Leaders from Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand are meeting in Quebec City this week to discuss collective immigration and border management issues.
The Government of Nova Scotia announced today that the Regional Labour Market Demand Stream is now closed and will no longer be accepting any applications that are not received in the office and/or postmarked by April 28, 2014. The stream will re-open on January 1, 2015.
Employment and Social Development Minister Jason Kenney recently announced that some occupations in the food services industry would no longer be eligible for Labour Market Opinions (LMOs). Receiving an LMO is an important first step for securing many temporary work permit applications.
A number of new regulations for study permits and other international student programs were announced today, February 12. These regulations will come into force on June 1, 2014.
The following chart provides a summary of the changes, as stated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC):