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Canadian Immigration News Briefs for Mid-July 2013

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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. 

Former Ambassador Named New Citizenship and Immigration Minister

Chris Alexander, the former Canadian ambassador to Afghanistan, was appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper today as Canada’s new Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism. >>Read more…

Quebec Announces New Immigration Rules 

The Government of Quebec announced today major changes to its immigration programs. >>Read more…

Alberta Premier Wants More Temporary Workers to Help with Flood Rebuilding

Alberta Premier Redford has stated that she plans to speak with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper about bringing in more temporary workers to help with reconstruction in the wake of widespread flooding throughout the province. >>Read more…

Canada Announces Plans to Resettle Syrian Refugees 

The Government of Canada has pledged to resettle 1,300 Syrian refugees by the end of 2014, according to Immigration Minister Jason Kenney. >>Read more…

Two Announcements: Alberta Flooding, Canadian Embassy in Egypt

Special measures for residents affected by permanent flooding, Canadian embassy in Egypt closed temporarily >>Read more…

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