US election results could impact immigration to Canada
As government prepares to lay out targets, Canadians are feeling skittish about any planned increases.
Calls mount, frustration grows over Trudeau’s promise to help Hong Kong
No new pronouncements despite Chinese authorities’ having conducted several waves of arrests as part of a crackdown on pro-democracy activists and media.
Movement seeking status for asylum seekers in essential jobs say August will be pivotal
Trudeau said the federal government was working to recognize asylum seekers who were deployed to COVID-19 front lines
Canadians exempt from new US visa rules: immigration lawyers [UPDATED]
A liaison committee with US Customs and Border Protection has confirmed the exemption.
Trump signs immigration order featuring numerous exemptions
Critics accuse him of being driven more by politics than policy as he tries to rally voters in an election year.
Better access to immigration needed to address worker shortages: CFIB
Study shows more than 75% of SMEs have had difficulty hiring workers over the past five years due to skills and labour needs.
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Quebec accepted 40% fewer skilled workers in first half of 2019
Province suffers from labour shortages in all regions, business groups wants 60,000 immigrants a year.
Testy exchange between Quebec immigration minister and UN rep
Jolin-Barrette denies saying refugees were a burden as province moves to reduce the number of newcomers.
You need to find workers? Increase wages: Quebec’s Legault
Premier facing pressure from industry groups over reduced immigration that’s aggravating labour shortages and hurting economic growth.
Quebec business lobby says more immigrants needed
Province needs about 60,000 immigrants a year – 20,000 more than the government plans on accepting in 2019.
Mexicans launch friendly defensive to deflect US tariffs
Tactics on display in social media respond to an economic and diplomatic emergency.
Long delays for temporary foreign workers as demand spikes
Low skill stream waiting more than 100 days, high-wage stream 85 days.
Trudeau credits immigration for Canada’s growing tech sector
Also cited the federal government’s investments in education and research as reasons for success.
Shrunken protest convoy leaves Ottawa after second day, enjoying Tory support
The United We Roll convoy rolled into Ottawa to protest energy policy, among other issues.
AP FACT CHECK: Defending border wall, Trump misstates facts
Associated Press examines his statements on Twitter and at a Cabinet meeting about immigration and other matters.
Businesses question CAQ plan to cut immigration amid Quebec labour shortage
The target number would mean a 24% drop from the roughly 52,400 immigrants Quebec accepted last year.
Quebec MP Maxime Bernier quits Conservatives, lays rhetorical waste to party
Divisive politician plans to start his own party.
Is the flow of asylum seekers at Canada-US border a ‘crisis’?
Canadian Press assesses the accuracy of Scheer’s contention. Verdict: full of baloney.
Launch of Global Talent Stream could get a boost from Trump
US president’s H-1B visa review bodes well for new Canadian immigration program.
US labour force would shrink without new immigrants: Pew Research
The number of US-born working-age adults with US-born parents will account for a smaller share of working-age population as Boomers retire.
Canada offering temp permits to those stranded by Trump ban
White House officials say permanent Canadian residents can enter the US if they have a valid documents.
Plans for middle class aimed at preventing anti-trade backlash, Trudeau says
PM acknowledges Canadians are not immune to anxiety fuelling anti-globalization, anti-trade, anti-immigration sentiment.
Canada’s technology sector to get boost from fears about Trump
Trade and immigration could spark a US brain drain to the north.
Panel recommends boosting immigrant targets to 450,000
But immigration minister says target would be costly and might not find broad national support.
Gates praises Trudeau’s approach to immigration
Microsoft co-founder says Canada’s willingness to accept thousands of Syrian refugees is good for business.
Canada aims to spread Chinese immigrants across country
An aging Canadian population needs more young blood to propel the economy, especially outside of big cities.
McCallum to make new promises to help refugees at UN meeting
Immigration Minister to announce Canada will look at ways to expand admittance of post-secondary students.
Report recommends next steps immigration policy
C.D. Howe Institute cites unintended consequences of recent changes.
How many permanent residents will Canada accept?
Five things to watch for in the federal Liberals’ immigration plan.
Lagging immigration reform in US good for Canada
Ottawa uses green card obstacles to attract US-educated tech-sector talent.
Foreign credential requirements eased for 10 occupations
Agreement with provinces will help lessen the need for temporary foreign workers.