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US Immigration Policy has Employers Looking to Canada for Job Growth

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US Immigration Policies Make Companies to Move to CanadaWith the employment-based immigration programs in the US falling immensely, companies have been turning to Canada, a friendly country, as an alternative, seeking foreign talents in the nation’s race to be a more powerful technology hub.

In a recent Harris poll, 65% of employers expressed that immigration policy in Canada is considered to be more favorable than the US.

Harris was enlisted by a tech firm Envoy to survey more than 400 companies of different industries in the US. It was seen that there was agitation among the American companies that relied on the Immigration programs to fill their shortages in the tech field.

Canada on the rise

According to the CBRE report, more tech jobs were added by Toronto than Washington DC, Seattle and Silicon Valley combined. This is not surprising as the country has been marketing itself with its accommodating immigration policy, especially when it was announced that the country plans to receive about 350,000 foreign migrants yearly.

From Envoy’s survey, 35% of the employers said that more employees are being sent to Canada and more immigrants are being hired. Also, 38% of companies have considered expanding their businesses in Canada.

Meanwhile in the United States

Since the announcement of the “Buy American, Hire American” executive order, President Trump has been firmly controlling the US legal immigration system.

Programs like H-1B visa, which has gone through changes have made some companies jumpy, especially the big technology companies which drew its benefits from there. Only 12% of survey respondents replied that the Immigration system in the US had no impact on their companies.

Inefficiency and uncertainty were the most commonly cited frustrations received by the Immigration process.

Despite all the concerns regarding the Immigration policy in America, about 80% of employers still hold an exception that their foreign citizens’ headcount will either increase or remain the same in 2019.

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Quebec Demands Relaxed Rules around Temporary Foreign Workers

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Quebec Demands Relaxed Rules around Temporary Foreign WorkersAs the dispute regarding the best way to handle Quebec’s labor shortage continues, the government of Quebec is calling on the federal government of Canada to relax rules governing temporary foreign workers.

For weeks now, Quebec has been struggling with Ottawa regarding a call for lower immigration levels by the province as well as a federal compensation of $300million for the latest entry of irregular immigrants into the province. Earlier this week, the government of Canada announced the release of $114million to cater for the entry of thousands of asylum seekers in the country but the details of what each province will receive wasn’t revealed.

The latest source of tension between the two governments, federal and Quebec, borders on temporary foreign workers (TFWs) with the province calling for the change in rules as a result of its labor shortage.

Thousands of Job Openings

Officials of the two governments met in the province on 28 Jan 2019 to discuss the demand by the province to make the approval process of TFWs faster as well as making it easier for employers to get their service. The governments are in discussion regarding the best way to fill an estimated 120,000 unfilled job openings that are in Quebec at the moment.

The government of Quebec wants employers to have greater control over studies that must precede the hiring of temporary workers. The studies, labor market impact assessments (LMIA), helps to confirm that the employer truly needs the workers and that no worker is available in Canada for such a job.

A spokesman for Simon Jolin-Barrette, Quebec Immigration Minister, said the goal of the province is to reduce bureaucracy surrounding the issue of temporary workers hence helping Quebec respond more efficiently to labor market needs.

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All Canadian Provinces Saw a Rise in Job Vacancies in 2018’s 3rd Quarter

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All Canadian Provinces Saw a Rise in Job Vacancies in 2018's 3rd QuarterA new report released by Statistics Canada showed that an increase in job vacancies was experienced by all Canadian provinces in the penultimate quarter of 2018.

Over the three months, July 1 to September 30, 2018, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec reported the most significant year-on-year increases.

An estimated 550,000 job vacancies were in Canada during the quarter, representing an increase of 83,000 job vacancies in comparison to the same quarter in 2017 according to Statistics Canada.

Speaking about the 2018 third-quarter figures, the agency said it is the eighth consecutive quarter to have a year-on-year rise in the number of job vacancies as well as the rate of the job vacancy.

Breakdown for the Provinces

quarter when compared with the 2017’s. The job vacancies increased by 31,020 openings, almost half of which was in the health care and social assistance, manufacturing sectors as well as accommodation and food services. Quebec was only second to Prince Edward Island in the rise in the job vacancy rate, increasing from 0.7% to 3.2%.

For Ontario, the job vacancies increase was 12.2%, representing an increase of 22,465 over the same quarter in 2017. The greatest increase was seen in the province’s health care and social services sector.

Job vacancies rose by 19.4% in British Columbia – 17,950 over the same quarter in 2017. The construction sector led the increase in this province.

The other two in the top five are Alberta and Atlantic Canada province of New Brunswick with an increase of 5,100 and 2,140 job vacancies respectively.

These gaps were filled with the help of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). PNP allows each province to nominate skilled workers in line with its peculiar needs for permanent residence.

In 2018, Canada set a new entry record into the country and is still working to achieve a higher target against 2021.

This is good news for immigrants all over the world that desire to move to Canada as this year will see a higher movement into the country according to plan.

To get your possible Immigration options, approach Immigration News now, and we will also evaluate your profile with our Immigration experts and advise you whether you are qualified to apply or not.

Moving to Canada to be much easier in 2017

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Moving to Canada to be much easier in 2017The Annual Immigration Target of Canada in 2017 is out and it says a figure of 300,000 immigrants have flocked to Canada. However, many people think that the rates would be even higher, as there is huge spurt in the number of migrants these days. It is a matter of fact that the target was same for the year 2016 when the government of Canada had the goal of bringing in 56,000 refugees from Syria.

The immigration plan consists of different aspects which show the numbers of immigrants expected from different categories. Statistics reveal that there are 172,500 immigrants from Economic category, 84,000 immigrants from family category and 40,000 refugees which add up to a total of 300,000 immigrants. In 2017, numbers of refugees is expected to decrease while the economic immigrants are expected to increase.

These figures can extend up to 320,000 as the upper limit set for economic immigrants are 183,500. If it is likely to go by this figure then the score for Express Entry System would be further decremented. According to the hypothetical condition, in 2017 the economic admission may face a decrease of component of about 25%. It will reflect upon the allowance of 55,275 new admissions in Canada coming from the categories like skilled worker, Canadian experience class, post graduate students and Atlantic Immigration Plot Program.

It is also expected that international students who had graduated from Universities based in Canada will be able to secure an ITA without a LMIA, when they are submitting an application for Permanent Residence (PR).

The larger number of invitations can only get positive response if the CRS score will be decreased. New rules will help the postgraduate students to settle down in Canada only with the permanent residency. This in turn will create a whole new category with 5,000 applications. If this system is continued to follow then it will be very much easier to move to Canada through Express Entry System in 2017.

Toronto: Desired Destination for Educated Experienced Americans

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Toronto Desired Destination for Educated Experienced AmericansAccording to LinkedIn Reports, Toronto is one of the most desired destinations where Americans choose to live and work. The city has been marked third after London and Sydney. A research was done with the help of 25,000 Americans about where they want to settle since 2010. There are different factors for choosing Toronto – safety, schooling, health care, job prospects, culture and diversity to name a few. There were ten cities shortlisted where Toronto was placed at a third position.

Although this city has not been chosen by ambitious American university students for career prospective, it has been ranked high by the experienced professionals. Toronto has also been ranked highly as the ‘best place to live’ in a survey conducted by high profile publications.

According to the ranking produced by The Economist magazine, Toronto stands on the fourth position among the most ‘livable’ cities. This survey was done on the basis of infrastructure, culture, environment, health care, education, and stability. However, the Melbourne city topped the list.

With an overall score of 97.2 out of 100, Toronto scored behind Vancouver city. However, it is still ahead of the city Calgary by 0.6 marking. Toronto needs to progress in terms of infrastructure to lure more qualified people to be part of this city.

Moreover, the reports submitted by BBC reveals the fact that Toronto is the most diverse city in the world which includes half of its population from outside the Canada including 230 different nationalities. The total population of Toronto accounts to 2,576,030 which have 1,252,210 immigrants.

This has also been suspected that political motivation can also be the reason of people moving to Canada. According to the Google search report, hike in search ‘how to move to Canada’ was seen when Donald Trump was nominated in the race of presidential elections. It can be concluded that many people are finding their way out of America very soon.

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