Canada Aims To Improve Credential Recognition Of Immigrant Health Workers With $90m Spending

Canada Aims To Improve Credential Recognition Of Immigrant Health Workers With $90m Spending
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has announced Canada is investing up to $90 million in projects to help foreign-educated immigrants get their credentials recognized. In Charlottetown on Monday, the immigration minister launched a call for proposals for projects, each of which will be able to receive between $500,000 and $10 million. “I am proud to announce Canada’s new and improved investments to...

Quebec Targets 998 Canada Immigration Candidates With Job Offers Outside Montreal

Quebec Targets 998 Canada Immigration Candidates With Job Offers Outside Montreal
Quebec has issued 998 Canada immigration invitations in a new draw through the Arrima Expression of Interest system. The November 24 draw had a minimum score of 603 points in the Quebec Expression of Interest points system and required candidates to have a job offer outside the Montreal Metropolitan region. Quebec Expression Of Interest Draws 2022 Date of invitations Invites Issued Minimum Score Date of...

Spouses Of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers To Be Allowed To Work

Spouses Of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers To Be Allowed To Work
In a two-year measure designed to ease its labour shortage crisis, Canada is to allow the spouses of temporary workers to qualify for a work permit. In a phased approach starting in January, the spouses and working age children of temporary workers will be able to work in Canada. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser said the move would “help employers find the...

Canada Jobs Market Remains Tight As Hybrid Work Arrangements Become Popular

Canada Jobs Market Remains Tight As Hybrid Work Arrangements Become Popular
Almost one in 10 Canadian workers are now opting to work from home at least part of the time and spend the rest of the week working in another location as hybrid arrangements grew in popularity in November, reports Statistics Canada.  “The proportion of workers who have hybrid arrangements – that is, who usually work both at home and in...

Nurse Aides And Orderlies Now Included Under Express Entry For Canada Immigration 

Nurse Aides And Orderlies Now Included Under Express Entry For Canada Immigration 
Canada’s Express Entry system has been expanded to include nurse aides and orderlies, meaning they can now immigrate to Canada through the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program. The change to the FSW which made that possible came on Nov. 16 when Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) added 16 new jobs to its list of eligible occupations under that worker immigration program. That...

Ukrainians Targeted In Latest Manitoba Canada Immigration Draw

Ukrainians Targeted In Latest Manitoba Canada Immigration Draw
Candidates impacted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine were targeted in a new draw through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. The November 22 draw saw Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) issued to 11 candidates, requiring a minimum score of 60 points. To be considered, candidates also had to meet the following requirements: Be a citizen of Ukraine. Minimum of CLB 4...

Double Our Canada Immigration Allotment, Newfoundland PNP Tells Federal Government

Double Our Canada Immigration Allotment, Newfoundland PNP Tells Federal Government
Newfoundland and Labrador want Canada’s federal government to double the province’s allotment of immigrants who can settle there through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). “We are turning the tide of forecasted population decline, but we need the federal government to act on our call, so our population growth will not be obstructed, newcomers will not face longer processing times, and...

Canada Labour Shortage: Top 10 Most In-Demand Jobs in Saskatchewan

Canada Labour Shortage: Top 10 Most In-Demand Jobs in Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan’s chronic labour shortages are expected to remain for years as the Prairie province fares better than the rest of Canada against inflation and a nationwide economic slowdown. “Saskatchewan’s economy has been benefiting this year from robust conditions for its key commodities, specifically potash, crude oil, and wheat,” noted TD Economics economists Beata Caranci, Derek Burleton, Rishi Sondhi, Jenny Duan in their provincial outlook...

British Columbia PNP: Province Conducts First PNP Draws Since Overhaul Of Immigration Program

British Columbia PNP: Province Conducts First PNP Draws Since Overhaul Of Immigration Program
British Columbia has issued at least 328 invitations to apply in its first draws since a comprehensive overhaul of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The changes saw an overhaul of the scoring system for British Columbia’s Skills Immigration category. The November 28 draws were split into two categories: general and targeted. In the general draw, which included tech occupations, 253 invitations...

Canada Labour Shortage: Top 10 Most In-Demand Jobs In Alberta

Ontario to Make It Easier For Internationally-Trained Nurses to Work in Canada
Alberta’s oil industry and agricultural sector are buoying the provincial economy and creating jobs this year, a good thing for any potential immigration candidate. “Alberta’s economy has been turning in robust growth so far this year amid surging crude oil and natural gas prices in the winter and spring,” noted TD Economics economists Beata Caranci, Derek Burleton, Rishi Sondhi, Jenny...