Mid-Fall Provincial Nominee Program Update

October 18, 2017

By Canada Immigration Newsletter | The past few weeks have witnessed plenty of immigration activity among Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), as provinces across the country continue to welcome applications from a wide range of workers, graduates, and entrepreneurs....

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Age Definition of Dependent Children on Canadian Immigration Applications to Increase

October 18, 2017

By Canada Immigration Newsletter October 24, 2017 marks the day when the definition of dependent children on Canadian immigration applications Canada will increase to include children under 22 years of age. In May of this year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that eligible immigration applications received on or after October 24, 2017 will be processed based on the new definition. Therefore, immigration forms submitted on or after that...

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New country, new questions, new home

October 16, 2017

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Moving to a new country can be both an exciting and overwhelming experience. Before finding a permanent place to live, many people start out renting or living with relatives. Once you are more settled, you may be ready to buy your first home. Navigating your way through the Canadian banking system once you’re here, however, can be daunting. To help quell those fears, we, at...

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Skilled worker shortage felt across B.C.

October 12, 2017

By Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun | A shortage of mechanics has resulted in cancelled runs on West Vancouver’s Blue Bus, which is struggling to keep aging buses road-worthy. The scarcity of qualified workers is being felt across the province, according to Cordell Draayers, secretary-treasurer of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. “Absolutely, we have companies that have postings unfilled because there are no people to fill them,” he...

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B.C. labour income remains strong in 2017

October 12, 2017

By Bryan Yu, Business in Vancouver | Despite easing in July, B.C.’s labour income remained solid to start 2017’s second half. Average weekly earnings sat at $941 in July, down 0.1% from June but up 3.3% year-over-year. Similarly, month-to-month non-farm payroll counts edged down but rose 3.1% from a year ago. In both cases, B.C. led all provinces in year-over-year growth, which was led by forestry and logging, utilities and...

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RCMP officers screened Quebec border crossers on religion and values, questionnaire shows

October 11, 2017

By Michelle Shephard, Toronto Star | RCMP officers have been screening Muslim refugee claimants entering from the U.S. at Quebec’s Roxham Rd. crossing, asking how they feel about women who do not wear the hijab, how many times they pray, and their opinion about the Taliban and the Islamic State, a questionnaire obtained by the Star shows. The 41 questions appear to specifically target Muslims, as no other religious practices...

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