Category Archives: Federal Skilled Worker Program

Montreal Tops List of Best Cities for International Students

An index commissioned by the Bank of Communications (BoCom), one of the largest banks in China, places Montreal, Canada as the best city in the world for international students. Other Canadian cities that ranked well include Toronto (4th) and Vancouver … Continue reading

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Men Outnumber Women 2-1 Among Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada

The gender makeup of Canada’s foreign worker population is like that of foreign workers around the world, with men outnumbering women by a large margin. The data, collected by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), shows that over 143,000 men entered … Continue reading

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New Statistics Canada Report Shows High Education Levels Among Immigrants

A new Statistics Canada report on the educational attainment of Canadians shows once again that the country’s immigrants tend to be highly educated and educated in demanding fields of study. The report’s most striking finding is that immigrants hold about … Continue reading

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Canada Top Country for Immigrant Businesses – Financial Post

An article featured in last Friday’s Financial Post makes the case for Canada being one of the best countries in the world for immigrants to start a business. Among the factors that make Canada such a welcoming place for immigrant … Continue reading

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Federal Skilled Worker Program Opens to Immigration Applicants

The federal government began accepting Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) applications on Saturday, marking an end to a nearly one year moratorium on the skilled worker program. The annual reset of the program’s quota was scheduled for July 1 2012, but … 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 filedĀ before February 27, 2008. Presiding judge, Justice DonaldĀ 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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Canada’s Immigration Backlog Reduced by 40 Percent

Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) backlog of permanent resident applications has declined by forty percent since 2008, according to a CIC announcement on Tuesday. A freeze in the acceptance of new Federal Skilled Worker and Federal Immigrant Investor applications, in … Continue reading

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Changes to Arranged Employment Stream of Federal Skilled Worker Program

Changes will be coming to application requirements under the arranged employment stream of the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) on May 4, 2013, according to an announcement by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) this week. Individuals with arranged employment in … Continue reading

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Immigration Canada Announces A Priority Occupations List for Federal Skilled Worker Program

After months of speculation that the new Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) would not have a priority occupations list, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has officially announced that the program will in fact have a priority occupations list when it … Continue reading

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