Canadian Immigration News Briefs for September 2011

CIC News
Published: September 28, 2011

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

Immigration is the key for Canada’s economy

The Government of Canada views immigration as one of the most important factors in strengthening the economy following the recession and has noted that changes may come to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.  >> Read more....

Canada ranked one of the best countries in the world for women

A recent compilation of rankings by the U.S. website Newsweek found Canada to be the third-best country in the world to be a woman. Canada ranks behind Iceland and Sweden which placed first and second respectively. Canada was also the only non-European country in the top seven. >>Read more...

Montreal’s growing gaming industry attracting IT employees

According to Investissement Quebec, an economic development agency, 86 companies and more than 8,000 jobs have moved to Montreal as a result of a government program. The program allows 37.5 percent of a video-game company’s payroll to be subsidized by Montreal in the form of a refundable tax credit. >> Read more...

Study finds skilled immigrants highest earners for immigrants in Canada

A recent study on Canadian immigration policies has found that immigrants who move to Canada as independent skilled immigrants had the highest earnings of four categories of immigrants studied: independent primary skilled immigrants, accompanying economic immigrants, family class immigrants, and refugees. >>Read more...

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