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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B.C. PNP invites 72 tech workers in new draw

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2020 19:00:27 +0000

Invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were issued to foreign tech workers and international students through the BC PNP on August 25. B.C. holds weekly Tech Pilot draws through which candidates with job offers in 29 eligible occupations are invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Launched in 2017, the purpose of the Tech Pilot is to help B.C.’s technology […]

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Immigration fraud in Canada, foreign workers should be cautious

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 12:00:51 +0000

Some mock job recruiters and fake immigration consultants are reportedly engaging in schemes and setting up scams to entice immigrants to send them money. An investigation by the Montreal Gazette this week revealed the existence of a network of ghost companies operating an elaborate immigration scam. Fraudsters use the prospect of living and working in […]

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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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Quebec prioritizing work permit processing in 24 occupations

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2020 07:00:59 +0000

Quebec is giving priority to temporary work permit applications in certain occupations that are in-demand during the coronavirus pandemic. The province is also waiving minimum recruitment requirements for 23 of the 24 priority occupations. Normally Quebec employers must demonstrate that they have attempted to fill open positions with local talent as part of a Labour […]

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Median hourly wage updated for 2020 Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:13:42 +0000

Median hourly wages have gone up in most Canadian provinces and territories. Canadian employers who are hiring foreign employees use the provincial and territorial median hourly wage to know which requirements they have to meet for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The wage they are offering, and the location for the position determines if […]

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Staying in Canada with your spouse

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 07:00:20 +0000

Spouses and common-law partners of Canadians who are applying for permanent residence have the option to stay in Canada legally with an open work permit. The Open Work Permit Pilot allows spouses and common-law partners of Canadians to work in Canada while they are applying for permanent residence through spousal sponsorship. In order to be […]

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Tips to cross the Canada-U.S. border for immigration

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 18 May 2020 07:00:50 +0000

U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in the U.S. have options to immigrate to Canada even during the coronavirus pandemic. Canada is still processing permanent and temporary immigration applications. For U.S. nationals, and visa holders, this means it is still possible to come to Canada to work, or reunite with family. Rules for travelling to Canada […]

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