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Canadian Immigration News Briefs for May 2011

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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.

Nova Scotia wants more immigrants

By 2020, the province of Nova Scotia hopes to double the number of immigrants arriving in their province per year. Nova Scotia is planning to attract approximately 7,200 immigrants a year. Nova Scotia’s Premier, Darrell Dexter, says that the province will need to issue at least 1,500 certificates under the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program. >> Read more….

Foreign-trained nurses get helping hand by Canadian agency

More than ten per cent of Ontario’s registered and practical nurses have received their training from outside of Canada. Creating Access to Regulated Employment, or CARE, was created to help these nurses get accredited to work in Canada. >>Read more…

Alberta successfully attracting immigrants

According to the Alberta Immigration Progress Report 2011, over the past five years, Alberta has successfully implemented programs to help immigrants find jobs which meet their skills and experience. >> Read more…

Toronto program turning Indian immigrants into millionaires

Struggling Indian immigrants are getting help from a Toronto program aimed at turning them into successful entrepreneurs. The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Toronto helps mentor entrepreneurs who, within a few years, create multi-million-dollar companies. >>Read more…