Monthly Archives: July 2013

Diane Francis Says Canada Needs a Silicon Valley

A recent article in the blog of Diane Francis, an editor-at-large for the National Post, argues that Canada needs to create its own version of the American Silicon Valley, and commends Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for taking a step … Continue reading

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StatsCan Report Links Income to Life Expectancy

A new report on the state of health in Canada by Statistics Canada finds a strong link between between life expectancy and income in the country. The report uses data collected from 1991 to 2006 in a Canadian census study … Continue reading

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Canadian Foreign Service Workers Union Offers Binding Arbitration

The Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO) has offered to enter into binding arbitration with the federal government to end the strike of its members and with it, the disruption to permanent residency and visa issuance. PAFSO is giving … Continue reading

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Study Suggests Immigration Between U.S.-Canada Becoming Less Lop-sided

Canada has long suffered a brain drain to the U.S. as more skilled workers immigrate from Canada to the U.S. than vice versa, but that gap is starting to close according to a new study. As reported by a story … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Premier to Press for End to Diplomat Strike Citing Visa Delays

Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter says the strike by Canadian foreign service officers is hurting Canadian provinces by delaying the processing of student visas. International students studying in Canada provide a significant economic boost to communities across the country, including … Continue reading

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Canada to Get New Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander

The federal government announced a major cabinet shuffle on Monday which will see Jason Kenney, the current Citizenship and Immigration Minister, move to the Department of Employment and Social Development, which will be the new name for the Department of … Continue reading

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Centre for Immigration Policy Reform’s Collacott Criticizes “Passports of Convenience” in Vancouver Sun Article

A new story in the Vancouver Sun looks at the issue of recent immigrants obtaining Canadian citizenship and then returning to their home countries. The phenomenon, which it calls ‘passports of convenience’, has critics and defenders within Canada, with a … Continue reading

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Canada Has The Best Reputation In The World According To New Survey

A new study on national reputations, called RepTrak, finds Canada has the best reputation of any country in the world. It’s the third year in a row that Canada has taken the top stop in the annual survey. RepTrak, which … Continue reading

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New Quebec Immigration Rules Announced

Quebec Immigration, which runs two of the most popular Canadian immigration programs, announced on Wednesday that changes will be coming to its immigration rules and procedures. The new rules will affect Quebec skilled worker, investor, business people, and self-employed immigrant … Continue reading

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Canada Border Services Agency to Use Electronic Bracelets in Place of Detention

The federal government will use electronic tracking bracelets in place of detention for asylum claimants and illegal immigrants who pose a high risk of evading deportation orders, according to a recent report by the Globe and Mail. Ottawa served notice … Continue reading

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