Monthly Archives: April 2013

Changes Made to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Amid controversy and criticism over a series of incidents involving temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in recent months, including a story that emerged last month of Canadian workers losing their jobs to foreign workers at the Royal Canadian Bank, the federal … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Looking to Increase Immigration to Province

Nova Scotia, one of Canada’s Maritime provinces, is seeking to increase the number of skilled immigrants that settle in the province, according to a new provincial strategy announced earlier this year. The Maritimes region of Canada, which includes Nova Scotia, … Continue reading

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Immigration Pushes Canadian Province’s Population Growth to 40 Year High

The population of Manitoba, a province in Canada’s prairie region, increased by 16,227 people over the last 12 months, which is the most in 40 years, according to the Manitoba provincial government. The arrival of 15,199 immigrants to Manitoba over … Continue reading

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Taxes Up 1,787% For Canadians Since 1961

Two Canadian economists say taxes are rising faster than wages for typical Canadians, and that the average Canadian family now pays a greater share of their income in taxes than on basic necessities. The report, by Milagros Palacios and Charles … Continue reading

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Immigration Canada Releases Two New Videos for Newcomers

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on Friday introduced two videos to help new immigrants to Canada prepare for life in their new country. The first video, entitled Before Arriving in Canada, explains what immigrants can do before they arrive to … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rules Against Immigration Hopefuls in Skilled Worker Backlog

A federal court on Thursday ruled that the Canadian government was within its rights when it threw out the backlog of applications for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) that were filed before February 27, 2008. Presiding judge, Justice Donald Rennie, said … Continue reading

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Federal Skilled Worker Occupation List Released

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) today released the list of 24 occupations that will be eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) when it launches next month on May 4th. Furthermore, four organizations designated to provide Educational Credential Assessments … Continue reading

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Conf Board of Canada Says Immigrants Diversify Economic Growth

A new report by the influential Conference Board of Canada finds that immigration contributes to diversifying trade in provinces. The study looked at the relationship between immigration in the province of Saskatchewan, and the countries which Saskatchewan traded with. It … Continue reading

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Furor Over Use of Temporary Foreign Workers at Canadian Bank

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) got in trouble with the public last week when several ex-workers came forward alleging they had been replaced by temporary foreign workers. This week, RBC apologized for the decisions that led to the use … Continue reading

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Ontario to Increase Spending on Settlement Programs

The government of Ontario, Canada’s largest province, announced more funding for settlement services for immigrants on Friday. The funds will be provided to the Newcomer Settlement Program, which supports 98 organizations that the provincial government says help 80,000 newcomers settle … Continue reading

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