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CanadaVisa News Briefs For October 2014

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The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian Citizenship and Immigration that took place since mid-September.

• Immigration Will Have Large Effect On Population Changes, Says Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada, the federal agency assigned to produce statistics to better understand Canada, has released its latest population projections. It is projected that immigration will heavily influence the makeup of the country over the coming decades. >>Read More

Government Of Canada Closes French Significant Benefit Program

A program that assists businesses in minority francophone communities outside Quebec hire temporary foreign workers is to close after September 30. >>Read More

Calgary, Vancouver And Ottawa Among Cities Most Attractive To Newcomers

A new report from the Conference Board of Canada says that six Canadian cities — Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa, Waterloo, Richmond Hill and St. John’s — are worthy of an “A” grade when it comes to attracting skilled immigrants to Canada. >>Read More

New Alberta Premier Wants Temporary Foreign Worker Changes

Alberta’s new Premier, Jim Prentice, has stated that labour policy, including the issue of temporary foreign workers, will be to the fore of his agenda when he meets with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. >>Read More

Canadian Government Considering Tougher Penalties For TFW Violations

The Government of Canada is considering the possibility of tougher penalties for businesses that violate its new regulations on the use of the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program. >>Read More

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