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More skilled workers are now eligible for expedited visas to Australia

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke announced that 22 new job categories will be added to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL), which is intended to attract critical workers to the country. Chefs, civil engineers, and software developers are among those whose visas are now being prioritized for processing. The occupations added to the priority list include: …

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BIG NEWS from Canada as Individuals with Permanent Residence can travel to Canada as of TODAY

Immigration is still critical to addressing Canada's long-standing demographic challenges and labour market shortages and it will be a critical component of the country's post-pandemic economic recovery. Any foreign national with a valid Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) may travel to Canada beginning June 21, 2021. Foreign nationals who held a valid COPR issued …

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The first phase of vaccine certification for visitors entering Canada will go live in July

As the travel industry pressures the government to relax travel restrictions, the federal government plans to launch the first phase of its vaccine certification program for visitors entering the country next month, according to CBC News. According to a federal government source with direct knowledge, a new feature on the ArriveCan app will go live in early July. Accordi…

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Job Vacancies in Canadian Health Care have reached an All-Time High as a result of the Pandemic

Despite increased demand as a result of COVID-19, Canada continues to be short thousands of health-care workers. Vacancies in Canada's health-care and social-assistance sectors have reached an all-time high. According to a Statistics Canada study, there will be 100,300 vacant positions in these sectors by the end of 2020. Labour shortages in health care have long been a p…

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Canada intends to lift the quarantine on exempt travellers by early July

Canadians and exempt travellers who are fully vaccinated will soon have an amended quarantine requirement when arriving from abroad. Travelers who are already exempt from travel restrictions, according to Health Minister Patty Hajdu, will not have to quarantine for the full 14 days if they have received a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine within 14 days of arrival. The h…

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Migration to play an integral part in Australia’s economic recovery

Alex Hawke – Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services, and Multicultural Affairs – was the special guest at the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry's online conference yesterday (ACCI). During the hour-long meeting, Minister Hawke gave an update on migration plans and explained how the government is adjusting its skilled migration program to respond…

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How many provincial nominations will be issued by Ontario in 2021?

Each Canadian province is entitled to issue a certain number of provincial nominations to support permanent residency applications each year. Ontario's allocation for 2021 was recently released. The federal government has granted Ontario the authority to issue 8,350 nominations, plus an additional 250 for temporary foreign workers working in occupations with a National Oc…

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As local job opportunities dwindle, skilled South Africans are seeking employment abroad

Despite Covid-19 and the associated lockdowns, many international markets are seeing a surge in recruitment as optimistic businesses prepare for an economic recovery. According to Rob Ridout, an international job search consultant, local professionals are eager to work abroad for a variety of reasons. They primarily want to live somewhere safer, not only for increased …

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Saskatchewan invites 269 Occupations In-Demand candidates

On May 25, Saskatchewan issued an invitation to 269 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. Candidates who may be eligible for a nomination from the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), specifically the International Skilled Worker category, received invitations. Saskatchewan targeted candidates in the Occupations I…

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A scarcity of Skilled Foreign Workers is jeopardizing Australia's Hospitality Industry's recovery

More Australians are eating out as coronavirus restrictions relax, but industry leaders are calling for immediate access to skilled workers from overseas to alleviate a national shortage of chefs, restaurant managers, and sommeliers. The hospitality industry also heavily relies on front-of-house workers from other countries, including students and working vacationers. Th…

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