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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Ontario draw targets Express Entry candidates with management and financial work experience

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:17:56 +0000

Ontario, home to both Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, and the country’s largest city, Toronto, issued 997 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates on August 15. Express Entry candidates who received an invitation were required to have work experience in one of 10 occupations, as well as a Comprehensive Ranking System […]

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Ontario invites 1,773 Express Entry candidates with tech experience and CRS scores as low as 435

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 21:50:02 +0000

A new Ontario Tech Draw held Thursday, August 1, issued 1,773 invitations to Express Entry candidates with work experience in one of six tech occupations and Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 435. This was Ontario’s second Tech Draw since their introduction in early July and a total of 3,396 Express Entry candidates have […]

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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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Community consultations underway for proposed Ontario Regional Immigration Pilot

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:19:54 +0000

A proposed regional immigration pilot that would bring skilled foreign workers to rural and smaller communities in Ontario could become a reality in 2020, the province’s government says.  In an update published this week, Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade said its staff will work with stakeholders in selected communities to assess […]

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Ontario’s first Tech Draw invites more than 1,600 Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 439

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:17:04 +0000

Ontario conducted its first Tech Draw on July 12, inviting 1,623 Express Entry candidates with eligible work experience to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.  Those invited in the July 12 draw had Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores ranging from 439 to 459 and created their Express Entry profiles between […]

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New Ontario draws will target Express Entry candidates with tech experience

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:06:07 +0000

The Government of Ontario has revealed its plans for nominating Express Entry candidates with work experience in the technology sector for Canadian permanent residence.  Ontario had previously announced that it would create a dedicated stream for tech workers. Instead, it will hold targeted draws for Express Entry candidates with work experience in six tech-related occupations […]

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Canada’s PNPs offer alternative to Quebec immigration reforms

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:05:00 +0000

The recent passage of controversial immigration reforms in Quebec stand in stark contrast to news from Canada’s other provinces, which are slated to welcome an increasing number of newcomers over the next three years through the Provincial Nominee Program. Known as the PNP, the program allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a specified number […]

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Canada’s PNPs offer antidote to Quebec immigration reforms

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:05:00 +0000

The recent passage of controversial immigration reforms in Quebec stand in stark contrast to news from Canada’s other provinces, which are slated to welcome an increasing number of newcomers over the next three years through the Provincial Nominee Program. Known as the PNP, the program allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a specified number […]

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11 communities named under IRCC’s Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 21:44:53 +0000

The Government of Canada has named 11 Canadian communities that have been selected to take part in its new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot.  The pilot is designed to help smaller rural and remote communities attract foreign workers of various skill levels and provide them with permanent residence. Canada’s rural communities employ over four million […]

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