Three Weeks Before EI Exemption For Self-Employed Expires

There is a little over three more weeks to take advantage of an exemption to the newly introduced Special Employment Insurance (EI) Benefits programs for self-employed people in Canada. The programme offers certain types of EI benefits – maternity, parental, sickness and compassionate care – to self employed people. It does not include payments that regular employees receive when they are … [Read more...]

Canada’s French Province Wants More Indian Students

Canada’s key French province of Quebec is on an offensive to attract more students from India and other nations. The Quebec Premier Jean Charest made the announcement recently in India that foreign students who complete higher studies in his province will be given a Certificate of Selection which in effect will put them on a fast track to obtaining Canadian citizenship. At present, one has … [Read more...]

Language Fluency, Teamwork Can Affect Immigrant’s Career Mobility

Two dollars and eighty cents Canadian. This is the difference in the hourly wage of an immigrant Canadian with a degree and a ‘non-immigrant’ Canadian of equal qualifications and training. Career Success of Immigrant Professionals: Stock and Flow of Their Career Capital A new study that has appeared in the International Journal of Manpower says a non-immigrant professional would get about $ … [Read more...]

Call for Canada to Bring in More Indian Students

India can expect more attention from Canadian universities and even the government’s officials responsible for immigration. This, after an expert study called for dedicated effort to woo Indian students, not just as a source of foreign exchange, but also as an investment in cementing firm political, economic and cultural relationships with an emerging powerhouse. In his study, titled ‘A New … [Read more...]

Ontario’s Record on Integrating Skilled Immigrants

Audiologists and speech-language pathologists. These are two professions that have the most number of foreign trained personnel in Canada’s Ontario province. The province’s independent Fairness Commissioner’s latest report says more than a third of the almost 3,200 professionals in this sector were trained abroad. The report tracks the performance of the 34 regulated professions and how they … [Read more...]

Jobless Numbers Go Up

The numbers keep rising. This is the fact when it comes to unemployment in Canada. Statistics Canada says that in May of this year, 778,700 people were receiving employment insurance - or EI which is actually unemployment insurance. Compared to the previous month, this was a 9.2 percent increase. This is a severe increase, compared to the increase of just under three percent that April … [Read more...]

Employer’s Roadmap to Help Hiring of Skilled Immigrants

The Canadian government has come up with a new tool kit to help local employers hire and retain foreign trained professionals. The Employer's Roadmap aims to help employers find qualified immigrants to fill their vacancies. The Roadmap is full of links to resources that range from seeking the Labour Market Opinion, should they want to fire someone directly from abroad, to interpreting … [Read more...]

Jobs With Future 2 – Nursing

Canada needs nurses. Lots of them. According to Health Canada and the Canadian Nurses Association, Canada might need up to 113,000 nurses by year 2016. Generally, the shortage of nurses is a worldwide phenomenon, for reasons ranging from increasing population to diseases becoming treatable. And in many countries, such as Canada, the population is also ageing, and therefore demand for … [Read more...]

Jobs With Future 1 – Seniors Homecare

Seniors Homecare This is one of the sectors set to see rapid growth. According to the Canadian Homecare Association, more than 600,000 Canadians of age 65 and over received homecare in 2007, and this is a 51 percent increase over the figure in 1997. And over the next twenty years, the ratio of Canadians older than 65 will rise from one in ten to one in four. And as health and retirement … [Read more...]

Canada to Reduce Immigration Intake?

Canada might consider reducing the number of immigrants it will allow if the current economic downturn continues. That the numbers will go down is not confirmed, but the federal immigration minister, Jason Kenney, recently expressed his worry about bringing in newcomers to face a country in economic turmoil. At present Canada's unemployment rate stands at 7.2 percent and the trend is … [Read more...]

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