New immigration pilot to attract workers in the agri-food sector

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:18:24 +0000

Canada is launching a new three-year economic immigration pilot that will fill labour shortages, particularly in meat processing and mushroom production, within the agri-food sector and help meet Canada’s ambitious export targets. The agriculture and agri-food industry is an important contributor to Canada’s economic growth and vitality, supporting one in eight jobs across the country. […]

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Spousal sponsorship for partners without legal status in Canada

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 04:06:50 +0000

Is your spouse in Canada without legal status? It is common knowledge that Canadian citizens or permanent residents can sponsor their spouses or common-law partners living abroad, or, in Canada as legal visitors, workers or students. What is less known is that they can also apply for spousal sponsorship for their partners living in Canada […]

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Eleven communities across Canada chosen for immigration pilot

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2019 02:24:00 +0000

Eleven rural and northern communities have been selected as part of the new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot to invite newcomers to make these communities their home. As the Canadian population ages and the birth rate declines, rural Canada’s workforce has seen a significant decrease in available workers. This pilot will help attract people that […]

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The Digital Nomad and Canadian Immigration

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 03:20:32 +0000

Over the course of the past several years I have noticed a steady increase in the number of what I call digital nomads seeking to immigrate to Canada.  These individuals, often avid readers of Tim Ferriss’s The Four Hour Work Week, typically work from home.  They are hyper efficient, and through delegation and automation can […]

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Canada making it easier for visible minority newcomer women

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Sun, 09 Jun 2019 16:07:42 +0000

The Canadian government is making it easier for visible minority newcomer women to find a job by providing the support and services they need to succeed. This will help these women highlight their talents and experiences as they settle in Canada. Some newcomer women face multiple barriers trying to find work and get ahead in […]

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New measures to protect vulnerable individuals

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 01:36:50 +0000

Canada is taking action to help protect vulnerable workers, newcomers who face family abuse, and help newcomers sponsor family members that they didn’t initially declare. Migrants with employer-specific work permits Some migrant workers with employer-specific work permits end up enduring mistreatment, fearful of workplace punishment, as well as fearful of losing their job. Starting June […]

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Interim pathway for caregivers deadline June 4

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Sun, 07 Apr 2019 07:17:57 +0000

Caregivers who came to Canada to provide care to Canadian families, in the hope of becoming a permanent residents can apply to the Interim Pathway for Caregivers. The deadline is June 4 to apply. “Caregivers came to Canada to provide care to families that need it, and it’s time for Canada to care for them […]

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Canadian Immigration Summit to explore immigration in a fast-changing world

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2019 02:26:11 +0000

Immigration is an important driver in a fast-changing world — that idea is the foundation of this year’s Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Immigration Summit 2019. Held in Ottawa, on May 8-9, the purpose of the 2019 summit is to explore how Canada can respond proactively to emerging immigration issues in a rapidly changing world. […]

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Changes are needed to birthright citizenship policy: poll

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2019 05:43:08 +0000

Most would not extend birthright citizenship to babies born to those in Canada on tourist visas Which babies born on Canadian soil should be granted automatic citizenship? It’s a question that has appended itself to the Canadian political narrative in this election year; and one on which Canadians share some areas of consensus and others […]

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Canadian government to better track exits at borders

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 05:57:24 +0000

By the end of 2020, Canada’s system of tracking the exit of people from the country is going to look very different from now.  Regulations are expected to come into force by June 2019 for land and June 2020 for air. Current system of exit tracking Under Canada’s immigration and customs laws, all persons seeking […]

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