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Canadian Immigration News Briefs for Mid-March 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.

Western provinces seek greater authority

Severe labour shortages in Western provinces have resulted in some provincial leaders calling for radical changes in immigration procedures. >>Read more…

Immigration Minister talks of aggressive moves to reduce backlog

Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney suggested Wednesday the possibility of legislating away Canada’s backlog of immigration applications. >>Read more…

New sponsorship restriction aims to reduce marriage fraud

In an effort to cut down on spousal sponsorship fraud, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has put into action a new requirement where any new immigrant to Canada sponsored by a spouse or partner must have permanent residency (PR) status for 5 years before they themselves can sponsor a new spouse or partner from abroad. >>Read more…

More action on Alberta’s labour shortage dilemma

A newly formed group called the Alberta Coalition for Action on Labour Shortage (ACALS) is pushing the federal government of Canada to amend immigration policies to address a significant labour shortage. >>Read more…



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