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Canada to make it easier to temporary foreign workers to qualify for permanent residence

Changes to the Canadian Experience Program in 2013 Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has announced changes to the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) that will benefit temporary foreign workers who wish to apply for permanent residence in Canada. Minister Kenney announced it on his Twitter, saying “The new 1 year threshold for high-skilled temporary […]

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Ottawa Doctoral Student Gets Second Chance At Permanent Residency

A a doctoral student studying at the University of Ottawa who came to Canada from Iran seven years ago. She applied for permanent residency in 2005, and waited a very long six years only to find out that her application for permanent residency was denied. Why? In April 2009, she was diagnosed with breast cancer […]

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Canada increases some immigration category caps, lowers humanitarian grounds admissions

As the Canadian government has announced its targeted immigration levels for 2013, it has also made a few changes to the number of applications that will be accepted for different categories. For example, more applications will be accepted under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC)program although the overall target for immigration levels in 2013 will remain […]

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FAQ on Canada Experience Class (CEC)

CANADIAN EXPERIENCE CLASS (CEC) FAQ  Here is a quick FAQ regarding CEC : Q. Can experience gained in Canada without proper work or study authorization be counted under the Canadian Experience Class? No. Q. Can lower-skilled workers apply to stay permanently under the Canadian Experience Class? No. However, Provincial Nominee Programs are available to lower-skilled workers. These are workers in […]

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Attracting Students through the Canadian Experience Class

Canadian Experience Class for Students On November 2, 2011, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney and Minister of State (Science and Technology) Gary Goodyear, held a conference to highlight the Canadian Experience Class program and international students pursuing a PhD in Canada and to celebrate the 10,000th permanent resident accepted to Canada through the Canadian Experience Class. […]

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Canada Experience Class (CEC) Requirements Updated

New Requirements For Canada Experience Class On December 4th, Citizen and Immigration Canada (CIC) published a major update to a chapter of its Canadian Experience Class (CEC) category. The chapter that was updated involves the processing of applications for permanent residency in the Canada Experience Class, and includes the criteria that must be met by […]

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