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Workers’ salaries continue to rise in Saskatchewan

 the CanadaVisa Team     09 December 2010

Since September 2009, salaries for workers in Saskatchewan have increased by almost five percent, making Saskatchewan the third highest paying province in Canada, after only Ontario and Alberta. This last September, the average earnings per week in Saskatchewan was almost $850, according to Statistics Canada.

Canada continues to assist Haiti in time of need

 the CanadaVisa Team     08 December 2010

The Government of Canada has recently announced they will continue to aid Haiti in the rebuilding of their country. Due to the massive earthquake in January 2010 which devastated the country, Haiti is in desperate need of support to restore many essential services to its citizens.

Canada invests $2 million in Toronto to help newcomers

 the CanadaVisa Team     04 December 2010

Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced today that Canada is investing more than $2 million for improved access to services to help newcomers successfully integrate.

The secret to a successful career in Canada

 the CanadaVisa Team     03 December 2010

A new report released December 1, 2010, has concluded that self-confidence and a can-do attitude are the main determinants to an immigrant's success in Canada. The report was authored by a psychology professor at UBC and an immigrant support group called SUCCESS, based in Vancouver.

Skilled worker immigrants doing well in Canada

 the CanadaVisa Team     27 November 2010

A new evaluation has found that those who immigrant to Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker program are contributing to Canada's economy. According to the evaluation, the biggest predictors of an immigrant’s economic success are having a job already arranged in Canada when applying; the ability to speak English or French; and having worked in Canada before applying to immigrate.

Canada boycotts Durban commemorative event

 the CanadaVisa Team     26 November 2010

The Government of Canada has announced it will not participate in the events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Program of Action (DDPA) in September 2011. Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said, “Our government has lost faith in the Durban process. We will not be part of this event, which commemorates an agenda that promotes racism rather than combats it.”

Tips for settlement and finances in Canada

 the CanadaVisa Team     20 November 2010

It may be very important for newcomers to Canada to manage their finances well. Understanding how banking and finance works in Canada will be a big advantage to potential new Canadian permanent residents. Many new Canadian permanent residents have difficulty accessing credit, which is very often needed to buy a car or a home.

Canada announces funding for Settlement Services in Sudbury

 the CanadaVisa Team     13 November 2010

The Government of Canada is investing more than $220,000 to support the Newcomers Services program at the YMCA in Sudbury, Ontario. This funding, made available through Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC’s) Settlement Program. The YMCA will provide one-on-one support, career counselling, and referrals to community services for newcomers in Sudbury.

Canada hosts international conference on combating anti-Semitism

 the CanadaVisa Team     09 November 2010

The second annual conference of the Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism (ICCA) opened yesterday in Ottawa, Canada. The Government of Canada is supporting the conference, which is bringing together representatives from more than 45 countries.

Record high number of job postings in Saskatchewan

 the CanadaVisa Team     05 November 2010

Saskatchewan's unemployment rate for October was just 5.7%, lower than the national unemployment rate, which is currently at 7.9%. Saskatchewan’s economy continues to fuel job creation—the number of job postings in Saskatchewan is higher now than at any other time during the past two years.