Archive for December 19th, 2008

Immigrants welcome to apply

Our listing shows who’s doing the best job in hiring and integrating immigrants

Want to know who are the most immigrant-friendly companies in Canada? A new top 20 list called the Best Employers for New Canadians offers some good hints.

Selected by Mediacorp Canada and the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, in partnership with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council , the 20 companies who made the 2008 list are setting the standard in hiring internationally trained immigrants, and ensuring a smooth transition into the Canadian workplace.

Chosen out of 200 Canadian companies representing employment fields such as financial, high-tech, engineering, health care and academics, some of the winners, such as national financial institutions CIBC are not surprising, while others are smaller regional firms you may not have even heard of. Large or small, all of these 20 companies are leading the way in opening their doors to newcomers.

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The following information applies to those persons who will be doing charitable or religious work seeking to enter Canada. Applications are fee exempt.

the Religious nonimmigrant visa category provides a specific nonimmigrant visa category for temporary religious workers who, before, had to enter Canada under other visa categories. The Religious nonimmigrant religious worker visa category is for:

an alien, and the spouse and children of the alien if accompanying or following to join the alien who (i) for the two years immediately preceding the time of application for admission, has been a member of a religious denomination having a bona fide nonprofit, religious organization in Canada; and (ii) seeks to enter Canada for a period not to exceed 3 years to perform the work described in subclause  or paragraph which is work in a religious vocation or occupation.

The Religious nonimmigrant visa category provides a distinct visa category for ministers of religion, professional workers serving in religious vocations and occupations and for other religious workers who are employed by religious, non-profit organizations or related tax-exempt entities as defined by sections of Canadian  Revenue Code.

To qualify for the Religious nonimmigrant visa category, the foreign national must have been a member of the religious denomination in Canada for two (2) – years preceding the petition. The foreign national must be coming to Canada to carry on the vocation of minister of religion, work at the organization’s request in a religious vocation or occupation in a professional capacity or work for such qualifying organization in a religious vocation or religious occupation.

The extent to which a particular position is a “religious vocation” or “religious occupation” that serves a “traditional religious function” within an organization is expanded upon in the regulations. However, for the creative practitioner, the regulations should be viewed merely as guidelines and not as mandates.

If you are a national of a country whose citizens require a temporary resident visa then you should include your passport when submitting your documentation. If you do not require a visa, a photocopy will suffice.

All applicants must submit the following documents:

1.  Application form – Each applicant must submit a fully completed and signed application FORM  which should include a day time telephone number. Please write Charitable Worker  at the top right corner of your application. A separate application form is required if your spouse wishes to apply for an open work permit. Please refer to the Worker Section home page.

2.  Photographs – Two passport sized photographs of yourself. Please write your name on the back.

3.  Offer of Employment – This should be an official up-to-date letter from a Canadian non-profit, religious or registered charitable organisation showing the charity registration number and indicating your job title, duties, salary (if any) and dates of employment. Note: email are not acceptable.

4.  Detailed CV.

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Reasons to choose Canada

Canada has been often rated as the best country in the world to live in.
For almost a decade (up to the year 2001), Canada was ranked number one among 175 countries in the United Nation’s Quality of Life survey.

Today, Canada maintains one of the highest life standards. According to the 2004 UN Human Development Index, Canada was ranked fourth overall.

The United Nations Human Development Index (HDI) examines the health, education and wealth of each nation’s citizens by measuring:
   life expectancy
  educational achievement — adult literacy plus combined primary, secondary and tertiary
   enrollment; and
   secondary and tertiary enrollment; and standard of living

The UN also computes a Gender-Related Development Index that extends the HDI to take into account gender differences in the ranking criteria. Canada ranks well in this category: 2nd in 2002, 1st in 1997, and 2nd in 1996.

Canada is a country with incredible resources and clean environment. Canada has the best educated people and the highest literacy rate in the world. Canadians live longest than anyone on the planet, together with the peoples of Japan and Iceland. Canadian cities: Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, Quebec, Edmonton – are the most beautiful, clean and safe cities in the world.

Canada offers unlimited opportunities to the coming immigrants as a fast growing, modern, industrialized nation. With the highest standard of living, Canada is one of the richest countries and keeps getting better.

To benefit from this environment, a newcomer must bring the trade or skills, which this country needs, or alternatively some kind of business experience with some capital to become part of the business community. The immigrants in this country have a history of enriching the economic and social climate with their hard work and skills.

You should consider immigrating to Canada, if you are wishing for a carefree and enjoyable future for yourself and your children, and to enjoy in a congenial environment an opportunity to give your children good schooling and a good education, and at the same time improving your career prospects.

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People from USA coming to Canada reach a 30 Year High

The number of immigrants from United Staes accepted into Canada reached 10,942 in 2006, a 30-year high and almost double the number of Americans admitted in 2000. By contrast, the number of Canadians admitted to the United States in 2006 dropped sharply from the previous year, falling to 23,913 from 29,930. This pattern suggests the drain of Canadian brains south of the border may be a reducing.

Jedwab pointed to the economic downturn in the United States as a top possibility for the trend, followed by social and political considerations. Also the booming Canadian economy along with the strong Canadian dollar may be playing an important role as well.

In 2006, 4,498 people were admitted as economic immigrants, which means they need to collect sufficient points to gain entry. This narrowly outpaced the 4,468 immigrants brought in under family-reunification rules. Ontario continued to be the principal destination for American immigrants in 2006 (5,705), followed by British Columbia (2,435) and Quebec (1,006). Alberta was fourth with 980.

Most of the well educated immigrants are now coming from United States. Canada is enjoying an upswing as a preferred destination for Americans, many of whom are increasingly well educated. In 2006, 49.5% of American immigrants held a bachelor’s degree or better, up from 46% in 2000.

The poll also indicated that 92% of Americans had a favourable view of Canada, making it the top pick among 25 foreign countries listed.

Most recent immigrants to Canada are settling in the 5 largest Canadian cities. Approximately 80 per cent of Canadian immigrants have chosen to settle in Canada’s five largest urban centres including Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary and Ottawa. The census metropolitan area of Toronto attracted the largest share of new immigrants, nearly 3 times greater than its share of the total population in Canada. The trend toward immigrant settlement in these three urban centres has been growing over time. A Statistics Canada study shows that the most important reason for choosing a particular destination in Canada is because family and/or friends are already there. The second most important reason is whether there are good job prospects in the area.

Immigrants have further contributed to the increase in the visible minority population in the large urban centers of Canada. In Canada, visible minorities are defined as “persons, other than Aboriginals, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.” The term is used as a demographic category used by Statistics Canada in connection with that country’s multiculturalism policies. In 2001, 49% of the Vancouver population and 42.8% of Toronto’s population were visible minorities. In March 2005, Statistics Canada projected that the visible minority proportion will comprise a majority in both Toronto and Vancouver by 2012. According to Statistics Canada’s forecasts, the number of visible minorities in Canada is expected to double by 2017.