Employment and wages are up throughout Canada as every province struggles with labour market shortages, creating the perfect opportunity for foreign nationals to get jobs and their permanent residency under economic immigration programs. In his latest Regional Labour Market Report Card: Coast-to-Coast Tightness, BMO senior economist Robert Kavcic notes that Canadian employment rose in the
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India and China were the two biggest sources of immigrants to Ontario last year as that central Canadian province nominated 9,000 prospective immigrants under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). “In 2021, the province’s nomination allocation from the federal government was 8,350 nominations. An additional 250 nominations were allocated to Ontario through the National Occupational
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Businesses are hurting in Canada because employers are not able to bring in skilled workers quickly enough due to the backlog of applications at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), says an association promoting international labour mobility. “There is a real dichotomy between the government’s message (i.e., efforts to attract foreign workers to Canada) and
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Saskatchewan has issued 745 Canada immigration invitations in a new Expression of Interest draw through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. The August 11 draw featured 312 invitations through Saskatchewan’s Occupations In-Demand stream, with a minimum score of 68. The draw also featured 433 invitations through the province’s Express Entry stream, again requiring a minimum score
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British Columbia has conducted new draws aimed specifically at regions outside Metro Vancouver, issuing at least 163 invitations through multiple streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The August 10 draws were targeted at tech, teaching and health occupations. In the general draw, which included tech occupations, 155 invitations were issued through five BC
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Entrepreneurs seeking permanent residency in British Columbia through that province’s Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) stream invested more than $21 million of their own money last year into new businesses. In its recently-released British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program Statistical Report 2021, the westernmost province in Canada gives a glimpse of the positive contributions of immigration to British
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Tourism is steadily improving in Canada as both Canadians and foreign nationals visiting from abroad buoy the hospitality sector and drive a much-needed recovery back to pre-pandemic levels, reports Statistics Canada. The national statistical and demographic services agency reported this week that tourism activity in Canada was still down 21.2 per cent below the level
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A labour shortage with a record-setting number of available jobs and too few workers to fill them continues to plague Canadian employers, the latest Statistics Canada data reveals. In its Labour Force Survey, July 2022, the statistical and demographic services agency of the federal government reported self-employment is up by 1.3 per cent, or 34,000
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