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CanadaVisa News Briefs For September 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.

Trudeau Advises Ottawa To Work With Provinces On Foreign Workers

Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau has urged the federal government to work more closely with provinces on immigration matters, in particular how the government oversees the temporary foreign worker program. >>Read More

Immigration Minister Grants Filipino Nanny Reprieve After Deportation Order

A live-in caregiver facing deportation for “working without authorisation” has been granted the right to remain in Canada while her immigration application is in progress. >>Read More

Quebec Announces Changes To Investor Program

Quebec has announced new rules regarding applications for a Certificat de sélection du Québec submitted under the province’s Investor Program. The announcement was made by the provincial government’s immigration ministry on August 27 in a Gazette Officielle du Québec>>Read More

Ontario Government Sceptical Of Proposed Changes To Birthright Provision

The government of Ontario has said that it would not support any effort by the federal government to end Canada’s jus soli provision, whereby children born in Canada automatically attain Canadian citizenship. A 2013 report, obtained under an access to information request and marked “secret”, revealed that the federal government has been considering revising this provision for some time. >>Read More

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