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IRCC launches Global Skills Strategy

On June 12, IRCC announced the launch of the Global Skills Strategy. The Strategy aims to provide a faster, more predictable process for attracting top talent to Canada, while in turn creating economic growth and middle-class jobs for Canadians. Foreign workers coming to Canada temporarily can have their applications processed in two weeks. This includes […]

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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Career Watch: Three top industries in Canada

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The largest manufacturing sector in the country is the automotive industry. Canada is one of the largest exporters of automobile equipment and goods due to its position within NAFTA. Leading equipment manufacturers and global automakers operate in Canada, among which General Motors, Toyota, and Ford. Leading bus and track manufacturers have also located in Canada, […]

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Canadian economy creates over 40,000 jobs in December 2012

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The Canadian economy generated over 40,000 jobs in December 2012, according to the latest Labour Survey published by Statistics Canada. While a majority of these jobs were created in the province of Ontario (33,000), Manitoba (5,200), Saskatchewan (4,000), Newfoundland and Labrador (2,700), and Prince Edward Island (1,300) also recorded significant job increases.The only province to […]

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Immigrant Enterpreneur – Challenges of Self-Employment

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Recent research has found that immigrants are by definition “risk takers” who are willing to try new things and are highly motivated to succeed, often for the sake of their families. Interviews with dozens of successful immigrant entrepreneurs found that they all shared the following traits: keen sense of adventure, reverence for education, love and […]

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Canada in acute need of foreign trained nurses

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An aging population combined with a shortage of nurses is a dangerous combination for the Canadian health care sector. The number of practicing nurses is declining worldwide and in Canada, the shortage of nurses is causing longer hospital wait times and a decrease in the quality of service provided. Canadian nurses themselves are part of […]

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