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Canadian Government Celebrates First Skilled Trades Immigrant

New Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander this month welcomed Eric Byrne, a Canadian immigrant from Ireland, and one of the first individuals to become a permanent resident of the country through the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), in … Continue reading

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Canada to Encourage Irish Immigration at Jobs Expo Dublin and Jobs Expo Cork

At least seven Canadian companies will have a presence at this year’s Jobs Expo Dublin and Jobs Expo Cork, where they will promote the country as an ideal destination for Ireland’s skilled workers to find work and to settle. The … Continue reading

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Alberta Temporary Foreign Worker Pilot Extended

The provincial government of Alberta has announced that the Alberta Occupation-Specific Pilot for temporary foreign workers will be extended for another year, to July 31 2014. The pilot started in June 2011 and allows qualifying foreign nationals to receive special … Continue reading

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Increase in US Oil Production Threatens Canada’s Oil Sands

Canadian energy producers exported over $120 billion worth of energy products in 2011, which constituted over 25 percent of the $462 billion worth of goods/services exported from Canada that year. The sizeable contribution made by the oil and gas sector … Continue reading

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Report Projects Oil Sands to Contribute Trillions to the Canadian Economy

A comprehensive report on the challenges and opportunities of Canada’s oil sands by auditing giant Deloitte projects that the hydrocarbon deposits will contribute an estimated $2.1 trillion to Canada’s GDP over the next 25 years. The economic benefits of the … 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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Canadian Immigration Department Finalizes Occupation List for Federal Skilled Trades Program

CICS News has learned that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has made a final decision on which occupations will be eligible for the new Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) that is scheduled to open on January 2nd. CIC is expected … Continue reading

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Canada’s New Federal Skilled Trades Program to Launch January 2nd

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced on Monday that the new Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) will be launched January 2nd, 2013. The new program will admit applicants with qualifications in a skilled trade occupation that is in demand by … Continue reading

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Massive Shale Oil Prospect Discovered in Northwest Territories, Could Increase Demand for Foreign Labour

A new shale oil prospect in the Northwest Territories potentially rivals the Bakken formation under Saskatchewan, Montana and North Dakota in its recoverable oil resources. The Canol shale formation could contain two to three billion barrels of recoverable oil according … Continue reading

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Alberta Temporary Worker Program to Expand List of Eligible Occupations

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the provincial government of Alberta jointly announced this week that the Alberta temporary worker pilot program will be expanded to include more occupations. The pilot project began in June 2011 and issues special work … Continue reading

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