Immigration News


  by CIC News   from cicnews

David Cohen’s Blog: New Beginnings

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt As the curtain comes down on another calendar year it’s a time to reflect and look ahead. Thinking back on this past year, there are many things I’m thankful for. In particular… Read Full Blog on CanadaVisa.com…

The post David Cohen’s Blog: New Beginnings first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

David Cohen’s Blog: Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

Hassan Samimifar is bitter, and it is hard to blame him for feeling that way. Mr. Samimifar, an Iranian national, arrived in Canada 21 years ago and immediately applied for refugee status. Until 2003 he was waiting for an answer. When his file was finally addressed, his application was refused. After an immigration hearing scheduled […]

The post David Cohen’s Blog: Justice Delayed is Justice Denied first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

Finding a Job in Canada

The time it takes to complete the processing of a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa under the Skilled Worker / Professional category can be lengthy.  A Canadian job offer can help speed it up.  Read Full Article on CanadaVisa.com…

The post Finding a Job in Canada first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

Canadian Immigration Target Hits 25-Year High

In October, the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration raised this year’s target for permanent residents. As Canadian birth rates decline and the economy grows, this upward trend has reached levels not seen in decades. Canada increased its target for 2007—defined in ranges rather than set figures—to between 240 000 and 265 000, […]

The post Canadian Immigration Target Hits 25-Year High first appeared on CIC News.

  by CIC News   from cicnews

Ontario Looks to Ease Entry for Foreign-Trained Individuals

A bill working its way through the Ontario legislature targets professional occupations in an aim to help professionals who immigrate to fully integrate into the economy. After passing its second reading in the parliament of Ontario, Bill 124 – titled the Fair Access to Regulated Professions Act – will now be discussed in committees before […]

The post Ontario Looks to Ease Entry for Foreign-Trained Individuals first appeared on CIC 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.