First francophone university in Ontario set to start classes fall 2021

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 08:27:39 +0000

International students are being invited to fill spaces in the classroom and skilled workers are being sought to populate the staff of Ontario’s first francophone university. Opening in Toronto in September 2021, the Université de l’Ontario français will offer programs in human plurality, globalized economy, urban environments, and digital cultures. Programs in management, communications, social […]

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Alberta invites Express Entry candidates with CRS scores of 350

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 21:17:02 +0000

Express Entry candidates may have received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination from Alberta on January 9. Alberta issued 150 invitations, or Notifications of Interest (NOIs), to candidates in the federal Express Entry Pool. Candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as low as 350 were given NOIs. The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows […]

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Manitoba issues another 249 invitations to immigration candidates with Expression of Interest profiles

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:37:20 +0000

Skilled workers both in Manitoba and abroad, as well as international student graduates, were invited to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on January 17. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued a total of 249 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to candidates in the following three streams: Skilled Workers in Manitoba;Skilled […]

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New Brunswick city hosting job fair for immigrants

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 19:34:42 +0000

The bilingual city of Moncton, New Brunswick is hosting a job fair for immigrants in hopes of connecting international talent with local employers on January 24. International students, newcomers, and prospective immigrants are invited to explore employment options in the fields of IT, finance, insurance, customer service, health, hospitality, and manufacturing. “Last year alone we […]

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Canada’s top tech jobs forecast for 2020

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:48:52 +0000

The high demand for tech talent in Canada is rolling into 2020 as experts start to predict the sector’s outlook for the new year. Shortages in the technology sector labour market have prompted immigration programs in British Columbia and Ontario to step up recruiting efforts. In 2019 the B.C. Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) extended […]

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Saskatchewan issues 234 invitations in second January selection round

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 22:21:41 +0000

The latest two Saskatchewan selection rounds were broken up by only a weekend. On Monday, January 13, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) issued another 234 invitations to candidates in the province’s Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams. Friday’s round was slightly higher, sending out a total of 308 invitations to candidates in the same […]

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Employment gains in December led by Ontario and Quebec; new Labour Force Survey

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 20:41:25 +0000

Ontario and Quebec led the provinces in employment gains last month, according to Statistics Canada’s latest Labour Force Survey. There were 57,000 more employees in Canada’s private sector in December, which offset November’s decline of a similar size. “Employment increased in accommodation and food services and in construction, while it was little changed in the […]

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Saskatchewan invites 308 candidates in latest Express Entry, Occupations In-Demand draw

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:59:33 +0000

Saskatchewan invited 308 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in its latest draw on January 9. This is the first draw of the year for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). Invitations went to candidates in both the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams. Candidates did not need a job offer to be […]

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PEI needs to attract more francophone immigrants to meet growing labour needs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 21:32:36 +0000

A francophone economic development group from Prince Edward Island (PEI) has produced a series of information booklets aimed at attracting French-speaking immigrants. The Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité (RDÉE) put together eight booklets containing pertinent information about PEI’s economic and francophone landscape. The main booklet titled: ‘Opportunity Awaits: Attracting Francophone immigrants to Prince Edward […]

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Launch of Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot delayed in several communities

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2020 21:31:45 +0000

Five of the 11 communities taking part in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) were set to begin accepting applications on January 1, but CIC News has learned that it will be at least another month before they actually start the intake process. The communities that were scheduled to start the pilot program on […]

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