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Canadian immigration issues first Federal Skilled Trade visas

19:47 28/08/2013
Citizenship and Immigration Canada has announced that the first new permanent resident visas have been issued under the new Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). Two successful applicants were...

University to study opportunities arising from UK immigration 'superdiversity'

10:27 17/06/2013
A new institute has been established at Birmingham University in the English Midlands to research into 'superdiversity'. The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (also known as IRIS) is headed...

Quebec Immigrant Investor Program may reopen on August 1st

12:15 13/06/2013
The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) is tentatively scheduled to reopen on 1st August 2013. If it does, then Quebec will accept 'a limited number of applications' before closing the program...

Canada needs 250,000 construction workers

19:02 08/05/2013
Canada's construction industry is suffering from a shortage of workers. A Canadian construction industry association, BuildForce Canada, has estimated that there may be a shortfall of 250,000 workers...

Canadian immigration's 'Dragons' Den' visa goes live

16:05 04/04/2013
Canada's new Start-up Visa Program (SUVP) was launched on April 1st 2013. The new visa allows foreign entrepreneurs to pitch their idea to a panel of Canadian investors. If the investors choose to...

Canada's immigrant investor program may be scrapped

15:03 22/12/2012
Canada's Immigrant Investor Program (IIP) was suspended in July 2012. When it was established, it enabled wealthy people from around the world to gain Canadian permanent resident status if they had...