How The Start-Up Visa Helps Canada Beat US On Attracting Immigrant Entrepreneurs

How The Start-Up Visa Helps Canada Beat US On Attracting Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Canada immigration news: Leading American business magazine Forbes says Canada is doing a better job of attracting immigrant entrepreneurs than the United States, because of Ottawa’s Start-Up Visa program. “While America has tried and failed to pass a Start-Up Visa geared toward immigrant entrepreneurs for years, Canada is one of two dozen countries, including the U.K. and Singapore, that have...

Free COVID-19 Vaccine For Anyone Living In Quebec Aged 12 or Older

Free COVID-19 Vaccine For Anyone Living In Quebec Aged 12 or Older
Anyone living in Quebec aged 12 or older – regardless of their immigration status – can get the COVID-19 vaccine for free, says the provincial government. “As part of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign now underway in Quebec, the immigration minister would like to ensure that all of our clients 12 years of age and older who reside in Quebec can...

COVID-19: Canada and U.S. In Talks Over Re-Opening World’s Longest Land Border

COVID-19: Canada and U.S. In Talks Over Re-Opening World’s Longest Land Border
Canada immigration news: As the COVID-19 pandemic gradually comes under control, Canadian Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino is in talks with his American counterpart, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, to re-open the Canada-U.S. border. “Today, I spoke with my U.S. counterpart (U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security) Alejandro Mayorkas,” tweeted Mendicino on Thursday.  “We advanced our partnership on global migration by...

Top 10 Best Cities For Technology Jobs in Canada

Top 10 Best Cities For Technology Jobs in Canada
Canada immigration news: Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, the Waterloo region and Montreal are the best places to find technology jobs in Canada, according to a report by the research division of the biggest commercial realtor in the world.  “These locations possess the strongest combination of attributes that the technology sector requires to flourish including, and most importantly, a high concentration of...

Immigrating to Canada Under the Spousal Sponsorship Program: All You Need To Know

Immigrating to Canada Under the Spousal Sponsorship Program: All You Need To Know
Canada continued to welcome new permanent residents to its provinces and territories under the spousal sponsorship immigration program, even at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, an impressive 36,130 newcomers became new permanent residents in Canada under these programs – and another 11,675 more arrived in the first quarter of 2021. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino has upped the federal...

New BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw Sees 68 Invitations Issued

New BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw Sees 68 Invitations Issued
A new BC PNP Tech Pilot draw saw British Columbia immigration issue 68 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates. The June 1 draw featured invitations through four streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.  Minimum scores were 80 for all four streams. The featured streams were: SI – Skilled Worker SI – International Graduate EEBC – Skilled Worker EEBC...

Hiring Foreign Talent: The Top 10 Benefits To Employers

Hiring Foreign Talent: The Top 10 Benefits To Employers
Canada immigration news: The bottom line for any employer with a responsibility to his or her stockholders has to be the bottom line – and immigrants can boost that and make the company run more smoothly in a myriad of ways. Venture capitalist and Communitech CEO Chris Albinson knows this and has described Canada’s growing openness to immigrants as a...

New Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Draw Sees 986 NOIs Issued

New Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Draw Sees 986 NOIs Issued
Canada immigration news: A new draw through the Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream saw the province issue 986 Notifications of Interest.  The June 1 draw targeted candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores in the range of 300 to 379, significantly lower than the previous draw. Candidates were required to have submitted Express Entry profiles into the federal pool within the...

New Manitoba Immigration Express Entry Draw Sees Province Issue 404 Letters of Advice to Apply

New Manitoba Immigration Express Entry Draw Sees Province Issue 404 Letters of Advice to Apply
Canada immigration news: A new draw through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program saw the province issue 404 Letters of Advice to Apply to Express Entry skilled worker candidates. The May 27 draw, posed on June 1, draw saw LAAs issued through a single MPNP streams. That stream was Manitoba Express Entry, with a minimum score of 601. More Canada Immigration News New Manitoba...

Immigrants from Africa, Asia Crucial to Canada’s Healthcare System

Immigrants from Africa, Asia Crucial to Canada’s Healthcare System
Canada immigration news: A Statistics Canada report reveals immigrants to Canada are over-represented in nursing and healthcare support positions. “In 2015/2016, they made up 22 per cent of the workforce in these occupations, compared with 16 per cent of the total employed population,” notes the report. Immigrants from countries with predominantly-Black populations are among those newcomers most likely to enter into...