Canada’s high job vacancy rate means immigration will be even more critical to the labour market in the future

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2022 12:00:19 +0000

Canada’s unemployment rate is at a record low of 5.1%, resulting in significant worker shortages. Job vacancies are more than 80% higher than they were pre-pandemic. These vacancies are in large part due to Canada’s aging population. More than one in five working age Canadians are approaching retirement age. This impact is compounded by Canada’s […]

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How American residents can work in Canada

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 17:00:03 +0000

Most U.S. residents need a work permit in order to work in Canada. Work permits in Canada fall under two categories. The first category involves a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Canada’s federal government uses the LMIA to determine how the hiring of foreign workers may impact the wages and employment of workers in Canada. Some […]

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PGWPs expired after September 20, 2021 can get extension

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 19:00:44 +0000

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) holders whose work permit expires between September 20, 2021 and December 31, 2022 may be eligible for the upcoming one-time PGWP extension. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser extended the eligibility start date of the previously-announced PGWP extension from January, 2022 to September, 2021. Schedule a Free Work Permit Consultation with the Cohen […]

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Immigration Minister: Applicants can soon expect normal service standards

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 12:00:29 +0000

Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser believes meaningful steps are being taken to get the immigration system back on track. Fraser acknowledged ongoing application processing and client experience challenges when he sat down with CIC News for an exclusive interview in Toronto earlier this week. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration Immigration Minister: Applicants […]

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Filling gaps in the Canadian labour market with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 16:00:21 +0000

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is a program intended to help Canadian employers find workers with highly specialized skills when they are unable to find the appropriate skill set among Canadians or permanent residents. Why does Canada have a TFWP? TFWP is designed to fill gaps in the Canadian labour market. These shortages happen […]

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Canada sees record-high job vacancies in the first quarter of 2022

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 12:00:31 +0000

Job vacancies in Canada climbed to 957,500 in the first quarter, the highest quarterly number on record according to Statistics Canada. The number of job vacancies has spiked by more than 72% representing about 401,900 positions compared to the first quarter of 2020. Job vacancies in Q1 2022 surpassed the previous record high numbers recorded […]

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How CSQ holders can extend their stay in Canada

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 12:00:01 +0000

Foreign nationals selected by Quebec under its Regular Skilled Worker Program and its Quebec Experience Program who currently reside in the province may be able to have their work permits extended without needing a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). If you are working in Quebec and holding a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ), you need to […]

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Canada’s unemployment rate down to record-low 5.1%

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2022 12:00:22 +0000

Canada’s unemployment rate hit a new record-low of 5.1%, the lowest point it’s been since comparable data became available in 1976. Statistics Canada reported in its most recent Labour Force Survey that the labour force gained 39,800 jobs in May, mostly in full-time work. More than 135,000 people found full-time work last month. Gains were […]

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Advertising requirements for Canadian employers hiring foreign workers

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2022 12:00:24 +0000

Canadian employers who need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in order to hire foreign workers will oftentimes need to complete an advertising requirement. The purpose of the advertising requirement is to demonstrate to the Canadian government that there are no Canadian workers available or willing to fill a job vacancy. Employers must satisfy the […]

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Quebec adds dozens of jobs to 2022 facilitated LMIA process list

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2022 12:00:39 +0000

Quebec has published an updated version of the list of high-demand jobs for which the process of hiring temporary foreign workers is made easier. The procedure for Quebec employers seeking to hire foreign skilled workers is different from the procedures for employers in the rest of Canada. Quebec employers hiring temporary foreign workers under the […]

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