Waterloo Region immigration report outlines experiences and challenges faced by new arrivals

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 12:00:06 +0000

Every two years, the Waterloo Region conducts a survey of immigrants, refugees, international students, temporary workers, and their families to gain insight into their experiences settling into the Waterloo region after moving to Canada. The survey provides a snapshot of the contributions newcomers make to the region, as well as the struggles and difficulties that […]

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Canada’s immigration pathways for tech talent

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2022 12:00:24 +0000

Canada’s tech sector is booming, and industry growth is expected to continue outpacing the number of skilled tech workers in the Canadian labour force. This growth comes from a mix of startups and large companies, such as Google and Amazon, investing more money and growing their businesses in Canada. This investment is a core piece […]

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Why employers are able to hire more tech talent in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2022 13:00:16 +0000

Canadian tech employers continue to face labour shortages, as the tech sector continues to grow despite the pandemic. One way to support gaps in the labour market is to hire talent from abroad. The shortage of qualified workers in Canada was the crux of the Council of Canadian Innovators‘ recent call for the federal government […]

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Tech group wants new visa to allow skilled workers to enter Canada without a job offer

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2022 13:00:18 +0000

To help address labour shortages in the tech sector, the Council of Canadian Innovators is calling on the federal government to pilot a new visa that would allow high-skilled tech workers to come to Canada without a job offer. The CCI recently released its Talent and Skills Strategy, offering 13 key recommendations for policymakers to […]

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Saskatchewan PNP launches new tech immigration program

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2022 13:00:59 +0000

On March 7, Saskatchewan launched the new Tech Talent Pathway under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) to attract tech workers into the province. The Tech Talent Pathway is intended to ease critical labour shortages in Saskatchewan’s tech sector. With this new pathway to permanent residence for tech workers, employers in Saskatchewan’s technology and innovation […]

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B.C. removes guaranteed invitation scores and holds three Tech Pilot draws

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 19:14:25 +0000

February was a busy month for the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot with three consecutive draws. The province also announced it would stop posting the scores that guarantee an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to candidates applying through any of the BC PNP categories. So far this year, B.C. has sent 806 […]

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No more Guaranteed ITA Scores and a lot of B.C. Tech Pilot draws

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 19:14:25 +0000

The month of February was a popular time for the B.C. Tech Pilot, and the province also nixed their Guaranteed ITA Scores. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued a total of 221 invitations through its Tech Pilot so far this month. Immigration candidates who are applying for Canadian immigration through one of […]

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B.C. held three Tech Pilot draws in a row this February

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 19:14:25 +0000

Three of the provincial draws hosted by B.C. this month were targeted for immigration candidates with job offers in the province’s tech sector. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued a total of 221 invitations through its Tech Pilot so far this month. Immigration candidates who are applying for Canadian immigration through one […]

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B.C. invited historic number of tech workers to apply for provincial nomination in February

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 19:14:25 +0000

British Columbia sent out a surge of invitations for tech workers to apply for a provincial nomination in February. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued a total of 221 invitations through its Tech Pilot this month. This is the most since at least March 2018 when the BC PNP started releasing tech-only […]

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U.S. immigration policies pushing tech talent to Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2019 20:13:51 +0000

Mezyad AlMasoud holds two master’s degrees and is the CEO of a company that manages money for professional athletes. He is also one of the highly-skilled immigrants forced to leave America because of immigration reforms in 2017. AlMasoud had wanted to go to America since he was a child growing up in Kuwait. “I had […]

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