Global talent is pivoting north to Canada

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 00:00:15 +0000

“Canada is awesome.” Those were the words of Shopify CEO Tobias Lutke in a tweet addressing skilled talent that are currently prevented from working in the U.S. Lutke himself is a German immigrant to Canada who helped build Shopify into a multi-billion dollar global corporation, headquartered out of Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. If this affects […]

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10 fun immigration facts about Canada

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 07:00:52 +0000

Canada celebrates its 153th birthday today on a holiday recognized as “Canada Day.” Throughout Canada’s history, immigrants have joined the country’s founding Indigenous peoples to help build a great country. To help commemorate Canada Day, CIC News has put together the following list to help you discover 10 fun immigration facts about Canada: 1. July […]

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Canada resumes visitor visa and eTA processing July 1

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 19:01:13 +0000

Canada is once again processing online applications for visitor visas and electronic travel authorizations as of July 1. Though travel restrictions still apply, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is resuming processing in an effort to be proactive on future processing times, according to a media release. IRCC also notes that due to current travel […]

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Why Canada is extending its travel restrictions until July 31

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:44:49 +0000

The Canadian border will remain closed for at least another month in an effort to curb coronavirus numbers. Note: This story is developing. CIC News will continue to update it as more information becomes available. Canada originally implemented its travel restrictions on March 18 and they were set to expire today, June 30, at 12 […]

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New immigrants performing better in Canadian labour market

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 01:17:24 +0000

Immigrants are having better outcomes in the Canadian labour market, in some instances, they are performing better than Canadian-born workers. New immigrants are on average younger and better educated than Canadian-born workers in the labour market, according to a recent report titled, The Improved Labour Market Performance of New Immigrants to Canada, 2006-2019. Economist Kimberly […]

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Canada Visa Application Centres now open in these countries

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2020 00:00:17 +0000

In recent weeks, more Visa Application Centres (VACs) around the world have been re-opening to provide services to those looking to come to Canada. VACs enable individuals to submit their biometrics as part of the requirements outlined by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Individuals provide their fingerprints, photos, and pay a fee as part […]

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110,000 immigrants got PR via Express Entry in 2019

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 20:53:10 +0000

Express Entry is becoming more popular each year. New Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data shows that 332,331 Express Entry profiles were submitted to Canadian immigration authorities in 2019. The total number of profiles submitted represents an increase of more than 20 per cent over the year before and shows that potential newcomers are […]

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Where are Canada’s foreign workers coming from?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2020 00:00:37 +0000

New statistics provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada provides fresh insights on where new temporary foreign workers (TFWs) have been arriving to Canada from since the start of 2020. The coronavirus pandemic is impacting Canada’s TFW levels but not to the same extent as permanent residents. The data captures new work permits issued to […]

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Express Entry 2019 Year-End Report: Over 110,000 immigration candidates received permanent residence

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 20:53:10 +0000

With nearly 332,331 Express Entry profiles submitted to Canadian immigration authorities in 2019, the skilled worker immigration system launched in 2015 is becoming increasingly popular each year. The total number of profiles received represents an increase of more than 20 per cent over 2018, as applicants made extensive use of the system to express their […]

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Ontario invites 24 immigrant entrepreneurs in new draw

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 13:14:35 +0000

Ontario has issued 24 invitations to apply under the Entrepreneur Stream. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held the draw on June 24. Candidates who received their Expressions of Interest (EOIs) scores between November 22, 2019 and June 19, 2020 were considered for this draw. Invitations were issued to candidates who had EOI scores between […]

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