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I have Dedicated this page to Immigration News Canada. This will include news in all areas. Express Entry, RNIP, Spousal Sponsorships, Family sponsorships, Student Visa, Work Visa, Changes to Immigration Laws, Changes to PNP or new Programs being released.

Canadian provinces and territories have high retention rates

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allows Canadian provinces and territories to nominate skilled workers for immigration.

Designed to distribute immigrants equitably and meet labour needs outside the three major cities, it expects nominees to intend to live in the nominating province.

However, post-landing, immigrants are free to move.

A recent Statistics Canada study, using data from the Immigrant Landing File, tax records, and three retention indicators, found high retention rates among PNP immigrants.

In 2019, 89% stayed in their landing province, with rates varying from 69% in Prince Edward Island to 97% in Ontario.

#PNP, #immigration_to_Canada, #statistics


November 27, 2023

Canada has a current demand for 20,000 truck drivers

Canada's trucking industry needs at least 20,000 new drivers, a shortage that poses a risk to the economy due to the country's dependence on trucking.

Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada report states that the shortage became critical during the pandemic as some drivers left and demand increased. With a third of current drivers nearing retirement, the labour gap could reach 30,000 if recruitment doesn't improve.

This issue is nationwide, with provinces like Ontario needing 6,100 drivers. According to the report, factors such as an ageing workforce, demographics, and driver pay contribute to the shortage.

The industry must appeal to the youth to combat this, with Trucking Canada launching a major PR effort and the Choose to Truck social media campaign.

#Truck_Drivers, #labour_shortages, #trucking, #FHCP,Trucking%20HR%20Canada%E2%80%99s%20Labour%20Market%20Snapshot%3A%20November%202022.

November 27, 2023

May the Conservative Government tighten Canada’s immigration policies?

With a Conservative Government leading the polls, many are concerned about changes in immigration, citizenship, multiculturalism, and employment equity policies in Canada.

As immigration is a shared jurisdiction, restricting the number of permanent residents, temporary workers, and international students may face provincial opposition.

Provincial governments and education institutions rely on international students' funding. Business groups want a larger population to meet labour market needs.

Immigration lawyers, consultants, and settlement and refugee groups benefit from a larger population.

However, the impact of immigration on housing availability, health care, and infrastructure is often overlooked.

Global trends, like increased refugee flows and the use of AI in the labour market, could also influence future policies.

November 23, 2023

H-1B visa holders seek jobs or start businesses in Canada

Many skilled H-1B visa holders in the US seek work in Canada due to layoffs in the tech sector and stringent immigration rules.

Changes by ex-President Trump made entry into the US harder for these workers, impacting US tech firms but benefiting Canada.

Competition is high, with companies like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft sponsoring many H-1B applications. Out of over 758,000 eligible applications, only 188,400 were selected. Foreign nationals, at risk of deportation unless they find a new sponsor within 60 days, are considering Canada's Start-Up Visa program.

The SUV program in Canada offers a pathway to permanent residency for entrepreneurs who can secure a significant investment from designated Canadian venture capital funds, angel investor groups, or business incubators.

This has become an attractive option for many tech workers facing uncertainty in the US.

#H1B, #work_permits, #Open_work_permits, #US, #business_immigration, #SUV, #tec

November 23, 2023

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