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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Canada launches Agri-Food Immigration Pilot

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 15 May 2020 20:16:10 +0000

Applications are now being accepted for the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot. The pilot is intended to address the labour needs of Canadian employers in the meat processing, mushroom and greenhouse production, and livestock-raising industries. Temporary visa holders who are already in Canada working in these fields will be able to apply for permanent residence under the […]

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Canada announces major study and work visa change for fall 2020

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 15 May 2020 01:52:14 +0000

Canada is making a major exception to the Post-Graduation Work Permit requirement for international students who are taking classes online this fall. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced the reform during the evening of May 14, 2020. Normally, online courses do not count toward the study requirement for a PGWP application. However, given Canada’s […]

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Canada expedites process for temporary workers to start new jobs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 12 May 2020 20:35:48 +0000

A new government policy is allowing temporary foreign workers, who already have a job offer in Canada, to start working while their application is being processed. The government says this will drastically reduce the time it takes for a temporary worker to start a new job from 10 weeks to 10 business days. The temporary […]

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6 Canadian tech companies hiring amid coronavirus

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 07:00:54 +0000

Industry leaders in Canada’s tech sector are pointing to tech companies to drive Canada’s economic recovery post-coronavirus. All sectors of the Canadian economy depend on technology companies to meet their needs in areas such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, data privacy, e-commerce, clean technology and advanced manufacturing. This is just one of the findings in a […]

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PNP still providing pathways to Canadian PR

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 06 May 2020 12:00:57 +0000

Many provincial nominee programs across the country are continuing their operations to bring immigration candidates closer to the highly sought-after permanent residence status. Provincial nominee programs (PNPs) offer more options to immigrate to Canada for foreign nationals who have worked or studied in the province, and in some cases, for those who have not. Despite […]

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