Canadian business association calls federal government to address labour shortages

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:09:43 +0000

Canada’s private sector job vacancy rate is maintaining record high levels, and a non-profit business organization is calling for all political parties in the upcoming Canadian federal election to take measures to tackle the labour shortage. The average job vacancy rate in Canada has been at 3.2 per cent for four consecutive quarters, according to […]

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U.S. immigration policies pushing tech talent to Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2019 20:13:51 +0000

Mezyad AlMasoud holds two master’s degrees and is the CEO of a company that manages money for professional athletes. He is also one of the highly-skilled immigrants forced to leave America because of immigration reforms in 2017. AlMasoud had wanted to go to America since he was a child growing up in Kuwait. “I had […]

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Quebec issues first invitations to skilled worker candidates with an Arrima profile

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:43:01 +0000

Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. Quebec has started issuing its first invitations to Quebec Skilled Worker Program candidates with an Expression of Interest profile in the province’s Arrima system.   Invited candidates began receiving email notifications on Thursday, July 4.  Those who received an invitation have 60 days to submit a complete application […]

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Quebec reduces application deadline for Quebec Selection Certificate to 60 days

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 20:30:06 +0000

Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. Quebec Skilled Worker Program candidates who receive an invitation to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate will now only have 60 calendar days to file a complete application, the province’s government announced June 26.   The new deadline cuts 30 days from the previous deadline of 90 days.  A […]

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Settlement in class-action lawsuit against Quebec Immigration Ministry up for court approval in June

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2019 21:08:06 +0000

The settlement in a class-action lawsuit against Quebec’s Immigration Ministry will be up for court approval in June.  The class action sought compensation for Quebec Skilled Worker Program candidates who paid the application fee for a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec, or CSQ) but were later disqualified by changes to the province’s […]

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