Immigrants looking for a safe place to live during the COVID-19 pandemic need to know about Prince Edward Island, the only Canadian province that has so far not had a single death due to that illness. The island province in Atlantic Canada had seen only 380 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic
Canada had more than 1 million job vacancies at the start of September, an important indicator that the economy is picking up as it battles back from COVID-19. Businesses in Canada have entered hiring mode – to the advantage of potential immigrations who are considering making their dream move here. The payroll and vacancies report
Foreign nationals wishing to work in Canada on a temporary basis usually require a work permit. Two of the main programs through which work permits are issued are the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and the International Mobility Program (IMP). The TFWP offers work permits for candidates whose employers obtain a positive Labour Market Impact
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.