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.
Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander recently returned from a two-day trip to India. While there, he discussed a range of immigration initiatives that will benefit Indians coming to Canada for a variety of purposes.
Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced the launch of the CAN+ program in India yesterday during a visit to New Delhi. The program aims to increase processing efficiency for visitors coming to Canada from India.
As of June 20th 2014, the Government of Canada will no longer process any applications submitted on or before that date for low-wage positions to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
On July 1st, 2014, Canada’s 147th birthday, more than 2,200 new Canadians from 138 countries were welcomed to the country at 45 citizenship ceremonies across the nation.
Foreign artists entering Canada to perform in a bar or restaurant can now do so without the need to apply for and receive a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Previously, an LMIA, as well as the associated fee of $275 per individual, was needed for artists performing in this capacity.
Canadian Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Industry Mike Lake took part in the 2014 BIO International Convention in San Diego. The annual convention is the world’s largest gathering of scientific leaders and representatives from biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms, with representatives from 80 Canadian companies.
Employment Minister Jason Kenney and Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced major reforms to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program this afternoon.
Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced yesterday that reforms to the Citizenship Act have received final passage and Royal Assent. These reforms are the first major changes to the program since 1977. The changes will affect the application process for immigration to Canada, and enforce new rules for some Canadian citizens.
Vancouver Island Multicultural Society is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, and its leaders are looking back on the growth and successes of the organization.