Immigration News

Serving Newcomer Clients? Mass Text - Messaging Tool Now Available

Serving Newcomer Clients? Mass Text - Messaging Tool Now Available

Posted in Immigration News

 Newcomer.info  was specifically designed, in partnership with Immigrant Services Society of BC, as a mass text-messaging tool purposely built for rapid, real-time and relevant information sharing with refugee and immigrant newcomers. The communication can be delivered in...


Canadian Immigration Statistics for 2019

Canadian Immigration Statistics for 2019

Posted in Immigration News

Two CIC News articles highlight recent Canadian immigration trends that are both interesting and useful for service providers to know!  The following points are among those highlighted in the articles:  In 2019, Canada welcomed more than 341,000 immigrants and exceeded its federal...


Increased Settlement Funds Requirement for Two Express Entry Programs

Increased Settlement Funds Requirement for Two Express Entry Programs

Posted in Immigration News

The Canadian Government has increased the amount of money needed, to be eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker and Federal Skilled Trades Programs. According to an article published in the CIC News, "Prospective immigrants need to prove that they have a certain amount of savings in order...


Newcomer Employment Gap is the Smallest it's Been in a Decade

Newcomer Employment Gap is the Smallest it's Been in a Decade

Posted in Immigration News

An article recently posted in the CIC News highlights the fact that employment rate differences  between new immigrants and Canadian-born workers, is the smallest it has been in 10 years. According to the article, "the employment rate gap decreased from 19 percentage points in 2010 to 13...


How Immigration Policies Shape Gender-Based Violence Among Those With a Temporary or Precarious Status

How Immigration Policies Shape Gender-Based Violence Among Those With a Temporary or Precarious Status

Posted in Immigration News

This webinar will highlight how immigration policies impact immigrants who are experiencing gender-based violence. There will be an overview of immigration patterns, with specific attention to the growth in temporary migration programs for international students and migrant workers. Case...


Cultural Bridging Forum - Feb. 25th!

Cultural Bridging Forum - Feb. 25th!

The Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership (RRLIP) joins the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) in inviting members of our community to attend our 2020 Cultural Bridging Community Forum! The RRLIP, is a community initiative designed to improve the integration of newcomers, guided...


Regina's Chinese New Year Celebrations Continue

Regina's Chinese New Year Celebrations Continue

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Saturday, January 25th, 2020  was  the Chinese Lunar New Year, a celebration held on the first day of the Chinese calendar  each year.  On Sunday, January 26th, the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) featured an article and radio interview, highilighting a woman who was raised in...


Canada's Record Population Growth in 2019 Largely Due to Immigration

Canada's Record Population Growth in 2019 Largely Due to Immigration

Posted in Immigration News

An article recently posted in the CIC News highlights the fact that Canadian population growth in the third quarter of 2019 set new records and "was driven mainly by immigrants and non-permanent residents such as temporary workers".  According to the article, "an estimated 103,751...


Introducing a Loan Program that Helps Saskatchewan Newcomers Gain Employment

Introducing a Loan Program that Helps Saskatchewan Newcomers Gain Employment

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

One of the challenges skilled immigrants face in having their credentials recognized in Canada is the high cost of relicensing or training. Due to a lack of Canadian credit history and score, many newcomers are unable to obtain loans and, unless they draw from their savings, cannot afford...


Webinar About Supporting Immigrant Businesses - Jan. 23rd

Webinar About Supporting Immigrant Businesses - Jan. 23rd

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Immigrants face the same challenges in starting a new business as any other entrepreneurs. Additional roadblocks can include language, limited knowledge of local markets, regulatory issues, access to credit or vital business networks.  Cities of Migration is Hosting a webinar - Inroads...