31 Jan Top 10 countries of origin of the Canadian immigrants in November 2019
Top 10 countries of origin of the Canadian immigrants in November 2019
In November 2019, 25,100 foreign nationals were given the status of Canadian permanent residents. Most of those newcomers came to Canada from India – 6,210 immigrants or 24.74% of the total number. The second-largest source of new PRs were the Philippines – 1,915 newcomers or 7.63%. China was the third biggest country of origin of immigrants in November – 1,895 immigrants or 7.55%. Pakistan is the place of origin of the fourth largest group of new Canadians – 915 newcomers or 3.65%. Nigeria became the fifth largest nation of immigrants – 910 or 3.63%. United States of America – 840 (3.35%), Syria – 660 (2.63%), France – 580 (2.31%), Eritrea – 530 (2.11%) South Korea – 475 (1.89%). In total, as of November 30, 2019, Canada granted PR to 320,300 immigrants.
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Canada closed Visa Application Centres in China due to coronavirus outbreak
Canada has closed its Visa Application Centres (VAC) in China and cancelled appointments in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak. According to Visa Facilitation Services, a private company authorized to process Canadian visa applications, all eleven of its centres will be closed until February 3. Their reopening depends on further notifications from Chinese authorities. These centres are located in Beijing, Shenyang, Jinan, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu, Kunming and Wuhan, the city in Hubei province at the heart of the new coronavirus outbreak. In addition, the Canadian embassy in China issued an emergency notice stating that starting from January 29, Canadian embassies and consulates will be operating with reduced staff until further notice.
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Three Canadian schools make top 100 business school list in the world
Recently, the “Financial Times” released the 2020 ranking of the top 100 business schools, and Canada has 3 business schools on the list. This year, three Canadian business schools were shortlisted for the Top 100. The Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario has risen from 94th to 87th in 2019. The average salary for alumni who graduated three years ago is $109,390. McGill University’s Desautels School of Management slipped from 87th to 91st a year ago, and the average salary of alumni who graduated three years ago was $104,581. The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management dropped from 85 in 2019 to 94th. The average salary for alumni who graduated three years ago is $99,360.
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The number of newcomers from South Korea on the rise
The largest number of Koreans in the last five years obtained Canadian permanent residency in 2019. According to IRCC, 5,765 Koreans got Canadian PR from January 1 to November 30, 2019, an increase of 20% compared to all of 2018. Immigration experts said Canada’s culture, which values diversity and a qualified welfare system, might play a major role in the increase. India sent the greatest number of newcomers (80,685) to Canada, followed by China (28,560) and the Philippines (26,200).