its […]

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Canadian job vacancies in last quarter of 2017 up nearly 25% over previous year


Job vacancies increased across Canada in the last three months of 2017 by nearly 25 per cent over the same period in 2016, new data from Statistics Canada reveal. The numbers show year-over-year job vacancies up in nine of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories in the fourth quarter of 2017, with the largest increases posted […]

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Six empowering women named in our fifth annual Immigrant Women of Inspiration special

Canadian Immigrant presents our fifth annual “Immigrant Women of Inspiration” special, with a focus on a group of talented, passionate women with strong voices who all share a common inspiration — to help other immigrant women break out of silence and find their own voice. It’s important work. While the issues that all women face […]

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Canada revises controversial medical inadmissibility rules for immigrants


The Government of Canada has announced major changes to its controversial medical inadmissibility rules for immigration candidates that are expected to reduce the number of refusals significantly. The changes stop short of a recommendation by Parliament’s Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration to abolish Section 38-1(C) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which bars […]

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RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants ‘Where are they now?’ series: Miroslav Reljic

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards, we are looking back at some of the past honourees over the years in this special “Where are they now” series. Spotlight on Miroslav Reljic (RBC Top 25, 2017) Miroslav Reljic’s beginnings in Canada were quite eventful. Not very fluent in English, […]

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Two weeks until first Canadian Immigrant Fair of 2018 in Burnaby

More than 300,000 immigrants and refugees come to Canada each year, many with top credentials in their professional fields. Many more thousands come on temporary work permits in hopes of staying permanently one day. Some may be fleeing war, while others are seeking new opportunities and a better life. But they all have one thing […]

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Ontario continues to make use of Express Entry-aligned streams with 142 new invitations


The Canadian province of Ontario has issued a total of 142 Notification of Interest to candidates in the Express Entry pool in two draws, which took place on April 11 and 12. The draws conducted were for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)’s Express Entry-aligned French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (FSSW) and Skilled Trades Stream […]

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Responding with openness and tolerance amidst rising populism

With recent reports of the rise of populism and anti-immigrant sentiment around the world, it’s important to know: are Canadians more or less supportive of newcomers and ethnic and religious diversity today than a decade ago? Just last month, the Mowat Centre released the results of their survey, Portraits 2017: Immigration & Diversity. Comparing results […]

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April 11 sees largest Express Entry draw of 2018


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has issued 3,500 invitations to apply to candidates in the Express Entry pool in a draw that took place on Wednesday, April 11. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to obtain an Invitation to Apply (ITA) during this draw was 444. The cut-off score is two points lower than the previous […]

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Canada’s 2018-2020 immigration plan is a step in right direction, but more work is needed


By Kareem El-Assal, Senior Research Associate, Immigration The Conference Board of Canada In November 2017, the federal government tabled just the second multi-year immigration plan in Canadian history. In a forthcoming Conference Board of Canada study, we find that the 2018-2020 immigration plan puts us on the right track in terms of helping Canada mitigate […]

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