Employment drops as Canada introduces stricter health measures

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 12:00:03 +0000

Canada saw its unemployment rate increase more than 8 per cent in April 2021, as employment fell by 207,000. Statistics Canada measured Canada’s labour market conditions during the week of April 11 to 17. Canadian provinces were introducing stricter health measures because of the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases across the country. A stay-at-home order was introduced in Ontario. Quebec had 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. curfews […]

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Looking forward: What is needed to restart international travel to Canada?

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Fri, 07 May 2021 09:00:43 +0000

As more and more Canadians are receiving vaccines for COVID-19, it may be time to look at what is needed to safely reopen the border for international travel. Health Minister Patty Hajdu says that Canada is looking to come up with a form of certification that may allow vaccinated Canadians to travel abroad. In an […]

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Canadian immigrant labour market outcomes were improving before COVID

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 09:00:52 +0000

Before the pandemic, labour market performance gaps between Canadians and immigrants were either closing or remaining steady. In a recent report, Statistics Canada compared immigrant and Canadian employment and wages between 2000 and 2019. They found the outcomes differed depending on which outcome they were measuring, gender, and years in Canada. The study looked at […]

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Canada discussing suspending entry of international students to Ontario

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 16:49:24 +0000

Following a meeting with the provinces on April 29, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is putting in motion the steps to suspend international student travel to Ontario. “Premier Ford asked that we suspend the arrival of international students,” Trudeau said. “Because at this time Ontairo is the only province requesting this, we are happy to work […]

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Canada to suspend entry of international students to Ontario

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 16:49:24 +0000

Following a meeting with the provinces on April 29, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that international students will temporarily not be allowed to come to Ontario. In a press conference, Ontairo Premier Doug Ford told reporters he pleaded with the prime minister to do more to combat the spread of coronavirus. He asked for […]

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Covid positivity rate down to 17% – Dizon

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 16:20:06 +0000

The percentage of people who tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has dropped to 16.74 percent from a high of 25.22 percent, testing czar Vivencio Dizon said on Thursday. The National Capital Region (NCR), the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the country, has a positivity rate of 17 percent. Dizon attributed the […]

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Covid fuels e-commerce in PH

Credit to Author: Jordeene B. Lagare| Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 16:21:45 +0000

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the adoption of electronic commerce (e-commerce) in the Philippines, a government official said on Monday. “We know the increased adoption of e-commerce over the past year. Our records will show that more and more people are getting into the online business,” said Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez during the Sulong Pilipinas 2021: […]

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FAQ: New PR streams for essential workers, international student graduates in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2021 12:00:40 +0000

As part of an initiative to meet immigration targets amid travel restrictions, Canada is launching six new limited-time immigration programs to essential workers and international student graduates who are working in Canada. There has been much interest in the new programs, as they are open to a wide range of candidates. Generally speaking, to apply […]

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Canada introducing stricter travel restrictions amid rise in COVID variants

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 21:18:35 +0000

As Canada sees a surge in COVID-19 cases involving new variants, the federal government announced on April 22 that it will introduce tighter travel restrictions to halt potential spread and protect Canadians.  The travel restrictions include the banning of all passenger and cargo flights from India and Pakistan starting at 11:30 p.m. EST on April 22, 2021, for 30 days. However, cargo flights […]

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Extend your stay in Canada as an essential worker

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 12:00:24 +0000

Cashiers, cleaners, and healthcare workers are among the many essential occupations that are eligible for Canada’s new immigration programs. Starting May 6, temporary foreign workers in 135 essential occupations can apply for the new permanent residency pathways. If you are working outside of Quebec, you could be one of the 50,000 new immigrants that are […]

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