Canada’s immigration minister says he’s confident Ottawa will hit its immigration targets for this year despite the COVID-19 global pandemic which has slowed the arrival of newcomers to the country to a trickle. “I am confident that we are doing everything we can to meet that target and we will meet that target and the
Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino unveiled Wednesday the details of six new pathways that will start Thursday, May 6 at noon to grant permanent residence for up to 90,000 temporary foreign workers and international graduates. The new pathways are being touted as vital to bolster Canada’s healthcare system and industries providing essential services, particularly during the
Quebec has made the COVID-19 vaccine available to temporary foreign workers who are working on farms in the province. “These temporary foreign workers are included in the priority group of essential workers in environments at high risk of an outbreak,” said a statement from the Quebec immigration ministry (MIFI). The high-risk environments were identified by
Canada Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino’s vision of a completely online immigration process got a $428.9-million shot in the arm during the federal government budget speech in Ottawa this week. In the latest federal budget unveiled Monday, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland backed up that vision with new investment dollars to bolster the immigration department’s computer infrastructure.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is launching six new immigration streams for more than 90,000 essential workers already in Canada, primarily those working in hospitals and long-term care homes, other essential services, and international graduates. Those seeking permanent residence will be able to apply starting May 6 for the streams, three of which are
Ukraine rose in the rankings of the most important sources of new Canadian permanent residents in the first 11 months of 2020 despite COVID-19 global pandemic restricted travel. In 2019, the Ukraine was in the 23rd spot on that list, providing 2,995 new permanent residents to Canada. But during the first 11 months of 2020,
Quebec has updated its salary guide for employers hiring temporary foreign workers for many entry-level jobs. Called the Édition 2020 du Guide des salaires par professions présentés par intervalle, selon les quartiles au Québec , it provides salary ranges for entry-level, mid-level, and senior positions for many jobs categories, with effect from December 1. The
Syria remains one of the most important sources of new Canadian permanent residents even during the COVID-19 global pandemic. In the first half of this year, the Middle Eastern country dropped from the seventh to the ninth spot in the rankings of the most important sources of new Canadian permanent residents by country of citizenship.
Brazil rose up the rankings of most important sources of new Canadian permanent residents during the first half of this year. In 2019, Brazil was in the number 12 spot on that list. By the end of June, the South American country had climbed to number seven as the COVID-19 global pandemic restricted the travel
The Philippines is Canada’s most third-most important source country for new immigrants and so there are many options for Filipinos who wish to apply for permanent residence in Canada. During the second quarter of this year, immigration to Canada slowed to a trickle due to international travel restrictions imposed during the height of the COVID-19