25 new coronavirus cases in London and Middlesex Saturday, 21 in Sarnia-Lambton
The Middlesex-London Health Unit reported 25 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday along with 11 recoveries. Meanwhile, Lambton Public Health reported 21 new cases and nine recoveries.
7 m
Global News | Latest & Current News -...
Canada Unseats U.S. As Top Destination For People Moving For Work In BCG Survey
Canada has replaced the U.S. as the most desirable location for migrants moving for work, and the change seems to have everything to do with the COVID-19 pandemic.In a survey from Boston Consulting Group, respondents in 190 countries were most likely to pick Canada as their top destination choice, while the U.S. was in second place. The U.S. had placed first, and Canada third, in BCG’s previous surveys carried out in 2014 and 2018. “Hurt by an inconsistent pandemic response, the adoption of more nationalistic policies, and social unrest, the U.S. has fallen to second in the rankings, behind Canada and basically in a tie with Australia,” BCG said in its report, released this week.“The pandemic has had a major impact on people’s attitudes toward work abroad, reducing their interest generally and inclining them toward countries that have done the best job of containing the coronavirus.”Tellingly, two European countries notable for their high COVID-19 case counts ― Italy and Spain ― fell out of the top 10 in the latest survey, replaced by two Asia-Pacific countries ― New Zealand and Singapore ― noted for their success in fighting the virus.The survey involving nearly 209,000 participants was carried out in October and November of 2020, meaning it wouldn’t reflect any changes in perception created by the vaccine rollout, which began in most developed countries in December or January.Working abroad … from homeThe BCG survey found a notable shift in attitudes towards moving for work. While fewer people are willing to move to another country for a job ― around 50 per cent, down from 57 per cent in 2018 ― a larger number like the idea of working from a foreign employer from home.Some 57 per cent said they would be willing to “work abroad” from home, with people in the IT and digital fields most open to the idea. When the question is about virtual work for a foreign company, the U.S. returns to number-one position, while Canada is tied for second with Australia.“Restrictive immigration policies have already weakened the mobility trend,” stody co-author Rainer Strack said in a statement. “COVID is a new variable that is making people cautious about considering international relocation. And with the rise of remote working, many may feel that they can further their careers virtually, without needing to move at all.”That puts a question mark over Canada’s immigration targets going forward. The country had benefited from the Trump administration’s anti-immigration stance, making the country a more attractive place to create jobs, particularly in fields dependent on migrants like IT. But the U.S. is now on a path to immigration reform and with pandemic-related travel restrictions still in place well into 2021, many experts say it could be some time before regular migration patterns return.A February report from Royal Bank of Canada forecast the country will only hit around 69 per cent of its immigration target for this year, and only if “things return to normal” in the second half of 2021.London rules, New York fallsDespite the U.K.’s acute COVID-19 breakout, London retained its status as the number-one city for migrants ― a position it has held a lock on in every edition of the survey.But BCG noted some other cities with intense COVID-19 outbreaks have fallen ― notably New York, which dropped to eighth place from second in 2018.And Canadian cities underperform on this metric, to the point that the study’s authors felt compelled to point out that Canada’s highest ranking city, Toronto, clocked in only at 14th spot, behind Los Angeles and Melbourne. Vancouver ranked 20th and Montreal 24th.The relatively weak branding of its cities notwithstanding, Canada has “broad appeal,” BCG said.“The country is the number-one work destination for many of the types of people that countries prize, including those with master’s or PhD degrees, those with digital training or expertise, and those younger than 30.”RELATEDCanadian Immigration May Not ‘Return To Normal’ For A Long Time: ForecastsThe U.S. Is Beating Canada In The Vaccine Race And Canadians Are JealousTrudeau Optimistic Canada’s September Vaccination Goal Can Move Up
Huffington Post Canada - Canadian News...
COVID-19 update for March 6-7: Four more deaths, 634 new cases
Here's your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C.
Vancouver News, Top Stories, Breaking...
15 clinics in Toronto vaccinate high-priority groups with appointments this weekend
To date, 197,155 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto.
thestar.com | Toronto Star | Canada's...
Trump demands 3 Republican groups stop using his name to raise money
Lawyers for Trump have reportedly sent cease-and-desist letters to the Republican National Committee asking them to stop using his name on fundraising emails and merchandise.
Global News | Latest & Current News -...
Canadiens Game Day: Carey Price will be back in goal vs. Jets
Right-winger Josh Anderson will be a game-time decision after being on a line with Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Tyler Toffoli at morning skate.
1 h
Montreal Latest News, Breaking Headlines...
Ontario NDP launch environmental platform, pledge to bring back cap and trade system
The official Opposition made the promise in an environmental policy plank of their election platform, released Saturday at a morning news conference.
1 h
Global News | Latest & Current News -...
Milder reinfection may follow severe bouts of COVID-19, study suggests
One serious bout of COVID-19 may not be enough to keep you from getting sick a second time, a new case study suggests.
2 h
CTV News | Top Stories - Breaking News -...
Ontario universities eye opening up campuses this fall
With vaccines on the way, schools hopeful to see return of in-person learning in September, for some or all classes.
2 h
thestar.com | Toronto Star | Canada's...
Quebec reports 749 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths as province expands vaccine access
The province also says it administered 19,865 doses of vaccine on Friday as its vaccination campaign ramps up.
2 h
Global News | Latest & Current News -...
Vancouver Weather: Cloudy, with a chance of showers
There's more wet weather this weekend in Metro Vancouver, and even a possible thunderstorm Sunday, but next week looks sunny.
2 h
Vancouver News, Top Stories, Breaking...
Nova Scotia reports 6 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday
'The case count is a little higher today but it’s good to see that none of the new cases are from unknown sources,' said the N.S. premier in Saturdays COVID-19 update.
2 h
Global News | Latest & Current News -...
International Women's Day: 9 B.C. leaders who 'choose to challenge'
This year's IWD theme is #ChooseToChallenge. We talked to women in B.C. about their lived experience of the gender gap, and what they would #ChooseToChallenge to help close that gap.
2 h
Vancouver News, Top Stories, Breaking...
Quebec reports 749 new cases, 10 deaths as hospitalizations decrease
No new confirmed variant cases (194) were reported, but the number of presumed variant cases increased by 114, bringing the total to 1576.
2 h
Montreal Latest News, Breaking Headlines...
Officer taken to hospital after cruiser ‘intentionally hit’ in Toronto, police say
'The driver did this twice before getting out of his car, armed with a knife,' Toronto police Chief James Ramer said.
2 h
Global News | Latest & Current News -...
Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric hold historic, symbolic meeting
Pope Francis and Iraq's top Shiite cleric delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence Saturday, urging Muslims in the war-weary Arab nation to embrace Iraq's long-beleaguered Christian minority during a historic meeting in the holy city of Najaf.
2 h
CTV News | Top Stories - Breaking News -...
Quebec COVID-19 hospitalizations drop again, as province reports 749 new cases
Quebec reported Saturday that 291,924 people have now tested positive for COVID-19 in the province, and 40,465 people have died due to the disease since the pandemic began.
2 h
CTV News | Top Stories - Breaking News -...
Ontario reports 990 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths
The province has administered 39,698 doses of the vaccine since its last daily update, marking another day of record-high vaccine administration.
2 h
thestar.com | Toronto Star | Canada's...
Family demands answers after man kills himself in B.C. jail
Billy Strande had a history of mental health crises, yet was not on suicide watch in Kamloops jail
2 h
Vancouver News, Top Stories, Breaking...
Growing pains at centre for Canadiens | Bonus HI/O
Canadiens grooming young centremen
2 h
Montreal Latest News, Breaking Headlines...
COMMENTARY: After the demise of Keystone XL, Ottawa must do all it can to save Line 5
The potential loss of Line 5 would be something much different than losing Keystone XL, Rob Breakenridge says, and the effect would be very immediate and very real.
2 h
Global News | Latest & Current News -...
International Women’s Day was born of a labour movement to combat inhumane work conditions. As the pandemic rages on, that challenge is more real than ever
How do we prevent the progress women have made from being derailed by the pandemic.
2 h
thestar.com | Toronto Star | Canada's...
A new hotel in the heart of Madrid brings a glam revamp to a historic site
After a meticulous eight-year restoration of seven heritage buildings, the Four Seasons Hotel Madrid marks the swish brand’s first location in Spain.
2 h
thestar.com | Toronto Star | Canada's...
Giving scarce vaccines to those who need it most the moral thing to do
Few disagree that Canada’s most vulnerable should get COVID jabs first. What if we treated other essential products and services the same way, Jim Stanford asks.
2 h
thestar.com | Toronto Star | Canada's...
Financial services industry must do better for women
Women need more help and better financial advice and services at this pivotal economic moment in history, Ingrid Macintosh writes
2 h
thestar.com | Toronto Star | Canada's...
Popular Winnipeg beer garden plans second season, but at new location
A popular beer garden that drew thousands of Winnipeggers downtown last summer for outdoor enjoyment amid COVID-19 plans to set up at a new location this summer.
2 h
Global News | Latest & Current News -...
Environmental groups outraged as province continues to push through Pickering development
A number of environmental groups are angry after the provincial government has pushed through legislation regarding a warehouse development in significant wetlands.
3 h
Global News | Latest & Current News -...
Ontario reports 990 new coronavirus cases, 6 more deaths
As of 8 p.m. Friday, Ontario had administered 860,412 COVID-19 vaccine doses, which is up by 39,698 over 24 hours. 
3 h
Global News | Latest & Current News -...
Portion of Metropolitan expressway closed due to burst aqueduct
The Metropolitan is closed between Highway 15 North and the Saint-Laurent Blvd. exits.
3 h
Montreal Latest News, Breaking Headlines...