04 Jan Vancouver, Toronto, and Edmonton had the highest retention rate for newcomers
Vancouver, Toronto, and Edmonton had the highest retention rate for newcomers
Statistics Canada recently published a study that revealed the retention rate of Canadian cities for immigrants. The study used the data of immigrants who came to Canada in 2014 through tax file analysis from the 2020 Longitudinal Immigration Database. According to the study, Vancouver, Toronto, and Edmonton had the highest retention rates among Canadian cities. Immigrants who moved to Vancouver and Toronto in 2014 had the highest retention rate at 86% staying in the city in the next five years. Edmonton took third place at around 85%.
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Quebec offers merit scholarships for international students
The Government of Quebec offers the Merit Scholarship program for foreign students at the university level, in technical training at the college level as well as in vocational training. The Merit Scholarship program aims to encourage recruitment of the best international students into programs in the province, with a good job and research prospects and allows candidates to benefit from a scholarship, from an exemption from the differential tuition fees paid by international students, and from health insurance and hospitalization coverage.
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The minimum wage in Ontario has increased to $15
Effective January 1, 2022, the government of Ontario has increased the province’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. According to the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, this will benefit over 760,000 workers in the province. This number includes multiple foreign workers and international students working in the province. The minimum wage will continue to rise in line with inflation. Currently, the minimum wage in Ontario is one of the highest in Canada. Higher wages are paid only in British Columbia ($15.20), Northwest Territories ($15.20), Nunavut ($16.00), and Yukon ($15.20).