Monthly Archives: August 2012

Massive Shale Oil Prospect Discovered in Northwest Territories, Could Increase Demand for Foreign Labour

A new shale oil prospect in the Northwest Territories potentially rivals the Bakken formation under Saskatchewan, Montana and North Dakota in its recoverable oil resources. The Canol shale formation could contain two to three billion barrels of recoverable oil according … Continue reading

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Canadian Government Pushing Need for Pipeline Construction

Federal Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver said that building more pipelines to Canada’s coasts and border is vital to the country’s economic well-being. The Minister spoke to the Great Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, where he said that … Continue reading

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Rate of Self-Employment Decreases for Sons of Immigrants, Increases for Daughters -Study

A study on intergenerational changes in self-employment rates among immigrant parents and their children finds that the Canadian-born sons of immigrant parents are less likely to be self-employed than their fathers, and are likely to choose self-employment for different reasons, … Continue reading

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Conference Board of Canada says Canada Needs More Investment to Utilize Skilled Work Force

A new Op-Ed by the Conference Board of Canada, a non-partisan Canadian economic think tank, makes the case that Canada’s tepid productivity growth over the last three decades is due to an insufficient expansion of physical capital. The report lauds … Continue reading

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UBC President Urges Canada to Work to Attract Asian Students

A new report commissioned by the influential Canadian Council of Chief Executives says Canada must succeed in attracting Asian international students and building links to Asian academic institutions. The report by the president of the University of British Columbia, Stephen … Continue reading

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Vancouver Sees 12 Percent Drop in Housing Prices in July from Same Time Last Year

Vancouver, one of the most popular Canadian housing markets for the country’s immigrants, saw the average value of real estate purchases in July drop 12 percent from the same period last year, according to data collected by Bloomberg News. The … Continue reading

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Guinean Deported In Spousal Sponsorship Case Marries New Canadian Woman

A Guinean man who was deported from Canada after his Canadian wife and sponsor for permanent residence alleged that he lied to her about a child he had fathered and walked out on her three weeks after arriving in Canada … Continue reading

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Statistics Show Bogus Asylum Seekers Racking Up Health Care Costs

Immigration Canada released statistics on health care spending for refugee claimants yesterday to bolster its case that the recent scaling back of free health care for asylum seekers was necessary. The statistics show that refugee claimants from Mexico, Hungary, Columbia, … Continue reading

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