Job Vacancies in Canada Remain at Historic Highs

The Canadian private sector continues to experience a historically high staff shortage. The latest report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) says that about 433 thousand jobs in the private sector were not filled in the past quarter, which is about 1,500 more than in the Q2 2019, and 15 thousand more than Read More …

Who is New Canadian Immigration Minister, and What To Expect of Him

The new immigration minister will follow the course of the Liberal Party, which means that the level of immigration will increase in the coming years. What else is planned for immigrants? Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Marco Mendicino Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Mendicino is replacing Ahmed Hussen, who was the Read More …

Manitoba Invites Potential Immigrants to Make an Exploratory Visit to the Province

Starting November 15, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) starts accepting applications from French-speaking candidates interested in making a pre-arranged exploratory visit to the province. These exploratory visits allow prospective immigrants applying under the provincial Skilled Workers Overseas Stream to explore employment opportunities and communities in the province and to make a well-founded decision about Read More …

Children of Immigrants Are Better Educated and Earn More Than Those with Canadian-Born Parents

A study by Statistics Canada, which includes data from 2006 to 2016, shows that among teenagers aged 13 to 17 years, immigrant children are more likely to complete post-graduate studies compared to those whose parents were born in Canada. “In Canada, contrary to several European countries, children with an immigrant background are generally more likely Read More …

Two Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Communities Start Accepting Applications

Sault Ste Marie, Ontario and Altona — Rhineland, Manitoba are starting to accept applications from immigration candidates under the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot. With the full launch, the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) will allow employers to recruit eligible foreign workers in 11 locations across the Canadian provinces. Applicants who receive a recommendation Read More …

Low-Income Immigrants Are Less Likely To Become Canadian Citizens

According to Statistics Canada, fewer immigrants acquired Canadian citizenship over a 10-year period, which coincided with the reforms of the previous government. According to Statistics Canada, the number of immigrants becoming citizens of the country has declined among those who have lived in Canada for less than 10 years. However, in general, the citizenship rate Read More …