ABS-CBN lays off 4,000 workers

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 16:32:35 +0000

More than 4,000 employees of ABS-CBN Corp., which shut down its television and radio stations after Congress refused to renew its franchise, will be laid off starting today, September 1. The 4,452 retrenched workers are fewer than the 11,000 the media giant claimed would be rendered jobless, according to a document submitted to the Department […]

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Canada regains 55% of jobs lost to coronavirus

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 18:38:03 +0000

Canada is seeing some economic recovery as coronavirus restrictions ease throughout the country. About 55 per cent of the 3 million jobs lost since April were recouped as of July, according to the Labour Force Survey. About 419,000 jobs were added in July, a 2.4 per cent increase over the previous month. The growth was […]

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LRT-1 operator to let go over 100 workers

Credit to Author: Lisbet K. Esmael| Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:33:47 +0000

The operator of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) announced on Tuesday that it would lay off more than 100 of its employees after quarantine measures imposed on Metro Manila continue to drag its operations. In a statement, the Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC) said those to be retrenched represented “close to 20 percent” […]

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Quebec resumes foreign worker recruitment campaigns

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:00:09 +0000

Quebec is holding online recruitment campaigns targeting foreign workers to help employers in the province fill labour shortages and support the province’s post-pandemic economic recovery. The planned recruitment initiatives called the Journées Quebec (Quebec Days) are led by the Ministère de l’Immigration du Québec, with the support of its network of representatives in various locations […]

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Canada’s film industry rebounds from coronavirus

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:00:11 +0000

The Canadian film and television industry, which like many others around the world had to deal with postponements and cancellations of filming, productions and festivals due to travel restrictions and physical distancing measures, is now looking to the future. There is no doubt that the resilience of the industry has been tested by COVID-19, due […]

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B.C. issues 46 invitations in Tech Pilot and Entrepreneur draws

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 13:29:27 +0000

British Columbia invited 46 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on July 28. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot draw selected 34 candidates under the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration categories. Selected candidates were from either the Skilled Worker or the International Graduate subcategories and […]

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Nadine Girault devient ministre de l’Immigration du Québec

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 20:17:50 +0000

Nadine Girault, élue députée sous les couleurs de la Coalition Avenir Québec, d’origine haïtienne et arrivée des États-Unis au Canada, a été nommée ministre de l’Immigration de la province. Elle est également ministre des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie. Elle remplace Simon Jolin-Barrette, qui occupe le poste de ministre de l’Immigration depuis l’arrivée au […]

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Nadine Girault appointed Quebec’s new immigration minister

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 20:20:19 +0000

Nadine Girault, a member of Quebec’s governing party, who is of Haitian origin and arrived in Canada from the United States, has been appointed the province’s new minister of immigration. Nadine Girault is also Quebec’s Minister of International Relations and the Francophonie. She replaces Simon Jolin-Barrette, who has held this position since the Coalition avenir […]

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British Columbia issues 276 invitations in new PNP draw

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 22:46:28 +0000

British Columbia invited 276 Skills Immigration and Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence in a draw held June 16. Invitations went to Skilled Worker and International Graduate candidates in both the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams. The Express Entry BC (EEBC) Category is for candidates with a valid profile […]

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Permis de travail : Québec donne priorité à 24 professions

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 02:40:32 +0000

Québec accorde la priorité aux demandes de permis de travail temporaire dans un certain nombre de professions particulièrement en demande pendant la pandémie de coronavirus. La province a également renoncé aux exigences minimales de recrutement pour 23 des 24 professions jugées prioritaires. Normalement, les employeurs du Québec doivent démontrer qu’ils ont tenté de pourvoir les […]

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