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  Accountant Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or C.P.A., C.A., C.G.A. or C.M.A. Architect Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license 2 Computer Systems Analyst Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or PostSecondary Diploma 3 or PostSecondary Certificate 4 , and three years experience Disaster Relief Insurance Claims Adjuster (claims Adjuster employed by an insurance company located in the territory of a Party, […]

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Former British MP Files Claim Against Immigration Minister

Claim alleges defamation and misfeasance of public office   In response to being banned from entering Canada, former British Member of Parliament George Galloway filed a legal claim against Immigration Minister Jason Kenny and his assistant Alykhan Velshi.  In 2009, Galloway applied to visit Canada to make speeches across the country about the wars in […]

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Government Plans to Limit Amount of Sponsored Refugees

Immigration Minister contacts non-profit groups about proposed limit   Through a letter sent to non-profit organizations involved in sponsoring refugees, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney indicated that the government would limit the amount of processed applications through the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. This reduction of potential refugees is proposed despite statistics that show a decline […]

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Government Proposes to Crack Down on Partnership Shams

Partnership should last two years before permanent residence is granted   In an effort to curb abuse of immigration laws, the federal government is proposing that a Canadian sponsor must remain in a partnership with their sponsored spouse or partner for two years in Canada before the sponsored party can seek permanent residence status.  During […]

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Changes to Foreign Worker Program Puts Onus on Employers

Employers will need to ensure a genuine job offer   On April 1st, the Temporary Foreign Worker Program will include changes that will protect foreign workers from unacceptable work conditions offered by employers.  Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) are updating the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. Immigration […]

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Discover Canada Study Guide is Revamped

New Discover Canada guide offers information to immigrants and citizens   Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced that new information has been added to the study guide for new immigrants, Discover Canada: the Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship.  All the information from the previous edition remains, and the new version further explores Canada’s values.  Kenney explained […]

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Canadian Immigration Department Earns Employment Award

Award given to successful Internship Program Citizenship and Immigration Canada was presented with the Employer Excellence Award for the Federal Internship for Newcomers program.  The program offers new immigrants valuable work experience in Canada by offering temporary work placements within the federal government.  The award, which recognizes employers that integrate skilled immigrants, was given to […]

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Citizenship and Immigration Launches Canadian Quiz App

Quiz about Canada introduced as app for mobile devices A quiz about Canada is available as an application known as “How Canadian are You, eh?” within Facebook and for mobile devices such as the iPhone, Blackberry and Android.  The app, created by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, presents questions about Canada’s history, values, symbols and political […]

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Yukon Employers Can Bypass Requirements to Accept Workers in Territory

Territory will be able to fast-track foreign workers The Governments of Canada and Yukon have signed an agreement to allow the territory to recommend foreign workers to take jobs without determining if there are suitable Canadian workers or permanent residents that can fill the vacant positions.  Under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, employers can only […]

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Tory Proposal to Rejig Immigration System

Proposal to attract tradespeople to workforce The Conservative government has announced a proposal to offer immigrants a better opportunity to be successful by changing the point system used to assess the qualifications of immigrants.  After research uncovered that the most recent generation of immigrants has had more difficulty in Canada’s economy than previous generations, the […]

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Disguised Chinese Youth Admits He Lied to CBSA

Masked youth lied at first, comes clean at IRB While appearing at an Immigration and Refugee Board hearing, a young man who wore a disguise to sneak into Canada has admitted he initially lied to border officials.  Last October, the 20-year-old had boarded a flight from Hong Kong wearing the mask of an elderly Caucasian […]

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Saskatoon is Canada’s Fastest-Growing City

International immigration feeds Saskatoon’s growing city According to Statistics Canada, for the one-year period ending July 2010, Saskatoon has had a larger population growth than any other Canadian city.  For the first time in decades, the Saskatchewan city has grown faster than cities in Alberta.  Saskatoon now has more than 265,000 residents, which is a […]

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The Benefits of Having an Immigration Lawyer

The Benefits of Having an Immigration Lawyer The services of an immigration lawyer are invaluable.  Right now, there are an increasing number of people who are migrating to foreign countries because of a number of reasons. Some seek better job opportunities abroad, while there are those who seek to improve their lifestyle. The United States […]

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How to migrate to Canada from the US

How to migrate to Canada from the US Many people are wondering how to migrate to Canada from the US for a variety of reasons. Lower crime as well as work and study opportunities are among the top reasons. Also, in many of the provinces of Canada there is no language barrier as English is […]

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