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The Government of Prince Edward Island released a population framework and updated immigration programs to match provincial needs. The province has seen consistent population growth, and the new framework and program adjustments aim to sustain this growth.
On February 21, 2024, the Government of British Columbia held new invitation draws under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) and issued invitations to apply to skilled candidates in the general draw and to
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The Construction Association of Prince Edward Island (CAPEI) is collaborating with the Canadian government and regional partners to tackle the critical shortage of skilled trades in Atlantic Canada’s construction sector. With a $210,000 non-repayable contribution from ACOA’s
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According to a Western University researcher, Canada’s rural communities face population decline unless policies direct immigrants to smaller towns rather than cities. The rural population has been decreasing for over 55 years. For instance, in Ontario,
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On February 19, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) updated the data on immigration inventories and backlogs. According to the last update, there were 2,188,400 applications for permanent residence, temporary residence, and citizenship approvals in all
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Compared to 2022, the previous year recorded a notable surge in Canadian immigrants through the spousal sponsorship program, as seen in the IRCC data. In 2023, Canada welcomed 75,185 new permanent residents, a 17.2% increase from 64,145
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A report for the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer of Canada indicates that immigrants’ incomes are growing faster than other Canadians. Between 2014 and 2018, their relative income increased from 55% to 78% compared to all
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According to a National Bank Financial Inc. report, Canada is experiencing a population trap, where rapid population growth clashes with infrastructure limits, causing the standard of living to plateau. Canada’s population growth in 2023 was 3.2%,
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British Columbia’s population has surged due to international growth, particularly from international students and workers, straining housing supply. Over 80% of newcomers settle in Metro Vancouver, Victoria, the Fraser Valley, and the Central Okanagan. Despite a near-record
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Statistics Canada’s 2022 Longitudinal Immigration Database reveals trends in immigrant retention rates across Canada. Atlantic provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador) saw rising retention rates, while the prairie provinces of Saskatchewan
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