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Canadian Immigration News Briefs for August 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.

Canada’s unemployment rate falls as more jobs are added

Last month, Canada’s unemployment rate fell to 7.2 percent from 7.4 percent in June, two percentage points lower than the United States. While economic forecasts predicted that 15,000 jobs would be added in July, 25,000 new full-time positions were created, aiding in the drop of the unemployment rate.  >> Read more….

Research important when preparing to immigrate to Canada

Doing research and being mentally prepared are very important for newcomers to Canada. A recent Royal Bank poll found that more than 58 percent of Chinese and South Asian immigrants said that emotional preparedness is the key to adjusting to a new life in Canada. >>Read more…

Saskatchewan preparing for doctor shortage

The province of Saskatchewan, like most of Canada, is already experiencing a shortage of doctors and with the aging population, more shortages are expected. In response to the shortage, Saskatchewan employment recruiters are looking outside of Canada for the cure. >> Read more…

More Indian students heading to Canadian universities

The University of Alberta recently announced that they are welcoming more Indian students than ever. Indian students seeking high-quality education at inexpensive costs are looking abroad, especially to Canada. >>Read more…