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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Promoting positive benefits of immigration ‘best weapon’ against fear, Canada’s Immigration Minister says

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 12:56:49 +0000

Canada’s Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen, played up the positive impact of immigrants and refugees on the country and its economy in an address this week to international immigration experts gathered in the nation’s capital city, Ottawa. Hussen said the theme for this year’s International Metropolis Conference, “The Promise of Migration,” was “exactly the kind of […]

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Canada’s new caregiver immigration pilots now open to applications

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:42:13 +0000

Canada is now accepting applications to its two new caregiver immigration pilots.  The Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot replace the Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots and provide eligible caregivers with a pathway to permanent residence once they’ve acquired two years of Canadian work […]

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Canada’s new caregiver immigration pilots set to launch this week

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:42:13 +0000

Canada will begin accepting applications to its two new caregiver immigration pilots on June 18.  The Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots will replace the Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots and provide eligible caregivers with a pathway to permanent residence once they’ve acquired two years […]

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Canadian job vacancies reached 435,000 in first three months of 2019

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:47:41 +0000

Canada’s private sector job vacancy rate reached another record in the first three months of 2019 with the highest number of unfilled jobs reported in Quebec, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business says in a new update.  The federation reports a total of 435,000 jobs sat vacant for at least four months across Canada during […]

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Recent immigrants reached new employment high in 2018

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 16:40:20 +0000

The employment rate among recent immigrants between the ages of 25 and 54 reached a 12-year high in 2018, The Canadian Press is reporting.  The news agency obtained a federal Finance Ministry memo from January that says the employment rate for immigrants in this age group who landed in Canada less than five years prior […]

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Nova Scotia invites Express Entry candidates with work experience in early childhood education

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 16:21:54 +0000

Nova Scotia held a new draw for 312 Express Entry candidates with eligible work experience as early childhood educators and assistants on June 3. The invitations were issued through the Labour Market Priorities Stream, which allows Nova Scotia to search the federal Express Entry pool for candidates with eligible work experience in an occupation that […]

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Canada’s 2019 federal election: How could it affect immigration and Express Entry?

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 18:08:14 +0000

Canadians will head to the polls in October to elect a new federal government, which could spell changes to Canada’s current immigration policies.  Canada’s three major political parties — the governing Liberals, the Conservative Party of Canada and the New Democratic Party (NDP) — are all on the record as being in favour of economic […]

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Canada saw largest employment gain on record in April

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 13 May 2019 15:00:45 +0000

Canada had a banner April when it comes to employment, posting the largest one month gain in net jobs on record. Employment rose by 107,000 in April, with notable gains in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and Prince Edward Island. The unexpected jump in employment far surpassed a widely forecasted increase of 10,000 net jobs and helped […]

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This Ontario city has Canada’s lowest unemployment rate

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 21:41:32 +0000

The unemployment rate in Guelph, Ontario, was the lowest in Canada once again last month, maintaining a trend that’s attracting an increasing number of immigrants to the so-called “Royal City.”   Located 100 kilometres west of Toronto, the city of nearly 132,000 people had an unemployment rate of just 2.2 per cent last month — the […]

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