Interest in Canada due to H 1B frustrations

H-1B frustrations bring renewed U.S. media interest in Canada’s immigration options

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If you qualify for the H-1B, you may be well-positioned to pursue Canadian permanent residence With the rejection rate for H-1B visa applications on the rise in the United States, highly skilled foreign workers who depend on them are turning to Canada in search of stability and new opportunities. Numerous American media outlets have published […]

Canada to launch dedicated Agri Food industry immigration pilot

Canada to launch dedicated Agri-Food industry immigration pilot

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Pilot will provide foreign agri-food workers with a pathway to Canadian permanent residence The Canadian government announced plans for a new three-year immigration pilot designed to support the growth of Canada’s agri-food sector. In its Budget 2019, released March 19, the Government of Canada stated, “To help the agri-food sector meet Canada’s ambitious export targets […]

New immigrants made up 61% of Canada’s population growth in 2018

New immigrants made up 61% of Canada’s population growth in 2018

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Canada’s population reached 37,314,442 on January 1, 2019 A new Statistics Canada report reveals how immigration to Canada continues to be the main driver of population growth, with a total increase of 321,065 new immigrants in 2018. By the start of 2019, Canada’s population reached 37,314,442, following a record increase of new immigrants in the […]

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

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

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Statistics Canada reports ‘notable’ increase in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services employment 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 […]

Students from India now outnumber those from China at Canadian schools

Students from India now outnumber those from China at Canadian schools

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H1-B crackdown in U.S. leading many Indian students to apply to Canadian schools instead Canadian universities are experiencing a surge in the number of international students from India, who now outnumber Chinese students. Statistics provided to the Globe and Mail newspaper by the Canadian High Commission in India show that 172,000 Indian citizens held a Canadian study […]

PEI draw more than doubles number of candidates invited last month

New PEI draw more than doubles number of immigration candidates invited last month

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Express Entry candidates among 199 immigration candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination in February 21 draw The province of Prince Edward Island has invited 199 economic immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence in a draw held February 21. The invitations more than doubled the 91 issued in the […]

Open Work Permit Pilot for sponsored spouses in Canada extended

Open Work Permit Pilot for sponsored spouses and common-law partners in Canada extended

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This is fourth extension for the Open Work Permit Pilot since its introduction in 2014 Canada’s federal government is extending its Open Work Permit Pilot for sponsored spouses and common-law partners who are living in Canada and in the process of applying for permanent residence under the Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada Class. Immigration, […]

PEI holds first draw of 2019 for Express Entry Labour & Business

Prince Edward Island holds first draw of 2019 for Express Entry, Labour and Business candidates

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60 Express Entry, Labour Impact invitations issued in January 17 draw Prince Edward Island’s provincial nominee program held its first draw of 2019 on January 17, issuing 91 invitations to immigration candidates through its Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact categories.   Known as the PEI PNP, the program allows the island province to nominate a […]

Canada ranked 6th out of 167 countries in latest Democracy Index

Canada ranked 6th out of 167 countries in latest Democracy Index

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Canada scored 10 out of 10 for civil liberties Canada earned a 10 out of 10 for civil liberties and was ranked sixth overall among the world’s democracies in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s updated Democracy Index.   The index provides a snapshot of the state of democracy in 167 countries based on scores in five categories: electoral […]

Employers in New Brunswick hiring foreign workers to fill labour needs

Employers in Moncton, New Brunswick, turning to foreign workers to fill labour needs

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City-organized job fair for immigrants will be held January 25 The need for skilled labour is the biggest challenge facing employers in Moncton, New Brunswick, a new survey suggests, and increasing the number of foreign workers is seen as key to solving the problem.   The survey by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Moncton (CCGM) […]