Canada’s goal of 1 million new permanent residents turning heads worldwide

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:11:54 +0000

Canada’s goal of admitting more than a million new permanent residents by the end of 2021 is gaining new attention internationally.   Recent reports by the BBC, CNN and others have highlighted how the three-year target is setting Canada apart on the global stage. As CNN reported, “Canada’s friendly stance towards new residents comes as many other Western […]

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Employers in Moncton, New Brunswick, turning to foreign workers to fill labour needs

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 16:25:16 +0000

The need for skilled labour is the biggest challenge facing employers in Moncton, New Brunswick, a new survey suggests, and increasing the number of foreign workers is seen as key to solving the problem.   The survey by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Moncton (CCGM) found businesses in the city of 72,000 are “increasingly focused […]

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Canada ranked 6th out of 167 countries in latest Democracy Index

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:34:27 +0000

Canada earned a 10 out of 10 for civil liberties and was ranked sixth overall among the world’s democracies in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s updated Democracy Index.   The index provides a snapshot of the state of democracy in 167 countries based on scores in five categories: electoral process and pluralism; civil liberties; the functioning of […]

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Canada will reopen Parents and Grandparents Program January 28

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 17:50:01 +0000

Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program will reopen to interested sponsors beginning on January 28, the federal government announced today.   The program, known as the PGP, allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents over the age of 18 to sponsor their parents and/or grandparents for Canadian permanent residence. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says up to 20,000 […]

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Canada conducts largest first draw of the year in Express Entry history

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:29:33 +0000

The Government of Canada kicked off the new Express Entry year in impressive style Thursday, issuing 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to candidates with scores as low as 449.   This was the highest number of invitations issued in a first draw of the year in Express Entry’s five-year history, marking the start […]

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Job vacancies rose in every Canadian province in 3rd quarter of 2018

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 18:54:11 +0000

Job vacancies increased in every Canadian province in the third quarter of 2018, according to a new report by Statistics Canada.  Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia reported the largest year-over-year increases during the three-month period spanning July 1 to September 30, 2018. Statistics Canada said there were 550,000 job vacancies in Canada during the quarter, […]

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Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program: Key 2018 changes that will be felt this year

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 23:42:14 +0000

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program continued to assert itself as the rising star of Canada’s economic immigration programs in 2018 and is expected to play an even more prominent role in the months ahead.   The Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, allows participating Canadian provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigrants for permanent residence […]

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Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program: Key 2018 changes that will felt this year

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 23:42:14 +0000

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program continued to assert itself as the rising star of Canada’s economic immigration programs in 2018 and is expected to play an even more prominent role in the months ahead.   The Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, allows participating Canadian provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigrants for permanent residence […]

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Ontario, B.C. led Canadian provinces in employment gains in 2018

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 21:45:07 +0000

Ontario led Canada’s provinces and territories in net employment gains in 2018 — a year that saw Canada’s unemployment rate reach its lowest point since 1976.   The number of people employed in Ontario grew by 78,000 over the course of 2018, all of it full-time employment, while the province’s unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage points […]

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Canada’s parents and grandparents sponsorship program will reopen in late January

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2018 18:26:48 +0000

Canada’s parents and grandparents sponsorship program will reopen to expressions of interest in late January 2019,  the Government of Canada has announced.   Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) provided the update in a tweet and said details of the next opening will be released “in the coming weeks.” The Parents and Grandparents Program, known as the […]

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