Energy Production In USA Fell By More Than 5% In 2020

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Fri, 07 May 2021 05:22:29 +0000

In 2020, energy production in the United States fell to just below 96 quadrillion British thermal units (quads), down more than 5% from 2019’s record high, according to our Monthly Energy Review. In absolute terms, the drop from 101.3 quads in 2019 to 95.8 quads in 2020 marked the largest annual decrease in U.S. energy production on […]

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Canadian immigrant labour market outcomes were improving before COVID

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 09:00:52 +0000

Before the pandemic, labour market performance gaps between Canadians and immigrants were either closing or remaining steady. In a recent report, Statistics Canada compared immigrant and Canadian employment and wages between 2000 and 2019. They found the outcomes differed depending on which outcome they were measuring, gender, and years in Canada. The study looked at […]

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Canada discussing suspending entry of international students to Ontario

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 16:49:24 +0000

Following a meeting with the provinces on April 29, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is putting in motion the steps to suspend international student travel to Ontario. “Premier Ford asked that we suspend the arrival of international students,” Trudeau said. “Because at this time Ontairo is the only province requesting this, we are happy to work […]

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Pandemic as the catalyst for better mobility (Part 2)

Credit to Author: Robert Siy| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 16:21:40 +0000

The key point from last week’s column was that the pandemic has revealed many fundamental weaknesses in our mobility environment — especially deficiencies linked to inappropriate or outdated policies and institutions. The good news is that these problems can be fixed — most needed are vision and tenacity. The challenges are huge, but we need […]

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Canada to suspend entry of international students to Ontario

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 16:49:24 +0000

Following a meeting with the provinces on April 29, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that international students will temporarily not be allowed to come to Ontario. In a press conference, Ontairo Premier Doug Ford told reporters he pleaded with the prime minister to do more to combat the spread of coronavirus. He asked for […]

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Harris to tell UN body it’s time to prep for next pandemic

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 04:12:44 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Vice President Kamala Harris will make the case before United Nations members on Monday that now is the time for global leaders to begin putting the serious work into how they will respond to the next global pandemic. The virtual address, Harris’ second to a UN body since her inauguration, will come as […]

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FAQ: New PR streams for essential workers, international student graduates in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2021 12:00:40 +0000

As part of an initiative to meet immigration targets amid travel restrictions, Canada is launching six new limited-time immigration programs to essential workers and international student graduates who are working in Canada. There has been much interest in the new programs, as they are open to a wide range of candidates. Generally speaking, to apply […]

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Extend your stay in Canada as an essential worker

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 12:00:24 +0000

Cashiers, cleaners, and healthcare workers are among the many essential occupations that are eligible for Canada’s new immigration programs. Starting May 6, temporary foreign workers in 135 essential occupations can apply for the new permanent residency pathways. If you are working outside of Quebec, you could be one of the 50,000 new immigrants that are […]

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IRCC launches online application portal for 7 immigration programs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 09:00:32 +0000

Some Canadian immigration programs have made the transition from paper-based to an online application process. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched an online permanent residence application portal on April 1. The immigration department has digitized the application process for a random selection of permanent residency applicants in the following seven programs: Non-Express Entry Provincial […]

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Canada At ‘Critical Point’ As COVID-19 Hits Worst Rates Ever

Credit to Author: Anya Zoledziowski| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:05:46 GMT

Canada set a new daily COVID-19 record on Thursday after it reported 9,564 cases. Experts calling for immediate action say the situation is “dire.”

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