Economist Urges Canada To Improve Foreign Credential Recognition And Increase Immigration

Economist Urges Canada To Improve Foreign Credential Recognition And Increase Immigration
Canada needs to beef up both immigration and the accreditation process for foreign nationals looking to immigrate here, says a leading tax, auditing and consulting services firm. "There's … a fundamental shift in the demographic of Canada's labour force, causing policymakers to explore ambitious immigration goals to address the labour gap,” says economist Tu Nguyen, the environmental, social and governance...

Rural And Northern Immigration Pilot Extended, Pleasing Thunder Bay Business Leaders

Rural And Northern Immigration Pilot Extended, Pleasing Thunder Bay Business Leaders
An extension to the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) has thrilled Thunder Bay’s business leaders and economic development officers. “Thrilled to see the extension and expansion of the RNIP for Thunder Bay and other regional communities,” tweeted Charla Robinson, president of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce. “Thanks to Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC), chamber network and Leah...

Canada’s Guide To Temporary Foreign Workers’ Rights To Be Published In Five More Languages

Canada’s Guide To Temporary Foreign Workers’ Rights To Be Published In Five More Languages
Canada’s online guide to temporary foreign workers’ rights is to be published in five additional languages in the wake of Ontario and Quebec’s efforts to ramp up inspections of working conditions. On its website, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has already published that guide, ‘Temporary Foreign Workers: Your Rights Are Protected’, in English, French and Spanish. It outlines the rights...

Canada Named Third Best Country In The World By New Report

Canada Named Third Best Country In The World By New Report
The U.S. News & World Report has ranked Canada as the third best country in the world behind only Switzerland and Germany, and beating the U.S. “The rankings report is based on how global perceptions define countries in terms of a number of qualitative characteristics – impressions that have the potential to drive trade, travel and investment, and directly affect...

Canada’s Fastest Population Growth Rate Since End Of Second World War Driven By Immigration

Canada’s Fastest Population Growth Rate Since End Of Second World War Driven By Immigration
Canada has witnessed its fastest quarterly population growth since Newfoundland and Labrador joined the confederation at the end of the Second World War in 1949, thanks in large part to immigration. “Canada's population was estimated at 38,929,902 people on July 1, an increase of 284,982, or up 0.7 per cent, from April 1,” said the statistical and demographic services agency. “The...

Quebec Election: Implications For Immigration After CAQ Victory

Quebec Election: Implications For Immigration After CAQ Victory
Quebec immigration is unlikely to rise sharply anytime soon after Premier François Legault’s ruling Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) won a decisive majority in the provincial election on Monday. In a landslide victory, the CAQ took 90 ridings, making that win the most decisive in Quebec provincial politics since 1989 when the Liberals led by Robert Bourassa won in 92 ridings. The...

Jean Boulet’s Quebec Election Debate Comment To Cost Him Post As Immigration Minister

Jean Boulet’s Quebec Election Debate Comment To Cost Him Post As Immigration Minister
Jean Boulet will no longer be immigration minister no matter the outcome of the provincial election in Quebec on Monday, says Premier François Legault. In the final days before voters go to the polls, Boulet drew fire when he said during a debate that “80 percent of immigrants go to Montreal, do not work, do not speak French or do...

Quebec Conducts Second Large Arrima Draw This Month, Issuing 1,009 Canada Immigration Invites

Quebec Conducts Second Large Arrima Draw This Month, Issuing 1,009 Canada Immigration Invites
Quebec immigration has issued invitations to 1,009 candidates in a second large Arrima Expression of Interest draw in a month, this time targeted at technology, health and education occupations. It follows a week after the French-speaking province issued 1,202 invitations in it largest-ever draw. The latest draw, on September 15, required a minimum score of 563 points on the Quebec Expression...

Canada Aims To Bring In Many More After Surpassing Goal Of 20,000 Afghan Refugees

Canada Aims To Bring In Many More After Surpassing Goal Of 20,000 Afghan Refugees
Canada is doubling down on bringing in Afghan refugees by aiming to bring in 40,000 by the end of the next year after surpassing its original goal of resettling 20,000. Many Afghans, particularly those who worked closely with Canadian military personnel in Afghanistan, came under the threat of reprisals by the Taliban when it took over that Central Asian country. “Canada...

Applicants With Job Offers Favoured For Quebec Immigration Program

Applicants With Job Offers Favour For Quebec Immigration Program
Quebec’s immigration department conducted a general draw through the Regular Skilled Worker Program in September, something it had never done before. The September 8 draw did not require a job offer inside or outside Montreal, and it did not target any list of occupations. Simply, if a candidate was in the Arrima Expression of Interest pool with a score of...