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Labour unions: Nurse Asuncion ‘Sonny’ Arrojado was the first Filipina to head a major Canadian union

Updated:June 2, 2023, 1:36 PM Analysis Can history be repeated? Teodoro Alcuitas On the sidelines of the Canadian Nurses Association’s  (CNA) annual general meeting (AGM) on June 15, 2023, it is proper that we look back at its history. The first elected president of the CNA (then known as National Federation of Nurses’ Union) was […]

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Canadian province doubles invitations to migrant skilled workers for 2023

Newfoundland and Labrador’s population sees significant increase due to international migration By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador is seeing a steady growth in its international migration, with figures hitting 95.9 per cent from 2022 to 2023. Parallel to this growth, the province received an allocation of 3,050 which is double

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More than 200 Filipino nurses get conditional job offers

Saskatchewan’s “aggressive” action plan delivers results in communities across province By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez Saskatchewan’s second in-person recruitment mission to the Philippines in mid-March resulted in 236 conditional job offers extended to Registered Nurses (RNs) from Manila and Cebu. The second mission how now brought nearly 400 Filipino RNs who are committed to joining the provincial

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Saskatchewan increases budget to bring health care workers from the Philippines

Province also makes largest SINP allocation of 7,250 nominations By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez To support the province’s Health Human Resources (HHR) action plan, its 2023-2024 budget increased by $5.2 million to meet its targets for the said period. These funds will support expansion of post-secondary training seats available to Saskatchewan students to address future needs

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Canada creates new pathway for skilled refugees to address labour shortage

Toronto, Ontario Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot to start in summer 2023   Charmaine Y. Rodriguez To welcome vulnerable people and provide them a better future while giving Canadian employers access to an untapped talent pool, Canada will launch a new economic pathway this summer to hit two birds with one stone. During a keynote speech

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Canada extends work permits for foreign nationals who are about to lose status

Toronto, Ontario Extension aims to help employers find and retain workers amid period of economic recovery and growth By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez The Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship gave international graduates with a recently expired or expiring post-graduation work permits (PGWP) additional or extended work permits to stay longer and gain additional work experience

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Women immigrants get help to land jobs in tech sector

Updated:March 16, 2023, 8:20 A.M. Vancouver, B.C. $1.1 million funding will assist them in job placements, mentorship, counselling By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez In time for Women’s Month, the Government of Canada announced that internationally-trained women with Information Technology (IT) backgrounds will have more chances of finding a job under a program designed for racialized newcomer

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Canada opens application processing centre in Manila

Plan to increase immigration levels is part of its Indo-Pacific strategy Charmaine Y. Rodriguez Calling it a way of getting the advantage in the “global race for talent,” Canadian Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser said the centre will help achieve the country’s goal of welcoming a record number of newcomers to fuel

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Canada keeps “no need to exit” rule for visitors who get job offers

Ottawa, Ontario IRCC extends special policy for another two years By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez Foreign nationals who are in Canada as visitors and who receive a valid job offer will continue to be able to apply for and receive a work permit without having to leave the country. Visitors applying under this public policy who

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Book to help Filipino immigrant kids to be used in Winnipeg schools

Winnipeg, Manitoba “Where is Winnipeg?” aims to help in integration of newcomers By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez The Winnipeg Schools District has included a book written by a Filipino-Canadian author into its new bilingual Filipino school program.  Author Darlyne Bautista, who was also a former school trustee, said she is very happy that her book will

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