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Canada announces First-Ever Express Entry invitations for skilled newcomers with STEM experience

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Recognizing the immense value and transformative potential that STEM professionals bring to the country, Canada's Express Entry system is now tailored to provide a streamlined and efficient pathway for individuals with expertise in these critical fields. By prioritizing the invitation of skilled newcomers with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) experience, Canada aims to meet the growing demand for talent and fill key positions that contribute to the nation's economic growth and technological advancement


Canada announces new immigration stream specific to health workers

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Communities across Canada need health workers. The health field is one of several key sectors of Canada’s labour force which is facing unprecedented shortages. To help respond to this challenge, last month, Minister Fraser announced new changes to Canada’s flagship economic immigration program, Express Entry. Now the Government of Canada can issue invitations to apply for permanent residency in Canada to candidates from particular fields or with specific skills, training or language ability.


New investment for Collège La Cité and Colleges and Institutes Canada to provide pre-arrival services for newcomers

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Pre-arrival settlement services are key to setting newcomers up for success in Canada. They provide newcomers with the information and support they need to make informed decisions about their new lives in Canada before they arrive, which helps them successfully transition to their communities and find work faster.


New investment in the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia to provide pre-arrival services for newcomers

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Pre-arrival settlement services are key to setting newcomers up for success in Canada. They provide newcomers with the information and support they need to make informed decisions about their new lives in Canada before they arrive, which helps them successfully transition to their communities and find work faster.


New measure to benefit foreign workers looking to improve their skills

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Every year, thousands of temporary foreign workers bring their skills to Canada, helping to drive our economy and fill critical labour market gaps. While they play an important role in Canada’s prosperity, foreign workers sometimes face barriers in the types of study programs in which they can enrol to pursue their dreams and create new opportunities.


New investment for Collège La Cité and Colleges and Institutes Canada to provide pre-arrival services for newcomers

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Pre-arrival settlement services are key to setting newcomers up for success in Canada. They provide newcomers with the information and support they need to make informed decisions about their new lives in Canada before they arrive, which helps them successfully transition to their communities and find work faster.


Canada expands the Francophone Mobility Program to increase Francophone immigration

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Francophone immigration is at the heart of the Government of Canada's priorities. The country has always been a forerunner in its initiatives to welcome as many French-speaking nationals as possible, by implementing innovative initiatives to foster the contribution of newcomers to minority communities and thus maintain the social fabric of our country.


Canada opens new economic immigration streams for skilled refugees and other displaced people

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Refugees and other displaced individuals are forced to restart their lives when they flee their home country, but they should not have to start from scratch, particularly when it comes to acquiring skills, training, experience and education. Through the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP), Canada is tapping into talent that is too often overlooked by creating more opportunities for skilled refugees and other displaced individuals to immigrate and to use their education, training and experience to continue their careers in Canada.


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