Over 800 Afghans have settled in Canada thanks to a special program created by the Canadian government. The program allowed Afghans who acted as interpreters for Canadian military and diplomatic personnel to live in Canada with their families.
An expert roundtable on immigration to Ontario has concluded that immigration to the province should be increased to 1% of its population, or approximately 135,000 people a year. Of this number, it is advised that at least 65-70% come economic immigration classes.
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney recently traveled to the United Kingdom on a formal business trip. The primary objective of his 5-day trip is to encourage young British and Irish graduates to consider coming to Canada to live and work.
39 individuals in Montreal were charged with participating in a fake marriage scheme. The goal of the scheme was the bring people to Canada by falsifying marriage to a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced today major changes that will amount to an overhaul of the system currently governing economic-based immigration to Canada. In a statement released today, CIC outlined planned changes to the Federal Skilled Worker and Canadian Experience Class programs, as well as the creation of a new immigration program called the Federal Skilled Trades Class.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has recently issued a call for proposals for new language training, settlement, and resettlement services. Such programs are integral to helping immigrants integrate into their new homes.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has launched a series of consultations across the country to discuss issues concerning immigration. The series will be conducted by CIC’s Parliamentary Secretaries, Chungsen Leung and Rick Dykstra.
Employers in Alberta will soon be able to more easily hire skilled foreign workers in targeted professions. This is thanks to the expansion of the Canada-Alberta Pilot Project, which has been created to better help address Alberta’s labour shortage.
The city of Toronto has been ranked the world’s 8th most liveable city for 2012. This is according to a study released by the Economic Intelligence Unit, which annually reviews cities for the qualities that make them most appealing to residents.
Effective immediately, Human Resources and Skills Development (HRSDC) will be issuing negative Labour Market Opinions for individuals destined to work in fields related to the sex trade. This includes jobs with companies such as strip clubs, escort services, and massage parlors. Beginning on July 14th, 2012, HRSDC will no longer accept new applications for businesses in these fields.