Quebec announces changes to Skilled Worker Program

  Quebec announces changes to the Skilled Worker Program   Last week, the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (MIDI) of Quebec announced that the changes in the eligibility criteria for permanent residency under its provincial skilled worker would begin implementation on March 8, 2017. Like other Canadian provinces, Quebec has its rules for acquiring foreign...

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4 Documents you need to prepare for arrival if you’re entering Canada on the IEC visa

  4 Documents you need to prepare for arrival if you’re entering Canada on the IEC visa      International Experience Canada (IEC) is a temporary residence visa allowing applicants to work and live in Canada. These are offered by the federal government of Canada to applicants generally between 18 to 35 years of age. This visa is available only to nationals for citizens of certain countries...

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The Canadian dream is the new American dream

  The Canadian dream is the new American dream  “The great American dream has moved to Canada,” declares social entrepreneur, international development reform advocate, and writer Scott Gilmore in his latest essay in the Canadian news magazine Maclean’s. But even Americans would agree that Canada, their closest neighbor that has been just the “other Norther American country” for many years in...

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Canadian Government reveals Atlantic Immigration Pilot details

  Canadian Government launches Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program On July 4, 2016, the federal government and the premiers of the Atlantic region struck a deal to enhance Atlantic Canada’s economy by supporting innovation and resource-based enterprises and augmenting job-creation and availability. The deal, called the Atlantic Growth Strategy, is divided into several phases. The first of which...

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Latest Express Entry Draw - Largest Draw & CRS Points Requirements Decline Further

The latest Express Entry draw held on Wednesday, March 1, recorded the lowest minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required for this year, marking a fifth straight draw of decline for the federal nomination scheme. The 3,884 candidates needed only 434 CSR points to qualify for an Invitation to Apply (ITAs) from the federal government.  It was also the highest number of ITA issuance...

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How to build credit history as a new Immigrant in Canada

  New immigrant? This is how you build your credit history in Canada   Starting a new life in a new country is difficult, especially if you don’t have enough money to do it. In a 2015 study conducted by the Bank of Montreal Wealth Management, it was revealed that over almost 20 percent of immigrants arrive in Canada without savings. Also, a large percentage of those who have a bit of cash end...

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8 Steps to Landing a Job in Canada

How to land a job in Canada   Landing a good job is every new immigrant’s worry. Who wouldn’t be anxious about getting a stable and decent job after deciding to live in a foreign country?    One of the common mistakes made by immigrants is being overly complacent with looking for a job once they get here. It’s true that the government of Canada has a vacant post (tons of them actually) for...

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How to write a Résumé for Canadian Employment

Writing a Canadian-Style Résumé   One of the reasons why new immigrants find it hard to land a job in Canada is that they fail instantly on the first step: writing a résumé that wins over Canadian employers. A new immigrant or foreign worker in Canada planning to work in country must know how to prepare and present an appropriate Canadian-style résumé. Some ground rules:   Be concise...

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A Newcomer’s Guide to Opening a Canadian bank account

  Opening A Bank Account in Canada   Having a local bank account is important for someone who decides to live and work in a foreign land. Most Canadian employers would require their employees to open a local savings or checking account for payment as an international account would mean additional foreign transaction charges. A local account would also make it easier for you to apply for...

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Ontario Announces Updates to its Immigrant Nominee Program

BREAKING: Ontario reopens their International Masters and PhD Graduate Streams    The government of Ontario has kicked off the year with a flurry of updates, and at the center of these is its very own platform for helping locally-based employers to acquire foreign talents, the aptly named Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).   February updates   The latest of which is the reopening of...

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