Canada’s new caregiver immigration pilots now open to applications

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:42:13 +0000

Canada is now accepting applications to its two new caregiver immigration pilots.  The Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot replace the Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots and provide eligible caregivers with a pathway to permanent residence once they’ve acquired two years of Canadian work […]

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More than 500,000 jobs went unfilled across Canada in first three months of 2019

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:25:14 +0000

The number of job vacancies in Canada rose again in the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, with increases reported in six provinces and the territory of Nunavut.  Job vacancies in the first quarter of 2019 hit 506,000, an increase of 44,000 over the same period in 2018, making […]

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Canada’s new caregiver immigration pilots set to launch this week

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:42:13 +0000

Canada will begin accepting applications to its two new caregiver immigration pilots on June 18.  The Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots will replace the Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots and provide eligible caregivers with a pathway to permanent residence once they’ve acquired two years […]

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Toronto Raptors NBA championship a big win for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:22:24 +0000

A Canadian team made up mainly of foreign players and cheered on by thousands of immigrants is now the best in professional basketball.  Last night saw the Toronto Raptors take their first National Basketball Association (NBA) title by defeating the six-time champion Golden State Warriors in six games. The Raptors’ championship run garnered almost as […]

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Canadian job vacancies reached 435,000 in first three months of 2019

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:47:41 +0000

Canada’s private sector job vacancy rate reached another record in the first three months of 2019 with the highest number of unfilled jobs reported in Quebec, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business says in a new update.  The federation reports a total of 435,000 jobs sat vacant for at least four months across Canada during […]

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Recent immigrants reached new employment high in 2018

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 16:40:20 +0000

The employment rate among recent immigrants between the ages of 25 and 54 reached a 12-year high in 2018, The Canadian Press is reporting.  The news agency obtained a federal Finance Ministry memo from January that says the employment rate for immigrants in this age group who landed in Canada less than five years prior […]

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Canada’s 2019 federal election: How could it affect immigration and Express Entry?

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 18:08:14 +0000

Canadians will head to the polls in October to elect a new federal government, which could spell changes to Canada’s current immigration policies.  Canada’s three major political parties — the governing Liberals, the Conservative Party of Canada and the New Democratic Party (NDP) — are all on the record as being in favour of economic […]

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Canada saw largest employment gain on record in April

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 13 May 2019 15:00:45 +0000

Canada had a banner April when it comes to employment, posting the largest one month gain in net jobs on record. Employment rose by 107,000 in April, with notable gains in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and Prince Edward Island. The unexpected jump in employment far surpassed a widely forecasted increase of 10,000 net jobs and helped […]

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Is your occupation in demand in Canada?

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:19:40 +0000

Immigration candidates with work experience in any skilled occupation may be invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through Canada’s Express Entry system, but experience in a specific line of work can be an advantage at the provincial level.  Canada has both federal and provincial economic immigration pathways, each with its own unique work experience […]

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Full-time work in Ontario drove Canadian employment gains in February

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:40:10 +0000

Employment in Canada was up by nearly 56,000 in February thanks largely to gains in full-time work in Ontario.  Statistics Canada’s monthly Labour Force Survey for February showed Ontario posted a net employment gain of 37,000 for the month. An increase of 59,000 in full-time work offset the loss of 22,000 in part-time work in […]

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