Monthly Archives: February 2012

Canadian Government to Clamp Down on "Birth Tourism"

A Hong Kong newspaper’s investigation into the practice of immigration consultants there coaching pregnant Chinese women on how to enter Canada without having their pregnancy detected, in order for their children to be born in Canada and receive Canadian citizenship, … Continue reading

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Canadian Government to Provide Microloans to Immigrants in Saskatchewan

In an effort to help newly arrived immigrants update their education credentials to Canadian standards, the Canadian government, in partnership with the provincial government of Saskatchewan, will be offering microloans to new immigrants who live in Saskatchewan for education and … Continue reading

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Can. Immigration Minister Proposes New Bill to Toughen Canadian Refugee Admittance

Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has proposed a new bill “Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act”, that would toughen rules for asylum seekers coming to Canada. The new bill would reduce the time taken to assess a standard refugee application from 1000 … Continue reading

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Hundreds of Canadian Immigration Consultants will meet in Mississauga

Six hundred immigration consultants are registered to gather at the First General Meeting (FGM) for members of the Canada Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) in Mississauga on Friday. This will be the largest gathering of Canadian immigration consultants … Continue reading

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Jonathan Kay of National Post says Immigrants turning Canada into Nation of ‘Tiger Moms’

An editorial by Jonathan Kay in the National Post, published on Friday, argues that immigrants are turning Canada into a nation of ‘Tiger Moms’, a term that refers to demanding Chinese mothers who push her children to excel academically, due to … Continue reading

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Canadian-Gov Backed Website to Help Immigrants Find Jobs in Toronto Launched

The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) has launched a new online network,, to help Canadian immigrants find jobs. The website will make pre-existing networks of professional Canadian immigrants easily accessible to employers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) through … Continue reading

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TD Economists urge Canada to expand Provincial Immigrant Nominee Program

A report by the Toronto Dominion bank argues that Canada could reduce the wage gap between immigrant and native-born Canadians by expanding the provincial nominee program. The provincial nominee program requires immigrants to live a certain number of years in … Continue reading

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New Immigration Rules will be more Flexible, says Citizenship and Immigration Minister

Changes to be made to Canada’s immigration process will make it more flexible, says Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney.Kenney said new rules will give more weight to those in-demand skilled trade experience when assessing the eligibility of a candidate, … Continue reading

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