Category Archives: Canadian job market

Temporary Foreign Worker Program Applications Fall By 74%

Following the big changes to the Canadian Foreign Worker Program, the month of August, 2014 saw a drop by nearly three quarters on the same month in 2012 in the number of applications made to hire temporary foreign workers. Speaking during … Continue reading

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Canadian Economist Calls for Employment-Based Immigration Selection Process

A new report by Canadian economist and former Member of Parliament Herbert Grubel calls for Canada’s point-based immigration selection process to be completely replaced with one based on employment. Grubel, who is a Fraser Institute senior fellow and a professor … Continue reading

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Montreal Tops List of Best Cities for International Students

An index commissioned by the Bank of Communications (BoCom), one of the largest banks in China, places Montreal, Canada as the best city in the world for international students. Other Canadian cities that ranked well include Toronto (4th) and Vancouver … Continue reading

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Ontario Government Objects to New Federal Job Grant Program

The provincial government of Ontario says the diversion of federal funds from existing employment and training programs to the new Canada Job Grant program would threaten vulnerable workers including youth and new immigrants. The Canada Job Grant program will spend … Continue reading

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Vancouver Sun: Immigration Costs Canada $20 Billion a Year

In a special to the Vancouver Sun on Tuesday, a Simon Fraser University professor of economics, Herbert Grubel, argues that immigration costs Canadians up to $20 billion a year when all the costs and benefits are tallied. Grubel, who is also … Continue reading

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Canada’s Oil Production to Double By 2030 Thanks to Oil Sands -Report

A new report by Canada’s largest association of petroleum companies projects that the country’s oil production will double to 6.7 million barrels per day (bpd) by 2030 as a result of increased production in Northern Alberta’s oil sands region. The … Continue reading

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Capital City Ottawa Voted as Canada’s Most Boring City

(Via Global BC) Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, beat out five other nominees to be voted as the country’s most boring city in the annual “Boring Awards” ceremony held last Tuesday. Other cities nominated for the most boring title were: Laval … Continue reading

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More New Immigrants Moving to Smaller Cities- Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg Among Most Popular

A Vancouver Sun report published Wednesday, titled Canada’s ‘Big Three’ metro areas lose lustre as newcomers opt for smaller cities, examines the phenomenon of immigrants choosing the Big Three Canadian cities less in favour of Canada’s smaller cities: Released Wednesday … Continue reading

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Taxes Up 1,787% For Canadians Since 1961

Two Canadian economists say taxes are rising faster than wages for typical Canadians, and that the average Canadian family now pays a greater share of their income in taxes than on basic necessities. The report, by Milagros Palacios and Charles … Continue reading

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Immigration Canada Releases Two New Videos for Newcomers

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on Friday introduced two videos to help new immigrants to Canada prepare for life in their new country. The first video, entitled Before Arriving in Canada, explains what immigrants can do before they arrive to … Continue reading

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