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 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 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 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 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 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...
Canada Immigration Detainees To Continue To Be Held In Provincial Jails In Five Provinces
Canada immigration detainees will continue to be held in provincial jails in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Alberta and Saskatchewan under deals with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), migrants can be and are kept in these provincial jails across Canada even when they are not accused of a crime. In mid-September, Nova Scotia...
Saskatchewan PNP Targets 94 NOC Codes With I1,146 Canada Immigration Invitations
Saskatchewan has conducted a new Expression of Interest draw through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, issuing 1,146 Canada immigration invitations. The September 28 draw featured 507 invitations through Saskatchewan’s Occupations In-Demand stream targeting 94 National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, with a minimum score of 81. The draw also featured 639 invitations targeting 82 NOC codes through the province’s Express Entry stream,...
Ontario Express Entry Tech Draw: Province Issues 1,179 Canada Immigration NOIs
Ontario has issued 1,179 Notifications of Interest to Canada immigration candidates in a new Tech Draw through the province’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) draw took place on September 28, with the invited candidates scoring 496 or more Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. Candidates must submit Express Entry profiles within the last...
Canada Job Vacancies Hit All-Time High As Employers Struggle In Second Quarter Of 2022
Canadian employers are desperate for qualified candidates and many are turning to foreign nationals through immigration with almost a million jobs begging for a lack of workers to fill them. “In nearly every Canadian industry and across every sector, a historic labour shortage is hitting companies hard,” noted RBC in a report earlier this year. In Proof Point: Canada’s Labour Shortages...

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