Extending temporary measures under Temporary Foreign Worker Program  

eAwaz Canada News

Gatineau – Canada’s economic recovery and critical labour shortages in key sectors are driving higher demand for workers under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). In response, the Government of Canada is taking a balanced approach to improving the program, with measures designed to respond to emerging labour market needs while also protecting Canadian workers. That is why the Minister …

Doubling immigration program for out-of-status construction workers in GTA

eAwaz Local News

Mississauga—The Government of Canada continues to deliver innovative immigration measures, such as creating pathways for out-of-status migrants, to help Canadian employers address critical labour shortages. In 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), in partnership with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), launched a permanent residence pilot program for 500 out-of-status workers in the construction industry in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Building …

Canada welcomes historic number of newcomers in 2022

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Government reaches target of 431,645 new permanent residents Ottawa—Canada has experienced one of the fastest recoveries from the pandemic, thanks in large part to our approach to immigration. Newcomers enrich our communities, and contribute to our economy by working, creating jobs and supporting local businesses. Recognizing their value, the Government of Canada planned to welcome 431,645 new permanent residents in 2022. Sean …

Bank of Canada increases policy interest rate by 50 basis points

eAwaz Local News

Ottawa – The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 3¾%, with the Bank Rate at 4% and the deposit rate at 3¾%. The Bank is also continuing its policy of quantitative tightening. Inflation around the world remains high and broadly based. This reflects the strength of the global recovery from the pandemic, a series …

PM congratulates François Legault, Coalition Avenir Québec on re-election

eAwaz Canada News

Ottawa – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued the following statement on the results of the provincial election in Quebec: “On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to congratulate François Legault and the Coalition Avenir Québec on their re-election. I look forward to continuing to work with Premier Legault and the Government of Quebec to address issues of …

Easier access to PRs to help address doctor shortages

eAwaz Health

New Glasgow —Doctors from all over the world who choose to come to Canada and work in our communities play a vital role in keeping us healthy and ensuring local access to family physicians at a time when our aging population needs it the most. As provinces and territories seek to attract and retain more foreign-trained doctors to help address shortages, …

Minister Alghabra to mark National Trucking Week 2022 

eAwaz Canada News

Ottawa – Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, issued the following statement: “The last two years have shown us how important it is to have strong and resilient supply chains that remain strong in the face of unexpected disruptions, such as severe weather or a global pandemic. “Truck drivers play a crucial role in making sure Canadian families get the goods …

Deputy PM Chrystia Freeland Visits Brampton Truckers

eAwaz Local News

Brampton – Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland visited KJS Transport in Brampton as part of a cross country tour to share how the government is making life more affordable for Canadians. The event organized by the Ontario Dump Truck Association (ODTA) featured a facility tour followed by remarks. The Minister was joined by local MPs Shafqat Ali, Ruby Sahota, Maninder Sidhu and Sonia Sidhu. …

Minister O’Regan discusses labour shortages, support for workers 

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Gatineau – Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., met virtually with provincial and territorial labour ministers to discuss priorities in workplaces across Canada and collaboration with all levels of government to better support workers. Minister O’Regan spoke with his counterparts about the changing labour market and the challenges that labour shortages are creating across all jurisdictions. He welcomed a presentation …

MICHELIN Guide destination

eAwaz Lifestyle

Toronto – The representatives from MICHELIN Guide visited Toronto to announce that the city would become the first MICHELIN Guide destination in Canada and the sixth in North America. Mayor John Tory was joined by representatives from MICHELIN, Destination Toronto, Destination Ontario and Destination Canada at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, 60 Yorkville Ave. for this exciting announcement. As one …