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Lawsuit against Citizenship and Immigration Canada for terminated permanent residency applications opens

The long-awaited lawsuit filed by 1,000 people against Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has opened. The lawsuit was filed by many of the applicants who had been waiting for their permanent residency applications to be processed, some of whom had been waiting eight years. But in order to […]

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150 People Who Were Issued Visas By Accident Get To Stay

According to the Vancouver Sun, about 150 people who applied for permanent residency in Canada and were told they had been approved, were approved by mistake because of a computer error.  However, this week Citizenship and Immigration Canada admitted the error and decided that those who were given visas could keep them. “It was an […]

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Canadian Skilled Worker Program Job List

Skilled workers who want to apply for permanent residency in Canada can consider applying for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Please note that this program is currently on hold, but will soon be re-opening in the new year.  Someone who is proficient in English or French, has a high level of education or who has […]

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Skilled Trades Stream Announced By Canadian Government

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has announced that a new Skilled Trades Stream will be introduced to help bring skilled tradespeople to parts of Canada that are in dire need of skilled workers. During the program’s first year, which opens on January 2nd, 2013, the program will accept 3,000 applicants to make sure […]

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New Skilled Worker Point System For Canadian Permanent Residence in 2013

The Federal Skilled Worker Program was suspended this year, but it is expected to re-open in January 2013. When it re-opens, meaning when the government begins accepting applications again, there will be some changes to the points system. These changes were expected to be announced in October, but that was delayed. However, the government has […]

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada Announces Refunds For Skilled Worker Applications

Earlier this year, Citizenship and Immigration Canada was overwhelmed with a significant backlog of Federal Skilled Worker Applications and decided to get rid of this backlog by essentially deleting those that had been filed before 2008. These applications were taking years to process. Citizenship and Immigration Canada also mentioned at the time that they would […]

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Cancelled Skilled Worker Applications Can Apply For Open Work Permits As Provincial Nominees

  Provincial Nominee Programs allow applications for Federal Skilled Workers Federal skilled workers whose applications were cancelled after the Federal Government moved to legislate those applications away to reduce the backlog. Applicants’ whose applications had been sitting in the system waiting processing since before 2008 were effectively erased, but many of the Provincial Nominee Programs […]

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Skilled Worker Program Backlog Almost Eliminated

According to this CBC article, the giant backlog of skilled worker applications that had been clogging up the immigration system should be gone by the end of 2013.  The backlog was at 640,000 originally, resulting in wait times of about eight years for many skilled workers. Now, there are only about 100,000 applications left. Skilled […]

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Canada recruiting English-speaking workers from the United Kingdom

According to this article in the Huffington Post, the Canadian government is actively seeking skilled workers originally from Poland who have immigrated to the United Kingdom, going even so far as to be accused of “stealing” the United Kingdom’s immigrants.  Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney met with representatives of the United Kingdom’s Polish […]

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Canadian Skilled Worker List

The Federal Skilled Worker Program is available for applicants who will be able to economically establish themselves in Canada. It is a path to permanent residency in Canada for many, but it is also a very strict program with serious requirements you must meet in order to be accepted.  When you apply for the Federal […]

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Immigration Lawyer Michael Niren Quoted: New Age Restrictions On Skilled Workers Will Hurt British Skilled Workers

  New changes to federal skilled worker points system The government of Canada is rolling out some changes to the Federal Skilled Worker program, which uses a point system to determine how qualified applicants are to immigrate to Canada. Certain things will get an applicant more points, like being a university graduate as opposed to […]

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Expected Changes in Revised Federal Skilled Worker Program

Regulatory changes were announced today to the Federal Skilled Worker Program. These changes will allow Canada to better select skilled workers who can “hit the ground running” upon arrival. The Federal Skilled Worker Program is Canada’s largest economic immigration program, said Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. “The changes we are making to update […]

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Immigration Lawyer Michael Niren Quoted: Skilled Work Points Program Changes Go Into Effect In January

The changes have been coming for months, but it’s now official: changes to how the Government of Canada ranks foreign skilled workers who apply to come to Canada via the points program are coming into effect in January of 2013. Skilled worker applicants must get 67 points out of 100, with more points given for […]

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Changes in Skilled Worker Program to help Immigrant Employees

The government puts forward on August 17 the intended regulatory changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) that will improve Canada’s selection for skilled workers who can certainly meet the expectations upon arrival in the country. Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney said that the Federal Skilled skilled immigrant workers the way to […]

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Is My LMO Legal?

Obtaining an LMO An LMO (Labour Market Opinion) may be a legal necessity for employers who want to hire foreign workers. It essentially proves that there are no qualified Canadian applicants nearby, and allows you to hire foreign workers instead. Not all jobs that hire foreign workers require an LMO, but many do.  The LMO […]

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