Temporary foreign workers in Canada will have an additional shot at expanding their avenues in making the country home. On March 12, Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced 2000 additional spaces under Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The additional 2,000 National Occupation Code C spaces are meant to provide a net […]

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On International Women’s Day, seven women talk about how they discovered their deepest strengths in the face of their greatest challenges By Dean Lobo With immigration comes great change and the realization of fears that one hardly imagined. Hence, there’s little reason why your next door neighbour or relative who grew up in Canada tells […]

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Caregivers, or people who look after children, the sick, differently abled, or elderly, now have new ways to work towards immigrating to Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced on February 23, that two new 5-year caregiver immigration pilots are underway. With these, not just caregivers, but their families as well could come to […]

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Themed around ‘Immigrants – Building Canada’s Prosperity’, the 23rd edition of the 2019 Immigrants of Distinction Awards to be held on March 15 A major share of Canada’s daily and future success can be attributed to its growing immigrant-refugee population. Every year, the Immigrants of Distinction Awards, presented by Immigrant Services Calgary, recognizes the exceptional […]

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As part of its constant endeavour to support immigration, the Government of Canada recently proposed a program to support smaller communities. In January, Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), announced plans to set up the ‘Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot’. The five-year federal immigration pilot will involve communities and selected provincial […]

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Visible minority newcomer women face unique challenges when it comes to finding meaningful employment in Canada, which is why Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a new pilot project to support this vulnerable group of newcomers. When speaking about the importance of this pilot, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said, “Having a job isn’t just […]

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A struggle that many new immigrants face in Canada is getting their international credentials recognized as they try to find work. The Government of Canada has announced that 960 internationally trained newcomers in the Hamilton and Toronto regions will receive financial assistance and employment coaching to help them enter the Canadian workforce. “Helping newcomers get […]

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Are Virtual Career Fairs the new frontier of job hunting? See for yourself at Immigrant Services Calgary’s own Virtual Career Fair. With hundreds of jobs available across the province of Alberta and the rest of the country, you’ll want to check it out. The event will span from October 3rd to 4th 2018. Interested job seekers are […]

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The Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program has seen many recent improvements and is still persistently climbing – in 2019 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will accept 20 000 sponsorship applications. That’s 4 times the number of invites compared to when the program launched in 2014, when only 5 000 applications were accepted. Things are […]

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Nova Scotia launched a new immigration stream that takes a flexible and innovative approach to address the province’s unique labour market needs. The new immigration stream, called Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities, is being introduced on August 8, 2018, and will examine the current needs of the local workforce and invite immigrants who can fill desired positions […]

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