MANAGING DEMAND: A SUSTAINABLE IMMIGRATION STRATEGY

Immigrants built Canada. And when new Canadians arrive today, our society is enriched. Canada, like other advanced economies, needs immigrants today more than ever, given our aging population. Immigrants are essential to maintaining a young and capable workforce, to ensuring we can find the doctors, construction workers, nurses, and early childhood educators...

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FOREIGN HEALTHCARE CREDENTIAL RECOGNITION

In October 2023, federal, provincial, and territorial health ministers committed to streamline foreign credential recognition so that internationally educated health care professionals can get to work more quickly. On January 15, 2024, the government announced $86 million to support 15 projects through external organizations to increase credential recognition capacity for 6,600 internationally educated health care professionals.

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STABILIZING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INTAKE TO ALLEVIATE HOUSING PRESSURE

To ensure every Canadian student can find an affordable place to live while pursuing their education, the federal government is taking action to stabilize international student intake across the country. By better aligning temporary immigration pressures to a moderate pace, Canada can ensure a better capacity to welcome newcomers.

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SHELTERING ASYLUM CLAIMANTS

While providing asylum claimants with a safe place to live falls under provincial and municipal jurisdiction, the federal government recognizes the need for all orders of government to work together to address pressures on the shelter system. Since 2017, the federal government has provided almost $960 million through the Interim Housing Assistance...

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Adjusting the Balance: Canada’s 2024 Strategy for International Student Distribution

In a significant move to manage the influx of international students, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, has detailed the 2024 allocations for study permit applications across provinces and territories. Following a net zero first-year growth model, the strategy sets a national cap based on expiring study...

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Canada sets new targets for Temporary Residents

This is a Video about the Canadian government setting a target for temporary residents arriving in Canada. It discusses how this is the first time the country will have such a target. The target is a decrease in the temporary resident population by five percent over the next three years.

Hiring Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada: Navigating High-Wage and Low-Wage Positions

In Canada, the process of hiring a temporary foreign worker (TFW) is determined by the wage you plan to offer, classified into high-wage and low-wage positions based on the provincial or territorial median hourly wages. To hire a TFW, employers must apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), which varies depending...

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Canada to adjust temporary measures under the TFWP

The Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program experienced a surge in demand due to the post-pandemic economy, low unemployment rates, and record-high job vacancy rates in 2022. To address those labour shortages, the Program adopted a series of policy changes. With changing labour market conditions and declining job vacancies, the Government is adjusting...

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