Rather than inheriting money, many wealthy Canadians are now earning their fortunes on their own.
A recent study conducted by Tony Fang, a Canadian professor at the University of York in Vancouver, found that Canada needs to increase the number of immigrants coming to Canada in order to encourage investment in housing and to help boost the nation’s economy.
A recent report, entitled Outlook for Human Resources in the ICT Labour Market, 2011-2016, states that there will be a labour shortage of qualified applicants for IT related jobs in Canada within the next few years. The report was released by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC).
As Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the Government of Canada have noticed an increase in the number of fraudulent marriages, they are proposing changes for the Family Class immigration category, specifically for spousal sponsorships.
Jason Kenney, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, recently announced that the Government of Canada will provide $22 million to fund the Bridge Training Program. The training program is aimed at helping skilled immigrants better integrate into the Canadian labour market.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has launched a pilot project aimed at helping refugees who are escaping persecution due to their sexual orientation. CIC will be partnering with Rainbow Refugee Committee, a Vancouver-based organization, to share the costs involved with sponsoring refugees.
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.