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Canadian Immigration News Briefs for February 2012

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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 two weeks.

Quebec employers no longer must recruit locally to hire foreign workers for range of jobs

While the Quebec Facilitated IT program came to an end on February 24th, the 7 affected professions are now part of a newly announced facilitated labour market assessment process. The new process, in effect now, includes a much broader range of 44 occupations, both in high tech and from other fields. >>Read more…

Alberta boom continues to tap tight labour market

A shortage of labour was cited by a roundtable of energy companies in Alberta as their key business challenge. Easing immigration rules has been put forward as a possible partial solution. >>Read more…

Greeks looking to Canada as immigration option

Two sources in the past week reported a potential influx of Greek immigrants which could be on their way to Canada. >>Read more…

Montreal best city in Canada for university students

Montreal was just ranked the best city for university students in Canada, and the 10th best in the world. >>Read more…