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Newcomers with science background face high unemployment: report

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  BioTalent Canada recently released a new Labour Market Information (LMI) report focusing specifically on Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs). The report indicates IEPs possess critical skills that are currently in demand in biotech, yet 44.3% are unemployed. 51.8% of employers say hiring IEPs improves innovation. This new report “Talent Opportunities: Bringing Newcomers to Canada’s Bio-economy” identifies challenges faced by IEPs […]

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Seven steps to getting a job in Canada

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Many people come to Canada to create a better life for themselves and their families. However, there can often be obstacles in the way such as finding a new job. Although immigrants may be highly qualified in their own country, their credentials may not be recognized in Canada; the fact that they do not have […]

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Canadian Bureau for International Education launches website for international students

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During the recent International Education Week, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) launched a new website called iStudent Canada, on Nov. 18 during its annual conference in Vancouver. “We realized that there wasn’t anything dynamic at the national level for international students,” says Jennifer Humphries, vice-president of CBIE. The organization wanted to provide an […]

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Canadians facing high costs because of Family Class immigration: study

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Despite Ottawa’s recent reforms to ‘Family Class’ immigration, Canadian taxpayers are still facing high costs associated with allowing immigrants to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada, concludes a new study published today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. The study, Canadian Family Class Immigration: The Parent and Grandparent […]

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Ottawa’s 2014 immigration plan focuses on economic class

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Canada is set to launch its “Express of Interest System” (EOI) to let employers cherry-pick skilled immigrants from a pool of pre-screened candidates. In tabling his annual report to the Parliament Monday, Immigration Minister Chris Alexander also announced that Ottawa will admit between 240,000 and 265,000 permanent residents to Canada in 2014, the same level […]

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Foreign service job action threatens Canada’s annual immigration target

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Permanent residency applicants appear to be taking the biggest hit from ongoing job action by foreign affairs officers, prompting concerns about whether Ottawa’s 2013 immigration target can be met. According to government data obtained by the Star, the number of immigrant visas granted from May to July of this year has dropped 7.5 per cent, […]

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Apple said to buy hopstop for one billion dollars

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Kevin Nixon/Future Publishing via Getty Images An iPhone with a map of the London Underground. HopStop, based in New York, provides directions for more than 140 major metropolitan areas in the U.S. And six other countries, and includes public transportation. Apple Inc. (AAPL) agreed to buy online transit-navigation service HopStop.com Inc., people with knowledge of […]

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Quebec abusing and exploiting rich immigrants alleges British Columbia

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OTTAWA — Just two weeks after Chris Alexander took over the job of immigration minister in a federal cabinet shuffle, a hot potato that pits B.C. against Quebec has landed in his lap. A key B.C. cabinet minister confirms she’s already spoken to Alexander about abuse of a program that lets Quebec charge thousands of […]

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Supreme Court clarifies rules on refugees and war crimes

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The Supreme Court of Canada issued a ruling Friday that clarifies the test that immigration officials should use when deciding if a refugee applicant was complicit in war crimes. The unanimous decision found that guilt by association is not reason enough to deny someone refugee protection. It said in order to be excluded from protection […]

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How to apply for the new Start-Up Visa Program

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The new Start-Up Visa Program has officially launched today. Although the traditional federal investor and entrepreneurship immigration programs are still on hold, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced the new Start-Up Visa Program this year to bring in immigrant entrepreneurs to launch innovative businesses that will create jobs in Canada and, eventually, compete globally. The […]

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