Nova Scotia is launching two new business immigration streams to attract international entrepreneurs and to retain international graduates of provincial universities and colleges.
“The launch of the Entrepreneur Stream and the International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream will attract, and help retain, entrepreneurs who create new jobs here in Nova Scotia,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Bringing more entrepreneurs here will strengthen the Nova Scotian economy.” Continue reading
Halifax, May 12, 2015 – The Province of Nova Scotia launched its second new immigration stream this year called Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry. Continue reading
Saskatchewan is streamlining rules for entrepreneurs who want to immigrate to the province.
Jeremy Harrison, who is the minister for immigration, jobs, skills and training, says changes to the entrepreneur and farm category under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program will speed up applications. Continue reading
February 24, 2015, Toronto (TRIEC) – Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) announced the pilot of Connector in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
This innovative program puts professionals (Participants) who have immigrated to Canada in touch with well-connected leaders (Connectors) who want to expand their networks with new talent. The pilot is funded by the Metcalf Foundation. Continue reading
International graduates now have a route to immigrate to Nova Scotia after changes to the Provincial Nominee Program.
Beginning June 6, an international graduate from a Canadian college or university, with a job offer from a Nova Scotia employer, can apply for permanent residency through the nominee program’s Skilled Worker stream.
“This is great news for international students like me who will graduate soon and will be considering their options for what comes next,” said Durgesh Singh, NSCC construction management technology student. Continue reading
Ottawa, January 29, 2014 — As of January 30, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will accept certificates from individuals who complete Ontario’s provincial language training program as proof of language ability for the purpose of applying for citizenship, Continue reading
Ontario is expanding its English as a Second Language (ESL) program in communities across the province to provide francophone immigrants with more opportunities to succeed and find work. Continue reading
TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2013 /CNW/ – Members of the Toronto Public Service and Toronto residents were recognized for their contribution in helping the City of Toronto become the first municipality in the Greater Toronto Area to surpass 1,000 mentee/mentor matches as part of the annual Profession to Profession Mentoring Immigrants Program. Continue reading
TORONTO, July 15, 2013 /CNW/ – The Ontario Human Rights Commission’s (OHRC) new Policy on removing the “Canadian experience” barrier was launched today by Chief Commissioner Barbara Hall in partnership with KPMG. Continue reading
TRIEC and RBC announce winners of 7th Annual Immigrant Success Awards
TORONTO, April 3, 2013 – Canada is facing a serious labour shortage. Our population is aging, the birth rate is slowing and there are fewer people with the requisite skills to fill vacant jobs. Skilled immigrants are a key source for new talent with Statistics Canada predicting that by 2031 Continue reading
February 27, 2013 – Changes to the provincial immigration program will open doors for more families and skilled workers to immigrate to Nova Scotia. Continue reading
By Louisa Taylor – July 18, 2012
OTTAWA — While settlement services for immigrants get high marks from many of the people they serve, francophone and disabled newcomers say they often can’t get the help they need, according to a provincewide survey released Wednesday.
By Jason van Rassel, Calgary Herald – November 1, 2012
An opportunity to do advanced research in biomedical engineering lured PhD student Pierre Wijdenes to Calgary from France two months ago.
Wijdenes, 24, isn’t sure if he’ll remain in Canada when he finishes his research and his student visa expires, but a federal announcement on Wednesday has cleared the way for a greater number of highly skilled foreigners like him to stay as permanent residents if they want.
Wijdenes grew to appreciate Canada’s cultural diversity and Calgary’s proximity to the mountains during a prior internship in the city, and those things may yet play a role in getting him to settle here.
By Adele Dyck, Winnipeg Free Press – October 27, 2012
I immigrated from Paraguay to Manitoba, together with my husband and children, in the summer of 1985. My husband had Canadian citizenship and therefore all our children had Canadian-citizen-born-abroad status. I was the only one who had to go through the entire immigration process of becoming first a landed immigrant or permanent resident and later a Canadian citizen.
The reason we chose Manitoba was simple and practical and it is still the motivation for many immigrant families coming to our province today. My husband’s family had emigrated from Manitoba to Paraguay in 1948, and in the years since then several of his siblings had moved back to Manitoba. We therefore had connections and the all-important initial support to help us get settled and started here.
By Martha Wilson, The Chronicle Herald – October 22, 2012
What do you do if you move to a new place where you don’t have a job, family or friends? You try to plug into an existing network.
Creating that network for newcomers has been the goal of the Connector Program of the Greater Halifax Partnership economic development organization, says Fred Morley, executive vice-president and chief economist with the organization.