Canadian Immigration News Briefs for Mid-June 2013

CIC News
Published: June 12, 2013

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

Canada Sees Largest Job Gains Since 2002

Canada’s economy shocked even the most optimistic observers, as the month of May saw 95,000 new jobs created across the country.>>Read more...

Changes to Alberta Semi-Skilled Worker Program

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) has created a short-term initiative geared towards supporting businesses in the hotel and lodging industry throughout the province.>>Read more...

Citizenship Test-Takers Now Have Two Chances to Pass

Effective immediately, applicants for Canadian citizenship who fail the citizenship test will now be granted a second opportunity to pass. >>Read more...

Bilingualism in Canada on the Decline, Immigration Cited as One Cause

Canada may be an officially bilingual country. However, Statistics Canada has revealed that the amount of individuals able to speak both French and English is on the decline for the first time in 50 years. >>Read more...

Alberta Eases Requirements for Semi-Skilled Workers

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) has reduced work experience requirements in its Semi-Skilled Worker stream. >>Read more...

Canada Adds New 'Safe' Countries to List for Asylum Seekers

In an effort to streamline its asylum system, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has added new countries to its list of Designated Countries of Origin (DCOs). >>Read more...

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