17 Nov Ontario closed the 2020 intake for the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream
Ontario closed the 2020 intake for the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream
On November 16, 2020, the website of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) officially announced the closure of the intake for the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream in 2020. According to the government of Ontario, the province has reached the registration intake limit for this year. This stream allows foreign workers who possess a job offer in certain in-demand occupations to apply for a nomination of Ontario. The eligible occupations for this stream are in such fields as agriculture, construction, trucking or personal support work, etc. In total there are 23 NOCs approved for In-Demand Skills Stream. In 2019, OINP issued nominations to 19 candidates in this stream. Next year, Ontario may process this stream through the new EOI system.
#Ontario, #OINP, #PNP, #Employer_Job_Offer, #occupations_in_demand
New Brunswick has updated the Guide to the New Brunswick Express Entry Stream
On November 16, 2019, the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) has updated its official guide to the New Brunswick Express Entry Stream. The new guide includes some minor updates regarding the eligibility criteria and application processing and distinguishes the requirements for candidates working for a New Brunswick employer and candidates enrolled in a New Brunswick post-secondary institution. In addition, NBPNP will occasionally invite candidates directly from the Express Entry pool in response to the changes in the New Brunswick labour market needs.
#New_Brunswick, #NBPNP, #skilled_workers, #PNP, #Express_Entry
Prince Edward Island will increase the minimum wage
On November 10, 2019, the Prince Edward Island government reminded about the increase of the minimum wage by 15 cents to $13.00 per hour that will be in effect on April 1, 2021. The current minimum wage in the province is $12.85 per hour. The official statement of the provincial government noted that the minimum wage rate is indexed to the province’s consumer price index, rounded to the nearest five cents. The Employment Standards Board reviews minimum wage annually and provides their recommendation to the Government after the review is complete. The Atlantic provinces harmonize the date of effect of any minimum wage rate increase to April 1.
#Prince_Edward_Island, #PEI, #minimum_wages
Tourism as a source of work for youth and immigrants
One of the industries most affected by the coronavirus is tourism, due to the closure of borders, travel restrictions, and hygiene and infection control measures, which plunged activity to historic lows. Although it is too soon to determine the future of the tourism industry once the current emergency situation is over, Statistics Canada published a report on the role this sector played in the country’s economic and job activity before the pandemic. The tourism industry emerged as one of the most committed to making Canada’s much-touted diversity a reality. Tourism jobs held by immigrants represented 27.6% of all existing jobs in the sector in 2019. British Columbia with 35% and Alberta with 34.3% are the provinces with the greatest participation of immigrants in tourism jobs. On the other hand, Newfoundland and Labrador with 8.4% and Nunavut with 7.2% had the lowest participation of foreign workers in this sector.
#tourism, #COVID_19, #immigrants, #British_Columbia, #Alberta