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Economics drives global immigration flows

“After years of declining immigration flows, most industrialized countries are opening their doors to foreign workers again. The idea is to address labor shortages, while keeping an eye on the problems arising from population aging. Immigration, however, is unlikely to provide a long-term solution. As confirmed by a recent OECD report, migration to most rich […]

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Q & A: Employment Authorization Abroad

Q. Does Getting Work Permit In Other Countries Ruin Your Application? As An It-Specialist, I Have Obtained Work Permit For Five Years Work In Germany But Still Want To Immigrate To Canada. Is This German Work Permit Regarded As A Negative Point In My Eligibility For Obtaining Canadian Permanent Residence? Answer: The possession of an […]

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Q & A: Immigration and Taxation Implications of Return to Canada

Q. I am a Canadian Citizen living and working (for a Canadian employer) in the U.S. and have a green card pending (since March ’98). I have been here 6 years and met and married my husband (US Citizen) down here. We are considering a move back to Canada (my family/friends are there). We have […]

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Who May Represent You

The Citizenship and Immigration Department has published a document, entitled “Who May Represent You,” outlining some of the factors that candidates considering professional representation should consider. In this document, the Department has clarified some of the differences between representation by a lawyer and representation by a consultant. Below are some of the points made in […]

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Labour Force Survey, December 2000

Employment increased by 31,000 in December. After pausing in June and July, employment has increased for five consecutive months, bringing gains over the year to 319,000 (+2.2%). This was slower growth than in 1999, when employment increased by 427,000 (+3.0%). With the employment gain in December, the unemployment rate dipped 0.1 percentage points to 6.8%, […]

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Q & A: Information Technology Opportunities

Q. I have done my master in computer science in 98-99. I’m also a oracle certified professional (DBA) Do you know what is the best place for an IT professional in Canada? Answer: The key spots to find work right now in the Information Technology field are found in Ontario, Canada. The Greater Toronto area […]

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Q & A: Transferring Funds After Landing

Q. I immigrated to Canada in January 2000 and brought 12.000 CAD (the minimum amount) with me. At the time of my landing I was only asked how much did I bring to Canada but I wasn’t asked about my funds in my own country. Therefore, at my landing time I couldn’t declare my foreign […]

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Manitoba announces new Business Category

Manitoba has recently included a special category for “business persons” in its Provincial Nominee Program. The new regulations aim to attract individuals who intend to reside in Manitoba and propose to set-up or purchase a business in Manitoba. The applicant will be expected to provide “active and ongoing participation in the management of the business.” […]

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Labour Force Survey, November 2000

Employment increased by an estimated 58,000 in November. After a brief pause in June and July, employment increased each month from August to November, resuming the upward trend of the last three years. While employment grew in November, so too did the labour force, by a similar amount – 58,000. This left the unemployment rate […]

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