Monthly Archives: September 2013

Canadian Economist Calls for Employment-Based Immigration Selection Process

A new report by Canadian economist and former Member of Parliament Herbert Grubel calls for Canada’s point-based immigration selection process to be completely replaced with one based on employment. Grubel, who is a Fraser Institute senior fellow and a professor … Continue reading

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Lax Deportation Enforcement Blamed for Death of Young Woman

The family of a young Albertan woman who police believe was murdered by a convicted drug dealer from Somalia calls the federal government’s failure to deport the suspected perpetrator, “sickening”. Arriving in Canada in 1993 as a refugee, and acquiring … Continue reading

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Immigration Boosting Canadian Housing Sector -Analysis

A new economic analysis credits immigration for keeping Canada’s housing sector growing amid a slowdown in the developed economies. As reported by the Globe and Mail, a National Bank of Canada (NBC) report on the Canadian housing market finds that … Continue reading

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Immigration Department Closing Citizenship Applications to Reduce Backlog

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is closing citizenship applications of unresponsive applicants in an effort to reduce its backlog and speed up application processing. A new article by Postmedia News lists some factors that could be used to determine which … Continue reading

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Canada comes in top 5 among G20 in Entrepreneurship Ranking

A new report by Ernst & Young places Canada’s entrepreneurial ecosystem in the top five among the G20 countries. The G20 Entrepreneurship Barometer 2013 ranks a country’s entrepreneurial environment according to its score in five sub-categories: access to funding, entrepreneurship … Continue reading

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