Monthly Archives: February 2013

Immigration Canada Announces That Over 100,000 International Students Entered Country in 2012

Canada admitted over 100,000 international students in 2012 according to an announcement by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on Tuesday. The number marks a 60 percent increase over the number of foreign students hosted by Canada 2004, and demonstrates the … Continue reading

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TD Bank Analysis Finds Even Wage Growth Among Canadian Occupation Groups, Skill Levels

A report released on Tuesday and put together by TD Bank’s deputy chief economist finds that wages for Canadian workers have grown at roughly the same pace in all major occupational groupings and skill levels, and the number of high … Continue reading

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CanadianBusiness: Vancouver Could Be The Next Calgary

An article appearing in the online edition of last Tuesday’s Canadian Business magazine suggests that Vancouver stands to follow in Calgary’s footsteps and become an energy company magnet: The management of Canada’s oil and gas industry has become, over the … Continue reading

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New Safeguards Drastically Reduce Canadian Asylum Claims from High-Fraud Regions

Canada, which was facing one of the worst bogus refugee claims problems in the world, and seeing government expenditure on welfare for asylum claimants gradually increase as a result, has seen a drastic reduction of asylum claims from problem countries … Continue reading

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Immigration Causes Canada to Have Highest Per Capita Remittance Rate in the World

According to an article published on Tuesday in Maclean’s, a Canadian weekly news magazine, Canada leads the world in per capita outgoing remittance, as a consequence of its proportionally large and well-skilled immigrant population. In 2012 an estimated $23.4 billion was … Continue reading

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Canadian Immigration Hopefuls Gearing Up For Launch of Federal Skilled Worker Program

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the mainstay of the Canadian government’s economic class immigration stream, last accepted applications on May 8th 2012, when the program’s 20,000 application cap for the July 1st 2011 to June 30th 2012 period was … Continue reading

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Canadian Working Holiday Visa Quota For Ireland Filled in Two Days

According to the National Post, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)’s 2013 quota of 6,350 work permits for Irish passport holders filled up in two days this month: “It’s staggering; we all knew that the demand was going to be very … Continue reading

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Increase in US Oil Production Threatens Canada’s Oil Sands

Canadian energy producers exported over $120 billion worth of energy products in 2011, which constituted over 25 percent of the $462 billion worth of goods/services exported from Canada that year. The sizeable contribution made by the oil and gas sector … Continue reading

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Eight More Countries Considered “Safe” By Canada’s Refugee System

As part of an effort to reduce the number of bogus asylum claims made in Canada, the federal government has added eight countries to its list of designated countries of origin, which are those it considers as having strong protection … Continue reading

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Study Shows Immigrants Have Larger Babies After Moving to Canada

A study by St. Michael’s Hospital researcher Dr. Joel Ray finds that immigrant women give birth to larger babies than women from their native country, but still smaller than babies born to Canadian-born women. The study, which appears in the journal of Paediatric … Continue reading

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