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Canadian museum of immigration reopens following $30 million in renovations

June 23, 2015

By Natasha Pace, Global News | The first time Traian Dimitriou visited Pier 21 was on May 2nd, 1954. “When I first stepped in Canada, on the soil right here, at Pier 21, I really felt free. Free,” Dimitriou said as he walks through the newly re-vamped Canadian Museum of Immigration. “I came here about 2-years ago and I was flooded with memories of that period of time. From arriving...

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Saskatchewan launches new express entry for skilled immigrants

June 23, 2015

By Canadian HR Reporter | The Saskatchewan government has launched an improved online application system for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). The online system will allow immigrants applying for permanent residence to apply to SINP streams including the new Saskatchewan Express Entry category, which was announced earlier this year. The express entry category will add 775 additional immigrant nominees to the program, bringing the total number of nominations to...

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Former refugees build new facility for future ones

June 22, 2015

By Vancouver Sun | They fled political persecution in Myanmar and passed through Welcome House en route to a new life in Canada. Now 12 former Burmese refugees are helping construct the building that will be the first home to those who follow in their footsteps. “We feel that we’re building our own house,” said Van Lal Nghak, a construction worker who arrived in Vancouver as a refugee with his...

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Ottawa urges employers to use Express Entry immigration program

June 19, 2015

By Yaldaz Sadakova, Benefits Canada | Canadian employers who’ve been unable to fill certain jobs should turn to Express Entry, the new federal immigration program that gives highly skilled immigrants an accelerated path to permanent residence in the country. Chris Alexander, federal minister of citizenship and immigration, delivered this message on Friday afternoon in Toronto at an event hosted by the Economic Club of Canada. “If you can’t find a...

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada Honours Safeway Operations, Sobeys Inc. for Leadership Role in Hiring Refugees

June 19, 2015

By CNW News | Safeway Operations, Sobeys Inc. will receive Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC’s) Refugee Employment Award. The largest employer in Alberta, the grocery chain is being recognized for its leadership role in improving the employment outcomes of refugees in the City of Calgary. Safeway Operations, Sobeys Inc. is being awarded for its efforts through Calgary Catholic Immigration Society to recruit and provide job skills training for refugees. Last...

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Interview process now averages 22 days: Report

June 18, 2015

By Canadian HR Reporter | On average, it now takes a job candidate 22 days to go through the interview process in Canada, compared to 12 days in 2010, according to Glassdoor Research. However, Canada has a shorter hiring time when compared to the United States (22.9 days), Australia (27.9 days), the United Kingdom (28.6 days), Germany (28.8 days) and France (31.9 days). For employers with 10 to 49 employees,...

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