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
Immigrants who work in Canada before making a permanent move earn more money and are more likely to remain employed, according to two new studies. In Two-step Immigration Selection: Skilled Work Experience vs. Pre-arranged Jobs, the fifth of Ottawa’s Economic Insight Series of studies, the authors note having a pre-arranged job and previous Canadian work
The Quebec government introduced new requirements for the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) on July 22, 2020. Included in the new Quebec Experience Program requirements are a series of transitional measures allowing candidates already in Quebec to qualify for the program under the requirements that existed before July 22, 2020. Read More Watered-Down Quebec Experience Program
Canada has exempted certain temporary foreign workers crucial to the battle against coronavirus from having to give biometrics before arrival. The exemption applies to occupations in the following fields: Agricultural and agri-food Health-care Truck drivers Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued a Temporary Public Policy to implement the change on June 5, 2020. “Temporary