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Canadian Immigration News Briefs for May 2014

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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 month.

New Immigrant Investor Program in the Works

Last Friday, May 23, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander met with business leaders to begin formulating plans for a new federal immigrant investor program. The program will be known as the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital pilot. >>Read more

Need for Immigrants in Halifax

A recent report has shown that immigration to Nova Scotia hit an eight year low in 2013, with outmigration to other parts of Canada at the highest level in over a decade. >>Read more

AB Leaders Seek to Help Foreign Workers Transition to Permanent Residency

Alberta jobs minister Thomas Lukaszuk and Gil McGowan, a labour leader with the Alberta Federation of Labour, found common ground at a forum on temporary foreign workers in Edmonton. >>Read more

Permanent Labour Market Opinions to Replace Arranged Employment Opinions

Effective May 4, 2014, employers wishing to hire a foreign worker on a full-time, permanent basis must apply for and receive a positive Labour Market Opinion (LMO) instead of an Arranged Employment Opinion (AEO). >>Read more