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Starting today, some Canadian companies can bring in foreign workers in as little as 2 weeks

Starting today, some Canadian companies can bring in foreign workers in as little as 2 weeks A federal program to allow Canadian companies to bring in foreign workers within two weeks officially started June 12. The plan, which was fleshed out in the federal budget, is part of Ottawa’s so-called Global Skills Strategy, an effort to help Canadian employers attract ... Read More »

World Happiness Report: Norway tops list, Canada is 7th happiest country in the world

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World Happiness Report: Norway tops list, Canada is 7th happiest country in the world If you want to go to your happy place, you need more than cash. A winter coat helps — and a sense of community. A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth, Americans are getting sadder, and it takes more than just money ... Read More »

Canada’s ‘merit-based’ immigration system wins Trump’s praise

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Canada’s ‘merit-based’ immigration system wins Trump’s praise Canada’s immigration system, which President Trump praised Tuesday night, has served as a model for countries around the world because it focuses more on immigrants who can contribute to the economy than those with little more than family ties. About 63% of those granted legal permanent residence in Canada — the final step before becoming ... Read More »

The people moving to countries that fit their politics

The people moving to countries that fit their politics There have been times when Nick Heilmann has looked around his hometown and wondered if there’s a single person there who thinks the way he does. In August, when the US presidential election came down to two candidates, neither of whom he liked, Heilmann and his family decided to move from ... Read More »

European Parliament’s trade committee endorses Canada’s free trade deal

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European Parliament’s trade committee endorses Canada’s free trade deal A planned EU-Canada free trade deal moved closer to reality on Tuesday after a key committee advised the European Parliament to give its backing after months of protests and heated debate. The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is seen as a test of Europe’s ability to forge future trade ... Read More »

Bank of Canada Governor – More trade and immigration good for Canada’s prosperity

Bank of Canada Governor – More trade and immigration good for Canada’s prosperity Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz used a history lesson Tuesday to make a case for a policy mix frequently promoted by the federal government – an openness to more foreign investment, immigration and free trade. In a prepared speech, Poloz said Canada has seen these ingredients ... Read More »

New immigration rules make it easier for Americans to work and stay in Canada

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New immigration rules make it easier for Americans to work and stay in Canada Changes to immigration rules quietly announced a few days after the U.S. election will make it easier for Americans to come to work in Canada, and easier for them to move toward citizenship once they’re here, immigration lawyers explain. Would-be immigrants (who aren’t refugees or family ... Read More »

320,000 newcomers came to Canada in past year, highest number since 1971

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320,000 newcomers came to Canada in past year, highest number since 1971 More than 300,000 newcomers arrived in Canada in the past year, the highest number since modern record-keeping began, new estimates show. In the past year to July, 320,932 immigrants landed in the country, the largest annual number since at least July, 1971, when comparable records started, Statistics Canada said in ... Read More »

Retirement-driven skills shortage to slow growth of Canadian manufacturing

Retirement-driven skills shortage to slow growth of Canadian manufacturing The future of Canadian manufacturing growth will be impacted by a shortage of skilled workers. A recent study of manufacturers across the country by Canadian Skills Training & Employment Coalition (CSTEC) and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) found significant growth challenges related to skills shortages, training and succession planning. The report, ... Read More »

Trudeau markets Canada as tech hub in bid for global investment at Davos

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Trudeau markets Canada as tech hub in bid for global investment at Davos In the midst of economic upheaval both at home and abroad, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was remarkably upbeat as he called upon global billionaires and leaders of worldwide corporations to invest in Canada, saying the country has more to offer than oil and natural gas. Taking centre ... Read More »