Image courtesy of BioTalent Canada, which is predicting an acute worker shortage in the nation’s bio-economy sector.

New immigrants, international students needed to fuel Canada’s bio-economy

The demand for talent in Canada’s bio-economy is so great that employers are willing to even hire from outside Canada, at a higher cost, if it means tapping into the talent pool of international trained professionals and international students.

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Sorry, lawyers, that ship has sailed

Don Curry, the only immigration consultant servicing North Bay, Ontario, says immigration lawyers are fighting a losing battle by insisting immigration consultants work under their supervision. The government has decided that isn’t going to happen — so “get over it,” he writes.

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‘We are not subordinate to lawyers,’ say immigration consultants

The lawyers have a vested interest in suggesting a relationship in which consultants are subordinate to them, says the Canadian Association of Immigration Consultants (CAPIC).

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The self-regulation of immigration consultants has historically not worked, according to the Canadian Immigration Lawyers Association.

Integrity of Canada’s immigration system at stake, warn lawyers

“Self-regulation by immigration consultants has not worked and will fail to protect the vulnerable public” – Canadian Immigration Lawyers Association.

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There is a lot of talk about diversity in the media, but half of Canadian newsrooms are staffed entirely by white individuals, says a new damning study by the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ).

‘Historic’ report slams Canadian newsrooms for overwhelming whiteness

There is a lot of talk about diversity in the media, but half of Canadian newsrooms are staffed entirely by white individuals, says a new damning study by the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ).

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