Canadian Immigration News Briefs for July 2011

CIC News
Published: July 26, 2011

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

Easier way to travel to Canada: Ten-year multiple-entry visa

Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney, announced today that Canada will shortly be introducing a ten-year multiple entry visa. >> Read more....

Alberta wants temporary foreign workers to stay in Canada

Thomas Lukaszuk, Alberta’s Minister of Immigration and Employment, is urging the federal government to allow more than 30,000 temporary foreign workers in the province to settle in Canada permanently. >>Read more...

Ottawa may make it easier for travellers with DUI records to enter Canada

The Canadian government is discussing ways to make it easier for Americans with convictions for driving under the influence (DUI) to enter Canada. The federal government has been receiving numerous complaints that border officials are not allowing Americans to enter Canada because of former DUI convictions. Statistics provided by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) show that 6,948 Americans were denied entry into Canada on the basis of criminality.>> Read more...

Canada looks ahead to impending labour shortages

The Government of Canada has launched a website to help Canadians identify which job sectors are hiring and which sectors are likely to experience growth in the future. >>Read more...

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