The pandemic has resulted in a decline in employment for much of the Canadian population, but even more for recent immigrants. During the severe economic recession of March and April 2020, the Canadian labor market lost 3 million jobs. From May to July, with the resumption of activity, 1.7 million jobs were regained. According to
Immigrants who obtain permanent residence under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) do better in the labor market than those who immigrate under the Skilled Worker Program foreigners (PTFE) and the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). This is what a study conducted by Statistics Canada in collaboration with Immigration, Refugees,
An overview of the basic costs to apply for the Provincial Nominee Program and Express Entry in 2020. BC PNP recently increased the price of an application for the Skills Immigration stream, but it is still not the most expensive program in Canada. It now costs CAD $1,150 to register for the Immigration Skills component
Canada is experiencing an economic recovery as coronavirus restrictions ease across the country. About 55 percent of the 3 million jobs lost since April were recovered in July, according to the Labor Force Survey. About 419,000 jobs were created in July, an increase of 2.4% from the previous month. Growth was slower compared to June’s
Canada welcomed nearly 19,200 new permanent residents in June 2020. This was revealed in new data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released today. The number of permanent residents (PRs) in Canada in June was much higher than the 11,000 newcomers welcomed by Canada in May and the 4,000 who obtained PR in April.
Compared to major Western countries, Canada has one of the highest percentages of immigrants who obtain citizenship. Citizenship refers to the legal status of a person. Canadian citizenship can be obtained either by birth or through a process called “naturalization”. Immigrants who come to Canada and meet certain criteria may be eligible for Canadian citizenship