Wednesday 13 September 2017
Tuesday 5 September 2017
IRCC to Invite More Applications Under Parent and Grandparent Program
Wednesday 5 July 2017
At least 28,000 jobs will open in the Northwest Territories within the next 15 years, thanks mostly to the territory's aging population.
A report from the Conference Board of Canada says filling those positions will be a challenge for the N.W.T. On June 30, the Government of the Northwest Territories released a new immigration plan to help address the territory's potential labour shortage.
The five-year strategy is to beef up the existing immigrant nominee program to encourage foreign nationals to settle in the territory, help increase the population, and fill jobs or create new ones. The plan also includes a focus on bringing more francophone immigrants into the nominee program.
According to the Conference Board of Canada, most of the 28,000 job openings — 98 per cent — will be to replace retirees or those moving away from the N.W.T.
More than half of those jobs will require university, college or apprenticeship training. Openings for low-skilled labour positions will represent less than 10 per cent of available jobs.
The nominee program has plenty of room to grow as the territory's population is on the decline.
Thursday 22 June 2017
Bill C-6 has now received Royal Assent and has been passed into law. Some of the ammedments to the Citizenship Act have significant effect on permanent residents who are seeking to become Canadian Citizens, namely:
- Applicants must be physically present in Canada for three out of five years before applying for citizenship. (Used to be 4 years our of 6)
- Applicants may count each day they were physically present in Canada as a temporary resident or protected person before becoming a permanent resident as a half-day toward meeting the physical presence requirement for citizenship, up to a maximum credit of 365 days. (Previously, time spent in Canada prior to becoming a permanent resident did not count towards the physical presence requirement for citizenship.)
- Applicants between 18 and 54 years must meet the language and knowledge requirements for citizenship. (Previously this applied to applicants between the ages of 14 and 64).
The complete breakdown of amendments that Bill C-6 provides to the Citizenship Act can be found here: