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Newfoundland and Labrador to recruit physicians and nurses from Ireland

On January 9, 2023, Newfoundland and Labrador announced that the provincial government was preparing to recruit physicians and nurses from Ireland to fill vacancies in the province.

Ireland has been selected due to its physician training standards being comparable to those in Newfoundland and Labrador, along with the vast opportunity for recruiting nurses who are eligible for licensure.

The province's Ministry of Health and Community Services will send a team to Ireland to raise awareness of Newfoundland and Labrador as an ideal immigration destination.

The provincial government has made a substantial investment of $30 million to attract and retain healthcare professionals.

#Newfoundland_and_Labrador, #NL, #healthcare_workers, #nurses, #Ireland

January 10, 2023

Canadians worry about the current immigration levels

Herbert Grubel, an immigrant to Canada and professor of economics at Simon Fraser University, argues that Canadians increasingly worry about the current immigration levels.

According to Grubel, almost half of the population believes that 500,000 immigrants per year are too much for Canada, and 75% of people are worried about potential housing shortages and the extra demand for social services due to this new plan.

In addition, despite many Canadians welcoming immigrants and appreciating their benefit to the economy, they believe the housing market in Canada can only absorb much higher prices.

#Immigration_levels, #housing, #Grubel, #housing_market

January 10, 2023

IRCC processes almost half of the applications within the service standard

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) revealed an accumulation of 2.1 million applications for permanent residence, temporary residence permit and citizenship approvals - with 1.09 million exceeding the specified service standards.

IRCC is devoted to providing 80% of applications within the service standard, while 20% may require more time as complex cases need further assessment.

Currently, 56% of temporary residence requests - including ones for visiting, studying or working abroad and 55% of permanent residency applications have exceeded the established service standards.

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

January 10, 2023

Canada implemented a two-year ban on non-Canadians investing in residential real estate

For the next two years, non-Canadians are banned from purchasing homes unless they are permanent residents, international students, diplomats or consular officials.

In December 2022, the Government of Canada added new exemptions to the ban, formally known as the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by the Non-Canadians Act.

According to the update, refugee claimants who already have a temporary visa or have filed a refugee claim in Canada have also been banned from purchasing real estate in Canada.

The Act, which received royal assent on June 23, 2022, is in effect from January 1, 2023.

#Real_estate, #property_purchase_ban, #real_estate_ban

https://www.fasken.com/en/knowledge/2022/11/bulletin-canadian-government-to-prohibit-non-canadians-from-purchasing-residential-real-estate#:~:text=The%20Government%20of%20Canada%20recently%20introduced%20the%20Prohibition,in%20Canada%20for%20a%20period%20of%20two%20years.

https://www.standard-freeholder.com/news/non-canadians-banned-from-buying-residential-properties-for-two-years

https://www.dentons.com/en/insights/articles/2022/october/12/canadian-government-enacts-a-two-year

https://www.deseret.com/u-s-world/2022/12/29/23531495/housing-market-canada-ban-home-buying-2023

January 10, 2023