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Canadian Immigration News Briefs for December 2010

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The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian Citizenship and Immigration that took place or were announced over the last few weeks.

Canada’s growing nursing workforce

According to a recent survey conducted by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, Canada now has around 350,000 regulated nurses across the country. Since 2005, approximately 30,000 nurses joined the Canadian work force. About 75% of those nurses are registered nurses, followed closely by licensed practical nurses, who have experienced the highest growth rate in the nursing workforce. >>Read more….

Canada ranked 6th in a recent international survey of education

According to a survey of international schools, Canada was found to have some of the highest performing students in the world. Students from countries such as China, Australia, Finland, Japan, Canada and more were tested on mathematical and reading skills and their knowledge of the sciences. >>Read more…

More Chinese immigrants expected to settle in Alberta

Over 1,000 new immigrants from China are expected to arrive in Calgary, Alberta in the coming year. Today, there are approximately 75,000 people of Chinese origin settled in Calgary. This influx of Chinese immigrants is strengthening political, cultural, and commercial relations between China and Canada. >>Read more…

Workers’ salaries continue to rise in Saskatchewan

Since September 2009, salaries for workers in Saskatchewan have increased by almost 5%, making Saskatchewan the third highest paying province in Canada, after only Ontario and Alberta. >>Read more…