26 Sep Minimum wages increase in six Canadian provinces
Minimum wages increase in six Canadian provinces
The minimum wage in six Canadian provinces will increase on October 1, 2023. British Columbia and Quebec have already raised their minimum wages this year, while the federal minimum wage went up on April 1. The minimum wage is the lowest wage rate set by provinces and applies to all employees. Ontario’s new minimum wage will be $16.55 per hour, Manitoba’s will be $15.30, Nova Scotia’s will be $15, Saskatchewan’s will be $14, Newfoundland and Labrador’s will be $15, and Prince Edward Island’s will be $15.
Ontario invited ten business candidates under the Entrepreneur Stream
On September 25, 2023, the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) released the new draw results under the Entrepreneur Stream. It was the fifth draw for business candidates of the year. In this draw, the province issued 10 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to business candidates. This round’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was between 136 and 163. The OINP noted that those whose Expressions of Interest were scored by September 20, 2023, were eligible for this draw. This year, Ontario invited 33,000 candidates under all streams of the OINP, including 58 entrepreneurs.
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The Senate of Canada issued a new report on international student program
The Canadian Senate issued a report on improving the international student program in Canada. The report highlights integrity challenges within the program. It suggests various recommendations, including a national review of financial sustainability, increased oversight of educational institutions, raising awareness among international students, improving housing supply, enhancing legal rights understanding, implementing a national policy approach, establishing a nationwide linguistic standard, improving the LOA verification process, amending regulations, and imposing restrictions and sanctions on education agents. The report also raises concerns about the vulnerability of the Canadian post-secondary education sector and the need for greater oversight to ensure a positive experience for international students.
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Immigrants in Quebec are more likely to have degrees compared to Canadian-born Quebeckers
Immigration policies in Quebec are leading to a shift in demographics, with immigrants more likely to have university degrees than Canadian-born Quebeckers. According to a recent analysis by Jack Jedwab based on the 2021 Canadian census, there is a growing gap between immigrants and non-immigrants fueled by these policies. Contrary to stereotypes, the analysis shows that 51.5% of immigrants have at least a bachelor’s degree, compared to 28.5% of the rest of the population. Additionally, immigrants are twice as likely to have master’s degrees and degrees in health sciences.