These Quebec Employers Can Now Hire More Temporary Foreign Workers

These Quebec Employers Can Now Hire More Temporary Foreign Workers
Canada immigration news: Certain Quebec employers struggling to find staff are now allowed to hire more temporary foreign workers. As of January 10, 2022, businesses in nine specific sectors ranging from food to health care and manufacturing are allowed staff hired through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) to make up 20 percent of their workforce. The previous limit was...

All You Need To Know To Immigrate To Canada Through The Start-Up Visa In 2022

All You Need To Know To Immigrate To Canada Through The Start-Up Visa In 2022
Canada immigration news: Canada is expected to see 411,000 new permanent residents make Canada their home in 2022 and drive the creation of many small businesses through the Start-Up Visa program. “Immigration enriches our society and is one of the solutions to labour shortages,” said Trudeau two years ago. “It has a direct impact on our economy.” Read More Canada Immigration...

New British Columbia Draws See 232 Canada Immigration Invitations Issued

New British Columbia Draws See 232 Canada Immigration Invitations Issued
Canada immigration news: Two new draws through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program saw the province issue Canada immigration invitations to a total of 232 candidates. The January 11 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,...

Ontario Draw: Province Starts 2022 With 1,084 Canada Immigration Invitations

Ontario Draw: Province Starts 2022 With 1,084 Canada Immigration Invitations
Canada immigration news: Ontario has started 2022 with three Expression of Interest draws through its Employer Job Offer streams for Foreign Workers, International Students and In-Demand Skills, issuing 1,084 Canada immigration invitations. A draw under each stream was conducted on January 11, 2022. Under the Foreign Worker stream, a general draw saw 264 candidates invited, with a minimum score of 38...

Quebec Boosts 2021 Numbers Of Anglophone Family Sponsorship Immigrants

Quebec Boosts 2021 Numbers Of Anglophone Family Sponsorship Immigrants
Canada immigration news: Relatives of English-speaking immigrants in Quebec are becoming new permanent residents in increasingly greater numbers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data for Quebec reveal that in the first 10 months of 2021 Quebec welcomed 4,020 new English-speaking permanent residents to Canada under family sponsorship programs. That puts the francophone province on track to...

Canada Immigrants With Medical Conditions Get Break With Higher Cost Threshold

Canada Immigrants With Medical Conditions Get Break With Higher Cost Threshold
Canada immigration news: Ottawa is raising the upper limit on medical and social costs for foreign nationals with ongoing medical issues who want to immigrate to Canada. Under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, Canada can prevent candidates for immigration from getting their permanent residency if their applications show they will unduly tax the country’s healthcare and social service systems. Read...

COVID-19: U.S. Advises Against Travel To Canada

COVID-19: U.S. Advises Against Travel To Canada
Canada immigration news: Canada’s increasing COVID-19 cases have caused U.S. officials to advise against travel north of the border. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) raised Canada to ‘Level Four: Very High’ in its travel recommendations. This means Americans should avoid travelling to Canada. There are more than 80 countries with Level Four status in the U.S. Read More...

Canada Unemployment Falls In December As Jobs Get Boost

Canada Unemployment Falls In December As Jobs Get Boost
Another solid month for Canada jobs in December saw employment rise and unemployment drop, according to the latest Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey. The report, released Friday, showed Canada added 55,000 jobs during the month, while unemployment fell from 6.0 to 5.9 percent. While employment has recovered to pre-pandemic levels, unemployment remains slightly about the 5.7 percent recorded in February 2020. If...

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

Canada Labour Shortage: Top 10 Most In-Demand Jobs In Alberta
Canada immigration news: Jobs are booming in Alberta, creating opportunities for foreign nationals looking to immigrate to Canada as unemployment falls to almost exactly where it was before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In its October Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada reveals the Prairie province’s unemployment rate fell to only 7.6 per cent in September. That puts the jobless...

Almost Half Of All Immigrants To Canada In 2021 Went To Ontario

Almost Half Of All Immigrants To Canada In 2021 Went To Ontario
Ontario once again attracted the lion’s share of new permanent residents to Canada in 2021 with more newcomers settling there than in six other provinces put together. The latest figures from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) show Ontario welcomed 154,005 new permanent residents in the first 10 months of 2021, almost 49.1 per cent of the total 313,880 new...