New Brunswick city hosting job fair for immigrants

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 19:34:42 +0000

The bilingual city of Moncton, New Brunswick is hosting a job fair for immigrants in hopes of connecting international talent with local employers on January 24. International students, newcomers, and prospective immigrants are invited to explore employment options in the fields of IT, finance, insurance, customer service, health, hospitality, and manufacturing. “Last year alone we […]

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Express Entry may be an immigration option for royal couple if Meghan were the principal applicant

Credit to Author: Noah Turner| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 20:42:39 +0000

Since the news got out that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are stepping back from senior royal duties and making Canada — at least for now— their part-time home, immigration experts have been puzzling over the question: Would the Duke and Duchess of Sussex qualify for Canadian permanent residence? Several news outlets have looked at […]

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Accenture gives $1.1 Million grant to ACCES employment to help newcomers

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:32:41 +0000

Accenture has made a cash and in-kind services grant of more than C$1.1 million to ACCES Employment, a Canadian non-profit that helps connect employers with qualified workers from diverse backgrounds. Although nearly 300,000 people immigrate to Canada every year, only about 24% of foreign-educated immigrants find work in their professions, according to Statistics Canada. This grant […]

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The OTHER: do we have an us-versus-them mindset?

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:20:10 +0000

The concept of self requires the existence of “the other.” Sociologists use the concept of “othering” to describe how differences are understood and identities are constructed. People often assume that because someone has a different skin tone or dresses differently or has a different accent, they may not have much in common with them. They […]

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Ontario invites 954 Express Entry candidates with tech experience in draw held January 15

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 21:10:59 +0000

Ontario has conducted a Tech Draw on January 15 inviting 954 Express Entry candidates with eligible work experience to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence. Those who received a Notification of Interest (NOI) in the January 15 draw had Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 460 and 472. The province […]

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Canada’s top tech jobs forecast for 2020

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:48:52 +0000

The high demand for tech talent in Canada is rolling into 2020 as experts start to predict the sector’s outlook for the new year. Shortages in the technology sector labour market have prompted immigration programs in British Columbia and Ontario to step up recruiting efforts. In 2019 the B.C. Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) extended […]

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Why does Canada’s federal government launch economic class pilot programs?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 21:52:24 +0000

Since a 2012 reform to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), Canada’s immigration minister has had the legal authority to introduce new economic class pilot programs to welcome immigrants that can help address economic and labour force priority areas across the country. Other than one exception, every new federal economic class program since that […]

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Canadian refugee makes history as UN delegate

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 20:54:19 +0000

With little fanfare, Canada made history at a recent United Nations conference in Geneva by having a refugee as part of its official delegation. While Mustafa Alio’s role as a state delegate had gone largely unnoticed, it marked a historic moment for the international community to – for the first time – have a refugee […]

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Saskatchewan issues 234 invitations in second January selection round

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 22:21:41 +0000

The latest two Saskatchewan selection rounds were broken up by only a weekend. On Monday, January 13, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) issued another 234 invitations to candidates in the province’s Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams. Friday’s round was slightly higher, sending out a total of 308 invitations to candidates in the same […]

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