The impact of the U.S. election on Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 04 Nov 2020 19:57:03 +0000

As the U.S. counts votes to determine the winner between President Donald Trump and former Vice-President Joe Biden, it is worth taking a look at how the election result will impact Canada’s immigration system and desire of those looking to move to Canada from the U.S. One may intuitively believe that a Trump win will […]

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U.S. economy lost $100B due to Trump immigration ban: Report

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 09:00:54 +0000

Restricting immigration has proven costly to the U.S. economy, according to a new report. On June 22, 2020, American President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order to limit the number of employment-based visas the U.S. would issue for the rest of 2020. This includes new employment-based visas under the H-1B, H-2B, J, and L categories. […]

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Canadian immigration options for tech talent

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 06:00:16 +0000

Canada is open to tech talent. A recent U.S. media report by CGTN America sheds light on Canada’s emergence as a destination of choice for tech workers from around the world amid immigration restrictions imposed by the U.S. government. Indeed, Canada has made a concerted effort to attract more workers to its shores to feed […]

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How Biden and Trump differ on immigration

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 06:03:07 +0000

On November 3rd of this year, the U.S. will choose which presidential candidate will lead the country for the next four years.  U.S. immigration will look vastly different depending on if America votes in Joe Biden or if incumbent president Donald Trump reclaims the Oval Office. U.S President Donald Trump has had restrictive immigration policies […]

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Canadian company wants tech workers affected by U.S. immigration ban

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2020 11:43:20 +0000

“What if my visa gets cancelled?” “What if I lose my job and health insurance?” Those are the messages on nine billboards around Silicon Valley, the hub of innovation and technology in the San Francisco Bay Area of Southern California—and a Canadian company is behind them. Communitech is using this ad campaign to target foreign […]

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Global talent is pivoting north to Canada

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 00:00:15 +0000

“Canada is awesome.” Those were the words of Shopify CEO Tobias Lutke in a tweet addressing skilled talent that are currently prevented from working in the U.S. Lutke himself is a German immigrant to Canada who helped build Shopify into a multi-billion dollar global corporation, headquartered out of Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. If this affects […]

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Canada to welcome over one million new immigrants between 2020-2022

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2020 18:39:02 +0000

Marco Mendicino laid out his vision for Canada’s immigration system today in Toronto. It was his first major policy speech since his November 2019 appointment as Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. Mendicino was appointed after the Liberal Party of Canada was re-elected to a second mandate in October and he is currently pursuing an […]

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Could Toronto become the largest tech talent hub in North America?

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:56:55 +0000

Look at the careers webpage of almost any U.S. tech giant and you will find openings in Toronto. The Amazon careers page has posted approximately 20 job openings for their Toronto location in the last 14 days alone. Microsoft is opening up a new headquarters in September 2020, expecting to add an additional 500 full-time jobs […]

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Toronto has added more than 80,000 tech jobs in past five years, new report finds

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 20:07:47 +0000

A new tech talent ranking has Toronto among the top three cities in both the United States and Canada for tech workers.  The city locally known as “The Six” came in number three on CBRE’s Scoring Tech Talent Report, which ranks 50 U.S. and Canadian tech markets on 13 unique metrics including talent supply, completed […]

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Canada updates list of eligible Global Talent Stream occupations

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2019 20:39:32 +0000

The Government of Canada has updated the list of occupations that are eligible under its popular Global Talent Stream.  The update saw two professions removed from the Global Talent Occupations List and the addition of computer network technicians (NOC 2281). The occupations removed were: engineering managers  (NOC 0211) architecture and science managers (NOC 0212) Employment […]

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