03 Mar Alberta plans to offer PR to US graduates investing in start-ups
Alberta plans to offer PR to US graduates investing in start-ups
In its second budget, Alberta’s United Conservative Party (UCP) announced plans to foster a positive climate for jobs and businesses and make the province attractive to newcomers. UCP’s budget revealed that it aims to attract graduates from top US universities by offering them permanent residence if they launch start-ups in Alberta. This move is a part of the larger “blueprint for jobs” that the budget outlined.
#Start_up, #business_immigration, #Alberta
Ontario Regional Immigration Pilot will start soon
The new immigration path in Ontario is ready to start. Three rural communities – Municipality of Chatham-Kent; Cities of Belleville and Quinte West; and the City of Cornwall – will be able to invite 50 candidates each to fill the gaps of the local markets within the Ontario Regional Immigration Pilot. To qualify for the pilot, foreign workers must obtain a job offer from the local employer. Cornwall is publishing the available positions online, while the two other communities have not released the vacancies yet.
#Ontario, #OINP, #Regional_Pilot, #rural_immigration
Post Secondary students are the majority of the international student population
According to the final data by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), in 2019, Canada issued 404,165 study permits in total. 294,365 of them were given to Post Secondary international students. 69,700 international students received study permits to study in secondary or less than secondary schools. Another 43,790 study permit holders will study in other types of studies. Finally, in 155 cases, the education level of international students was not stated. Figures from IRCC show that Canada’s international student population grew by 13% in 2019 compared to the previous year, marking another year of double-digit growth. With 642,000 foreign students studying in Canada in 2019, the country is now the leading destination for international students after the United States and Australia.
#International_students, #study_permits, #study_in_Canada
Canada crowned the best country for investments and immigration for two consecutive years
According to the 2019 Anholt-Ipsos National Brand Index (NBI) global ranking, Canada ranked first in immigration and investment for the second consecutive year. Immigration and investment scores are based on five “comprehensive attributes”, namely work life, quality of life, education, investment in the business, and social equality. Anholt-Ipsos collected a total of 20,035 online interviews with adults aged 20 and over from 20 countries and ranked 50 countries based on these interviews. Over the next four years, the level of immigration to Canada will increase to 350,000 annually. In recent years, the Canadian entrepreneurial immigration programs have attracted more foreign entrepreneurs’ attention. The Canadian Start-Up Visa program is the first choice for many IT elites, patent masters, technological innovation entrepreneurs, executives and shareholders.