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Quebec Immigration To Take Inspiration From Canadian Model

The government of Quebec is preparing to launch a year-long policy review regarding its immigration process, beginning this Wednesday at the National Assembly in Quebec City.
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Quebec To Begin Public Consultation On Immigration And Diversity

The government of Quebec is preparing to launch a consultation with people living in the province later this month. The consultation will cover issues relating to immigration, diversity and inclusion, and comes at a time when the current Liberal provincial government is organising changes to its immigration and integration policies.
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Newfoundland And Labrador To Provide Details Of Express Entry Category Later This Month

The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador has stated that it will announce the criteria for its new NL Express Entry Skilled Worker category during January, 2015, and will be accepting applications thereafter.
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British Columbia Launches Express Entry Category For Canadian Immigration

The government of British Columbia has announced the immediate launch of an Express Entry stream under its Provincial Nominee Program, known as Express Entry British Columbia. This new stream aligns with Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) Express Entry immigration selection system, which came into operation on January 1, 2015. The British Columbia Express Entry stream allows eligible applicants to receive priority processing of both their B.C. PNP application, and if nominated, their permanent residence application.
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Nova Scotia Announces Details Of Its Express Entry Stream For Canadian Immigration

The province of Nova Scotia has announced full details of its new Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry immigration stream, which replaces the previous Regional Labour Market Demand stream. The new immigration stream, which opens with immediate effect, is within the scope of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), one of the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) that allow Canadian provinces to select potential immigrants based on local labour market needs.
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Canada Offers Open Work Permits To Certain Spouses Of Canadian Citizens And Residents As They Await Permanent Residence

The government of Canada has begun to issue open work permits to certain spouses and common-law partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents in the Spouses or Common-Law Partners in Canada class (SCLPC).
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Nova Scotia Announces New Immigration Stream

Nova Scotia has announced a new provincial immigration stream that will come into operation in January. The stream is called ‘Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry’, and will replace the previous Regional Labour Market Demand stream.
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Canada Announces Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program

The government of Canada will give permanent resident status to around 50 high-net-worth immigrant investors and their families under a new investor pilot program. The government says that the program aims to attract experienced millionaire investors who will contribute to economic growth and prosperity.
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Alberta Wants More Provincial Nomination Spaces

The province of Alberta has formally requested that the federal government lift the lid on the number of economic immigrants it may nominate for Canadian immigration each year.
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Manitoba Likely To Have 500 New Nominations Under Express Entry

Following the news that its Prairie counterpart of Saskatchewan will receive an additional 775 provincial nomination spaces under Express Entry, the province of Manitoba is also expected to receive in increase in its allocation.
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Temporary Suspension Of Removals Lifted For Citizens Of Haiti And Zimbabwe

The temporary suspension of removals for Haitian and Zimbabwean nationals currently in Canada has been lifted. The lifting of the suspension, which had been in place due to dangerous situations in those countries, was announced by Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Steven Blaney, and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander.
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Saskatchewan Receives Increased Allocation For 2015 Nominee Program

The province of Saskatchewan will have 5,500 immigration nominations accepted in 2015, an increase of 775 (or 16 per cent) on the 2014 total. The government of Saskatchewan, which had been seeking an increase in its Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) for Canadian immigration, has stated that the increased quota will help to alleviate labour market shortages. Saskatchewan currently has the lowest unemployment rate of all the Canadian provinces.
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Ontario To Introduce New Immigration Legislation

The province of Ontario, the most populate province in Canada, is set to introduce an Immigration Act that would, if passed, assist the province in working with the federal government to capitalize on the economic benefits of immigration.
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Parent And Grandparent Program For Canadian Immigration To Reopen January 2, 2015

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced that the Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) for Canadian immigration is scheduled to reopen on January 2, 2015. The PGP allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to bring their foreign parents and grandparents to Canada as Canadian permanent residents.
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Canada Eliminates Visa Requirement For Chilean Tourists

The Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs, Heraldo Muñoz, has announced that Chilean citizens wishing to visit Canada as tourists or in transit to a third country will no longer require visas. Citizens of Chile will only require a passport in order to enter Canada.
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Immigration Minister Opens Canadian Race Relations Foundation Symposium

A two-day conference hosted by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) began in Ottawa this morning, with federal Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, giving the opening address.
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Canada’s Jobless Rate Drops To 6.5%

The employment figures for October have shown a decrease in Canada’s national jobless rate, which now stands at 6.5 per cent. This is the lowest rate since November, 2008.
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More International Students Coming To Canada

The number of international students choosing to study in Canada at third-level education institutions has increased by 26 per cent since 2012, it has been revealed. 103,999 study permits were issued from January to September of 2014, an 11 per cent increase from the same period in 2013 (93,717) and a 26 per cent increase for the same period in 2012 (84,207).
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Canadian Government To Ban Immigrants In Polygamous, Forced Marriages

The Canadian Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, has announced that the government will ban people who have taken part in practices that are “incompatible with Canadian values” — such as those in polygamous or forced marriages — from immigrating to Canada.
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Immigration Minister States Desire For Increased Francophone Immigration Across Canada

On the first day of Canada’s annual Francophone Immigration Week, the federal Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, has reaffirmed that francophone immigration to all regions of Canada remains a priority of his department.
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Alberta Jobs Minister Praises Federal Government’s Immigration Plan

The Albertan Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour, Ric McIver, has lauded the government of Canada’s immigration plan for 2015. The plan, which aims to increase the annual number of new permanent residents accepted by Canada to between 260,000 and 285,000, was announced last Friday.
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Canada Aims To Attract Up To 285,000 New Immigrants In 2015

The 2015 immigration plan unveiled by the government of Canada on Friday sets a target of between 260,000 and 285,000 new permanent residents next year, an increase of about 20,000 people over last year's goal.
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Government Announces Reforms To Caregiver Program

The Canadian Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, today announced anticipated changes to the live-in caregiver program. The main reform see the dropping of ‘live-in’ from the name, with caregivers no longer being required to reside with their employers.
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Quebec Outlines Immigration Objectives For 2015

The government of Quebec this week outlined its immigration goals for the upcoming year, with no major changes in overall immigration figures from recent years being announced. The provincial Minister of Immigration, Kathleen Weil, stated that the government’s objective is to maintain a modern and efficient system to attract newcomers who contribute to Quebec’s economic, social and cultural life.
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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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