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The Government of Canada supports lululemon’s growth in Vancouver

lululemon, a Canadian company with British Columbia roots, has employed thousands of Canadians and brought skilled workers from abroad to the province, driving innovation in Canada.

The federal and provincial governments recognized lululemon's expansion project as a significant investment under the Canada-British Columbia Immigration Agreement, allowing the company to welcome international talent in high-skilled occupations.

This expansion includes growing store support and global training centres, creating employment growth and knowledge transfer over the next few years.

Last year, lululemon employed about 9,000 workers in Canada.

#Lululemon, #BCPNP, #foreign_workers, #LMIA

May 26, 2023

Canada updated immigration inventories and backlogs

On May 23, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) updated the data on immigration inventories and backlogs.

According to the last update, there were 2,006,000 applications for permanent residence, temporary residence and citizenship approvals in all IRCC inventories.

According to the update, 40.3% of applications in the inventory exceeded service standards. IRCC aims to process 80% of applications within their service standard, though some complex cases may require a comprehensive assessment.

Currently, 38% of temporary residence requests - including ones for visiting, studying, or working abroad and 51% of permanent residency applications are in backlog.

Additionally, 25% of citizenship applications are also exceeding service standards.

#IRCC, #immigration_backlog, #service_standards, #application_processing_times, #backlog


May 25, 2023

Canadian citizens celebrate Citizenship Week

During Citizenship Week from May 22 to 28, 2023, Canadian citizens celebrate the achievement of exceeding citizenship goals, with nearly 364,000 new citizens.

The final step in becoming a Canadian citizen is the citizenship ceremony, during which participants take the Oath of Citizenship. Close to 13,000 new Canadians will be welcomed this year at nearly 100 planned ceremonies.

An average of almost 30,000 permanent residents of Canada have taken the Oath of Citizenship monthly between April 1, 2022, and March 31, 2023, exceeding pre-COVID-19 volumes.

#Citizenship_Week, #Citizenship, #Canadian_citizenship, #statistics

May 24, 2023

Canada announced a new mobility agreement with South Korea

Canada is strengthening ties with South Korea through the Canada-South Korea Youth Mobility Arrangement.

This will give youth from both countries more options for international work and travel through International Experience Canada or the South Korean equivalent.

Changes include increasing the age eligibility from 18-30 to 18-35, adding two new streams (International Co-op and Young Professionals), and allowing most youth to participate in the program twice for up to 24 months each time.

The new arrangement is set to begin in 2024 and will create new opportunities for work and travel while improving labour market access for Canadian and South Korean youth.

#IEC, #South_Korea, #Korea, #foreign_workers

May 24, 2023