Temporary Foreign Workers Bilked by Immigration Consultants as Deadline Looms

Two days before an April 1st deadline imposed under changes to the government’s temporary foreign worker program, some foreign workers who have to go back to their home countries are doing so with empty pockets…

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Express Entry and the Perils of Misrepresentation

Canada’s new immigrant selection system for economic immigrants, Express Entry came into effect on January 1, 2015 and has dramatically changed our immigration program. What used to be an immigrant driven self selection model is…

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“Employers Likely to Always Have Limited Role in Immigrant Selection”

Canada’s most seasoned academic on immigration, Prof. Jeffrey Reitz, suggests that the decision of the government to postpone and reduce reliance on employer participation in the Express Entry system that takes effect Jan. 1 is…

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Foreign Doctors Face Identity Crisis While Navigating Professional Maze

Recent policy changes on removing the ‘Canadian experience’ barrier and some successful initiatives by organizations such as the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council have helped address the problem of underemployment among immigrant professionals. These initiatives…

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Canada Inspires Scandinavian Policy Rethink

Dr. Trygve Ugland, professor at Bishop’s University in Quebec, recently published a paper titled “Canada as an Inspirational Model: Reforming Scandinavian Immigration and Integration Policies,” in the Nordic Journal of Migration Research. New Canadian Media interviewed him…

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Lagging immigration reform in U.S. good for Canada, says Kenney

Stalled immigration reforms in the United States are an opportunity for Canada to scoop up a wealth of young, “brilliant” foreign nationals and direct them into burgeoning tech-sector employment, the federal employment minister said Wednesday.…

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