Work permit program change is great news for international students, Canadian employers

Credit to Author: Stephen Sherman| Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2021 09:00:36 +0000

In addition to its world-class education system and high standard of living, Canada offers another important advantage to international students: access to a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) after graduation. The PGWP is an open work permit that can be used to gain Canadian work experience, a valuable asset in obtaining permanent resident (PR) status in […]

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Misrepresentation – Mistakes Matter

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2021 09:00:37 +0000

A recent decision of the Federal Court of Canada illustrates the pitfalls of giving false or incomplete information when submitting an immigration application. If a person makes such a mistake, s/he has to give a credible explanation for it. If the individual does not, s/he can be subject to a five-year ban on applying for […]

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Employment in Canada falls for the first time since April

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 04:00:27 +0000

For the first time since April 2020, employment fell by 63,000 jobs in December, equivalent to 0.3 per cent. COVID-19 restrictions across the country are impacting Canada’s labour market. In December 2020, 1.1 million workers in Canada were negatively affected by the economic shutdown in place to curb the spread of COVID-19. This number was 5.5 million […]

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Nova Scotia sets stage for economic recovery with increased levels of immigration

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 09:00:20 +0000

Nova Scotia approved an increasing number of immigrants in 2020, paving the way for economic recovery over the next few years. A total of 3,517 immigration candidates were approved last year, many of whom are either skilled in essential services, such as healthcare workers, or already living in Canada. Those who currently live abroad are expected to arrive in […]

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Canadian immigration in 2021: What can we expect?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 09:00:15 +0000

2020 was the year of the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to have a significant impact on Canada’s immigration system. After welcoming 341,000 new immigrants in 2019, Canada continued to accept high levels of new immigrants at the start of last year but the immigration system was completely upended when COVID-19 emerged as a global crisis […]

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Canada’s population growth slows to a standstill following reduced immigration in 2020

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sun, 03 Jan 2021 09:00:47 +0000

Canada’s population growth rate stood still in the third quarter of 2020, between July 1 and September 30, 2020. The country only saw a net population increase of 2,767 people.  This is the slowest ever recorded growth, since national quarterly data became available in 1946. This information is according to the quarterly demographic estimates released by Statistics Canada. The slow […]

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David’s Blog | 2020: The Year That Was, Perspectives and Prospects

Credit to Author: David Cohen| Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 00:00:48 +0000

The end of 2020 quickly approaches. This year has been unlike any other. The coronavirus has upended the best-laid plans and brought with it unexpected and unprecedented challenge, upheaval, and suffering to Canadians and those wishing to become them. But the same circumstances have also brought out remarkable acts of creativity, compassion, and kindness. I […]

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25,000 Syrians in 100 days highlights the best of Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2020 21:12:49 +0000

Yesterday marked the 5-year anniversary of the arrival of the first flight of Syrian refugees to Canada under Canada’s 2015-16 Syrian refugee operation. In November 2015, Canada began an ambitious effort to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees within just a few months. The initiative was largely supported by the Canadian public, as it was an election […]

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David’s Blog | The Canadian Family is Expanding, Mixed-Orientation Unions Deserve a Seat at the Table

Credit to Author: David Cohen| Date: Mon, 07 Dec 2020 16:00:00 +0000

New Canadians immigrate to Canada through a variety of immigration pathways. One of the most popular is conjugal sponsorship. Historically, sexual intimacy has been a key consideration in determining whether a couple is really a couple. But that framework appears to be changing, with dramatic results. [Read more…]

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