Monthly Archives: August 2013

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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Two Occupations in Canadian Immigration Program Reach Sub-Cap

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the mainstay of Canadian economic class immigration, has reached the maximum allowable applications in two of the 24 eligible occupations. The FSWP has a cap of 5,000 total applications, and a sub-cap of 300 … 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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2013 Areas of Training List Released for Quebec Skilled Worker Program

The Quebec government released the new ‘Areas of Training’ list for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) on August 1 2013, which includes changes to the number of points awarded for dozens of areas of education and training. The QSWP … Continue reading

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Fertility of Immigrant Women Higher than Canadian-born

A recent study by researchers in the U.S. and Canada finds that immigrant women have slightly higher fertility rates than women born in Canada, reversing the trend from before the 1980s of lower-than-average fertility among immigrants. The study, by Princeton … 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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Foreign Service Workers Union Expands Strike to 15 Largest Visa Centres

The Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO), the union for Canadian diplomats, has withdrawn some of its members from the 15 largest foreign Canadian visa processing centres in order to pressure the government to come to a deal on … Continue reading

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Montreal Tops List of Best Cities for International Students

An index commissioned by the Bank of Communications (BoCom), one of the largest banks in China, places Montreal, Canada as the best city in the world for international students. Other Canadian cities that ranked well include Toronto (4th) and Vancouver … Continue reading

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