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New federal strategy to help newcomers put their skills to work in Canada faster

April 13, 2017   Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen. Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen has announced that the federal government will introduce a new Targeted Employment Strategy for Newcomers, as part of Budget 2017. The strategy will help internationally trained newcomers to our country find jobs that match their skills and experience. Newcomers […]

Shaping the future of Canada’s immigration system

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  Having inherited an immigration system plagued with backlogs and heavy-handed enforcement, the Liberal government says it’s keen to hear what you think needs to be done about Canada’s immigration future. Since the beginning of the summer, Immigration Minister John McCallum and his parliamentary secretary, Arif Virani, have held more than two dozen roundtable meetings […]

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Western Canadian Provinces Welcome New Applications Through Provincial Nominee Programs

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From CIC NEWS Buggy Late August was a busy period for PNPs in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia (BC) The Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and BC were each active in their drive to welcome new immigrants over the past couple of weeks, as more than 2,000 potential newcomers either submitted an application to one […]

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2016 LIBERAL IMMIGRATION PLAN: Liberals Propose Ten Ambitious Changes to Canadian Immigration

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Written by African Immigrant Magazine  With the ascension to power of the liberals in the last parliamentary elections, much focus has been on changing current immigration laws set in place by the conservative government of Stephen Harper. The liberals believe that current immigration policies are too stringent and prevent the government from meeting its immigration […]

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Syrian refugees – Don’t be afraid – An immigrant experience – By Jacqui Henry

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By Jacqui Henry – AIM Contributor Canada recently welcomed its 25000th  Syrian refugee and we all, or at least most of us, applauded the government for its swift action in giving a home to people so desperately in need. But as a former new arrival to Canada, I know that their arrival is just the […]

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Canada’s Express Entry immigration system to welcome skilled immigrants from Germany faster than ever before

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Berlin, Germany — The Government of Canada successfully launched Express Entry, a modern immigration application management system, this past January. Express Entry gives prospective skilled immigrants from Germany a new and fast alternative for coming to Canada. This new system is designed to get people with the skills and experience that Canada’s labour market and […]

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Nationals of Haiti and Zimbabwe given an additional six months to apply for permanent residence in Canada

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Feb 5, 2016 – Ottawa, ON – The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness today announced that an additional six months have been given to allow certain nationals of Haiti and Zimbabwe to apply for permanent residence without risk of […]

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Who Qualifies for Canadian Permanent Residence/Skilled Worker Immigration?

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On January 1, 2015, the Government of Canada implemented the Express Entry Immigration system under the Economic Class including the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Under Express Entry, Federal Skilled Workers across 347 eligible occupations who meet minimum entry criteria, submit an expression of interest profile to the Express Entry Pool. The profiles of candidates in […]

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Five ways to get a Canadian scholarship

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Each year, thousands of Canadian students earn scholarships that help them offset their education costs. Surprisingly, over $15 million of the $70 million available each year in scholarship dollars goes unclaimed, according to industry estimates. “Scholarships are a good source of education funding – one that you don’t have to pay back,” advises Melissa Jarman, […]

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New Immigration System “Express Entry” Takes off Slowly

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Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander is expecting just 10 to 15 per cent of the immigrants who arrive in Canada this year will have been selected via the new Express Entry application system, a mechanism designed to choose immigrants more quickly to better meet the needs of the labour market. But he expects that […]

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