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New Legislation Restores Citizenship to 'Lost Canadians'

 Jonathan Arias     17 December 2007

Citizenship and Immigration Canada recently tabled a new bill to modernize the country's citizenship laws. New legislation will retroactively restore citizenship to the tens of thousands who lost, or never had Canadian citizenship because of several obscure clauses in existing legislation.


British Columbia Eases Requirements for Business Immigration

 Jonathan Arias     25 October 2007

Recent modifications to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) make it easier for immigrants to establish new businesses in the province.


Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada on the Increase

 Jonathan Arias     27 July 2007

The Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program is the Canadian government's primary means of helping employers address immediate skill and labour shortages. As labour tensions continue to mount across industries, Canadian employers have been making use of this program to fill a growing number of vacant positions.


Canadian Government's New Foreign Credential Referral Office

 Jonathan Arias     28 June 2007

To overcome the challenges of having internationally-obtained qualifications recognized in Canada, a new government office has been established to provide support services to newcomers as they navigate the credential recognition process.


North American Companies are Looking Overseas for Information Technology Talent

 Jonathan Arias     22 May 2007

According to a recent study by consulting firm Deloitte and Touche LLP, many North American CEO’s are having trouble finding IT workers and are looking to foreign skilled workers to staff their organizations.


Alberta Nominating Semi-Skilled Workers for Canadian Immigration

 Jonathan Arias     21 May 2007

Under the expanded Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), the province will now be making Canadian Permanent Residency nominations for individuals in manufacturing, transportation, food and beverage, and hospitality occupations. Alberta employers have been suffering from chronic labour shortages in these industries; the new PNP is designed to alleviate them.


Full Service Canadian Immigration Visa Office in Bangladesh

 Jonathan Arias     12 April 2007

In mid-February of this year, it was announced that the Canadian Immigration Visa Office in Dhaka would offer a full range of immigration services by July 2007 (see original news release). It was recently confirmed that this start date, released by the Immigration Law Consultancy Bureau (ILCB), is incorrect. The High Commission of Canada has confirmed that the full-service office in Dhaka will not be operational until 2008.


Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada Says Issues of Lost Citizenships Under Control

 Jonathan Arias     21 February 2007

The cases of Canadians discovering they do not hold citizenship are small in number and being resolved quickly, according to the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.


Canadian Immigration Visa Office in Bangladesh to become full-service

 Jonathan Arias     15 February 2007

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has recently announced that the Canadian Visa Office in Dhaka will offer a full range of Canadian immigration services by July 2007.


Canadian Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Promises Action on Cases of Lapsed Citizenship

 Jonathan Arias     09 February 2007

In a press release issued Thursday, Canada’s minister of Citizenship and Immigration the Honourable Diane Finley addressed concerns that some Canadians have discovered that their citizenship has expired according to a little known provision in the Citizenship Act.