Category Archives: immigrants

Only 26% of Canadian immigrants acquired Canadian Citizenship

The number of immigrants wanting to become citizens in Canada have dropped to a whopping 26 percent from a previous 79 percent from the period 2000 and 2008, former citizenship director-general Andrew Griffith said. He attributed the decline to government’s … Continue reading

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Canada Scraps ‘Millionaire Visa,’ Sends B.C. Property Market Reeling

Real estate agents in Vancouver say property prices could take a hit, after Canada scrapped a program which allowed wealthy immigrants to fast-track the visa process. The Immigrant Investor Program, launched in 1986, offered visas to business people with a net worth of … Continue reading

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Canada’s skills gap continues to widen, according to study

According to a new study from global recruiting firm Hays PLC, which surveyed the skills gap in 30 developed countries around the world, Canada ranks ninth for the severity of its skills shortage, and its score deteriorated in the past year. … Continue reading

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Canada’s Iranian Immigrants Could See Reprieve As EU Court Strikes Down SWIFT Embargo

According to an article by Jon Matonis in Forbes, the General Court of the EU has ruled that European Union sanctions against two of Iran’s largest private banks, Bank Mellat and Bank Saderat, must be reversed, due to lack of … Continue reading

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Illegal Immigration in Canada Expected to Surge in 2015

The number of people in Canada illegally is expected to increase substantially in April 2015, when a large contingent of foreign workers see their work permits expire. Their work permits will expire on April 1st 2015 because of a rule … Continue reading

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Scam Targeting New Canadians By Threatening Deportation

According to a report by the CBC, a new fraud is being perpetrated against new Canadians by scam-artists pretending to be lawyers with the Supreme Court of Canada. The scam involves fraudsters contacting recent immigrants by phone and telling them … Continue reading

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Company Gets Fined $12,000 for Hiring Illegal Immigrants

In a case more reminiscent of American immigration woes, a Manitoba company has been fined $12,000 for hiring three Filipinos in Canada illegally. The workers, Antonio Laroya, Arnisito Gaviola and Ermie Zotomayor, began working for a Shell gas station owned by … Continue reading

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Nearly Three Quarters of Canadians Oppose Increasing Immigration Levels

A new public opinion poll shows that 72 percent of Canadians oppose increasing immigration levels, a sign that Canada is following in suit a broader trend among Western countries of public sentiment turning against immigration. Despite the opposition to raising … Continue reading

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Federal and Ontario Governments to Spend $57 Million to Train Immigrants

The Ontario provincial government and the federal government hope to put an end to the adage of the immigrant taxi cab driver with a PhD, by spending a combined $57 million to train new Canadians to gain the credentials necessary … Continue reading

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Visible Minority Population of Canada Increasing

A Toronto Star story reports that the visible minority population in Canada is growing, and at a rate faster than the general population: StatsCan projects that the visible minority population in this country will continue to be bolstered by sustained immigration … Continue reading

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