Canada work visas are issued under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The TFWP is intended to help Canadian employers recruit foreign workers in response to labour market shortages. TFWP is made up of four streams: high-skilled workers, low-skilled workers, the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program, and the Live-In
According to one of Canada’s largest banks, the rise in part-time employment is nothing more than a pullback after companies hired more full-time workers than needed coming out of the recession. Economists Randall Bartlett and Derek Burleton wrote in a research note that there’s no reason to be concerned about the recent trend. According to the
Ottawa-based high-technology corporation Cisco has announced a new deal with the provincial government that will produce about 1,700 new jobs in six years. The deal, announced last month, is just one more promising news item for Ottawa’s burgeoning technology industry, which also includes the rapidly growing Shopify Inc. and Solantro Semiconductor Corp. Approximately 90 percent
If you want to improve your odds of getting a high-paying job after finishing your education, forget that English degree. A new report by Workopolis suggests that nursing and pharmacy students are most likely to land employment in their field after graduation. The study, which analyzed more than seven million resumes on the job search
Employers in the booming Western provinces are still doing what they can to overcome labour pressures, including looking abroad to find the skilled workers they need to keep pace with the demand. That is the case for Jim Nowakowski, owner of Saskatchewan-based welding company JNE Welding. Though there are skilled welders in Canada, Nowakowski says
Last year the Philippines overcame China and India as Canada’s top source country for new immigrants. According to the latest data from the government, approximately 32,000 Filipinos immigrated to Canada last year. There are currently an estimated 535,000 Filipino Canadians in the country, though some experts argue that that figure is in fact much higher.
Economic experts are predicting good things for the Nova Scotia economy in 2014. Major offshore projects are just some of the driving economic forces predicted to spur a 13 percent increase in spending within the province. Construction in Halifax will be particularly strong, with $500 million alone being invested in the city’s new convention center.
Complaints that three McDonald’s franchises in Victoria were favouring foreign workers over domestic aired by the CBC in early April and quickly led to sweeping changes to the work in Canada program, affecting every sector in the country. Rapid response to problems by government is usually worthy of applause, but for a complex program that’s
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