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CanadaVisa News Briefs For Mid-October 2014

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The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian Citizenship and Immigration that have taken place so far in October, 2014.

Canada Welcomes Increasing Number Of Foreign Visitors

The number of temporary resident and visitor visas issued to international visitors to Canada has increased in recent months, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has announced. >>Read More

B.C. Premier Criticises Temporary Foreign Worker Overhaul

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has labeled the changes made to the federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) as “tragically misdirected”, citing concerns that the overhaul was having a negative effect on the economy of the province. >>Read More

Regina Immigrants Warned By Police Of Scam

Regina police have released a warning to the public after someone almost fell for a scam that targets local immigrants. >>Read More

Government Of Canada Extends Haiti Special Measure For Work Permits

The Haiti Special Measures (HSM) on work permits, which was set to expire, has been extended until November 30, 2014. >>Read More

Alberta Needs Permanent Immigrants, Not TFW’s — Kenney

Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney has stated that Alberta should look towards attracting a greater number of new permanent residents, as well as train its current unemployed population, to solve the existing and expected labour shortages in the province. >>Read More

Canada Announces New Business Express Program With Romania And Bulgaria

The government of Canada’s department of Citizenship and Immigration has launched a new program aimed at making travel to Canada for businesspeople from Romania and Bulgaria simpler and faster. >>Read More

Canada’s Jobless Rate Drops To 6.8%, With Major Job Gains In Saskatchewan

Canada added 74,100 jobs in September, most of them full-time positions in the private sector. This allowed the jobless rate to drop to 6.8%, the lowest level since 2008. >>Read More

French Immigrants Moving To Montreal In Droves

A spokesperson at the French Consulate in Montreal estimates that there could be as many as 110,000 French citizens currently living in Montreal.  >>Read More