Premiers make recommendations for improvements to immigration

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2022 12:00:13 +0000

Attracting and retaining skilled foreign workers was one of the main topics at a recent Premiers Meeting in Victoria, British Columbia. Canada’s unemployment rate stands at a historically low 4.9% and as a result, the country is facing a shortage of labour. The shortage is due in large part to many of Canada’s aging workers […]

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Ontario wants more immigration powers: What does this mean for the rest of Canada?

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2022 12:00:28 +0000

The Toronto Star reports that Ontario Premier Doug Ford plans to ask the federal government for more control over immigrant selection to help the province address its historic labour shortages. Ontario’s immigration minister, Monte McNaughton, said in an interview that hundreds of thousands of jobs are going unfilled in Ontario and it is costing the […]

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Here’s how Canada’s Express Entry system performed in 2019

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 15:30:21 +0000

Canada’s Express Entry system kept both candidates and observers on their toes in 2019 with a number of unexpected twists and turns.   Though it fell just short of 2018’s record results, Canada’s principal immigration pathway for highly skilled foreign workers still finished the year with an impressive 85,300 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence […]

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Canada Election 2019: What to expect from the immigration system in the coming years

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:56:32 +0000

The Liberals’ minority victory in the October 21 federal election means Canada’s immigration system will likely remain stable as long as they are able to maintain the confidence of Parliament.  While the Liberals will need to rely on the support of at least one other party to pass legislation through Parliament, which will require negotiation […]

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Analysis: Why the Liberals are proposing a Municipal Nominee Program and free citizenship applications

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 20:43:45 +0000

The newly released Liberal Party of Canada’s 2019 federal election platform contains four immigration promises they will implement if Canadian voters return them to power on October 21.  Those promises are: Move forward with modest and responsible increases to immigration; Launch a “Municipal Nominee Program;” Make the Atlantic Immigration Pilot permanent; and Make applying for […]

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Recent immigrants reached new employment high in 2018

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 16:40:20 +0000

The employment rate among recent immigrants between the ages of 25 and 54 reached a 12-year high in 2018, The Canadian Press is reporting.  The news agency obtained a federal Finance Ministry memo from January that says the employment rate for immigrants in this age group who landed in Canada less than five years prior […]

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Trudeau says immigration gives Canada ‘competitive advantage’ over U.S.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada’s immigration policies are giving it a big advantage over the United States when it comes to attracting business.   “We’re a country that’s open to immigration right now,” he said earlier this week, on the eve of the November 6 U.S. mid-term elections. “Being able to get the top […]

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Canada extends immigration targets into 2021 with prominent roles for Express Entry, PNPs

Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici.  Canada is increasing its immigration targets for 2019 and 2020 and will extend its multi-year immigration levels plan through 2021, setting the stage for the arrival of 1.3 million new permanent residents between 2018 and 2021.  The changes were announced as part of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship […]

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