Canada’s recent 2017 budget allotted $7.8 million over two years to fund the Global Talent Stream under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. This stream is designed to support companies that need foreign talent to help and fast-track investments that create jobs and growth for Canadians. Under the stream, skilled foreign workers hired by qualifying companies […]

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A recent CareerBuilder survey found that over one in five workers (22%) resolved to change jobs in 2017. If like them, one of your goals for the new year is to find a great job, you’re in luck! We’re guiding you through Canada’s hottest jobs and giving you some tips and tools to keep you […]

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Think back to when you bought your first car or made some other significant purchase. What made you feel confident about your decision to invest your savings? Did the salesperson seem credible and trustworthy? As an immigrant professional preparing to enter the Canadian workforce, it is vital to establish trust and credibility and to build […]

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Mony Shohayeb and her family are at home in Hamilton after moving from Egypt This is the first profile in a series highlighting some of the Hamilton area’s successful immigrants. Name: Omneya (Mony) Shohayeb Country of origin: Egypt Came to Canada: 2007 Occupation: Author/Writer Describe your working life: I am a writer and have published […]

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Introducing the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project The Federal government has just announced an exciting new pilot project for Canada’s Atlantic region.  Starting in March 2017, the four Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island) will accept up to 2000 applicants and their families as new permanent residents. The program […]

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American travel ban temporarily suspended Canada has been relatively well-insulated from the immigration chaos that erupted south of the border when U.S. President Donald Trump announced a travel ban on nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.  The travel ban has been temporarily lifted, meaning that people from these designated countries are […]

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Express Entry score continues to drop The Express Entry score continues to drop.  The last draw was held on January 11, 2017.  The minimum score was 459 and 3,334 people were invited to apply for permanent residence. Canada gets a new immigration minister On January 10, 2017, John McCallum stepped down as the Minister of […]

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Accent. Everyone pretends it doesn’t matter. But after interviewing both employers and internationally trained professionals, it was the one topic that was consistent on both sides of the equation. Immigrants say accent stops them from getting hired. Employers say they have to consider accent with regard to how it could affect their business, and have […]

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently announced several important changes to existing immigration programs. Spousal sponsorships On December 15, 2016, IRCC released detailed changes to the way spousal sponsorships would be submitted and processed in 2017. These changes include: Creating one application package to be used by all applicants instead of the two […]

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Shorter wait times for spousal reunification As part of its commitment to bring families together, the Government of Canada announced a few changes to the Parent and Grandparent Program. From January 3rd, 2017 sponsors will have 30 days to fill out an online application form expressing interest in bringing their parents or grandparents to Canada. […]

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