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Canadian diversity complicates foreign worker policy-making

March 23, 2015

By Peter O’Neil, Vancouver Sun | For several years, the federal government faced pressure to crack down on the rapidly growing temporary foreign worker program due to high-profile abuses. Now that Ottawa has done just that, a torrent of criticism has come from the other direction. Premier Christy Clark, for one, has called the reforms “tragically misdirected” and a huge problem for the B.C. economy, which has labour shortages. Is...

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Thousands of temporary foreign workers face deportation due to program changes

March 21, 2015

By CTV News | Thousands of foreign workers who have made their homes in Alberta may face deportation in April as their work permits expire. Changes that the federal government made to the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program include a four-year cap on work permits, leaving many concerned that these workers may continue to stay in the country illegally. “There are no jobs to go back to so there are...

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Foreign students left behind in new Express Entry immigration program

March 21, 2015

By Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star | International graduates from Canadian universities and colleges say Ottawa’s new skilled immigration system actually hinders their access to permanent residency instead of promoting it. The scholars say their once-prized assets — Canadian education credentials and post-graduate work experience — have little to no value under the new Express Entry program, which came into effect Jan. 1. The problem, which the federal government denies, lies...

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Ottawa set to enforce four-year limit on temporary foreign workers

March 20, 2015

By Peter O’Neil, Vancouver Sun | The Harper government is poised to enforce an exodus of temporary foreign workers as experts warn that some of those facing a deadline starting on April 1 will refuse to leave and instead enter the underground economy. The deadline, denounced as “racist” and unfair by advocacy groups this week, is the result of Ottawa imposing a four-year limit on its controversial temporary foreign workers...

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Government studies immigrant incomes by where they come from

March 20, 2015

By Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star | Immigrants from China, South Korea and Taiwan have among the lowest incomes in Canada but few of them use social assistance, according to an internal government study.’ Based on the 2011 National Household Survey data, Citizenship and Immigration Canada examined the incomes of immigrants from 52 countries, accounting for 86 per cent of the overall immigrant population, to measure which were more likely to...

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Shortlist announced; vote today for Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2015

March 20, 2015

By Canadian Immigrant | Canadian Immigrant magazine is pleased to announce our Top 75 finalists for the seventh annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards. The online voting phase of the program is now open. The program serves to recognize and celebrate the inspiring stories of Canadian immigrants who have made a significant contribution to Canada since their arrival. The program receives nominations from across Canada and is proudly supported...

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