“Immigration continues to be a key ingredient to our economic future” – Immigration Minister

June 23, 2017

By Canada Immigration Newsletter Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Ahmed Hussen, recently reaffirmed the country’s commitment to economic immigration during a wide-ranging address in Toronto, Ontario, where he also touched on how the government plans to continue welcoming immigrants from around the world. “The 2017 300,000 landings plan increased the share of economic admissions from the previous year. This is a reflection of our commitment to the idea that immigration continues...

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Undercover investigation unmasks cash-for-jobs Chinese immigration scheme

June 23, 2017

By Geoff Leo, CBC News  | In his 30 years as an immigration expert, Richard Kurland said he’s only ever heard rumours of people paying money for job offers to foreign nationals. “It’s almost the stuff of immigration legendary myth that there are envelopes of cash being passed around for offers of employment in Canada,” said the Vancouver-based lawyer and immigration policy analyst. But he said a case CBC recently...

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Temporary Foreign Worker Program Launches Global Skills Strategy

June 21, 2017

By McMillan LLP, Lexology | In a recent article, entitled Canada’s Global Skills Strategy to launch June 12, 2017, we advised readers of the Government of Canada’s intention to launch a new Global Skills Strategy aimed at helping companies that are making a significant investment in Canada attract the specialized global talent they need to innovate and grow by providing faster and more predictable immigration service. As promised, on June...

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London mosque attack suspect made anti-Muslim slurs: neighbours

June 19, 2017

By Paisley Dodds and Maria Cheng, Globe and Mail | Neighbours and acquaintances described the man who allegedly attacked a group of Muslim worshippers as an unemployed lout who was drinking heavily and making anti-Muslim remarks in the days before the attack — details to be closely examined as the investigation widened Tuesday. The attack unfolded Monday when the alleged assailant, identified by British media as 47-year-old Darren Osborne, drove...

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Halifax refugee supporters to Ottawa: Canada can be ‘a world leader’

June 18, 2017

By CBC News | On World Refugee Day, Halifax supporters have one main message to the government: don’t let support slip. Halifax joined communities across Canada in hosting a refugee walk. A large group of adult and children braved the driving rain on Saturday afternoon, walking from the Garrison Grounds to the Halifax Central Library. Dressed in ponchos with noisemakers, many carried signs saying, “No one is a refugee by...

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Canada program prepares skilled immigrants for work in British Columbia

June 18, 2017

By Inquirer | This Canadian province has a new tool to help fill some of the 934,000 job openings expected through 2025. The Immigrant Employment Council of British Columbia (IEC-BC) has expanded FASTBC.ORG to prepare skilled immigrants for work in Canada and connect employers with internationally trained workers. Initially designed to facilitate access to three skilled trades in British Columbia, FAST has evolved into a comprehensive set of services and...

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