How migration wars impact Metro Vancouver’s high-tech sector

July 30, 2017

By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | Raza Mirza knows he could earn at least US$40,000 more a year south of the border. The high-tech engineer, who was recruited to Vancouver from Pakistan in 2008, has watched many of his foreign-born colleagues grab their first high-tech jobs in Metro Vancouver. But then, as soon as they can navigate the more difficult migration process into the U.S., many have moved to cities...

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Immigration: Pilot program for newcomers launching companies in Canada to be made permanent

July 30, 2017

By Rattan Mall, Voice Online | The Start-up Visa Program, a pathway to permanent residence for cutting-edge entrepreneurs launching a start-up company in Canada, will become a regular feature of Canada’s immigration landscape in 2018, the federal government announced on Friday. As part of the five-year pilot, launched in 2013, innovative entrepreneurs can apply to become permanent residents after a Canadian venture capital fund or angel investor group has made...

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Second Quarter of 2017 Sets New Express Entry Records

July 27, 2017

By Canadian Immigration News | While 2017 has already been statistically the biggest year ever for Canada’s Express Entry immigration selection system, no quarter has seen a higher number of candidates invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence than the second quarter of 2017....

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Why Canadians need to debate immigration economics

July 27, 2017

By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | Simon Fraser University political scientist Sanjay Jeram is bravely going where few Canadian scholars — and virtually no politicians — dare to go....

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Foreign students boost business of education in B.C.

July 27, 2017

By Patrick Blennerhassett, Business in Vancouver | B.C. continues its reign as Canada’s top choice for foreign students. While domestic enrolment numbers across the Lower Mainland’s top universities have flatlined, international students are flocking to schools across the province in record numbers. According to a study by the provincial government, one-third of all international students who come to Canada to attend public and private K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions choose...

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Financially strapped legal service for B.C. immigrants gets temporary federal help

July 26, 2017

By CBC News | A program that provides free legal services to B.C. immigrants and refugees has been given a temporary reprieve after the federal government provided it with a $386,000 emergency cash injection. The services provided by the Legal Services Society, were set to be suspended on August 1st due to a lack of funding. The program is now set to continue until at least mid-November. In a statement,...

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