Highly skilled immigrants earn more than Canadian average soon after arrival, federal study finds


An internal report by the Government of Canada shows highly skilled economic immigrants earning the same or more than the average Canadian annual income soon after their arrival. Obtained by The Canadian Press (CP) through an Access to Information request, the report looks at the economic and social outcomes of newcomers to Canada in its […]

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Canada revises controversial medical inadmissibility rules for immigrants


The Government of Canada has announced major changes to its controversial medical inadmissibility rules for immigration candidates that are expected to reduce the number of refusals significantly. The changes stop short of a recommendation by Parliament’s Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration to abolish Section 38-1(C) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which bars […]

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Canada’s 2018-2020 immigration plan is a step in right direction, but more work is needed


By Kareem El-Assal, Senior Research Associate, Immigration The Conference Board of Canada In November 2017, the federal government tabled just the second multi-year immigration plan in Canadian history. In a forthcoming Conference Board of Canada study, we find that the 2018-2020 immigration plan puts us on the right track in terms of helping Canada mitigate […]

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Looming U.S. crackdown could strip right to work from thousands of foreign worker spouses


Thousands of mainly Indian spouses accompanying skilled foreign workers on H-1B visas in the United States are preparing for the possibility that they may lose their ability to work in June.  That’s when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) could rescind a rule introduced under former U.S. President Barack Obama in 2015 that gave […]

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First quarter of 2018 a busy one for Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs


The first quarter of 2018 saw significant activity and innovation in a number of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). These programs, which allow provinces and territories to nominate individuals for Canadian permanent residence based on labour market needs, were especially active in Ontario and British Columbia in the last three months. As part of its Multi-Year Immigration Levels plan, the […]

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Number of international workers being hired by Toronto tech firms on the rise


More international workers are being hired by technology companies in the Toronto region thanks to a fast-track work visa program introduced by Canada’s government last year, a new study reports. Of the 53 high-growth tech companies who responded to the MaRS Discovery District survey, 45 per cent reported hiring international candidates in 2017 and 53 […]

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Quebec announces Express Entry-style economic immigration intake system


Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. The Government of Quebec unveiled plans today for a new Expression of Interest system modelled on the federal Express Entry system. The new Expression of Interest (Déclaration d’intérêt) system will manage candidate profiles for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). Quebec’s Immigration Ministry, the Ministère de l’Immigration, et de […]

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Quebec looking to revamp Entrepreneur immigration options


Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. The Government of Quebec is proposing a series of updates to its Entrepreneur immigration category. The changes would revise the two components through which entrepreneurs will be selected into one focused on startups supported by a business incubator/accelerator or university and the other on owner-funded and operated businesses. […]

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Le Québec annonce son nouveau système de traitement des demandes d’immigration inspiré du système Entrée Express


Le Gouvernement du Québec a révélé ses plans aujourd’hui concernant son nouveau système de réception des demandes pour l’immigration économique, basé sur le modèle Entrée Express du gouvernement fédéral. Le nouveau système appelé “Déclaration d’intérêt” va permettre de gérer les profils des candidats en vertu du Programme Régulier des Travailleurs Qualifiés (PRTQ). Le Ministère de […]

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