How early Express Entry immigrants fared in the labour market: study

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 12:08:35 +0000

Express Entry immigrants, generally, outperformed immigrants who came through the previous application system, with nearly all finding employment in the first year after landing. A recent report by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) looked at how Express Entry immigrants were faring in the Canadian labour market between 2015 and 2018. They compared results of the groups of people who […]

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Economy to decline nearly -10% in 2020

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:28:47 +0000

S&P Global Ratings again trimmed its Philippine economic growth forecast for this year on the continued impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic on domestic consumption. In a report on Thursday, the New York-headquartered credit rating agency announced it now projected the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) to shrink by 9.5 percent. The figure […]

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‘PH economy to expand as much as 8% next year’

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:20:02 +0000

Pru Life UK expects the Philippine economy and the stock market to bounce back in 2021 as economic activities gradually resume because of relaxed quarantine measures. According to Charles Wong, Pru Life UK Investments assistant vice president and head of equities, the life insurer forecasts the country’s gross domestic product to grow by 6 to […]

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Zamboanga revives economy with new plan 

Credit to Author: Al Jacinto, TMT| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:46:54 +0000

ZAMBOANGA CITY: The local government said it was now working closely with the United States Agency for International Development (Usaid) for the city’s Covid-19 Recovery and Rehabilitation Plan in an effort to stimulate the economy which was severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Isabel Climaco-Salazar, who heads the local task force against the coronavirus […]

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Canada regains 55% of jobs lost to coronavirus

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 18:38:03 +0000

Canada is seeing some economic recovery as coronavirus restrictions ease throughout the country. About 55 per cent of the 3 million jobs lost since April were recouped as of July, according to the Labour Force Survey. About 419,000 jobs were added in July, a 2.4 per cent increase over the previous month. The growth was […]

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Quebec resumes foreign worker recruitment campaigns

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:00:09 +0000

Quebec is holding online recruitment campaigns targeting foreign workers to help employers in the province fill labour shortages and support the province’s post-pandemic economic recovery. The planned recruitment initiatives called the Journées Quebec (Quebec Days) are led by the Ministère de l’Immigration du Québec, with the support of its network of representatives in various locations […]

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Canada welcomed over 19,000 immigrants in June

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 21:15:53 +0000

Canada welcomed nearly 19,200 new permanent residents in June 2020. This was revealed in new Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data released today. Canada’s June permanent resident (PR) intake was much stronger than the 11,000 newcomers welcomed by Canada in May and the 4,000 who gained PR in April. It was also Canada’s highest […]

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Economy to shrink by over 5% in 2020

Credit to Author: Anna Leah E. Gonzales| Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 17:12:05 +0000

The interagency Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) on Thursday further trimmed its economic growth forecast for this year to -5.5 percent from its earlier -2 to -3.4-percent range to take into account the worsening impact of the coronavirus crisis on tourism, trade and remittances. If correct, the revised outlook would become the fastest economic decline […]

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Express Entry: CRS drops 2 points from previous all-program draw

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:13:14 +0000

Canada has held another all-program draw, inviting Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence. Canada issued 3,900 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence in a draw held August 5. Candidates needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 476 to be invited in this invitation round. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada […]

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How new UK immigration system compares with Canada

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:04:47 +0000

Great Britain is implementing a Canadian-style points-based immigration system, but there are some notable differences. Britain’s new immigration law is the result of ideas put forward in 2019 when Prime Minister Boris Johnson campaigned for work visas to be reserved for people with at least the equivalent of secondary education, a good level of English, […]

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