Tag Archives: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)

Passports to be Handled by Citizenship and Immigration Canada

The federal government announced last week that Canadian passports would come under the responsibility of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) this summer. Passport Canada is currently managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), which will officially … Continue reading

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Changes Made to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Amid controversy and criticism over a series of incidents involving temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in recent months, including a story that emerged last month of Canadian workers losing their jobs to foreign workers at the Royal Canadian Bank, the federal … Continue reading

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Canadian Immigration Application Fees to Increase

Immigration processing fees are going to increase, according to a proposed federal budget released on Thursday. The cause of the coming fee hikes, according to Alexis Pavlich, a spokeswoman for Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, is Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) … Continue reading

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A New Microloan Program For Immigrants Launched in Manitoba

A new Manitoba pilot, launched on Friday, will offer low interest loans of up to $10,000 to recent immigrants who are enrolled in training and career development programs. Recipients will be given five years to repay the microloans, and can … Continue reading

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