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Canadian Immigration News – Weekly Roundup

In this week’s immigration news roundup: Canada adds 62,000 new jobs, the government pledges increased support of immigration, and launches a new residency program for frontline workers.

In partnership with ITC News, here are the top stories in Canadian immigration news for the week of December 7, 2020.

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SURPASSING EXPECTATIONS, CANADA ADDS 62,000 JOBS IN NOVEMBER

After massive losses in the spring, the Canadian economy continues to claw back jobs but there is a long road ahead to reach pre-pandemic levels. [Read more]

GOVERNMENT TO SPEND $750.3 MILLION TO SUPPORT IMMIGRATION TO CANADA

The $750.3 million to support immigration to Canada is part of a $70-$100 billion economic recovery plan that was announced in the Fall Economic Statement 2020. [Read more]

NEW RESIDENCY PROGRAM FOR REFUGEES WORKING AS FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE WORKERS

Effective December 14, refugee claimants working as frontline healthcare workers in Canada will be able to submit applications for residency. [Read more]

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #169 | 5,000 ITAS ISSUED

5,000 Express Entry candidates have received Invitations to Apply for Canadian permanent residence in the 169th Express Entry draw on December 9, 2020. [Read more]

CANADA 4TH PLACE IN THE WORLD FOR IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION

Moving up from sixth place to fourth, Canada is now in the top five countries in the world for immigrant integration policies. [Read more]

BC INVITES 256 CANDIDATES TO THEIR PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM (BC PNP)

British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invites 256 candidates to apply through five streams of immigration. The restrictions on some occupations relating to hospitality, food service, and tourism remain. [Read more]

ITALIAN YOUTH NOW QUALIFY TO WORK IN CANADA FOR UP TO 24 MONTHS

The bilateral agreement between Italy and Canada will provide youth (18-35) the opportunity to live and work in either country for up to two years. [Read more]

 

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