Cultural Intelligence in the Workplace: Tips for thriving in a multicultural work environment

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:38:23 +0000

Very often when I talk about Cultural Intelligence (CQ), the initial reaction is wide-eyed confusion. What’s that? Is that even a thing? Tell me more! The concept is often ‘foreign’ to a number of immigrant professionals. As an immigrant professional myself, I had my days of never having heard of the term, to hearing about […]

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Ontario PNP draw invites 699 Express Entry candidates

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:00:18 +0000

Ontario invited Express Entry candidates with work experience in one of nine occupations to apply for a provincial nomination on June 3. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) draw invited candidates who may be eligible for the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP). Candidates with work experience in the following nine occupations were issued […]

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Will Canada be as open to immigrants after COVID-19?

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:35:23 +0000

By Ratna Omidvar  As Canadians continue to battle COVID-19 by staying in their homes or working on the front lines in the hospitals and clinics, my thoughts turn to a hopeful end of the crisis and a return to normalcy. But the new normal may well be different from the old. For most of its […]

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What Canadian immigrants can expect in June 2020

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 10:00:47 +0000

There will be some big announcements to watch out for this month, such as whether or not Canada will reopen its doors to foreign travellers at the end of June. The flattening of the coronavirus curve in Canada overall, as well as the incremental reopening of the Canadian economy, points to the possibility of lifting […]

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BC PNP: 279 immigration candidates receive invitations

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 00:00:23 +0000

On June 2nd, British Columbia held its largest Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) draw round since late March. A total of 241 Skilled Worker and International Graduate candidates received invitations to apply under the province’s Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration categories. The minimum required score for candidates varied by category. The cut-off score for Express Entry […]

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New Canadians proud to start a restaurant and become employers

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 19:24:14 +0000

Did you know that South Okanagan in the province of British Colombia is a becoming the next destination for foodies? Ever tried the Nepali-Indian fusion cuisine? Meet Keshab Sapkota and Ram Bhandari, immigrants from Nepal and successful entrepreneurs, who have made Penticton, a small city in the Okanagan Valley, their home. Both came to the […]

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Will Canada lift its travel restrictions on July 1?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 17:50:27 +0000

The question of whether Canada will lift its coronavirus travel restrictions on July 1, 2020 is on the minds of immigration professionals and prospective immigrants around the world. Whether you are an immigration professional, such as Canada’s immigration minister, or a prospective immigrant, the answer is simply “no one knows.” However, considering recent actions taken […]

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Quebec should reconsider immigration changes

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 07:00:54 +0000

Recently announced reforms to the Quebec Experience Program should be reconsidered. Since 2010, the Quebec Experience Program (or “PEQ” in French) has offered a fast-track to permanent residence for temporary foreign workers and international students that lived in Quebec. Such individuals could often get their Quebec Selection Certificate in around 20 business days, and then […]

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Median hourly wage updated for 2020 Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:13:42 +0000

Median hourly wages have gone up in most Canadian provinces and territories. Canadian employers who are hiring foreign employees use the provincial and territorial median hourly wage to know which requirements they have to meet for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The wage they are offering, and the location for the position determines if […]

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Trudeau: Canada looking to ease travel for families

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sun, 31 May 2020 07:00:34 +0000

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has stated that Canada is exploring easing travel restrictions that currently prevent some individuals from crossing the U.S. border to enter Canada to reunite with their family. Trudeau made the remarks during his daily coronavirus briefing to the Canadian public on Friday May 29. The Canada-U.S. border was first closed to […]

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