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The Canadian Experience Class program sees its first major changes

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) has been one of the most popular economic Canadian immigration programs in the past 2 years. As of today, significant changes have been made to the program. Since the Conservative government came to power, Canadian … 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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New Canadian Immigration Program for Skilled Trades Opens

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) officially launched the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) on Wednesday, and plans to admit up to 3,000 permanent residents through the program in 2013. Applicants of the FSTP must meet three general requirements to be … Continue reading

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New Federal Skilled Worker Program to Launch May 4 2013

Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced today that the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) will re-open on May 4 2013 with the new selection rules. CIC closed the FSWP to new applications in July 2012, saying it needed time to reduce … Continue reading

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New Language Requirements Under the Revised Federal Skilled Worker Program – CLB to IELTS

New language requirements under the new Federal Skilled Worker program CLB to IELTS Conversion Citizenship and Immigration Canada has released more details about the new Federal Skilled Worker program, which will be launched in January of 2013, and it includes … Continue reading

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New Language Requirements For Canadian Citizenship Coming into Effect November 1st

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced today that the majority of citizenship applicants will be required to demonstrate language proficiency in English or French when they apply, effective November 1st, 2012. Currently, CIC assesses applicants’ language proficiency through the interaction … Continue reading

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Financial Post Addresses Growing Income Disparity Between Recent Immigrants and Other Canadians

The growing income gap between recent immigrants and longer-established Canadians received special news coverage today with a report in the Financial Post by the deputy chief economist of CIBC, Benjamin Tal. The article describes the deteriorating position of newly arrived immigrants … Continue reading

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Low-skill Provincial Nominee Program Applicants to Face Language Requirements

Low-skilled applicants for Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) will be required to pass language tests to immigrate to Canada according to an announcement by the Immigration Ministry on Wednesday in Saskatoon. Until now, provinces have been relatively free to determine their … Continue reading

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