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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Full-time work in Ontario drove Canadian employment gains in February

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:40:10 +0000

Employment in Canada was up by nearly 56,000 in February thanks largely to gains in full-time work in Ontario.  Statistics Canada’s monthly Labour Force Survey for February showed Ontario posted a net employment gain of 37,000 for the month. An increase of 59,000 in full-time work offset the loss of 22,000 in part-time work in […]

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83% of women in Canada aged 25-54 participated in country’s labour market in 2018

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 19:36:20 +0000

Just over 83 per cent of women in Canada between the ages of 25 to 54 were working or looking for work in 2018, according to a new update from Statistics Canada to mark International Women’s Day on March 8.  The 2018 participation rate stands in stark contrast to 1950, when just over 21 per […]

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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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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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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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Program flies skilled immigrants to Val d’Or, Quebec, to meet with employers

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2018 10:08:52 +0000

A pilot program that connects skilled immigrants with employers in Quebec’s outlying regions is starting to pay off for companies in the mining city of Val d’Or.   Known by its French name, Un emploi en sol québécois, the pilot organizes job fairs with local companies in need of workers and charters travel so job-seeking immigrants […]

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Canada’s unemployment rate hit record low in November

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:00:56 +0000

Canada’s unemployment rate reached a record low in November, according to Statistics Canada’s monthly Labour Force Survey.   The unemployment rate, which Statistics Canada defines as the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the labour force, dropped to 5.6 per cent last month — a number that hasn’t been reached since comparable data became […]

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