Category Archives: Labor Market Opinion

Express Entry Update: First non-LMIA/LMO, non-PNP Nomination Invitations have been Released

Close to three months after the new Express Entry system started, and after four invitations, the first set of instructions have been released, where some of the invitees did not have LMIA/LMO’s or PNP nominations. On March 20th, 2015, Express Entry … Continue reading

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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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Canada to make both Irish and UK temporary skilled workers a priority in 2014 through the IEC program

Ireland has had a difficult last six years. The Celtic Tiger Economy refers to the economy of the Republic of Ireland between 1995 and 2000, a period of rapid real economic growth fuelled by foreign direct investment, and a subsequent … Continue reading

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Canada to Encourage Irish Immigration at Jobs Expo Dublin and Jobs Expo Cork

At least seven Canadian companies will have a presence at this year’s Jobs Expo Dublin and Jobs Expo Cork, where they will promote the country as an ideal destination for Ireland’s skilled workers to find work and to settle. The … Continue reading

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Changes Made to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Amid controversy and criticism over a series of incidents involving temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in recent months, including a story that emerged last month of Canadian workers losing their jobs to foreign workers at the Royal Canadian Bank, the federal … Continue reading

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Canadian Immigration Application Fees to Increase

Immigration processing fees are going to increase, according to a proposed federal budget released on Thursday. The cause of the coming fee hikes, according to Alexis Pavlich, a spokeswoman for Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, is Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) … Continue reading

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Changes to Arranged Employment Stream of Federal Skilled Worker Program

Changes will be coming to application requirements under the arranged employment stream of the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) on May 4, 2013, according to an announcement by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) this week. Individuals with arranged employment in … Continue reading

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Canadian Unions Seeking Roll Back of Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Two trade unions have filed an application in federal court to force the federal government to reverse its decision to grant some 200 work permits to temporary foreign workers from China that a Canadian company wants to hire to run a … Continue reading

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Alberta Temporary Worker Program to Expand List of Eligible Occupations

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the provincial government of Alberta jointly announced this week that the Alberta temporary worker pilot program will be expanded to include more occupations. The pilot project began in June 2011 and issues special work … Continue reading

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New Canadian EI Rules Could Affect Number of Work Permits Issued to Foreign Workers

The Harper government is planning to change the federal Employment Insurance program to encourage the long-time unemployed to take available Canadian jobs, which could reduce the demand for foreign workers in Canada’s resource and service industries. Canadian Immigration Minister Jason … Continue reading

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