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Canadian Economy Sheds 63K Jobs In December
WORKING IN CANADA

Canadian Economy Sheds 63K Jobs In December

For the first time since April, the Canadian economy lost 63,000 jobs in December, but economists are optimistic about a 2021 recovery.  The December 2020 Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey posted today shows the first net loss of jobs for the Canadian economy since April. In December, the Canadian economy lost 63,000 jobs, essentially nullifying…

Canada Resumes Deportations Despite Global Pandemic
IMMIGRATION POLICY

Canada Resumes Deportations Despite Global Pandemic

Refugee and asylum advocates are criticizing Canada’s decision to resume deportations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Canada’s decision to resume deportations is concerning to refugee advocates because the complete details of a program to grant residency to essential workers have not been publicly released. The deportations have already started, effective Nov. 30, after a temporary…

Advocates Push Quebec To Expand Residence Program For Essential Workers
IMMIGRATION POLICY

Advocates Push Quebec To Expand Residence Program For Essential Workers

Calls to expand the residency program to all asylum-seeking essential workers are falling on deaf ears from Quebec’s immigration minister. In August, the government unveiled a new residency program for asylum-seeking frontline healthcare workers who provide direct care to patients. The program would likely apply to approximately 1000 asylum seekers across the country but leaves…