Monthly Archives: September 2012

Immigration Canada Indicates Growing Importance of Canadian Experience Class to Canadian Immigration

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CEC) announced on Friday that the 20,000th permanent resident under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program has recently been admitted. The announcement signals CIC’s intent to make the CEC a bigger part of Canadian immigration, in … Continue reading

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Iranian Immigrants Being Singled Out For Extra Scrutiny by Canadian Government

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said this week that Iranians applying for immigration to Canada are being “rigorously” screened by the Canadian government for links to the Iranian political leadership. Kenney cited the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), saying it … Continue reading

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Federal Government Imposing Visa Requirements on St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced this week that citizens of St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines (St. Vincent), Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland will require a visa to travel to Canada, effective 12:01 AM EDT on September 12th. Individuals … Continue reading

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Immigration Ministry Provides More Information on New “Start-up Visa”

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has released more information about the upcoming ‘start-up visa’, which is being designed for foreign tech entrepreneurs who want to a start a business in Canada. “The start-up visa is an initiative that the government … Continue reading

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Immigration Minister Announces 3,100 Having Citizenship Revoked, 11,000 Under Investigation

The investigation into citizenship and permanent residence fraud has expanded to nearly 11,000 people, and federal immigration authorities are in the process of revoking the citizenship of 3,100 individuals, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney and Public Safety Minister Vic … Continue reading

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Immigration Minister to Make Announcement About 2,900 People Under Investigation for Citizenship Fraud

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is scheduled to speak to the press tomorrow and is expected to announce that 2,900 people will be stripped of their Canadian citizenship for providing fake proof of residency. Most of the individuals under … Continue reading

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Bank of Canada Governor: Commodities ‘Unambigiously Good’ For Canada

Wading into a national debate that was ignited by a controversial claim by Thomas Mulcair, leader of Canada’s left-leaning National Democratic Party (NDP), that Canada’s booming resource sectors harm the overall Canadian economy- the so-called ‘Dutch Disease’ hypothesis, Bank of … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for New Canadian Immigration Rules

A guide provided by Jim Metcalfe of Pace Immigration¬†provides tips on what hopeful Canadian immigrants can do to prepare for changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Program: Now that the Minister of Immigration¬†¬†has signalled his intention to change the selection … Continue reading

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In Surprising Move, Harper Gov Orders Expulsion of Iranian Diplomats and Closes Canada’s Embassy in Iran

In a surprise announcement today, the Harper government said that it is closing the Canadian embassy in Tehran and expelling all Iranian diplomats from Canada. Many political commentators were puzzled by the abrupt decision, as there have been no recent … Continue reading

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Program Trains Recent Canadian Immigrants for Oil and Gas Jobs

Canada’s shortage of workers with the skills needed to service its oil and gas industry and the higher than average unemployment rate of recent immigrants are both being addressed by a new Alberta program that provides oil drilling training for … Continue reading

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