China and India have been Canada’s largest source of immigrants for years, but the trends are changing. Earlier this year, the Philippines surpassed China and India, becoming Canada’s number one source of immigrants.
Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, recently announced that the Canadian Citizenship study guide has been updated to include more information about Canada. The updated guide, Discover Canada: the Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship, can now be ordered or downloaded from Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website, www.cic.gc.ca
On April 1, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will announce new regulations for Canadian employers looking to hire foreign workers. The new regulations will cover various aspects of hiring foreign workers, such as the amount of time a job offer is valid to the actual terms of a work permit.
A recent study by the University of New Brunswick and Carleton University has discovered that immigrants who have completed an apprenticeship have a higher salary than immigrants with a high school degree alone.