Monthly Archives: October 2012

Canada to Keep Immigration Level at 250,000 in 2013

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced today that it will keep immigration levels at 240,000-265,000 in 2013, for the seventh straight year. The maintenance of immigration numbers from previous years amidst a growing Canadian population means Canada will have a … Continue reading

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Protectionist Workplace Regulations Marginalizing Canadian Immigrants -Vancouver Sun

An article in Monday’s Vancouver Sun blames trade and professional associations for hampering the economic integration of Canadian immigrants. The story, by columnist Don Cayo, cites a new report by Canadian researchers that finds that occupational licensing is preventing immigrants … Continue reading

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Canadian Immigration Department Enacts New Marriage Sponsorship Rules

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) introduced new spousal immigration sponsorship regulations today to reduce the incidence of marriage fraud. The new rules require sponsored spouses who have no children with their sponsor to be in a live-in relationship with their … Continue reading

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Census Shows Growing Multi-Lingual-ism of Canada, in Line With Immigration Trends

Twenty percent of the Canadian population now speaks a language other than French or English at home, according to the latest census information released by Statistics Canada. The statistics point to immigration’s transformational effect on Canadian demography and culture, as … Continue reading

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Canadian Non-Partisan Think Tank Finds Oil Sands Greatly Benefit Country’s Economy

The Conference Board of Canada (CBoC), the largest non-partisan think tank in Canada, has published a study today showing that development of northern Alberta’s Athabasca oil sands will create over 3.2 million person-years of employment in Canada over the next 25 … Continue reading

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Canada Ranks 17th in ‘Ease of Doing Business’, Shines in ‘Starting a Business’ Category

Canada ranks as the 17th easiest place in the world to do business in a report released on Tuesday by the World Bank. The 2013 edition of the Doing Business report rates 185 countries according to 11 sets of indicators … Continue reading

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Russian Bride Ditches Canadian Pensioner, Collects $25K in Welfare On His Dime

An elderly Russian woman left her Canadian husband and subsequently collected nearly $25,000 in social assistance payments that have been charged to the 82 year pensioner who sponsored her immigration to Canada, said the Canadian man affected. In an interview … Continue reading

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CBC Obtains Federal Police Report on Hungarian Refugee Claimants

The largest news broadcaster in Canada, CBC News, has obtained a draft of a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) report on Hungarian refugee claimants, a group which has grown significantly since Canada lifted visa requirements for Hungarian nationals in 2008. The … Continue reading

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Report Says Canadian Health Care “Like a Ponzi Scheme”

A report released by a public research university says Canada’s pay-as-you-go health care system will, in its current form, take money from younger generations to give to older ones. The research paper, by the U of C’s School of Public … Continue reading

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New Language Requirements Under the Revised Federal Skilled Worker Program – CLB to IELTS

New language requirements under the new Federal Skilled Worker program CLB to IELTS Conversion Citizenship and Immigration Canada has released more details about the new Federal Skilled Worker program, which will be launched in January of 2013, and it includes … Continue reading

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