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Immigrant Income Levels Depend on Canadian Immigration Program

In the second part of our series on the recently released Statistics Canada report on the income of immigrants, we delve deeper into the data and look at how various economic class immigration programs compare for immigrants who arrived between … Continue reading

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Provincial Government in Canada Criticizes Remarks About Immigrant Investor Program

The provincial government of Manitoba on Tuesday shot back at critics who have said the NDP government’s management of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) for Business has been a failure. Among the critics are Manitoba Progressive Conservative immigration critic … Continue reading

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Government Report Recommends Increasing Immigration Levels in 2014

The seven year freeze on increases in immigration levels beyond 253,000 should be lifted in 2014, according to an internal government review obtained by Postmedia News: The study, dubbed a “Literature review and expert advice to inform Canada’s immigration levels … Continue reading

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Provincial Premiers Call For Greater Say in Canadian Immigration

The premiers of Canada’s provincial and territorial governments concluded a forum on economic development in Halifax today with a joint-call on the federal government to give them greater control over immigration. “We want to become masters of our own destiny … Continue reading

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Court Forces Canadian Province to Reveal Names of Companies Involved in Immigrant Investor Program

A Provincial Crown Corporation responsible for managing Prince Edward Island’s (PEI) Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) was ordered by a court this month to release a list of 1,423 businesses that were approved to receive funding from immigrant investors. The Crown … Continue reading

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Federal Gov of Canada Increases Nova Scotia’s Immigration Nominee Quota

Nova Scotia’s provincial government announced yesterday that the federal government has increased the province’s immigrant nominee cap by 200, to 700 nominations in 2012. “It will help us address existing and expected labour shortages,” said Marilyn More, the provincial minister … Continue reading

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Largest Canadian Province, Ontario, Announces New Immigration Strategy

The provincial government of Ontario announced a new immigration strategy on Monday which primarily focuses on attracting more economic class immigrants, meaning those who immigrate through skilled worker and investor programs, to Ontario. The strategy is shaped by recommendations submitted … Continue reading

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Expert Roundtable Submits Report on Immigration to Ontario Government

A 13-member expert roundtable, appointed seven months ago by the government of Ontario to advise the province on the development of a provincial immigration strategy, submitted its report yesterday, and it includes 32 recommendations for the province. The key recommendations … Continue reading

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Regina Chamber and Federal Immigration Minister Back Stricter Saskatchewan Immigration Laws

The Leader Post, Saskatchewan’s largest newspaper, reports that the influential Regina Chamber of Commerce has backed tighter rules recently introduced for the family sponsorship category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP): The Regina & District Chamber of Commerce said … 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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