Exploring Employment Opportunities and Markets in Canada

Exploring Employment Opportunities in Canada

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Canada is drawing increasingly more students and employment seekers with its abundant opportunities. Despite a global economic slowdown in most regions of the world, Canada continues to hold promise for immigrants looking for employment opportunities.  

As of last month, Canada’s economy has recovered a bit closer to what it was during pre-pandemic times and unemployment has fallen to 7.5%, which is the same as that in March. As of July 2021, 94,000 jobs have been added. Statistics Canada has found that in the labour market, immigrant employment is nearing 2019 levels.

Over time, the number of COVID-19 cases has reduced and vaccination rates have gone up. The Statistics Canada’s Labour Force survey noted that between July 11 to July 17, public health restrictions have significantly eased. This has had a positive impact on employment rates as well. As compared to February 2020, employment is just 1.3% lower currently. Though, this doesn’t necessarily mean more immigrants are getting employed, as the rise in employment rate can be due to a lesser number of immigrants entering Canada.

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 Ontario, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Islands have shown the most increase. Ontario alone gained 72,000 jobs in July, with 49,000 of these in Toronto. Full time work in the private sector in service industries has shown the biggest jump that mostly makes up the 123,000 new jobs. Taking this indication as a cue, students and those contemplating immigration can gauge what industries offer more opportunities. 

A very positive development is that the employment rates for “very recent” immigrants have steadily grown. A “very recent” immigrant is described by Statistics Canada as an immigrant who has immigrated within the last five years. Even though an immigrant may have just reached Canada within the last five years, they still have an excellent chance of being employed. This is because the number of immigrants themselves has dropped since the pandemic. Since March 2020, fewer immigrants have arrived in Canada, skewing the percentage of available jobs in the favour of very recent immigrant population. To ease the transition of finding employment in Canada, there are many government programmes to help new arrivals, including pre-arrival employment support. 

Another big plus is that despite fluctuations, wage growth trends remain higher than the rate of inflation. Despite the pandemic, the average hourly wage has increased by 6.6% in 2021 from 2019

The total percentage of very recent immigrants in the labour force is about 4% of the total labour force currently, which is almost what it was pre-pandemic. In times when immigrants are not welcomed by a lot of nations globally, relatively easier immigration to Canada is one of the big draws for people looking for employment opportunities.

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Canada’s ageing population and low birth rate make it difficult for the nation to sustain a working labour force. To make up for this low growth of the labour force, Canada uses immigration as a tool to overcome these obstacles. This is a winning strategy not only for Canada’s economy in the long run, but also for those looking to immigrate. The general view is that it is these demographics that drive Canada to open its borders to immigrants and create a win-win situation.

As a lot of Canada’s competitive global economic growth is dependent on immigration, travel restrictions have begun easing by the end of June. The border opened to allow the passage of approved permanent residents. Since the pandemic, that period saw the most number of new permanent residents being allowed into Canada.

With one of the globally highest vaccination rates and economic recovery rates, Canada is one of the most sought after places to head to for immigration and the trend is poised to continue. 

Aplicar: Making The Recruitment Process Easier For Students and Recruitment Partners

Aplicar: Making The Recruitment Process Easier For Students and Recruitment Partners

 

Every year, thousands of students enter Canada to fulfill their dreams of studying at a top school abroad and building a great career. Their major concern remains how to most effectively connect with recruitment partners and institutions. Aplicar is the platform that connects students and recruitment partners to the best educational opportunities at partner institutions across the globe.

Based in Vancouver, Canada, Aplicar is a platform that simplifies the process for both students and recruitment partners. Aplicar provides an end-to-end solution for students who wish to get a degree or certification from an overseas university or college.

Aplicar also assists recruitment partners in taking their businesses to the next level. The platform helps the partners in providing more options to their students, while offering flexible service models and simplified processes like search, application, study visa, and post landing services.

The process starts with students filling out a quick online form, after which they receive a confirmation email. After clicking the link, the email is confirmed and the students can sign in to their account. Aplicar shows students the complete list of schools, the field of study, degree type, and so on.

There are a number of steps applicants need to follow to complete the process. First, the profile is required to be completed and the students need to select the program which best meets their requirements. Naturally, programs and schools are selected on the basis of previous academic qualifications and the interests of the students.

The students then have to upload the documents and pay the application fee. The experts of Aplicar handle the rest. The application is reviewed by the school, and the initial letter of offer is sent to the students if the school finds them admissible and the program intake is open. The letter of offer is a conditional letter, which states that the students have met the qualification of admission and now they can proceed to the next steps. As per the instruction of the letter of offer, the tuition deposit is required to be paid in order to confirm the offer.

Once the tuition deposit and outstanding documents are received by the institution, students will receive their letter of acceptance. This serves as confirmation that a student has met all the requirements and the tuition deposit has been paid. The school confirms the seat once the students get their study visa.

Following this, Aplicar’s immigration consultants start the visa process. They provide step by step  guidance and assistance in the study visa application. Finally, students need to confirm that they have received the visa with the Aplicar team, book their tickets, and start the academic journey overseas. 

The major benefit provided by Aplicar is that it saves hours of research for students and simplifies the process immensely. By just following a few simple steps, students can enroll in the institute of their dreams in Canada. In addition to this, the applications sent through  Aplicar boast a 95% acceptance rate.

Similarly, Aplicar offers the signup process for recruitment partners. First, they must create a profile for new students. With one profile, it’s possible to apply to as many programs and schools as a student wishes to apply based on the options that have been generated by Aplicar’s industry-leading AI-powered search.

After submission of the application, it is reviewed and assessed by Aplicar, for completeness, admissibility, and availability. Once the application is reviewed, it is promptly submitted to the partner school.

The stringent quality control and vetting process ensure that the application  is accepted 95% of the time. With Aplicar, recruitment partners get attractive revenue opportunities. They also get access to over 200 schools and unparalleled support from Aplicar’s dedicated team.

Aplicar is a one-stop solution for students and recruitment partners. The AI-powered technology of Aplicar provides smart, streamlined and optimized options. This is the Aplicar Advantage. 

 

Fulfil your dreams of studying in Canada with Aplicar!

Aplicar connects students and recruitment partners to the best educational opportunities across Canada. It’s a one-stop solution to ease students’ journey towards studying in Canada

The Aplicar Advantage 

  • Save hours of research and apply to the most suitable programs and schools in Canada
  • Apply to the school of your dreams in just 5 minutes
  • Apply to multiple schools/colleges with a single profile
  • Excellent acceptance rate
  • Streamline and simplify search, application, admission, study visa, and post landing services through our flexible service model

 

Postgraduate Studies in Canada: Medicine

Postgraduate Studies in

Canada: Medicine 

Postgraduate Studies in Canada: Medicine 

Medicine is one of the most gruelling and demanding pursuits to take up in Canada and requires a lot of grit and patience. If you are an international student looking to pursue postgraduate studies in medicine in Canada, you would need to acquaint yourself with the system. Also, you would need to qualify with the list of prerequisites to proceed further. Normally, medical schools in Canada require you to complete a bachelor’s degree even before applying for a medicine programme. The MD programme is typically  four years followed by a licentiate examination and residency training as per specialization.

After the long process, some doctors still prefer to continue their education and specialize further in their fields. Doctors who complete their residency training have the option to take up new learning opportunities as well. If you are applying for post-graduate specializations in Canada, make sure you have completed your qualifying studies from recognized schools. You would also need to clear the qualifying eligibility exams for physicians and need to showcase your residency training proof.

As per The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) – an academic partnership of Canada’s faculties of medicine, learners have the option to take up subspecialty residency, postgraduate diploma programmes, enhanced skill programmes, apprenticeship models, Areas of Focused Competence Programs (AFC), Certificate of Added Competency (CAC), fellowships et al.

Sub-specialty residencies are programs of additional medical training. This is taken up after the completion of the core residency which a learner completes in a specialty that is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).

Medical schools often provide the option of fellowships as learning opportunities to allow trainees to accumulate valuable experience in their specialized area of expertise. These work on the apprenticeship model. The ‘fellowship’ apprenticeship model must not be confused with the status of Fellow of the RCPSC or Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.

Specialty of family medicine requires additional training that is offered to residents after they complete their residency training. These are called enhanced skills programs and they are accredited under the departments of family medicine of each university. The programs are governed under five national standards as well: Emergency Medicine, Palliative Care, Family Practice Anaesthesia, Health Care of the Elderly, and Clinician Scholar. Family physicians completing additional training in any of the five become eligible to receive CAC.

Other learning modes include programs at medical schools such as assisting recent family medicine graduates and family physicians in practice.

Aplicar’s partner universities such as University of Waterloo and York University offer the opportunity for students to pursue postgraduate studies in the field of medicine and increase their sub-specialty expertise. There are at least 38 sub-specialties which are broadly pursued and practiced in medicine in Canada. Though in no way absolute or limiting, research is an important component of medical education and medical faculties continue to produce knowledge to explore that avenue. 

Aplicar’s industry leading smart platform connects thousands of students, recruitment partners and hundreds of top partner schools for end-to-end overseas education solutions.

Fulfil your dreams of studying in Canada with Aplicar!

Aplicar Canada Consultancy connects students and recruitment partners to the best educational opportunities across Canada. It’s a one-stop solution to ease students’ journey towards studying in Canada

The Aplicar Advantage 

  • Save hours of research and apply to the most suitable programs and schools in Canada
  • Apply to the school of your dreams in just 5 minutes
  • Apply to multiple schools/colleges with a single profile
  • Excellent acceptance rate
  • Streamline and simplify search, application, admission, study visa, and post landing services through our flexible service model