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Canada’s Express Entry immigration system to welcome skilled immigrants from Germany faster than ever before

Berlin, Germany — The Government of Canada successfully launched Express Entry, a modern immigration application management system, this past January. Express Entry gives prospective skilled immigrants from Germany a new and fast alternative for coming to Canada. This new system is designed to get people with the skills and experience that Canada’s labour market and […]

Seven steps to job search

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Many people come to Canada to create a better life for themselves and their families. However, there can often be obstacles in the way such as finding a new job. Although immigrants may be highly qualified in their own country, their credentials may not be recognized in Canada; the fact that they do not have […]

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Jason Kenney Believes Alberta Should Attract Permanent Immigrants

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Jason Kenney Believes Alberta Should Attract Permanent Immigrants Tuesday, 21 October 2014 Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney has urged Alberta government to consider taking efforts in drawing new permanent immigrations and training the current unemployed residents. According to Kenney, doing so would help Alberta take care of the serious lack of labour problems in the […]

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The power of networking in job search

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  Finding a job in today’s economy can be tough, but there are opportunities if you know where to look. The best way to find these opportunities is not through online job boards, the classifieds, or employment agencies—it’s by talking to people around you. Your network of friends, relatives, colleagues, and acquaintances is a valuable […]

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Jobs: Immigrants lag behind Canadian-born in securing a job – Study

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Immigrants are less likely to have a job than their Canadian-born counterparts, according to Statistics Canada. The data agency says the employment rate for what it calls core-aged immigrants (those between the ages of 25 and 54) was 75.6 per cent last year. That lags behind the employment rate of 82.9 per cent for people born in […]

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Policy on removing the “Canadian experience” barrier

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Some employers ask people applying for jobs if they have “Canadian experience.” That can make it much harder for people new to Canada to find work. Some “regulatory bodies” (such as the professional associations for accountants or doctors) also ask for Canadian experience. The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) believes that asking for Canadian experience […]

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How to fix the foreign worker program

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By Carol Goar Opinion/Commentary The floodgate broke in a flash. All the doubts, suspicions and fears Canadians had been holding back for seven years came spilling out on April 6 when CBC News reported that the Royal Bank of Canada was replacing 45 of its long-time employees with foreign temporary workers. As more facts filtered out, it became […]

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Newcomers with science background face high unemployment: report

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  BioTalent Canada recently released a new Labour Market Information (LMI) report focusing specifically on Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs). The report indicates IEPs possess critical skills that are currently in demand in biotech, yet 44.3% are unemployed. 51.8% of employers say hiring IEPs improves innovation. This new report “Talent Opportunities: Bringing Newcomers to Canada’s Bio-economy” identifies challenges faced by IEPs […]

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Seven steps to getting a job in Canada

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Many people come to Canada to create a better life for themselves and their families. However, there can often be obstacles in the way such as finding a new job. Although immigrants may be highly qualified in their own country, their credentials may not be recognized in Canada; the fact that they do not have […]

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What are big oil and gas companies looking for?

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James Edwards, TransCanada Corp.’s manager of corporate talent strategy By Baisakhi Roy Named one of Canada’s Best Employers for New Canadians in 2013, energy infrastructure company TransCanada Corp. has hired more than 400 people in Canada this year. Focusing on natural gas and oil pipelines, as well as power generation, the Calgary-based company is looking […]

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