Curso Online sobre Imigração para o Canadá

Options for Permanent Residence

Discover which immigration program is best for you

Attend a free online session that explains:

New federal programs from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)

Changes to existing programs

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

These sessions are live and you attend online. A Government of Alberta immigration specialist will be available to answer your questions.

Changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Program

Pelo que tudo indica, teremos uma nova lista de profissões e um número limitado de vagas por profissão...

 With new criteria for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) set to take effect in May, many prospective immigrants may already be preparing to apply.
However, future FSWP applicants should be aware that CIC expects to announce three important elements of the FSWP in April that will have an impact on the application process, including:

  • a cap on the number of applications that will be accepted in the first year;
  • a new list of priority occupations; and
  • the organizations that will be designated to conduct educational assessments.

Applicants who prepare their application before this information is announced do so at their own risk. Applications that do not meet the criteria that will be announced in April will not be processed.
On December 19, 2012, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced significant changes to the FSWP. In addition, the Minister announced that the new FSWP would be opened up for applications on May 4, 2013. A pause on applications, except for those from certain PhD students and those supported by a qualifying job offer, has been in place since July 1, 2012.


Alberta employment continues to rise


Target Canada recently held a hiring fair, for its Chinook and Shawnessy Target locations, at the Delta Calgary South in Calgary.

CALGARY — Employment continued to rise in Alberta in February keeping the province’s unemployment rate at 4.5 per cent — the second lowest in the country behind Saskatchewan’s 3.8 per cent.

Statistics Canada reported Friday that 4,200 new jobs were created in Alberta during the month which was up 0.2 per cent from the previous month. Year-over-year, there were 52,900 new jobs created in the province, up 2.5 per cent.

In the Calgary census metropolitan area, the unemployment rate rose from 4.9 per cent in January to 5.0 per cent in February. On a monthly basis, the region created 2,300 new jobs, up 0.3 per cent. On an annual basis, 23,100 new jobs have been created for an increase of 3.1 per cent.

Nationally, the federal agency said the unemployment rate remained at 7.0 per cent.

Across the country, employment rose by 50,700 from the previous month for a 0.3 per cent gain. Year-over-year, it was up by 1.9 per cent or 336,200 positions.

Robert Kavcic, senior economist with BMO Capital Markets, said the February employment report was strong.

He said Canadian employment has now grown by an average of more than 30,000 per month over the past seven months, with only one hiccup (January) over that period.

Sonya Gulati, senior economist with TD Economics, said February’s tally “put the Canadian job creation engine back into production mode, a welcome development.”

“Hiring intentions are also being expressed by businesses, suggesting that the job growth number will remain positive, albeit modest, in the months ahead,” she said.  


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