CanadaVisa News Briefs For Mid-September 2014

CIC News
Published: September 17, 2014

The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian Citizenship and Immigration that took place or were announced so far this month.

Most Canadians Don't Know How Many Immigrants Enter Canada

An annual tracking survey by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has found that the majority of adult Canadians don’t know how many landed immigrants are admitted by Canada every year. >>Read More

Governments Of Yukon And Canada Give Details Of Canada Job Grant

The full agreement for the Canada Job Fund, which includes the creation of the Canada Job Grant, was announced today, September 8. The grant provides $500 million of federal funds to the provinces on a per capita basis. >>Read More

Alberta Pilot Program For Specific Occupations Not Renewed By Federal Government

The Government of Canada has allowed the Alberta Pilot Program for occupation-specific work permits, which allowed employers in certain to hire from overseas without the need for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), to lapse. >>Read More

Immigration Minister Addresses Thunder Bay Chamber Of Commerce

The federal Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, addressed the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce at Lakehead University on Monday, September 8, discussing the issue of immigration. >>Read More

Immigration Minister Promotes Francophone Immigration To Communities Outside Quebec

In a series of meetings with community leaders, immigration advocacy groups, and stakeholders in Winnipeg this week, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, has advocated increased francophone immigration across Canada. >>Read More

Government Of Canada To Provide Details Of Nova Scotia PNP This Fall

Costas Menegakis, the parliamentary secretary to Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, has stated that any change in the allocation provided for the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) will be announced this fall. >>Read More

British Columbia Government Not Convinced By Proposed Changes To Birthright Provision

The Government of British Columbia has joined its counterpart in Ontario in questioning the federal government’s proposed crackdown on “birth tourism”, whereby female foreign nationals enter Canada in order to give birth on Canadian soil in order for their offspring to automatically attain Canadian citizenship. >>Read More

Temporary Foreign Worker Applications Fall By 74%

The month of August, 2014 saw a drop by nearly three quarters on the same month in 2012 in the number of applications made to hire temporary foreign workers. >>Read More

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