Monthly Archives: January 2013

Canadian Military Trying to Recruit More Immigrants

The Canadian Forces are facing a challenge in recruiting enough minorities from mostly immigrant groups, according to a story in politics.ca. Author Colin Horgan notes that among Asian and Arab-Canadians, the interest in careers in the military is low: When … Continue reading

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Canadian Criminologist Praises Immigration’s Crime Fighting Effect

In a special to cbc.ca, one of Canada’s largest online news publications, criminologist Michael Kempa says immigration is helping reduce the crime rate in Canada. Kempa writes that the drop in the crime rate since the 1990s has corresponded to, … Continue reading

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Canada’s North Will Need Up To 70,000 Workers by 2020 – Conference Board of Canada

A report released on Monday by the Conference Board of Canada, one of the country’s most respected public policy research organizations, predicts that mining in Northern Canada will support an additional 43,000 to 70,000 jobs in the region by 2020. … Continue reading

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Immigrant Income Levels Depend on Canadian Immigration Program

In the second part of our series on the recently released Statistics Canada report on the income of immigrants, we delve deeper into the data and look at how various economic class immigration programs compare for immigrants who arrived between … Continue reading

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New Canadian Immigration Program For Entrepreneurs To Launch April 1

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced today that the Start-Up Visa, which will grant permanent residence to entrepreneurs who receive funding from Canadian venture capital firms, will launch on April 1st. “Our new Start-Up Visa will help make Canada the … Continue reading

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Income of Canadian Immigrants Varies Depending on Time, Country of Origin

This is the first of our two part series on the recently released Statistics Canada report on the income of immigrants. We analyse income trends for immigrants from different regions of the world who arrived between 2006 and 2010. The … Continue reading

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Regulatory Compliance Costs Canada’s Economy $6,000 per Employee, Possible Relief on the Way

A report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), which represents Canada’s small and medium sized businesses, estimates that the country’s regulatory burden costs Canadian businesses nearly $6,000 per employee per year, with the cost falling heaviest on small … Continue reading

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Lawyers Representing Canadian Immigration Applicants Argue Unlawful Discrimination in Backlog Wipe-Out

Lawyers representing a group of 1,000 immigration hopefuls whose applications for permanent residence under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) were closed by the federal government under Bill C-38 argued in a hearing this week that the government’s decision violated … Continue reading

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Canada’s Most Popular Immigration Program Will Not Have Priority List – Minister

A 140 character tweet from Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney last August may have answered one of the most pressing questions about the updated rules of the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) when it relaunches in May: will it … Continue reading

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Canada to Accept 5,000 Iraqi and Iranian Refugees – Immigration Department

While visiting Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) office in Ankara, Turkey, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced that the federal government will resettle up to 5,000 Iraqi and Iranian refugees who are currently residing in Turkey. The move is intended to … Continue reading

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