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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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Immigrant data points to challenges getting settled in Waterloo Region

June 18, 2015

By Johanna Weidner, Waterloo Region Record | Recent immigrants to Waterloo Region are twice as likely as Canadian-born residents to have a university degree, yet they’re also more likely to be unemployed and live in poverty. Newly released fact sheets on immigrants to this region reveal some of the challenges they face in getting settled and secure in their new home, including finding good jobs. “There’s an imbalance between the...

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Successful B.C. immigrant-entrepreneur program in limbo

June 17, 2015

By Iain Marlow, Globe and Mail | A program that helps Asian immigrants start small and medium-sized businesses in British Columbia, creating hundreds of jobs and injecting tens of millions of dollars into the local economy, has wound to a close. The “Business Immigrant Integration Support” program was started in 2012 by one of B.C.’s largest immigrant settlement agencies, known as Success, which has more than 400 employees and is...

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Immigration not enough to save P.E.I. population

June 15, 2015

By Kevin Yan, CBC News | Immigration has kept P.E.I. the youngest province in Atlantic Canada over the last decade, but importing youth won’t be enough to keep the provincial population sustainable into the future. Like the rest of the Western world, P.E.I. is facing the problem of an aging population. This problem is made worse on P.E.I. because many young people are leaving, while at the same time older...

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Food processors want foreign workers who can become Canadian citizens

June 15, 2015

Canadian HR Reporter | Backlash against the temporary foreign worker program has made Ottawa leery of finding a new way for the food-processing sector to get the people it needs to fill vacant jobs, officials say. Mark Chambers is with an industry group that has presented a plan to the federal government on how it should deal with a labour shortage that he says is hobbling exports. It calls for...

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