Immigration News


  by CIC News   from cicnews

David Cohen’s Blog: Is It Time For An Amnesty?

There are more than 200,000 undocumented individuals, more commonly known as illegal immigrants, currently residing in Canada. Most have integrated in Canadian society and contribute to our economy by working at jobs that would otherwise go unfilled. The problem is that they did not play by the rules in getting to Canada or if they […]

The post David Cohen’s Blog: Is It Time For An Amnesty? first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

Citizenship and Immigration Canada Moves to Ease Temporary Worker Permits

As businesses in Western Canada continue to experience shortages of labour, the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, announced changes to make it easier for companies to hire foreign workers. The main change announced to the federal program for temporary foreign workers is to create regional lists of occupations in high demand—for example […]

The post Citizenship and Immigration Canada Moves to Ease Temporary Worker Permits first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

The Changing Face of Canadian Immigration

While China remains the single largest source country for new Canadian permanent residents, it may not remain so for long as a rise in arrivals from South Asia is causing a shift in the makeup of Canadian immigration. For many years the position of the leading source of immigrants to Canada belonged to China. In […]

The post The Changing Face of Canadian Immigration first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

Professional Workers in High Demand in Canada

For professionals such as accountants, engineers and nurses, it is a job seeker’s market in Canada. Over 25% of employers across Canada reported that they were experiencing difficulty adequately staffing their companies due to a lack of available professionals, in a survey conducted by Manpower Canada, an employment services firm. In response employers are boosting […]

The post Professional Workers in High Demand in Canada first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

The Welcome Mat is out for Foreign Students – And They are Being Asked to Stay After Class

Canada is targeting foreign students at Canadian universities as a significant part of its economic strategy. With the number of Canadians entering the labour force declining for the first time during a period when the country is not in recession, Canada is making a concerted pitch towards growing its international student population – and getting […]

The post The Welcome Mat is out for Foreign Students – And They are Being Asked to Stay After Class first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

Celebrating Canadian Citizenship Week

From October 16-22nd, Canada marked Canadian citizenship week, an annual tradition led by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The week is intended to encourage Canadians to reflect on the rights, privileges and responsibilities of Canadians. It is also intended to celebrate new Canadians and the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration The Honourable Monte Solberg presided over […]

The post Celebrating Canadian Citizenship Week first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

David Cohen’s Blog: Taking Stock of Dual Citizenship

Recently, Canadian newspaper editorials have called into question our policy of recognizing multi-citizenships. The Canadian ideal has been to distinguish ourselves as a “mosaic” rather than a melting pot. In 1971, Canada became the first country in the world to officially adopt a policy of multiculturalism. This policy encourages immigrants to retain their culture, becoming […]

The post David Cohen’s Blog: Taking Stock of Dual Citizenship first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

“Canadianizing” the Immigrant Skilled Worker

Service Canada (SC) and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) join to help integrate immigrants into the Canadian workforce. Despite the Canadian government’s policy of ‘opening up the doors of immigration’ for skilled foreign workers, there is a growing need in the Canadian workforce. Statistics Canada has warned that Canadians will soon face a […]

The post “Canadianizing” the Immigrant Skilled Worker first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

Canadian Political Parties Competing for Immigrant Vote

With the likelihood of another Federal election looming over Canada’s Conservative government, winning immigrant voters will make all the difference at the polls. As the Liberal Party of Canada re-groups and inches closer to electing a new chief executive on Dec. 2, 2006, Liberal leader hopefuls are counting on the “immigrant vote” to lead their […]

The post Canadian Political Parties Competing for Immigrant Vote first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

Conservatives Positioning Themselves As The New “Party For Immigrants”

The Liberal Party of Canada always faired well with Immigrant Canadians, however Harper’s Conservative government is attempting to challenge conventional wisdom and position itself as Canada’s new “Party for Immigrants”. The Party is putting serious effort behind its attempt to win over the hearts and minds of ethnic Canadian voters. In fact, since being in […]

The post Conservatives Positioning Themselves As The New “Party For Immigrants” first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

Government Reaching Out To Lebanese Canadians And Promises To Help Reunite Family Members From Lebanon

The Government reached out to Atlantic Canada’s largest Lebanese community recently, promising to do what it could to ease the humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country. Immigration Minister Monte Solberg met with Lebanon’s honourary consul in Halifax. Mr. Solberg wanted to stress that his government was doing “everything it could” to help Canadian citizens in […]

The post Government Reaching Out To Lebanese Canadians And Promises To Help Reunite Family Members From Lebanon first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

The new CICNews.com!

This month marks the launch of the new CICNews.com! The good folks here at Campbell Cohen have been working hard to release the newest version of Canada ‘s ‘unofficial’ monthly immigration newsletter. The new website has been completely re-designed from the ground up. We’ve made it easier to use, have included a comprehensive search function, […]

The post The new CICNews.com! first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) calling for changes to immigration system

Letter by the CCA requests the Federal Government look closely at improving Canada ‘s immigration system with “meaningful reform” facilitating entry into Canada ‘s booming construction industry. Construction is the single largest industry sector in Canada and it is also experiencing the greatest unfilled labour demand. According to the Construction Sector Council, in the next […]

The post The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) calling for changes to immigration system first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

Goverment asked to stop all deportations of all undocumented workers

The House of Commons committee (HCC) on citizenship and immigration is calling on the Federal Government of Canada to stop all deportations of undocumented workers until a new immigration policy is established. Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Ed Komarnicki has filed a recusant report in response to the HCC official request, stating that the proposed […]

The post Goverment asked to stop all deportations of all undocumented workers first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

Immigration and evacuation in Lebanon

CIC continues to process immigration applications to Canada while the Government evacuates Canadian Citizens. The Canadian Visa Office in Beirut , Lebanon , will remain open with regular business hours. However, the office hours are subject to change given the severity of the situation. Previously submitted applications for permanent residence will continue to be processed. […]

The post Immigration and evacuation in Lebanon first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

David Cohen’s Blog: Corralled and Sent Home

Over the Canada Day long weekend, I wrote a letter to the Montreal Gazette in response to their editorial about Yves Bourbonnais, the former Immigration and Refugee Board appeals division judge who has pleaded guilty of receiving bribes. I’d like to elaborate on a few of the points I raised in the Gazette. Read Full […]

The post David Cohen’s Blog: Corralled and Sent Home first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

Labour Shortage may lead to “Spiraling” wages and make some projects too costly to develop

The lack of skilled construction workers threatens to bulldoze Alberta’s white-hot construction industry growth if the critical labour deficit is not adequately addressed. The Conference Board of Canada (CBC) estimates that approximately 332,000 workers will be needed by 2025. The report should serve as a “wake-up call” says Heather Douglas, president of the Calgary Chamber […]

The post Labour Shortage may lead to “Spiraling” wages and make some projects too costly to develop first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

Indian farmers charting a course to Canada in search of “greener pastures”

Ludhiana-based Punjab Agricultural University ( PAU ), India , prepares prospective immigrant Indian farmers in Canadian farm practices. The Canadian farming industry is experiencing a serious shortage in agricultural workers. Canadian farmers are making their way to retirement in massive numbers and the Canadian government is sufficiently concerned that it has begun recruiting farmers from […]

The post Indian farmers charting a course to Canada in search of “greener pastures” first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

Immigrating to Canada as a “Business Immigrant” under the “Self-Employed” category

Farmers wanting to immigrate to Canada can do so under Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) Business Immigration Program under the Self-Employed category. This category is open only to individuals with prior self-employed experience as farmers, athletes (at an international level), or artisans. To qualify under the Self-Employed category, an applicant must demonstrate an intention and […]

The post Immigrating to Canada as a “Business Immigrant” under the “Self-Employed” category first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

In some parts of the world it’s still dangerous to come out of the closet

Toronto Pride Week’s theme “fearless in 2006”, serves as a reminder to some Canadian refugees that in many parts of the world, being gay means the difference between life and death. Canada inarguably has one of the world’s most progressive positions on civil liberties and it, along with a handful of other nations (Belgium, the […]

The post In some parts of the world it’s still dangerous to come out of the closet first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

Latest Canadian immigration news

New fairness commissioner would make regulatory bodies accountable for how they treat immigrants New legislation would have Ontario’s 34 regulated professions face scrutiny by a new ‘fairness commissioner’, ensuring their admission procedures are clear, open and fair to all. Edmonton wants federal government to streamline immigration A survey by Manpower Inc. found that Edmonton’s net […]

The post Latest Canadian immigration news first appeared on CIC News.