Canada extends travel restrictions again

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 13:37:41 +0000

Canada has extended travel restrictions until May 21, 2021 for travellers of all countries, including the U.S. The announcement was made by Canada’s Public Safety minister Bill Blair via Twitter. As cases rise and variants of concern continue to emerge across the country, we will continue to do what it takes-for as long as it […]

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Canada to welcome 6,000 caregivers by the end of 2021

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:19:23 +0000

Canada’s immigration department plans to finalize 6,000 caregiver applications for permanent residence by December 31, 2021. In a statement released on April 15, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said it will finalize the applications for caregivers who have completed their in-Canada work experience, as well as their immediate family members. Do you live in […]

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IELTS and CELPIP websites crash following announcement of new Canadian immigration programs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:42:35 +0000

Prospective Canadian immigrants are not able to book language tests after the two English language test providers’ websites went down due to a sudden influx of demand. Both IELTS and CELPIP reported technical difficulties yesterday, April 15, the day after Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced that Canada would welcome upwards of 90,000 new immigrants through […]

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What you need to know about Canada’s new immigration programs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:00:26 +0000

Canada is opening up immigration pathways to essential workers, international students, and French speakers who are living in the country. Starting May 6, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will open the door to 90,000 essential workers and international student graduates on temporary status in Canada. There will also be three programs that will accept […]

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Canada to relax medical inadmissibility rules

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 09:00:57 +0000

Canada is making a 2018 pilot into a permanent policy, relaxing the restrictions on certain foreign nationals with disabilities from getting permanent residence. The federal government announced its plan to permanently change medical inadmissibility rules in the Canada Gazette on March 16. Under the old rules, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) could deny entry […]

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Immigrant kids grow up to outshine the overall population in the labour force

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2021 09:00:12 +0000

Immigrant children are twice as likely as Canadian children to come from low-income households, but in adulthood, more of them end up getting a post-secondary education, and their salaries are oftentimes greater. These findings come from a recent Statistics Canada study that looked at data from tax files in 2018. Researchers studied the educational and […]

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Another Alberta PNP draw with CRS 301

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2021 22:55:11 +0000

Alberta invited Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on March 26. Through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), the Province invited a total of 300 Express Entry candidates to apply for the Alberta Express Entry stream. Candidates only needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 301. In order to be invited in […]

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Canada’s population growth rate falls to WWI levels in 2020

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 09:00:37 +0000

With an increase in deaths and a decrease in new immigrants, Canada saw its lowest population growth rate since 1916. In 2020, Canada’s population only increased 0.4 per cent, according to Statistics Canada. Population growth has not been this low since the first year of World War I when it was just 0.3 per cent. […]

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Canada-U.S. border closed another month, experts meet to discuss re-opening

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2021 16:20:20 +0000

Leading border experts met to discuss how to re-open the Canada-U.S. border, as Canada announces travel restrictions will roll over until April 21. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement on Twitter, saying non-essential travel between Canada and the U.S. will continue for another 30 days. Update on our border: Non-essential travel restrictions between Canada […]

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Immigrant-inclusive workplaces are the responsibility of middle managers, report finds

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2021 09:00:25 +0000

Middle managers, those who are above front-line managers and below the executive suite, have the most influence on immigrant integration in the workplace. This is according to a new report published by the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council. The report is titled Make or Break: How middle managers and executives can build immigrant-inclusive teams. This […]

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