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Canadian provincial leaders demand greater say on immigration policy

19:41 30/11/2012
At a meeting of Canadian provincial and territorial government ministers last week, the provincial leaders called for increased powers to set their own immigration policies similar to the system...

Canadian unions sue over temporary work visas for Chinese miners

19:45 17/11/2012
The Canadian federal government has announced that it is to review its Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) after an allegation of abuse of the system. About 200 Chinese miners have been granted...

Canadian immigration accepting proposals for new settlement programs

15:41 09/08/2012
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has issued a call for proposals for language training and other settlement and resettlement services to help newcomers transition into their new life in the...

Canada and US open new NEXUS lane for border crossing in Washington

14:18 31/07/2012
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced the opening of a new NEXUS lane at the Abbotsford-Huntingdon, British Columbia and Sumas, Washington border crossing. The lane is open from 8 a.m. until...

Canadian report finds working in ethnic groups limits immigrant's opportunities

15:23 18/06/2012
According to a recently released internal government report, Canadian Immigrants who do not have good French or English tend to work in ethnic groups and, typically, earn less than their Canadian-...

Report claims British Columbia needs more skilled immigrants

15:58 13/06/2012
A new government report says that the Canadian province, British Columbia, will need more skilled immigrants to fill skills shortages in the province. The Immigration Task Force (ITF) released their...