Federal Government Earmarks Money for Newcomer Needs

New Canadians were not left out of Canada’s 2015 budget released by the Federal government in late April. The government’s focus on newcomers centres on three primary objectives: remove financial barriers to international education accreditation, reduce…

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B.C. and Manitoba Settlement Agencies Suffer Under New Control

[Part 3 of 3 of an in-depth investigative series] The settlement service sector across the country is undergoing major changes and facing several challenges as a result. Unlike Ontario and the Atlantic region, both B.C.…

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While Newfoundland Struggles to Attract and Retain Newcomers, PEI Shines

The face of Canada’s immigration system has been changing drastically. With the federal government scaling back on settlement service funding in parts of central Canada, the situation is even bleaker in the Atlantic region, where…

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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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