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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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Breaking: International Women’s Day – Two Women of Courage

Updated: March 10, 2023, 11:40 A.M. Ottawa, Ontario   “…story of survival, a new lease at life, family reunification, and renewed hope. God is good.” – Narima Dela Cruz   Teodoro Alcuitas Editor, Philippine Canadian News.Com As the world celebrates International Women’s Day this month, it is fitting to celebrate the courage of two mothers

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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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Manitoba recruiting Philippine nurses

Winnipeg, Manitoba Second province next to Saskatchewan to recruit nurses Teodoro Alcuitas A delegation of Manitoba officials headed by Filipino-Canadian Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) Jon Reyes is currently in the Philippines in a bid to recruit nurses to work in the province. The delegation will be in the Philippines for five days –

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‘Record-breaking’ number of newcomers in Canada for 2022

Ottawa, Ontario  Over 431,000 target for new permanent residents met  By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez The Government of Canada believes it made one of the fastest recoveries from the pandemic due to its approach to immigration. Newcomers enrich our communities, and contribute to our economy by working, creating jobs and supporting local businesses, the Immigration, Refugees

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Winnipeg songwriter and poet pays tribute to Prof. Jose Maria Sison

Winnipeg, Manitoba Until the Next Rising, The Final Storm! Levy Abad (Dec 17, 2022) To be hated by lords and oppressors To be calumnized by wolves Attacked by traitors and snakes Jailed, tortured, slayed by butchers Such is the path of revolutionaries To be embraced by the exploited workers Esteemed by enslaved serfs Wept upon by patriotic

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Filipino nurses to be deployed in Saskatchewan

Regina, Saskatchewan Canada Health Minister: ‘Our recruitment plan is working’ By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez In an effort to reduce emergency room waiting times and give relief to overworked health workers in Saskatchewan, more than 70 nurses from the Philippines were hired to work in the province through a bridging program by the Health Ministry of Canada.

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Canada lures more skilled workers through Express Entry mode

Ottawa, Ontario Job classification list adds 16 occupations to address labour shortage, economic security concerns By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez The Canadian Government is working to welcome more newcomers who bring the skills its economy needs to help address acute labour shortages across the country. Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced the implementation

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Canada to attract more immigrants until 2025

Plan is launched to help address labour market shortages By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez Canada hopes to attract more immigrants to address its labour market shortages which it sees to be “causing uncertainty for Canadian businesses and workers.” “Last year, we welcomed the most newcomers in a single year in our history. This year’s immigration levels

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