COVID-19 Creates Major Worker Shortage in Canadian Ski Towns

COVID-19 Creates Major Worker Shortage in Canadian Ski Towns
Canada immigration news: The number of job vacancies in western Canada’s ski towns is soaring as the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions prevent many of the foreign nationals who usually work there from travelling. That’s an opportunity for young people looking for a working holiday through International Experience Canada (IEC) and economic migrants. “It’s the worst I’ve ever seen,” Michel Dufresne, director of...

Calling Potential New Immigrants Overseas: 10 Fastest-Growing Jobs in Canada and U.S.

Calling Potential New Immigrants Overseas: 10 Fastest-Growing Jobs in Canada and U.S.
Canada immigration news: The fields of green energy, healthcare and information technology have plenty of available jobs in Canada and the U.S., offering significant opportunities for those looking to immigrate here. Here are the Top 10 Fastest-growing Jobs in North America as reported by the Visual Capitalist website using United States Bureau of Labour Statistics figures.  Wind turbine service technicians. ...

PEI PNP Draw: Province Issues Immigration Invites To 143 Candidates

PEI PNP Draw: Province Issues Immigration Invites To 143 Candidates
Canada immigration news: Prince Edward Island immigration has issued issuing invitations to apply to 143 skilled worker and entrepreneur candidates in a new provincial draw. The September 16 draw saw invitations issued through the Labour Impact, Express Entry and Business Impact Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) streams. It saw 129 invites issued to Labour Impact and Express Entry...

Parents and Grandparents Program: Canada To Issue Invitations From Monday

Parents and Grandparents Program: Canada To Issue Invitations From Monday
Canada immigration news: The new round of Invitations to Apply for Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program will start to be issued from Monday, September 20. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is to accept 30,000 new applications for the popular program, with ITAs to be sent out over a two-week period. IRCC is randomly selecting from those who submitted interest to sponsor...

Here Are The Top 10 Best Communities in Canada In 2021

Here Are The Top 10 Best Communities in Canada In 2021
Canada immigration news: Atlantic Canada includes the two cities ranked as the best communities in the country by national news magazine Maclean's. In its 2021 Canada’s Best Communities guide, Maclean’s just couldn’t decide which was better, Halifax, Nova Scotia or Charlottetown in Prince Edward Island.  On the one hand, Halifax has more days without rain or snow and also more days...

Amazon Begins Hiring Blitz To Fill 15,000 Canada Jobs

Amazon Begins Hiring Blitz To Fill 15,000 Canada Jobs
Canada immigration news: Amazon Canada is starting a hiring blitz this week to fill 15,000 Canada jobs as it gears up to expand its workforce with its first Canadian jobs fair. That’s an increase of about 60 per cent to Amazon Canada’s existing workforce of 25,000 and comes as the company is also looking to lure workers from other companies...

Alberta Immigration Draw: Province Invites 500 Candidates With Minimum Score of 300

Alberta Immigration Draw: Province Invites 500 Candidates With Minimum Score of 300
Canada immigration news: Alberta immigration’s largest-ever Express Entry draw saw the province issue invitations to 500 candidates through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program. In the September 7 draw, candidates needed a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300. Important requirements for the Alberta Express Entry stream are that candidates have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to the province, and are...

British Columbia Draws: Province Invites 464 Immigration Candidates

British Columbia Draws: Province Invites 464 Immigration Candidates
Canada immigration news: Two new draws through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program saw B.C. immigration invite a total of 464 candidates.  The September 14 draws featured a general draw, and a second draw targeting two NOC codes: 0621 for Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers and 0631 for Restaurant and Food Service Managers. In the general draw, the province issued 365...

New Ontario Masters, PhD Graduate Draw Sees 691 Invitations Issued

New Ontario Masters, PhD Graduate Draw Sees 691 Invitations Issued
Canada immigration news: A new draw through Ontario’s Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams saw the province issue 691 Invitations to Apply. The Expression of Interest draw took place on September 14 through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The draw saw 627 ITAs issued to Masters Graduate candidates scoring a minimum of 35 points. A further 64 ITAs were issued to...

COVID-19: Newly-Arrived Canada Immigrants Landing More Jobs

COVID-19: Newly-Arrived Canada Immigrants Landing More Jobs
Canada immigration news: Immigrants who arrived in Canada within the last five years are enjoying better employment prospects since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with their employment rate hitting 70.4 per cent last month. That’s 6.1 percentage points higher than in the same month in 2019, before the start of the pandemic. Many of these immigrants would likely have come...