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.