Canadian business association calls federal government to address labour shortages

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:09:43 +0000

Canada’s private sector job vacancy rate is maintaining record high levels, and a non-profit business organization is calling for all political parties in the upcoming Canadian federal election to take measures to tackle the labour shortage. The average job vacancy rate in Canada has been at 3.2 per cent for four consecutive quarters, according to […]

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Canada’s Maritime Provinces experiencing “fastest” population growth in decades

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 20:04:02 +0000

Immigration is helping drive the fastest population growth in decades in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, says a new report by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council.   The three provinces, collectively known as Canada’s Maritime provinces, have been the focus of intensive efforts to attract and retain skilled foreign workers and their families […]

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New Brunswick village builds new subdivision to house influx of foreign workers

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 17:42:50 +0000

A shortage of skilled labour in the province of New Brunswick has led the J.D. Irving company and the Village of Chipman to take a unique step to help much-needed foreign workers and their families get settled.  With affordable housing in short supply in the village of around 1,000 people, J.D. Irving (JDI) and Chipman’s […]

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Canada extends Atlantic Immigration Pilot

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2019 17:28:42 +0000

Canada is extending its Atlantic Immigration Pilot to December 2021 in a bid to maintain the program’s momentum, the federal government has announced.   Launched in 2017 for an initial three-year run, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) was created to address labour shortages in the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and […]

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New immigration pilot for rural communities

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2019 22:51:23 +0000

Communities can now apply to be part of new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot It’s common knowledge that many immigrants are attracted to the big cities, with Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal still the most desirable, and smaller centres like Calgary and Winnipeg coming up close behind. But it’s actually often the smaller, rural communities that are […]

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Report calls for big increase in immigration to New Brunswick as labour shortages rise


Immigration to New Brunswick will need to increase to around 7,500 newcomers a year if the province is to overcome the population and labour market shortage “crisis” it is now facing, says a new report.    Produced by the New Brunswick Multicultural Council (NBMC), the report warns that the province is on track to losing […]

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Applications for immigration to Newfoundland and Labrador up by 25% over 2017


Applications for immigration to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador have increased by 25 per cent this year compared to the first 10 months of 2017, the province’s government says.  Last year saw Canada’s easternmost Atlantic province welcome 832 people through both its Provincial Nominee Program and the federal/provincial Atlantic Immigration Pilot. The province’s Minister […]

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