Ontario to introduce Expression of Interest system for 5 immigration streams

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2021 15:15:20 +0000

Ontario is changing the registration system of five of its economic-class immigration streams in the coming weeks. Instead of the previous first-come-first-served model, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is moving to an Expression of Interest (EOI) system, a points-based system that ranks candidates based on human capital and labour market factors. Many other Provincial […]

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Some essential workers exempt from work permits and quarantine

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 09:00:28 +0000

Certain foreign workers who are looking to work in essential occupations may only need a temporary resident visa (TRV) or an electronic travel authorization (eTA) to work in Canada, rather than a work permit. Foreign workers who are coming to Canada to support critical infrastructure and who are exempt from the travel restrictions, may not need a work permit to work legally […]

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Quebec updates salary requirements for hiring temporary foreign workers

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:00:20 +0000

Quebec employers seeking to hire temporary foreign workers will have to refer to a new salary guide, the province’s Ministère de l’Immigration de la Francisation et de l’Intégration has announced. The change will come into effect on December 1. Quebec employers will have to refer to the 2020 edition of the salary guide (Édition 2020 du […]

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Immigrants can boost productivity for Canadian businesses, study finds

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:00:32 +0000

With an increase in the number of immigrant workers comes productivity growth for Canadian businesses.   This is the conclusion drawn in a recent Statistics Canada study that assessed the impact of immigration on company-level productivity outcomes.    The report titled “Immigration and Firm Productivity: Evidence from the Canadian Employer-Employee Dynamics Database” is based on data […]

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Canada facilitates settlement of immigrants in Yukon communities

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 08:00:59 +0000

The Government of Canada is helping Yukon communities to recruit and retain immigration candidates through open work permits. The Yukon Community Pilot (YCP), a stream under the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP), was launched in January 2020 and is expected to run for three years. The pilot will help six targeted Yukon communities attract immigrants and […]

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How to enter Canada from the U.S. during coronavirus

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2020 12:00:48 +0000

Travel between Canada and the United States has been restricted since March 21, to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The agreements have since been renewed on a monthly basis. Individuals who are exempt from Canada’s coronavirus travel restrictions include temporary foreign workers, immediate family members of Canadians, and certain international students. Those who […]

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Quebec announces major immigration program reforms; 2 new pilots

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 18:04:56 +0000

Following public consultations, the Quebec government announced today long-awaited reforms to its Quebec Experience Program. It will also launch two new pilot programs. Quebec expects that changes to the Quebec Experience Program (QEP) will come into force through its immigration regulations “in the coming weeks.” Launched in 2010, the QEP is a popular stream that […]

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Mendicino: Immigration to remain “enduring value” after coronavirus

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 20 May 2020 07:00:43 +0000

COVID-19 is showing us the need for continued strong immigration to Canada and the important contribution of immigrant workers to the Canadian economy, federal Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said Friday when he spoke with the Canadian Press. “[It is] vitally important that we continue to immigrate today in a manner that is safe and orderly […]

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Labour Market Impact Assessment exemptions

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:22:22 +0000

Does your profession or occupation feature in this list? Generally, in order to hire a worker from abroad, a Canadian company will have to first demonstrate that there is a labour shortage for the position.  To do this, the company will need to recruit for four weeks in prescribed locations with specific information in the […]

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A look ahead: Forecasting Canada’s immigration outlook and disruptors between 2020-2029

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 17:57:28 +0000

The past decade was among the most eventful in Canadian immigration history. It saw a significant increase in Canada’s levels of permanent residents, international students, and foreign workers. The complete revamping of Canada’s economic class program was among other major transformations that also impacted the country’s family and refugee class programs. It is expected that […]

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