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B.C. among top provinces for job growth

April 24, 2021

By Business in Vancouver | Canada’s labour market posted a mammoth job gain in March as second-wave reopenings lifted rehiring. Nationally, employment surged by 303,000 persons (or 1.6%), marking the largest single gain since September. The gap from pre-pandemic employment levels narrowed to 1.5%. Less stringent lockdown conditions, specifically in Ontario, were a significant driver of the increase. The unemployment rate fell to 7.5% from 8.2%, marking the lowest level...

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Quebec to get 10 times more than B.C. and Ontario to settle immigrants

April 24, 2021

By Vancouver Sun | Quebec will be handed roughly 10 times more taxpayer dollars from Ottawa to settle each one of its immigrants than B.C., Ontario, Alberta and the other provinces. The pandemic is further distorting an already lopsided and increasingly bizarre three-decade-old accord with Ottawa that this year will provide Quebec with roughly $20,000 to support each new permanent resident to the province. Quebec will be handed roughly 10...

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Canada opens door to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential temporary workers and international graduates

April 24, 2021

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine  | Canada has announced a time-limited innovative pathway to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential workers and international graduates who are already in Canada and actively contributing to Canada’s economy. This will grant permanent status to temporary workers employed in hospitals and long-term care homes and on the frontlines of other essential sectors, as well as international graduates who are driving the economy of tomorrow, to...

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How to Hire A Temporary Foreign Worker As A Canadian Employer

April 16, 2021

Canadian employers have two main programs through which they can bring in international talent and labour: the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), and; the International Mobility Program (IMP). It all comes down to whether or not the particular job is one of the many exempt from a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). That’s a document issued by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) that shows there is both a need for a foreign worker...

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Canada Announces Fast-Tracking Of Caregiver Permanent Residence Applications

April 16, 2021

Canada Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced on Thursday a plan to fast-track the permanent residence applications of caregivers during the pandemic. “Immigrant caregivers, who take care of our families and elders, are often separated from their own families, and the pandemic has significantly slowed down permanent residence application processing, keeping them apart from their families longer than we would have hoped,” said Mendicino.  “With today’s announcement, we’re getting caregiver immigration...

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On the frontlines: Under-represented women among hardest hit by COVID-19 restrictions

April 16, 2021

As the federal government plans for a #FeministRecovery, under-represented women in particular, are among the hardest hit from COVID-19. These women need to be included in any plan to rebuild the economy, said Marie-Pier Baril, press secretary for Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development Maryam Monsef. Plans for the recovery are expected to be part of the first federal budget in two years. It will be...

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