Quebec launches direct employer-immigrant recruitment portal

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2020 09:00:15 +0000

A new feature of the Employer Portal allows businesses to recruit immigrant job seekers in Quebec and abroad using data from the Arrima system. Quebec’s Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration, Nadine Girault, made the announcement on November 5. It was also on that date that the new functionality of the Employer Portal, a service […]

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How you can move to Canada from the U.S.

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2020 09:00:30 +0000

Every year, many people come to Canada from the U.S., whether it is for school, family, work, or the opportunity to start a new life. In 2019 alone, the U.S. was the fifth most popular country of origin of new Canadian immigrants. Those in the U.S. are well-positioned to immigrate to Canada through an economic-class […]

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UPDATE: Ontario closed registration window for Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 20:01:36 +0000

The Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream reached its registration limit. Ontario says that registration for the stream is now closed until further notice. Original story published Oct 20, 2020 at 20:01 GMT: Ontario is set to open registration for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream on October 21. Immigration candidates need a current job […]

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Ontario to open registration window for Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 20:01:36 +0000

Ontario is set to open registration for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream on October 21. Immigration candidates need a current job offer and an up-to-date Employer Form, in order to apply for this Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) expects a significant number of users to access the system. […]

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4 ways to move to Canada under CUSMA

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2020 12:00:34 +0000

Eligible U.S. and Mexican citizens can skip some of the red tape to come work or conduct business in Canada. The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) allows workers, traders, and investors to come to Canada without going through the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process. Before July 1, 2020, CUSMA was known as the North American […]

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Canada is now sending work and study permits by mail

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2020 16:18:59 +0000

Foreign nationals who are in Canada and who have been approved to work or study can now get their permits sent to them by mail. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is now opening up its web form to take requests from people who have their Letter of Introductions (LOIs) but no way to travel […]

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Saskatchewan PNP invites 535 immigration candidates

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:00:17 +0000

A new draw held by Saskatchewan on September 24 invited 535 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) sent out invitations to candidates in the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand categories. The SINP has invited 2,740 Occupations In-Demand candidates so far this year. Combined with the 2,245 candidates invited to […]

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Immigrants can boost productivity for Canadian businesses, study finds

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:00:32 +0000

With an increase in the number of immigrant workers comes productivity growth for Canadian businesses.   This is the conclusion drawn in a recent Statistics Canada study that assessed the impact of immigration on company-level productivity outcomes.    The report titled “Immigration and Firm Productivity: Evidence from the Canadian Employer-Employee Dynamics Database” is based on data […]

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Employment services help newcomers adapt to what Canadian employers expect

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:14:20 +0000

Though Canada still names immigration as a priority in helping the economy recover from coronavirus, barriers still remain between newcomers and job opportunities. New immigrants entering the job market may be faced with credential recognition issues. Language or cultural barriers may affect newcomers’ confidence or their ability to communicate with their employers and colleagues. They […]

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Employers must pay wages to foreigners who don’t have social insurance numbers

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2020 05:00:41 +0000

Canada’s immigration department has specified that Canadian employers must pay foreign workers even if they do not yet have their Social Insurance Number (SIN). Though workers still have to apply for the SIN within three days of starting employment, they do not have to get their number to start working but they have to give […]

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