Employment services help newcomers adapt to what Canadian employers expect

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:14:20 +0000

Though Canada still names immigration as a priority in helping the economy recover from coronavirus, barriers still remain between newcomers and job opportunities. New immigrants entering the job market may be faced with credential recognition issues. Language or cultural barriers may affect newcomers’ confidence or their ability to communicate with their employers and colleagues. They […]

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Thunder Bay accepting immigration applications

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 06:00:17 +0000

Applications are open for the Thunder Bay Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot. Thunder Bay, Ontario, is situated at the top of Lake Superior, one of the Great Lakes. A famous statue is on the outskirts of the city, commemorating Terry Fox, a Canadian icon who attempted to run across the country raising money for cancer […]

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Top 10 employers in Canada for 2020

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2020 19:26:31 +0000

It is a good time to be looking for a job in Canada. With a low unemployment rate employers have to work harder to attract and retain top talent, as there are fewer available workers for each job opening. Forbes magazine and the market research company Statista surveyed 8,000 employees to determine the best places […]

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Employment rose in B.C. and Newfoundland last month, new Labour Force Survey shows

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 20:24:51 +0000

British Columbia and Newfoundland led Canada’s provinces in employment gains in October, Statistics Canada’s new Labour Force Survey reports. Canada added 443,000 new jobs in the 12 months spanning October 2018 to October 2019, led by gains in full-time work, Statistics Canada said. Overall employment dropped slightly in October, as Canada shed 1,800 net jobs, […]

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Trucking association calls on feds to protect immigrant drivers

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 19:17:32 +0000

The Canadian Trucking Alliance is calling all levels of government to protect immigrant workers from abuse. Their statement follows an investigative report by Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper alleging immigration consultants and trucking companies in British Columbia were making temporary foreign workers pay thousands of dollars in exchange for jobs driving semi-trucks, a practice that […]

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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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