Nova Scotia MP Sean Fraser Replaces Marco Mendicino As Canada’s Immigration Minister
Canada immigration news: Nova Scotia MP Sean Fraser was named Canada’s new minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on Tuesday during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet reshuffle. First elected to Parliament only five years ago, Fraser was sworn on Tuesday.  A lawyer by profession, Fraser’s last role was as parliamentary secretary to the deputy prime minister and minister of...
Quebec Premier Sees Immigration As Crucial To Province’s COVID-19 Recovery
Canada immigration news: In his inaugural speech before the legislature, Quebec Premier François Legault ruled out any large increases in immigration as the francophone province rebuilds its economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the premier set his sights squarely on Quebec healing itself and building a brighter future. “Now that the worst of the pandemic is behind us,...
Offer PGWP to International Students at Canada’s Private Career Colleges, Says Expert
Canada immigration news: The chair of a national organization says thousands of additional international students would study at private career colleges every year and help resolve Canada’s labour shortages if Ottawa made these students eligible for Post-Graduate Work Permits (PGWP). “We don’t have enough Canadians to fill the demand for personal support workers but if we could offer the work...
Canada’s Permanent Residence Program For Temporary Workers May Be Extended
Canada immigration news: Canada is thinking of extending a program due to expire on Nov. 5 that gives temporary foreign workers an opportunity to become permanent residents, says Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino. That new pathway was announced in May and was for up to 90,000 international students, health care workers and other workers in essential occupations who want to get...
Ontario To Break Down Barriers To Employment For Several Regulated Professions
Canada immigration news: Ontario is ready to end the Canadian work experience requirement for foreign-trained lawyers, accountants, architects, engineers, electricians and plumbers under a proposed new provincial law. “Ontario is facing a generational labour shortage with hundreds of thousands of jobs going unfilled. However, all too often, newcomers in this province struggle to find jobs in their regulated profession for...
New Manitoba Immigration Draw Sees Province Invite 459 Candidates
Canada immigration news: A new draw through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program saw the province issue 459 Letters of Advice to Apply to skilled workers and international graduates. The October 21 draw saw LAAs issued through three MPNP streams. Skilled Workers in Manitoba received 388 LAAs, with the lowest-ranked candidates scoring 375 points. International Education Stream candidates received 37 LAAs. The remaining 39...
Prince Edward Island Issues Immigration Invites To 204 Candidates
Canada immigration news: Prince Edward Island immigration has issued invitations to apply to 204 skilled worker and entrepreneur candidates in a new provincial draw. The October 21 draw saw invitations issued through the Labour Impact, Express Entry and Business Impact Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) streams. It saw 195 invites issued to Labour Impact and Express Entry candidates,...
New Ontario Immigration Draws See 537 ITAs Issued Through 3 OINP Streams
Canada immigration news: New draws through three streams of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) saw the province issue a combined 537 Invitations to Apply. The draws, through the streams for Masters Graduates, PhD Graduates and the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Workers, took place on October 20. In the Masters Graduate draw, the province issued 470 Expression of Interest ITAs, with...
Canada Launches Vaccine Passport As It Targets Return To Normal Post-COVID-19
Canada immigration news: A nationally-standardized vaccine passport system is being launched by all the provincial and territorial governments in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Thursday. “All provinces and territories have confirmed that they will be moving forward with a national standard of proof of vaccination,” said the Canadian prime minister on Oct. 21. Read More Canada Immigration News Canada’s population...
Spotify To Boost Canadian Workforce As Tech Industry Growth Continues
Canada immigration news: Digital media streaming service Spotify is planning to follow in the footsteps of Amazon by hiring hundreds more employees in Canada, as well as Europe and Australia, in its bid to beef up its advertising revenues.  That giant online retailer announced in September it would expand its workforce in Canada by 15,000 this autumn. Now, Spotify is following...

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