Category Archives: Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Canadian Immigration Department Announces January 2 Launch of Canadian Experience Class

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced this month that the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), which is being revised with a shorter Canadian work experience requirement for eligibility, will be re-launched on January 2nd 2013. CIC is planning on admitting up … Continue reading

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Bridging Visa Introduced For Temporary Residents Applying for Permanent Residence in Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on Thursday introduced the ‘Bridging Open Work Permit’ for temporary residents who are working in Canada and are awaiting a final decision on their application for permanent residence through an economic class immigration program. The … Continue reading

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Canadian Prime Minister Lays Out His Vision For Immigration To Canada

In an interview on Saturday with the Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest national newspaper, Prime Minister Stephen Harper expounded in length on his vision for Canada’s immigration programs. He told the Globe that competition for skilled international workers would heat … Continue reading

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Immigration Department: 1 Year Canadian Experience Class Launching Jan 2013

The length of time that a temporary foreign worker needs to have worked full-time in the Canada to qualify for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) immigration program will be reduced from 24 months to 12 months in … Continue reading

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Canada to Keep Immigration Level at 250,000 in 2013

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced today that it will keep immigration levels at 240,000-265,000 in 2013, for the seventh straight year. The maintenance of immigration numbers from previous years amidst a growing Canadian population means Canada will have a … Continue reading

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Canadian Immigration Minister Suggests Popular ‘Working Holiday Visa’ to be Extended to Two Years, to Visit London Next Week

Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney will visit London next week in order to promote Canada as a destination for educated young Britons struggling in the UK’s job market. In an interview with the British newspaper, the Telegraph, Kenney … Continue reading

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Immigration Canada Indicates Growing Importance of Canadian Experience Class to Canadian Immigration

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CEC) announced on Friday that the 20,000th permanent resident under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program has recently been admitted. The announcement signals CIC’s intent to make the CEC a bigger part of Canadian immigration, in … Continue reading

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Financial Posts Advises Canada Follow Australia’s Lead in International Students Policy

An article in today’s Financial Post by Diane Francis applauds recent changes that have made Canadian immigration policy more similar to Australia’s and recommends that Canada go further in emulating the other nation’s policies. It notes that a recent report … Continue reading

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Details of Revised Federal Skilled Worker Program Released

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) unveiled information on Friday about the new Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) that will be launched in the new year. The revised program will have more demanding language requirements, more selective credential assessment, and will give preference to … Continue reading

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Government Panel Recommends Doubling Number of International Students

Hot on the heels of a report commissioned by the Canadian Council of Chief Executives urging Canada to work to attract more international students, a government advisory panel released a report today recommending that the Canadian government double the number … Continue reading

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