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Trump administration red tape tangles up visas for skilled foreigners, data shows

Trump administration red tape tangles up visas for skilled foreigners, data shows The Trump administration is making it more difficult for skilled foreigners to work in the United States, challenging visa applications more often than at nearly any point in the Obama era, according to data reviewed by Reuters.    The more intense scrutiny of the applications for H-1B visas comes ... Read More »

Toronto’s Filipino community celebrates with song and adobo at Taste of Manila festival

Toronto’s Filipino community celebrates with song and adobo at Taste of Manila festival In Toronto’s Little Manila this weekend, barbecue, adobo and karaoke delight the throngs filling the city’s Wilson Heights neighbourhood. Last year, festival organizers say the event drew 350,000 visitors — about as many Filipino residents living and working here in Toronto. Many of those residents came to ... Read More »

Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary among world’s top five most liveable cities: The Economist

Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary among world’s top five most liveable cities: The Economist The Economist has released its annual ranking of the world’s most liveable cities and three of the top five are in Canada. Once again, Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary sit on the list’s third, fourth and fifth spots respectively. At fourth spot, Toronto scored an overall rating of 97.2, ... Read More »

Canadian Economic Growth Will Be Fastest Among G7 This Year, IMF Says

Canadian Economic Growth Will Be Fastest Among G7 This Year, IMF Says The International Monetary Fund expects Canada to lead the G7 for economic growth this year. The IMF raised its outlook for Canada as part of its latest world economic outlook update. It now expects the Canadian economy to grow by 2.5 per cent in 2017, up from its ... Read More »

Overseas visits to Canada surge to highest May ever

Overseas visits to Canada surge to highest May ever Canadians are making fewer trips to the United States, and foreign appetite for travel in Canada has hit its highest May on record. Statistics Canada reported Thursday that Canadians made 3.2 million trips to the United States in May, down almost eight per cent from April’s level and nearly six per cent lower than the ... Read More »

Canada now No. 2 emigration destination for China’s rich: report

Canada now No. 2 emigration destination for China’s rich: report Canada overtook the U.K. for the first time to become the second top emigration destination for China’s rich, according to a well-known poll of the country’s high net worth individuals. The U.S. remains No.1 choice, but “overall, U.S. cities have seen a fall in favour since the Trump presidency,” according ... Read More »

The ultimate hike: three tasters of Canada’s Great Trail

The ultimate hike: three tasters of Canada’s Great Trail When I was a teenager, I met someone who had done the Pennine Way long-distance footpath. And I gazed with awe on him. After all, 267 miles seemed a heroic achievement, requiring several bars of Kendal mint cake and the courage to face aggressive sheep dogs. I recall that man as ... Read More »

Solid Canada job gains in June set stage for next move by Poloz

Solid Canada job gains in June set stage for next move by Poloz Canada’s unemployment rate is down to 6.5 per cent after the economy churned out a better-than-expected 45,000 jobs in June. Most of those gains, however, were in part-time positions. Still, over the course of 12 months, Canada has created 351,000 jobs, most of them full-time.   Read ... Read More »

Justin Trudeau: Canadian PM takes swipe at UK over Brexit and argues it is ‘turning inward’

Justin Trudeau: Canadian PM takes swipe at UK over Brexit and argues it is ‘turning inward’ Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken a swipe at Britain over Brexit and argued the country is becoming increasingly inward-looking. During a press conference in Dublin with Ireland’s newly elected Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, Mr Trudeau took aim at Britain and the US. ... Read More »

Trudeau: Trump, Brexit mean new chances for Canada, Ireland

Trudeau: Trump, Brexit mean new chances for Canada, Ireland Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that his country and Ireland should seize the opportunity to be open and progressive as their big neighbors, the U.S. and Britain, turn inward. Trudeau said there are “tremendous opportunities for countries like Canada and Ireland at a time where perhaps our significant allies ... Read More »