Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered a keynote speech in Toronto at the Pearson Convention Centre on Thursday. During his speech, Mr. Harper emphasized that India has become the prime source country for immigration to Canada due to recent changes made by the Canadian government to facilitate immigration from India to Canada.
Students in Canada are feeling increasingly confident about their career prospects once they enter the Canadian workforce. A survey by Environics Research Group found that 77 per cent of students are optimistic about finding and enjoying work in their field, and more than half expect to be able to pay back students loans without difficulty.
During a visit to Vancouver this past Wednesday, Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney highlighted Canada’s opportunity to take advantage of the current state of the United States’ immigration system by attracting young foreign nationals from the tech sector.
Jason Kenney, the Canadian Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, recently returned from a visit to the country of Lebanon. While there, the Minister discussed the deepening of economic relations and reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to supporting the country’s ongoing efforts to address the Syrian refugee crisis.
Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander welcomed the first two successful applicants under Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program on July 16th in Vancouver. The program is designed to attract more entrepreneurs to the country and create jobs for Canadians.
Starting August 1, 2014, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MB PNP) will be transitioning to a new application management strategy. According to the program’s website, this strategy will reduce processing times to less than six months.
Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander met with business leaders and stakeholders in Toronto yesterday about the January 2015 launch of the Express Entry electronic application management system. The system will serve as a faster and more economic way for skilled immigrants to come to Canada.