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Canadian Immigration News Briefs for Mid-December 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.

CIC to Launch New Federal Skilled Trades Program in January 2013

Starting January 2, 2013, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will begin accepting applications for a new Federal Skilled Trade program designed to facilitate the entry of overseas skilled tradespersons into the Canadian workforce. >>Read more…

Canada Ranks High for Immigrant Integration

A recent study by the Migrant Integration Policy Index has ranked Canada as the third best country in the world for immigrant integration. >>Read more…

Canada to Introduce New Asylum System

On December 15, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will be introducing a new asylum system designed to overcome the limitations and vulnerabilities of its predecessor. >>Read more…

• Report Says Canada Should Boost Immigration Levels in 2014 

An internal government review has revealed suggestions to begin raising Canada’s immigration targets beginning in 2014. >>Read More

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