Immigration to Newfoundland & Labrador will be especially important as it struggles to recover post-COVID-19 due to the Atlantic Canadian province’s shrinking population. In its provincial economic outlook, the Royal Bank of Canada notes growth in the Newfoundland & Labrador economy this year will trail that of other Canadian provinces despite the easing of public
Job-seeking and entrepreneurial immigrants may well be setting their sights on Manitoba this year as its economy is forecast to almost completely offset the losses it suffered last year due to COVID-19 restrictions. “We forecast the economy to grow by a solid 4.4 per cent in 2021,” predicts Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) economist Carrie
New Brunswick’s hospitality and tourism sector is expected to gain some momentum with the return of the Atlantic Bubble in late April as Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination programs promise a return of higher immigration levels. In its economic forecast for the maritime province, TD Economics noted the devastating impact of the loss of the Atlantic Bubble,
The global pandemic hit Alberta with higher daily numbers of new COVID-19 cases than anywhere else in Canada last year, forcing lockdowns and border restrictions that crippled its economy and restricted immigration. Alberta lost an estimated 7.3 per cent of its real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and experienced a 47.5 per cent downturn in the
Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino says candidates overseas with expiring Confirmation of Permanent Residency documents will still be allowed to come to Canada once COVID-19 travel restrictions have eased. In an e-mail to CTVnews.ca, immigration spokespeople reportedly stated that those who received their Confirmation of Permanent Residency after March 18 when the travel restrictions took effect
British Columbia’s exports are expected to fuel the westernmost Canadian province’s economic recovery this year even as immigration remains sluggish and the region’s tourism industry struggles due to still-high COVID-19 case numbers. “In the long-run, Canada does have the capacity to hit the ambitious targets set out last fall and population growth from new immigration
The global COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of Canada’s borders to almost all non-essential travel cut immigration to Quebec by more than a third last year and took a serious toll on its economy. Economic activity in Canada’s francophone province dropped sharply during the pandemic, driving its real GDP down by 5.2 per cent and
Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program is an increasingly popular way for Hong Kong residents to gain permanent residency in Canada – a trend that is holding true despite the global COVID-19 pandemic. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada figures show this entrepreneurship program allowed 20 Hong Kong residents to become new permanent residents of Canada in 2018.
Current Canadian immigration policy offers temporary and permanent residence under more than 65 programs divided between the Federal and Provincial governments. There are 11 skilled worker immigration programs in Canada including the Federal Skilled Worker Program and 10 provincial programs. Each program operates under different criteria using a Demand Occupation List and a quota system.
Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme The Individual Investor Programme of the Republic of Malta was started this year under Legal Notice 47. As per this programme, a person can become a Maltese citizen by contributing to the economic and social development of the country. Upon successful contribution of the same, the investor and his/her family