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How to immigrate to Canada as a Food service worker

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642,000 international students: Canada now ranks 3rd globally in foreign student attraction.

Canada’s international student population has tripled over the past decade to 642,000 in 2019. Canada has moved into third place globally behind the United States of America and Australia.


Canada is now the world’s third-leading destination of international students, with a staggering 642,000 foreign students.
According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data, Canada’s international student population grew by 13 per cent in 2019 compared to the previous year, marking yet another year of double-digit growth. Overall, 404,000 international students saw their study permits take effect in 2019.
Canada’s international student population has grown six-fold over the past 20 years. In the last decade alone, it has tripled.
Canada’s growth is being fueled by the rise in the global middle-class population, with more students looking to pursue educational, and in some cases, immigration opportunities overseas. According to UNESCO, there are now over five million international students globally, compared with around two million in 2000.
Here at home, Canadian colleges and universities have been left with little choice but to recruit more international students in order to sustain themselves financially. Growth among the main cohort of Canadian-born students entering colleges and universities (individuals between the ages of 18-24) has stagnated over the last decade due to Canada’s low birth rate.
While Canada’s population has grown by 11 per cent over the past decade, the 18-24 cohort has only grown by 4 per cent. As such, Canadian institutions need revenues from international students to fund their rising operating expenses.
Canada's Student population

Nearly 50 per cent study in Ontario

Ontario is by far the largest beneficiary of foreign students in Canada. In 2019, it hosted some 48 per cent of Canada’s international student population—nearly 307,000 people.
British Columbia is a distant second, with 23 per cent of Canada’s international students—about 145,000 people.
Quebec is third, with 14 per cent of all international students in Canada—87,000 people.
Manitoba and Nova Scotia have high international student populations on a per capita basis, with some 19,000 international students in each province.
Canada's Student population 2015-2019
Canada's Student population 2010-2014

Prince Edward Island experienced the strongest growth over the past decade

Over the past decade, the Atlantic province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) has experienced the strongest growth among all provinces and territories. PEI’s international student population has grown nearly five-fold since 2010.
Other provinces that have experienced at least a doubling of their international student populations over this period include Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Ontario, and Manitoba.

34 per cent of Canada’s foreign students come from India

Some 56 per cent of Canada’s international students come from India and China.
Indian’s account for over one-third of Canada’s foreign students. Given it has a large middle-class population with high levels of English-language proficiency, India has many international students who are eligible for programs offered by Canadian educational institutions.
This has contributed to Canada’s population of Indian students nearly quadrupling over the past five years. Indian students have also benefited from the federal government’s Student Direct Stream, which fast-tracks study permit applications for nationals of India, as well as China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Pakistan, Senegal, and Morocco.
China is second, accounting for 22 per cent of Canada’s international students. The number of Chinese students in Canada has actually stagnated over the past five years, with India overtaking China as the lead source country in 2018. There are several potential reasons for the stagnation, one of which is that China’s strong economic growth is encouraging more of its students to remain at home.
Rounding out Canada’s top 10 international student source countries are South Korea, France, Vietnam, the United States of America, Iran, Brazil, and Nigeria.
Among the top 20 source countries, the strongest growth rates over the past five years have been posted by India, Vietnam, the Philippines, Colombia, and Algeria.
Canada's Student population by country

Canada moves into third place globally

The United States currently has an estimated 1.1 million international students. Despite concerns that policies enacted by President Donald Trump may discourage international students from studying in the U.S., the country still boasts many of the world’s best universities, which continue to serve as a major magnet for international students.
Australia ranks second globally, with its nearly 700,000 international students. Canada’s 642,000 international students now rank it third globally, ahead of the nearly 500,000 each hosted by China and the United Kingdom.

Why Canada is so attractive to foreign students

Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) research shows that international students choose Canada due to the country’s strong quality of education, as well as its reputation as a multicultural and tolerant society.
Some 60 per cent of international students have also reported to CBIE that they are interested in becoming permanent residents of Canada after their studies.
Canada offers international students one of the world’s most competitive packages, allowing them to work while they study, then obtain a post-graduation work permit to gain Canadian work experience, and then offers them more than 80 economic class immigration streams to choose from.
Another consideration is that while international students pay higher tuition than Canadian students, their overall expenses in Canada are lower than in the likes of the U.S., Australia, and the United Kingdom. A major reason for this is the Canadian dollar is weaker than the U.S. dollar, British pound, and the Euro (the European Union is another attractive destination for international students).

$22 billion and over 170,000 jobs thanks to Canada’s international students

Canadian government research estimates that international students contribute some $22 billion annually to the country’s economy and help to sustain over 170,000 jobs.
Beyond this major impact, international students are set to have an even larger impact on Canada’s economy in the decades to come thanks to the over 80 economic class pathways offered through the likes of Express Entry, other federal programs such as the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, as well as the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). These pathways feature dedicated streams for international students and may also award extra points to international students. This is due to federal government research showing that international students who become immigrants have very strong outcomes in the Canadian economy.
As such, more international students are obtaining permanent residence. For example, in 2019, the Canadian Experience Class, which is designed for international students and temporary foreign workers with Canadian work experience, accounted for 34 per cent of those who became immigrants through Express Entry.
This suggests that Canada may actually be understating the positive economic impact that international students are having on the country.
Beyond their immediate $22-billion annual impact, international students who remain in Canada permanently will help to drive economic growth as both workers and consumers for many decades to come.

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Quebec government expands list of occupations for facilitated LMIA process

More employers hiring in Quebec may be exempt from the LMIA requirement for temporary foreign workers

The government of Quebec published this year’s list of occupations for the simplified processing of Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications on February 24, 2020.
Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration provides an annually updated list of occupations for which employers do not need to advertise an open position before hiring a foreign worker.
Last year, Quebec had introduced regional lists of professions eligible for simplified processing. This year, the government has reverted to a provincial list that takes into account labour needs in all regions of Quebec.
Although many of the occupations that were on last year’s list are on the new list, 116 new occupations have been added and nine have been removed. Some of the newly added occupations include human resources and investment managers, architects, dentists and bakers, among others.
Quebec’s List of Occupations for the Facilitated LMIA is established by Emploi-Québec in collaboration with the Ministry of Immigration and is based on Canada’s 2016 National Occupational Classification (NOC) system.

Facilitated LMIA list for Quebec

Before they can apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), Canadian employers who hire temporary foreign workers must demonstrate that they have advertised an open position through a variety of methods and provide proof of their recruitment efforts.
These efforts may consist of advertising the position for at least 28 days, interviewing eligible candidates and demonstrating to the Government of Canada that no Canadian citizen or permanent resident is ready, willing and able to be hired for the position, which would require the hiring of a foreign worker.
However, Quebec employers who hire for certain positions are not required to provide proof of advertising or recruitment activities. This simplified application procedure is known as a “facilitated” LMIA.
The update to the list of facilitated occupations made public on February 24 came into effect immediately. A transitional period of 30 days is granted to the employer, or their representative, to allow for the examination of an application submitted according to the previous year’s list.
The following are no longer on the list of occupations for the facilitated LMIA process in Quebec:
  • 0513 Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors
  • 1242 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
  • 1254 Statistical officers and related research support occupations
  • 3217 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.
  • 3236 Massage therapists
  • 7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  • 7232 Tool and die makers
  • 9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
  • 9224 Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
Source: CIC news

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There are jobs in smaller cities for new immigrants to Canada.

Smaller cities offer good job opportunities, more affordable housing, and high quality of life

Over the past twenty years, Canada has sought to encourage more immigrants to move to its smaller cities. The main tool it has used to pursue this goal has been the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

The PNP enables provinces and territories across the country to develop their own eligibility criteria for economic class immigrants and then nominate immigrants who meet their labour market needs for Canadian permanent resident status.
The PNP has been effective in reducing the share of immigration to Canada’s three largest provinces (Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia) from 85 per cent when the program was launched in 1999 to about 70 per cent today.

Programs currently in place to promote immigration to smaller cities

On the other hand, Canada’s federal government and its provinces and territories recognize that more work can be done to promote immigration to smaller cities. This is evidenced by the fact that the federal government has launched many new programs in recent years such as the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP), Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP), and plans to launch new programs such as the Municipal Nominee Program (MNP).
Various provinces operate PNP streams to help cities outside of their respective capitals attract more immigrants. For example, Ontario will launch a new Regional Immigration Pilot under its PNP in early 2020. Ontario is pursuing this initiative because nearly 80 per cent of its immigrants go to its capital region (the Greater Toronto Area), which means that many cities across the province struggle to attract enough immigrants to support their economies.

64 per cent of new immigrants went to Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary in 2018

In 2018, 64 per cent of new immigrants to Canada settled in the country’s largest cities (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary). This makes sense since immigrants look for four things and these cities score high in all of these categories: employment opportunities, existing immigrant communities, settlement supports, and adequate infrastructure such as public transportation.
It is clear, then, that Canada has more work to do to help new immigrants understand the benefits of building a life outside of large cities.

Job opportunities in many smaller cities

The main priority for new immigrants to Canada is finding a job. Newcomers are attracted to the economic prospects of Canada’s major cities, but they need to know that smaller cities can also offer excellent opportunities. In fact, they may find better job opportunities in smaller towns because they often have a greater need for workers.
These destinations also have fewer young Canadians, new immigrants and Canadians from other parts of the country to fill the vacancies left by the many aging Canadians who are retiring.
Consider that Canada’s unemployment rate stands at 5.7 per cent, which is historically low due largely to the country’s aging population and low birth rate.
The unemployment rates of the main destinations for newcomers are as follows:
  • Toronto: 5.6 per cent
  • Montreal: 6.0 per cent
  • Calgary: 7.1 per cent
  • Vancouver: 4.8 per cent
Only Toronto and Vancouver are currently outperforming the national average. However, as we will see below, settling in those two cities comes at a significant cost.
Many smaller cities in Canada have lower unemployment rates than the national average, which is something new immigrants should take into account when deciding in which community to build their lives:
  • Moncton, New Brunswick: 5.1 per cent
  • Quebec City, Quebec: 3.5 per cent
  • Sherbrooke, Quebec: 4.7 per cent
  • Trois-Rivieres, Quebec: 5.2 per cent
  • Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario/Quebec: 4.4 per cent
  • Hamilton, Ontario: 4.5 per cent
  • Catherines-Niagara, Ontario: 4.8 per cent
  • Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ontario: 5.2 per cent
  • Brantford, Ontario: 3.8 per cent
  • Guelph, Ontario: 5.6 per cent
  • London, Ontario: 5.6 per cent
  • Barrie, Ontario: 5.2 per cent
  • Greater Sudbury, Ontario: 5.4 per cent
  • Thunder Bay, Ontario: 5.0 per cent
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba: 5.3 per cent
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 5.7 per cent
  • Kelowna, British Columbia: 4.2 per cent
  • Abbotsford-Mission, British Columbia: 4.9 per cent
  • Victoria, British Columbia: 3.4 per cent
An additional advantage for newcomers is that smaller cities have less competitive labour markets, which may enable newcomers to find employment faster than in larger cities.

Housing affordability

Although Toronto and Vancouver are particularly appealing to newcomers, the cost of living is very high. The biggest expense for Canadians and immigrants alike is housing, and in recent years Toronto and Vancouver have become less affordable cities. The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Toronto is now $1,600 and in Vancouver, it is about $1,800. Even if a newcomer can find a higher-paying job in these cities, they will spend much more on housing.
By way of comparison, the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment is about $900 in Moncton, $600 in Trois-Rivieres, $1,300 in Ottawa-Gatineau, $1,200 in Winnipeg, and $1,100 in Saskatoon. Even if you earn a lower salary in these cities, your income will allow you to afford more than in Toronto and Vancouver.

Quality of life

Another major advantage of settling in a smaller city is that newcomers can enjoy a better quality of life than if they had moved to a bigger city. Commute times may be shorter since there is less traffic, and newcomers can access a range of different activities based on their preferences.
Many smaller cities in Canada offer cultural and recreational activities similar to those in larger cities, but also offer outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking and access to beaches. In addition, it can be easier for newcomers to build friendships in such destinations since small communities may be more tight-knit.

Over 80 immigration programs to choose from

Despite the appeal of Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver, new immigrants should give strong consideration to moving to a smaller Canadian city instead. Newcomers have access to plenty of job opportunities in such cities as well as many immigration pathways to choose from. Canada currently offers more than 80 economic class immigration streams, many of which exist to encourage immigrants to build a life in smaller cities.
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New Brunswick Plans To Grow Economy By Boosting Immigration To 10,000 Per Year.

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New Brunswick Plans To Grow Economy By Boosting Immigration To 10,000 Per Year

2020-02-10 – Immigration is the cornerstone of New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs’ plan to boost the province’s economy.
Higgs wants to boost immigration to 10,000 new permanent residents per year by 2027, continuing an upwards curve witnessed since 2017.
New Brunswick welcomed 5,660 newcomers up to November 2019, already more than 1,000 more than the 4,610 welcomed in the whole of 2018.
As recently as 2015, just 2,580 permanent residents were welcomed to the province.
Higgs outlines his vision in his recent state of the province address.
“We know that with the right infrastructure, tax, and policy environment, our province can become a natural magnet for investment,” he said.
“We need to lessen our dependence on incentives, expand our tax base, reach one million in population and lower our median age.”

New Permanent Residents In New Brunswick Since 2015

New immigration-related policies include improving credential recognition for newcomers.
Higgs wants to cut through red tape to ensure immigrants find jobs and open businesses more quickly, increasing chances they will stay in the province.
New Brunswick also plans to open offices in Europe and India to “increase and diversify exports and to attract international talent and investments,” a provincial statement said.
The province currently relies heavily on streams other than the federal Express Entry System to attract newcomers.
Of the 5,660 welcomed between January and November 2019, only 1,630, or 29 percent, came through the federal government’s flagship high skilled candidate selection system.
This means that more than 70 percent came via other avenues, namely the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee ProgramAtlantic Immigration Pilot or via the transition of work or study permit holder to permanent resident.
The NBPNP targets qualified candidates who meet specific economic and labor market needs in the province,
Under the NBPNP, candidates can qualify through one of four categories:
  1. New Brunswick Express Entry Stream.
  2. New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream.
  3. New Brunswick Entrepreneurial Stream.
  4. New Brunswick Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream.
The province transitioned to an online application system for the NBPNP during 2019.
Ottawa plans to make the joint federal-provincial AIP pilot a permanent program in 2020.
The employer-led that aims to bring candidates to the region to fill positions for which Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not available. It has three streams, for high-skilled and intermediate-skilled workers and international graduates

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STEM Careers in Canada: What Are Your Job Prospects?

by Zara Khan

Canada’s job market offers many opportunities to skilled immigrants who have a background in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).
The Canadian government is providing exceptional support to STEM-related research, training, and development, and has introduced multiple plans over the past few years to promote STEM innovation.
One example is its Innovation and Skills Plan. The plan seeks not only to recruit and retain talent, but to create more well-paying jobs for STEM professionals across Canada. It also aims to support new ideas that will drive the nation’s economy in the years to come.
As Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains recently stated, “Our Innovation and Skills Plan builds on Canada’s competitive advantages—a highly educated workforce, unrivalled access to global markets, and a government that partners with business—to create good middle-class jobs for Canadians and [to] position Canada as a global economic leader.”
Additionally, venture capitalists and private businesses are currently investing in these areas to remain competitive in an increasingly global market. The growing popularity of mobile technologies, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing will continue to drive interest in these fields throughout the next decade.
Now is a great time for STEM professionals to develop their careers and improve their skills in Canada.

Are STEM Jobs Available to Immigrants?

Immigrants represent more than half of the population holding at least a bachelor’s degree in STEM, according to a Statistics Canada 2016 research paper published in late 2019. The study also revealed that immigrants account for roughly three-quarters of individuals who hold an advanced degree in engineering and computer science.
Below are a few additional highlights from the report that can help you determine if you should pursue a STEM career in Canada.

Many STEM Professionals Are Immigrants

Many STEM-educated immigrants have chosen to pursue their careers in their new country. In 2016, 54 percent of STEM graduates had immigrated.
Here’s how those numbers break down:
  • Among all engineering and computer science graduates in the country (ages 25 to 64), 61 percent were immigrants.
  • Among all science and technology graduates (ages 25 to 64), 41 percent were immigrants.
  • About 49 percent of STEM professionals with a bachelor’s degree were immigrants.
  • Among STEM professionals with a master’s or doctoral degree, 64 percent were immigrants.
As these numbers reveal, immigrants represent a large portion of the labour supply for STEM-related jobs. As industries continue to expand their portfolios and innovate, there will be a greater demand for people who can fill such jobs. The country must ensure that its workforce can meet the demand by continuing to encourage skilled immigrants to pursue their STEM careers.

Your STEM Education Will Be Put to Work

If you graduated with a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math, there’s a good chance that you will be able to find work here. STEM jobs were divided almost equally between immigrants (46 percent) and native-born Canadians (48 percent) who held a relevant degree.
Nevertheless, there were a few discrepancies. For example, those with a bachelor’s degree in engineering were much more likely to find work if they were born in Canada (66 percent) than if they were migrants (42 percent).
Additionally, the share of STEM workers in a job requiring a university degree was much higher among native Canadians (64 percent) than among immigrants (49 percent).
This study also found that immigrants holding a bachelor’s in engineering felt significantly underutilized in their place of work, compared with their Canadian-born counterparts. (There is a notable exception for immigrants who studied in Western countries; they tended to feel better utilized at work.)
If a job requires candidates to hold a post-secondary degree, immigrants often wind up feeling underutilized once they have accepted the role; that is true for all fields relating to STEM. This issue is greatest for those with a bachelor’s degree and is least significant at the doctoral level.

STEM Jobs Show a Smaller Income Gap for Immigrants

For immigrants, salary is an important indicator of economic integration. In addition to reflecting a level of professional success, a salary can also symbolize how well a person is integrating into the new culture, lifestyle, and workforce.
The Statistics Canada report also offered insights into how well immigrants working in STEM are faring economically.
Listed below are some key findings:
  • The largest income gap between immigrants and Canadian-born respondents was reported by those holding a bachelor’s degree in STEM. The smallest gap was reported among doctoral graduates.
  • STEM-educated immigrants working in a relevant job earned 13.8 percent less than their Canadian-born colleagues.
  • However, immigrants holding a STEM degree reported even more significant earning gaps if they pursued a career outside of STEM. Those individuals accounted for just over half (54 percent) of all immigrants with a STEM degree.
These numbers show less salary potential for those who immigrated before entering the Canadian job market. Nevertheless, STEM professionals from all backgrounds are in high demand throughout the country, and this demand will likely continue.

Which Skills Do Employers Seek from STEM Professionals?

In an increasingly global market, businesses understand the value of innovation. That’s especially true in a country like Canada, where the government has demonstrated a commitment to STEM.
Canadian employers seek the following strengths from STEM professionals:
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Technical acumen
  • Data analysis
  • Ability to swiftly obtain and process information
If you have a STEM education and are seeking a promising career in a new country, consider Canada. You are likely to find a wide range of opportunities.
The next step is learning how to leverage your education and skills to navigate the labour market.
Source: WES.org

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Job Opening in Canada: Food Counter Attendant

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