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Report recommends increasing Canadian immigration levels in 2014

An internal government report that was obtained by Postmedia news suggests that the government should increase immigration levels starting in 2014, according to this article in the Montreal Gazette. Immigration levels in Canada have remained about the same since 2007, at about 253,000 people per year. However, the study suggests increasing immigration levels by six […]

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Immigration Lawyer Michael Niren Quoted: Are Temporary Foreign Workers Being Taken Advantage Of?

Immigration lawyer Michael Niren was quoted in this recently published CBC article on the status of Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada. According to the article, Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada are sometimes being taken advantage of by employers who aren’t treating them fairly – including big-name fast food giants. The article profiles one such worker […]

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Accelerated LMOs coming soon to a Canadian Employer Near you

Accelerated LMOs (ALMOs) ALMOs are a great thing.They are a fast-track version for applications for Labor Market Opinions.  Service Canada will now process Skilled Workers and some other Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) applications on an accelated basis.  Canadian employers now don’t have to wait months and months to hire a TFW. Canada is getting the […]

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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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7 Ways to get Visas to Work in Canada

The government of Canada is continuously implementing programs that will help Canadian employers to meet the challenges in labor demand, new market developments, and the increasing innovations locally and globally. The programs are carried out bearing the concept that immigrants, foreign workers, foreign students, Canadian residents who are citizens of other countries can contribute to […]

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Skilled workers needed in Western Provinces

Western provinces need foreign skilled workers According to this article in the Globe and Mail, while Ottawa is busy trying to figure out how to deal with a serious immigration application backlog, the Western provinces are desperate for more foreign skilled workers as the economy booms and jobs are created. British Columbia Premier Christy Clark […]

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Canada Attracting More US Workers

Historically, more Canadians have flocked to the United States for jobs. But according to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, in 2010 there was a record high of Americans applying for temporary work visas. According to this article in the Globe and Mail, the current 14 million Americans who are unemployed would equal about 40 per cent […]

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Immigrants needed for Canadian economic growth: Minister Kenney

Two weeks ago, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney told the media that immigration is needed to keep Canada’s economy growing. Economic immigrants  to Canada needed since recession “For a couple of generations Canadians have been deciding to have fewer kids than we need to grow and maintain our population, which means ultimately fewer […]

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Work Visas for Ontario: The Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement for Temporary Foreign Workers

Canadian-Ontario agreement for Temporary Foreign Workers Finally, Ontario has stuck a deal with the Federal government for its own Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Applicants wishing to immigrate, visit, study or work in Ontario now have more options. Below are some highlights of the program regarding Work Visas for Ontario: The Ontario Ministry of Economic Development […]

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New Canada Work Permit Rules to protect foreign workers coming soon

New Canada Work Permit Rules to be implemented in April New rules to protect Canada’s temporary foreign workers were announced almost one year ago but Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has announced that they are now ready to be implemented on April 1, 2011. “The government is taking action to protect temporary foreign […]

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Canadian Foreign Workers being targeted by shady employment recruiters

Canadian Foreign Workers should beware of shady immigration consultants Unscrupulous immigration consultants have been widely reported on in the media of late, taking advantage of immigrants and taking their money while offering little in return and in some cases, nothing in return. They finally received enough attention for the government to propose new rules to […]

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