New Brunswick jobs that are in demand due to COVID-19

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sat, 02 Oct 2021 13:00:29 +0000

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our work. Some of us had to transition to working from home, and others lost their jobs or saw their hours reduced because of public health measures in place. The Canadian government released a study about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the labour market in New Brunswick. While some jobs were negatively affected by the pandemic, other jobs saw an […]

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Canada extends immigration agreement with Newfoundland and Labrador

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 09:00:06 +0000

This week, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced a one-year extension to the federal government’s immigration agreement with Newfoundland and Labrador. Canada’s immigration minister made the announcement along with Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey, on August 12. Discover if You’re Eligible for Canadian Immigration First signed in 2016, the agreement outlines the objectives for federal-provincial […]

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Atlantic Canada employers need more applicants, study finds

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 09:00:01 +0000

Many employers across Atlantic Canada find it difficult to hire because there are not enough applicants with the necessary experience or skills. This is according to a report by The Harris Centre at Memorial University in Newfoundland titled ‘Employer Attitudes Towards Hiring Newcomers and International Students in the Atlantic Provinces’. The report investigated employers’ attitudes and perceptions, to […]

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More low-skilled workers should become permanent residents, study says

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 09:00:50 +0000

Canada should do more to retain lower-skilled temporary residents in Canada, according to a Ryerson University policy brief. The brief was published by the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration. The CERC is a program that supports Canadian universities by awarding world-renowned researchers up to $10 million to establish research projects. The CERC in Migration […]

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Atlantic Immigration Pilot improving immigrant retention rates in the region

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 09:00:17 +0000

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) appears to be on the right track to help east coast provinces retain immigrants. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reviewed the AIP in the period starting from when it was launched in March, 2017 to the end of the 2019-2020 fiscal year. They wanted to see if the pilot […]

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Which Newfoundland and Labrador occupations are exempt from labour market testing?

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Fri, 04 Dec 2020 09:00:41 +0000

Newfoundland and Labrador have released new measures to make it easier for employers to hire foreign nationals who will address the labour shortages in the province through the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP). The province released a list of occupations that are exempt from provincial labour market testing processes. These processes include the Job Vacancy Assessment. […]

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AIP work permit applications can now be done online

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2020 18:53:38 +0000

Canada’s immigration department is now accepting online applications for work permits under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) program. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) started accepting applications for AIP work permits as of today, August 17. Paper applications will be accepted until September 1, 2020. The AIP offers a pathway to permanent residence for foreign […]

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Canada invites 668 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 19:03:21 +0000

The Government of Canada has released the details of this week’s Express Entry draw, inviting 668 candidates to apply for permanent residence. Invitations were received on March 18, however official details of the draw were released today, March 20. This draw brings the total number of invitations to apply (ITAs) to 19,368 issued so far […]

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Canada to welcome up to 390,000 immigrants in 2022

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2020 14:33:26 +0000

Canada will welcome more than one million new permanent residents in the next three years. This was unveiled today in the federal government’s 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan. Canada continues its approach to gradually increase immigration levels. This is likely to give stakeholders time to adequately plan to support a larger population. Whereas Canada welcomed 320,000 […]

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There are jobs in smaller cities for new immigrants to Canada

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 17:21:20 +0000

Over the past twenty years, Canada has sought to encourage more immigrants to move to its smaller cities. The main tool it has used to pursue this goal has been the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The PNP enables provinces and territories across the country to develop their own eligibility criteria for economic class immigrants and […]

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