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Quebec looks to fast-track permanent residency for francophone immigrants

CBC News · Posted: Nov 09, 2022

Quebec could be accepting more immigrants — but only if they're francophones.

Premier François Legault's government, which was firmly opposed to increasing the number of immigrants, might create a new program or category that would target immigrants who are already in Quebec, Radio-Canada is reporting.

With record Canadian immigration targets, housing fears soar, but anxieties are unfounded, experts say

Yvette Brend · CBC News · Posted: Nov 08, 2022

Finding enough workers to assemble pre-built walls and floors at the Etobicoke plant where Paul Askett manages manufacturing is a grind. 

He's hoping that a record wave of new Canadians expected over the next three years will help. Demand for the factory's product — installed in Ontario housing — is surging, but Askett says the assembly floor crew is usually short by about 10 per cent. 

Canada's plan for more immigrants aims to boost workforce, but experts say they'll need support

Geoff Nixon · CBC News · Posted: Nov 06, 2022

A plan to welcome a record number of immigrants to Canada includes bringing in needed workers, but experts and employers say more could be done to help newcomers arrive and thrive in their new home.

The federal government wants to see 1.45 million new permanent residents in Canada over the next three years, including 500,000 people in 2025.

The push comes as Canada is dealing with a shortage of workers.

Atlantic provinces see rapid growth in immigration, Census figures show

Hina Alam · CBC News · Posted: Oct 26, 2022

Chijioke Amadi has called Prince Edward Island home for the past 15 years since arriving from Nigeria.

He landed in the province in 2007, when he was 21, to study engineering at the University of Prince Edward Island. His road hasn't always been easy.

In his third year, Amadi was late paying his tuition and was asked to leave an exam hall. "I got kicked out of school, my final exam," he said in a recent interview.

Canada to welcome 500,000 immigrants a year by 2025 as minister moves to hand-pick more newcomers

Nicholas Keung The Star Tue., Nov. 1, 2022

The federal government will use new power to hand-pick immigrants to address Canada’s skill shortages, increase the sponsorship of parents and grandparents, and begin issuing temporary visas for spouses while their permanent-residence applications are being processed.