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Skilled Immigrants to be Offered “Express Entry” to Canada in 2015

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The Canadian government is forging ahead with a new immigration system that will offer “express entry” to qualified immigrants starting in 2015 as a way to help fill open jobs for which there are no available Canadian workers. Express Entry, formerly known as Expression of Interest, will be “a swifter path to Canada  that will […]

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Canada to Initiate Proceedings Against 875 Refugees Per Year

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In January 2014, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) released Operational Bulletin: PRG-2013-59, which states that the CBSA has committed to referring a minimum of 875 refugee vacation or cessation cases per year to the Refugee Protection Division (RPD). News of this bulletin, and the apparent resolve of CBSA to reach its quota, puts many […]

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The longer immigrants are in the country the more likely they are to fail citizenship test

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The longer an immigrant is in Canada, the more likely they are to fail their citizenship test, a government report says.  According to the internal Immigration Department report, applicants who have been in Canada fewer than five years consistently have the highest success rates on the mandatory knowledge test, compared to counterparts who have been […]

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Canada looking to double the number of international students

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The federal government announced a plan that it hopes will attract more international students to Canadian post-secondary campuses.  The International Education Strategy aims to double the number of international students and researchers — to 450,000 — in Canada by 2022 in an effort to create jobs and stimulate the domestic economy. Canadian full-time undergraduate students pay an average of $5,700 in […]

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New rules make it tougher for immigrants to get Guaranteed Income Supplemen

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  Immigration Minister Chris Alexander unveiled changes to Canada’s Citizenship Act in Toronto on February 6, 2014. (Michael Peake/QMI Agency) 10 Change text size for the story Print this story Report an error Related Stories Proposed law aims for stricter Canadian citizenship requirements Canada aims to open doors to 265,000 immigrants in 2014 Immigration selection […]

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Jobs: Immigrants lag behind Canadian-born in securing a job – Study

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Immigrants are less likely to have a job than their Canadian-born counterparts, according to Statistics Canada. The data agency says the employment rate for what it calls core-aged immigrants (those between the ages of 25 and 54) was 75.6 per cent last year. That lags behind the employment rate of 82.9 per cent for people born in […]

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Cap on Canadian Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Filled

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 According to a February announcement by Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, the cap of 5000 on applications for the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship program has been filled after only a month since it was re-opened on January 2, 2014. This is the maximum number of applications for the program […]

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Canada Unveils the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act

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Canada Unveils the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act Wednesday, February 12, 2014 The Canadian government on 6 February 2014 introduced the first comprehensive reforms to the Citizenship Act since 1977 which reinforce the value of Canadian citizenship while continuing to move toward a faster and more efficient system. “I am pleased to bring forward the first […]

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Study Shows Immigrants’ Children Succeed in Canadian Universities

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Tuesday, February 26, 2014 A recent study by Statistics Canada showed that children of immigrants to Canada who attended universities were double to students whose parents were born in the country. The report revealed students who immigrated to Canada with their families would continue to attend university. This number makes up 50 percent of the […]

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Canada has Highest Rate of Job Satisfaction Levels

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Canadians are the most happy with their jobs, according to a recent study. The study reported that approximately two thirds, of 64 percent, of Canadians said that they loved their job or ‘like it a lot’. A full 24 per cent of Canadians love their jobs so much that they said they would even work […]

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