01 May IRCC announced new measures for Sudanese nationals
IRCC announced new measures for Sudanese nationals
On April 29, 2023, Sean Fraser, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), announced measures to support temporary Sudanese residents in Canada. Beginning April 30, 2023, Sudanese visitors, international students, and foreign workers in Canada can apply to extend their status for free. The new measures also encompass free open work permits that provide access to the job market and significant flexibility to sustain themselves in Canada. Furthermore, the government has eliminated the need to possess a passport or travel document to approve a permanent resident visa and has suspended deportations to Sudan.
IRCC, #Sudan, #Fraser, #Sudanese_nationals
Canada approved 40 more start-ups in February
Canada’s Start-Up Visa (SUV) program, which promotes entrepreneurship and job creation through immigration, had a strong start this year and continued to bring in new permanent residents in February. According to the latest data from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), 100 immigrant entrepreneurs have settled in Canada through the Start-Up Visa (SUV) program in 2023, which is a 5.3% increase from the same period last year. British Columbia and Ontario have attracted the most immigrant entrepreneurs this year – 40 and 30 start-ups, respectively.
IRCC, #SUV, #start_ups, #business_immigration, #entrepreneurs
Most Canadian provinces plan to increase minimum wages in October 2023
Canada’s federal minimum wage in early April increased from $15.55 to $16.65. In addition to this federal-level increase, minimum wage rates will also increase on a regional level in more than half of Canada’s provinces. These anticipated minimum wage increases will take effect on October 1, 2023, and will be as follows:
Ontario – from $15.50 to $16.55
Manitoba – from $14.15 to $15.30
Nova Scotia – from $14.50 to $15.00
Newfoundland and Labrador – from $14.50 to $15.00
Prince Edward Island (PEI) – from $14.50 to $15.00
Saskatchewan – from $13.00 to $14.00
Minimum_wages, #wages, #wage_increase
Immigration helps Canada increase human capital growth
According to the study “Accumulation of Human Capital in Canada, 1970 to 2020: An Analysis by Gender and the Role of Immigration,” immigrant women and men have increased their human capital growth over time. After 1995, immigrants accounted for about 40% of Canada’s overall human capital growth. The study found that 56% of that growth was attributed to immigrant men and 44% to immigrant women. Before 1995, immigrants only accounted for approximately 18% of Canada’s total human capital growth. However, now, immigration is responsible for nearly 100% of Canada’s labour force growth and 75% of its economic growth.