Canada regains 55% of jobs lost to coronavirus

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 18:38:03 +0000

Canada is seeing some economic recovery as coronavirus restrictions ease throughout the country. About 55 per cent of the 3 million jobs lost since April were recouped as of July, according to the Labour Force Survey. About 419,000 jobs were added in July, a 2.4 per cent increase over the previous month. The growth was […]

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Quebec resumes foreign worker recruitment campaigns

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:00:09 +0000

Quebec is holding online recruitment campaigns targeting foreign workers to help employers in the province fill labour shortages and support the province’s post-pandemic economic recovery. The planned recruitment initiatives called the Journées Quebec (Quebec Days) are led by the Ministère de l’Immigration du Québec, with the support of its network of representatives in various locations […]

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Advice for students on managing the impact of the virus

Credit to Author: Geneviève Beaupré and Susan Qadeer| Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 21:41:01 +0000

There is no doubt the worldwide coronavirus pandemic has upended plans for postsecondary students. The impact can be felt academically, socially and financially. While plans and delivery modes of academics may vary, the result is bound to increase the number of unknowns for students. While some stress can be expected at the post-secondary level due […]

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Canada welcomed over 19,000 immigrants in June

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 21:15:53 +0000

Canada welcomed nearly 19,200 new permanent residents in June 2020. This was revealed in new Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data released today. Canada’s June permanent resident (PR) intake was much stronger than the 11,000 newcomers welcomed by Canada in May and the 4,000 who gained PR in April. It was also Canada’s highest […]

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What you need to know when coming to Canada from the U.S.

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 09:00:19 +0000

If you’re looking to come to Canada from the U.S., make sure you know what you need to do beforehand and which port of entries are currently open. In March, Canada put in place travel restriction measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. Canada and the U.S. also announced an unprecedented border closure between the […]

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What is a “tutor” and why are they exempt from travel restrictions?

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 09 Aug 2020 12:00:15 +0000

Canada has listed “tutors” as immediate family members, causing confusion for people who are only familiar with the word being used in academia. In Canada, many people think of “tutors” as people who help students study a particular subject. However, the Government of Canada groups them in with “guardians” under the list of family members […]

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Immigration counteracts effects of anticipated COVID-19 baby slump in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2020 12:00:31 +0000

Canada will have to continue supporting immigration if coronavirus is going to lower already-declining fertility rates. Coronavirus is expected to affect fertility differently depending on regional income levels, according to an editorial in Science magazine. High-income countries, such as Canada, are expected to see fewer newborns as a result of the pandemic, thus an older […]

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B.C. invites 437 immigration candidates in new PNP draw

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 21:08:20 +0000

British Columbia issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence to Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC candidates on August 7. A total of 437 invitations were issued in the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). The minimum […]

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The many benefits of becoming a Canadian citizen

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 09:00:39 +0000

Compared to major Western countries, Canada has one of the highest percentages of immigrants who obtain citizenship. Citizenship refers to a person’s legal status. Canadian citizenship can be obtained either by birth or by a process called “naturalization”. Immigrants who come and settle in Canada and meet certain criteria may be eligible to apply for […]

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Express Entry: Canada holds rare federal skilled trades draw

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:58:48 +0000

Canada has held its second Express Entry draw in two days. A total of 250 Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) candidates received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. Successful FSTP candidates needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 415 to receive an ITA. Yesterday, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) […]

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