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2023-05-17 22:30:37Immigration News Canada New Median Wage For Temporary Foreign Worker Program
https://immigrationnewscanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Temporary-Foreign-Worker-Program-may-17.jpg Last Updated On 17 May 2023, 2:59 PM EDT (Toronto Time) Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has updated the median hourly wage for temporary foreign worker program which will come into effect on May 31, 2023.
To work for an employer in Canada, foreign nationals need to submit an LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) from their Canadian employer, along with their work permit application.
Employers must apply to ESDC for a LMIA under the high-wage or low-wage stream, each with their own procedures, depending on the pay and region.
The provincial or territorial median hourly pay determines if the job is being offered at higher pay or lower pay in comparison to the median hourly wage.
The Canada Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) has shifted to the LMIA Online Portal as the primary means of submitting LMIAs effective April 3, 2023. Jump toLMIA Approved Jobs In Canada-Here Is How To Find One Province-Wise Median Hourly Wage For Temporary Foreign Worker Program Effective May 31Canada Foreign Worker Program Transitioning To LMIA Online Portal Effective April 3 LMIA processing times 2023Below listed are the average LMIA processing times for the month of April 2023. What is temporary foreign worker program (TFWP)?Canadian firms can recruit foreign employees under the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program when they are unable to find competent workers within Canada.
Through its Service Canada processing centres, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) evaluates employer requests to hire temporary foreign workers and conducts Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) to determine the likely impact on the Canadian labour market.
The Program examines regional and occupation-specific labour market data, employers’ recruiting and advertising activities, pay and working conditions, labour shortages, and the transfer of skills and knowledge to Canadians.
After evaluation, ESDC issues LMIA to the employer and allow them to hire a foreign worker. Where can I find Temporary Foreign Worker LMIA Employers ListHere is the latest official list of Employers who have been issued positive LMIAs so far. LMIA Employers List 2022 Q4 (October – December) LMIA Employers List 2022 Q3 (July – September) What is LMIA Online Portal?The LMIA Online Portal is reliable tool to let Canadian employers and their representatives submit LMIA applications to Service Canada.
The Canada Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) will use the LMIA Online Portal to file LMIAs starting April 3, 2023. The post New Median Wage For Temporary Foreign Worker Program appeared first on Immigration News Canada.
2023-05-17 22:16:27CIC News Median hourly wage updated for 2023 Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Median hourly wages in all provinces and territories (except for Nunavut) will increase after May 31st. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration Employers in Canada who are hiring foreign nationals use the provincial and territorial medial hourly wage to know the requirements they must meet for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The […]
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2023-05-17 18:31:47Immigration News Canada Immigration to Canada On Track To Set New Record In 2023
https://immigrationnewscanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/welcome-to-canada-may-17.jpg Last Updated On 17 May 2023, 10:05 AM EDT (Toronto Time) Canada is on track to welcome many more new permanent residents than the annual target set in new immigration levels plan for 2023-2025 based on the latest data as of March 2023.
In November of 2022, Canadian immigration department set a target of welcoming 465,000 new permanent residents for this year, 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024, and another 500,000 in 2025. Canada welcomed 145,330 new permanent residents in first quarter (Jan-Mar) of 2023; even though the overall immigration slowed in the month of February and March 2023. Jump toAs compared to the same time period in 2022 the number of new permanent residents landed were at 113,800.
If this trend continues, then Canadian immigration is on course to make a new record of landing more than 580,000 new immigrants.
As a result, the estimated rate of immigration this year would be 25% more than the IRCC’s target for 2023 and even 16% higher than the highest level set out for 2025.
In January 2023 Canada welcomed 50,905 new permanent residents, the highest number of new immigrants in a single month since 2015.
However, the monthly influx of new permanent residents has comparatively decreased since January 2023.
In February, Canada welcomed 49,645 new permanent residents, while in March this number fell to 44,780 new permanent residents, a 9.8 percent decrease.
This number is expected to drop further because of slower processing due to IRCC strike from April 19 to May 1.
2023-05-17 18:17:37CIC News What happens if my Express Entry profile changes after I receive my ITA?
Occasionally, a candidate’s Express Entry profile, and therefore their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, changes after receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence (PR). If this happens, they must ensure they remain eligible for PR until their electronic Application for Permanent Residence (eAPR) has been submitted. Express Entry is the name of […]
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2023-05-16 22:33:14Immigration News Canada New Canada Inflation Data Indicates Increase Of 4.4%
https://immigrationnewscanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/new-canada-inflation-data-may-2023.jpg Last Updated On 16 May 2023, 12:02 PM EDT (Toronto Time) The new Canada inflation data released today suggests that Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 4.4% year on year, following a 4.3% increase in March.
The increase in headline consumer inflation is the first time since June of 2022.
Higher rents and mortgage interest expenses contributed the most to the all-items CPI increase in April 2023, year on year.
The CPI rose 0.7% month on month in April, following a 0.5% increase in March. Gasoline prices (+6.3%) contributed the most to the overall month-over-month change.
Gasoline prices increased by 6.3% in April compared to March, the highest monthly rise since October 2022 and the largest contributor to the headline CPI acceleration.
However, gas prices in April 2023 were 7.7% lower than in April 2022. Jump to Know About Grocery Rebate Eligibility | New One-Time Payment
Grocery prices climbed at a slower rate in April (+9.1%) than in March (+9.7%), with the slowdown owing to smaller price increases for fresh vegetables and coffee and tea.
Fresh vegetable price rises decreased year on year in April (+8.8%) compared to March (+10.8%), mostly due to decreasing lettuce prices (-3.3%), which had declined from record high in December 2022.
Similarly, coffee and tea prices rose 6.4% year on year in April 2023, compared to 11.1% in March.
Fresh fruit prices grew by 8.3% year on year in April, following a 7.1% increase in March, slowing the decline. The rise was driven by greater growth in orange prices (+12.0%).
In six provinces, prices climbed at a quicker rate in April compared to March. Alberta saw the fastest price rise, owing in part to increasing power rates.
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Major Items New Canada Inflation Data What is inflation? Inflation is the rate at which prices rise over a certain time period. Inflation is frequently assessed in broad terms, such as the overall rise in prices or the growth in the cost of living in a country. What is the inflation rate in Canada now? 4.4% is the Canada inflation rate as of April 2023 which increased from 4.3% in March 2023. Source: Statistics Canada
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Immigration News Canada Top 10 Reasons Why Canada Is The Best Place to Immigrate https://immigrationnewscanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/C.jpg Last Updated On 16 May 2023, 10:31 AM EDT (Toronto Time) Canada is consistently ranked as one of the best countries…
2023-05-16 18:31:59Immigration News Canada Top 10 Reasons Why Canada Is The Best Place to Immigrate
https://immigrationnewscanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/C.jpg Last Updated On 16 May 2023, 10:31 AM EDT (Toronto Time) Canada is consistently ranked as one of the best countries to live in the world.
In fact, it’s often referred to as the “land of opportunity” because of its strong economy, excellent healthcare system, and diverse and welcoming culture.
Here are 10 reasons why Canada is the best place to immigrate as compared to other countries: Immigration-friendly PoliciesCanada has a long history of welcoming immigrants, and its immigration policies are among the most progressive in the world.
As per immigration levels plan 2023-2025, Canada is aiming to welcome nearly 1.5 million new permanent residents.
The country offers a wide range of immigration programs, including Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Here Are Most Common Canada Immigration Options In 2023 Safe and SecureCanada is consistently ranked as one of the safest countries in the world. Its low crime rates and well-funded law enforcement agencies ensure that residents feel safe and secure.
The country also has strict gun laws, which contributes to its low crime rates. Having said that Canada only has 8 cities in world’s 100 most dangerous cities with none of them among the first 50 most dangerous cities. High Quality of LifeCanada offers a high quality of life to its residents, with low crime rates, excellent public services, and a clean environment.
The country has a strong commitment to protecting the environment, and it offers many opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and camping.
The country also has a strong cultural scene, with many museums, galleries, and performing arts centers offering a wide range of cultural experiences. Strong EconomyCanada has a strong and stable economy that offers numerous job opportunities and a high standard of living.
Its economy is diverse and well-established, with sectors such as healthcare, education, and technology offering great career opportunities for immigrants.
The country is known for its high wages and strong labor protections as compared to other countries, making it a great place to work and build a career. Excellent Healthcare SystemCanada offers universal healthcare coverage to all its citizens and permanent residents.
The healthcare system is publicly funded, which means that the cost of medical treatment is covered by the government.
This ensures that all Canadians have access to quality healthcare regardless of their income level.
The healthcare system is consistently ranked as one of the best in the world, making it an attractive destination for those seeking quality medical care. Welcoming CultureCanada is known for its welcoming and inclusive culture. It has a reputation for being one of the friendliest and most accepting countries in the world.
Immigrants are welcomed with open arms, and the country has a strong tradition of multiculturalism.
“Sorry” and “Thank You” are the most common phrases used in a conversation.
This means that people from different backgrounds are celebrated and encouraged to maintain their unique cultural traditions. Strong Education SystemCanada has a strong education system, with top-ranked universities and colleges offering high-quality education to students from around the world.
The country is known for its excellent research facilities and innovative teaching methods, making it a great place to pursue higher education.
The education system is also publicly funded, which means that tuition fees are affordable and accessible to all. Diverse CitiesCanada is home to many diverse and vibrant cities, each with its own unique character and attractions.
Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary are among the largest and[...]
2023-05-16 18:17:46CIC News How Canada works to help newcomer women across the country
In late March, the province of Ontario announced a $768,000 investment in the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW). This funding is intended to help “address [employment] barriers [for women] by focusing on increasing … recruitment, retention, and advancement in non-traditional and/or growing economic sectors” through CCMW’s “Addressing Barriers to Employment for Muslim Women” project. […]
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2023-05-16 06:33:47Immigration News Canada IRCC Will Start Accepting New PTE Core Test In Late 2023
https://immigrationnewscanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/pexels-photo-5940838.jpeg On February 1, 2023 program delivery update for IRCC staff confirmed that PTE (Pearson Test of English) has been approved as English proficiency test.
On May 12, 2023 IRCC updated that Pearson Canada Inc. has changed the name of their English language test to PTE Core.
Pearson Canada Inc. is the designated language-testing organization that conducts PTE.
IRCC will start accepting PTE scores in late 2023 as per the update. There is still no definite date or month as of now.
This update is currently for Canada immigration meaning for all the Economic permanent residency (PR) programs.
Economic programs include all the Express Entry categories, Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), Caregivers, Agri-Food Pilot, Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP), Economic Mobility Pathways Project(EMPP), Atlantic Immigration Program, Quebec Skilled Workers and Business.
PTE will join IELTS and CELPIP as third acceptable English language proficiency test.
In this article, we tried to answer general questions about PTE, CLB levels, and score equivalency with IELTS. How does PTE test approval affect study permit applicants?For SDS (Student Direct Stream) study permit applications, only IELTS (English) or TEF (French) are acceptable by IRCC. IELTS or TEF is mandatory requirement by IRCC for SDS.
For general study permit applications, language proficiency test is usually a requirement for getting enrolled in a DLI (college or university). PTE is already accepted by certain DLIs in Canada to enrol international students.
IRCC requires proof of enrolment in a DLI to accept non-SDS application and language test is a supporting document that must be submitted along with visa application. Canadian Language Benchmark(CLB) For Immigration-All You Need To Know What will be PTE score requirements for Canada Immigration?English proficiency is measured as Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels for Canada immigration.
Below are IELTS General CLB levels for Canadian Immigration.
Below are possible PTE CLB levels score that we generated based on IELTS score comparison:
For Express Entry Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), minimum language requirement is CLB level 7 in all 4 abilities.
Meaning each module of IELTS should have 6 bands to be eligible for FSWP. In regards to PTE, the possible score requirement could be 46 depending on score comparison.
For IELTS magic number of 8 triple 7 (8 in listening and 7 in rest of the modules), PTE equivalent score could be 84 in listening and 66 in rest of the abilities.
Similarly, for Express Entry Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), minimum language requirement is CLB level 5.
So, possible PTE equivalent score for CLB level 5 could be 18 in reading and 29 in rest of the modules. PTE Score Requirement For Express Entry Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Table of ContentsThe post IRCC Will Start Accepting New PTE Core Test In Late 2023 appeared first on Immigration News Canada.
Immigration News Canada Extend Visitor Visa Stay After 6 Months: Here Is Full Guide https://immigrationnewscanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Visitor-visa-extension.jpg Last Updated On 15 May 2023, 9:38 AM EDT (Toronto Time) You must apply for a visitor…