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David’s Blog: Hey Ontario, Get in the Game

Here’s what the Province of Ontario has to say about immigration on its official website. “Immigration is a cornerstone of Ontario’s economic prosperity and social fabric.” “More that half of all newcomers to Canada have chosen to settle in Ontario each year since 1987.’ Maybe so, but that was then and this is now. >> […]

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Canadian federal election will have implications on immigration to Canada

On October 14th, a Canadian federal election will be held to either re-elect the governing Conservatives, or to elect a new party and Prime Minister.  Given the changes to Canadian immigration policy that have taken place over the past few months, the outcome of this election will have important implications for immigration to Canada.  If […]

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Canadian Experience Class up and running

As of September 17, 2008, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is accepting applications for the newest category of Canadian immigration, the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).  This fast-track immigration category was designed specifically for Canada’s temporary foreign workers and international graduates with work experience, as a means to more easily transition them into Permanent Residents, and […]

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OECD recommends that lower-skilled workers be included in immigration policy

Canada, like most OECD countries, has a selective immigration system that focuses on highly skilled candidates. This has created gaping holes in the lower-skilled Canadian workforce, where many employers are struggling to find workers. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) International Migration Outlook 2008 report recommends that OECD countries adapt their immigration and […]

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Atlantic Canada: An increasingly important immigration destination

With smaller cities and a lower profile, Atlantic Canada traditionally has not seen large influxes of newcomers to Canada.  Recent initiatives have somewhat altered this trend, as immigrant communities are becoming established and are growing.  However, the rate of immigration is not high enough to satisfy regional governments, who are facing the challenges of aging […]

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David’s Blog: After the Election

In two weeks from now, Canadians will go to the polls to select their federal members of Parliament, and unless we experience our own “Dewey Wins” moment, the Conservative Party of Canada will be called upon to form the next national government. >> Read full article on Canadavisa.com

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New fast-track immigration category for applicants with Canadian experience

International graduates and temporary foreign workers have established themselves in Canadian society and are well-poised to become Permanent Residents and eventually Canadian citizens.  The Canadian Experience Class (CEC), a new immigration category, has been created specifically to facilitate this transition.  Recognizing their Canadian education and/or work experience, the Canadian Experience Class will fast-track their Canadian […]

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