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Commissioner Of Official Languages Pushes For Increased Francophone Immigration Outside Quebec

The Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada, Graham Fraser, together with his New Brunswick counterpart Katherine d'Entremont and Ontario's French Language Services Commissioner François Boileau, have urged the federal and provincial governments to increase their efforts to increase immigration in Francophone communities outside Quebec.
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Former Governor General Of Canada Celebrates Multiculturalism In Lecture Series

Former Governor General of Canada, Adrienne Clarkson, has remarked that Canada is unique in how it approaches issues of identity, integration, reciprocity, multiculturalism and mediation in her CBC Massey lecture series. The Massey lectures offer a major thinker the chance to address an important issue over five hours of radio, multiple public events and a short book. Clarkson served as Governor General from 1999 to 2005.
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Canada Among Most Popular Destinations For Job Seekers

Canada is one of the most desirable places to live and work and three Canadian cities are listed among the top 25 most popular places to work, according to a study released this week by the Boston Consulting Group, one of the world’s leading management consultancies.
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35 New Canadian Citizens To Take Oath At Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Game

To wrap up an active Citizenship Week, the Canadian Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, has announced that a number of new Canadian citizens will be sworn in at hockey games this weekend. 35 people will take the oath at the Toronto Maple Leafs game against the Detroit Red Wings tonight and join in singing the national anthem, O Canada.
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Canada Welcomes More Than 200,000 New Citizens So Far This Year

Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, has announced that more than 200,000 people have become citizens of Canada so far in 2014.
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Express Entry Represents A “Sea Change” In Canadian Immigration, Says Minister

Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, outlined how and why Canada is moving to a new immigration selection system, known as ‘Express Entry’, at a Canadian HR Conference in Regina, Saskatchewan yesterday. Express Entry will come into operation as of January 1, 2015.
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French Immigrants Moving To Montreal In Droves

A spokesperson at the French Consulate in Montreal estimates that there could be as many as 110,000 French citizens currently living in Montreal. The Consulate calculates that approximately one in two French immigrants register, and 55,000 had done so by 2013. This represents an increase of 45 per cent since 2005.
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Canada’s Jobless Rate Drops To 6.8%, With Major Job Gains In Saskatchewan

Canada added 74,100 jobs in September, most of them full-time positions in the private sector. This allowed the jobless rate to drop to 6.8%, the lowest level since 2008. The construction, natural resources, accommodation, food services and health care industries posted especially strong results.

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Canada Announces New Business Express Program With Romania And Bulgaria

The government of Canada’s department of Citizenship and Immigration has launched a new program aimed at making travel to Canada for businesspeople from Romania and Bulgaria simpler and faster.
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Alberta Needs Permanent Immigrants, Not TFW's — Kenney

Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney has stated that Alberta should look towards attracting a greater number of new permanent residents, as well as train its current unemployed population, to solve the existing and expected labour shortages in the province.
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Government Of Canada Extends Haiti Special Measure For Work Permits

The Haiti Special Measures (HSM) on work permits, which was set to expire, has been extended until November 30, 2014.
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Regina Immigrants Warned By Police Of Scam

Regina police have released a warning to the public after someone almost fell for a scam that targets local immigrants.
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B.C. Premier Criticises Temporary Foreign Worker Overhaul

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has labeled the changes made to the federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) as “tragically misdirected”, citing concerns that the overhaul was having a negative effect on the economy of the province.
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Canada Welcomes Increasing Number Of Foreign Visitors

The number of temporary resident and visitor visas issued to international visitors to Canada has increased in recent months, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has announced.
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Canadian Government Considering Tougher Penalties For TFW Violations

The Government of Canada is considering the possibility of tougher penalties for businesses that violate its new regulations on the use of the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program. The proposals were posted this week on the government’s Employment and Social Development website, a ministry overseen by Jason Kenney, who used to hold the Immigration portfolio.
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New Alberta Premier Wants Temporary Foreign Worker Changes

Alberta’s new Premier, Jim Prentice, has stated that labour policy, including the issue of temporary foreign workers, will be to the fore of his agenda when he meets with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
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Calgary, Vancouver And Ottawa Among Cities Most Attractive To Newcomers

A new report from the Conference Board of Canada says that six Canadian cities — Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa, Waterloo, Richmond Hill and St. John’s — are worthy of an “A” grade when it comes to attracting skilled immigrants to Canada. The report ranked 50 cities under criteria that included health, economy, environment, education, innovation, society and housing.
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Government Of Canada Closes French Significant Benefit Program

A program that assists businesses in minority francophone communities outside Quebec hire temporary foreign workers is to close after September 30.
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Immigration Will Have Large Effect On Population Changes, Says Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada, the federal agency assigned to produce statistics to better understand Canada, has released its latest population projections. It is projected that immigration will heavily influence the makeup of the country over the coming decades.
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Temporary Foreign Worker Applications Fall By 74%

The month of August, 2014 saw a drop by nearly three quarters on the same month in 2012 in the number of applications made to hire temporary foreign workers.
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British Columbia Government Not Convinced By Proposed Changes To Birthright Provision

The Government of British Columbia has joined its counterpart in Ontario in questioning the federal government’s proposed crackdown on “birth tourism”, whereby female foreign nationals enter Canada in order to give birth on Canadian soil in order for their offspring to automatically attain Canadian citizenship.
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Government Of Canada To Provide Details Of Nova Scotia PNP This Fall

Costas Menegakis, the parliamentary secretary to Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, has stated that any change in the allocation provided for the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) will be announced this fall.
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Immigration Minister Promotes Francophone Immigration To Communities Outside Quebec

In a series of meetings with community leaders, immigration advocacy groups, and stakeholders in Winnipeg this week, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, has advocated increased francophone immigration across Canada.
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Immigration Minister Addresses Thunder Bay Chamber Of Commerce

The federal Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, addressed the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce at Lakehead University on Monday, September 8, discussing the issue of immigration.
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Alberta Pilot Program For Specific Occupations Not Renewed By Federal Government

The Government of Canada has allowed the Alberta Pilot Program for occupation-specific work permits, which allowed employers in certain to hire from overseas without the need for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), to lapse.
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