Nova Scotia launches new business immigration streams

Nova Scotia wants to attract more immigrantsNova 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

New program helps skilled immigrants make vital connections

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

New immigration pathway created for international students

Nova Scotia wants to attract more immigrantsInternational 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

Toronto, first GTA municipality to surpass 1,000 matches in program mentoring recent immigrants

toronto_skylineTORONTO, 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

Skilled immigrants critical to innovation; savvy GTA employers tap into this talent pool

TRIEC IS AwardsTRIEC 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

New immigration rules could ease Alberta labour crunch

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.

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Safe environment for children, relatives here attract newcomers to Manitoba

More newcomers moving to Winnipeg in recent yearsBy 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.

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Program connects Halifax immigrants with opportunities

Program connects Halifax immigrants with opportunitiesBy 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.

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