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Immigrant Aspirants in Dubai Feel Cheated

SOURCE: EMIRATES 24/7 NEWS Immigration consultancy is a big business in Dubai. People insecure of how to go about the big move to another country often choose to adopt the services of an ‘immigration consultant’, who facilitates the process from assessment to settlement. However, many of the emigrants end up feeling cheated and disappointed with what they get in return for the large sum of … [Read more...]

Migration Window to Canada to Reopen in June

SOURCE: EMIRATES 24/7   Every year around 250,000 people migrate to Canada. The UAE seems to be a popular place of departure to the Far West [and Far North] for the expatriate population in this country. For many, life here is a stopover, and Canada has turned out time and again the number one final destination. However, the window of opportunity may be closing fast for hopefuls as … [Read more...]

Canadian Immigration Feeling the Luck O’ the Irish

SOURCE: THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR Pubs bursting at the seams are a reminder of the old saying that on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone’s a little bit Irish. But statistics show that immigration to Canada has become a lot more Irish. By the end of 2011, there were more than 5,200 temporary foreign workers from Ireland in Canada, up almost 1,000 from the year before. While the number pales besides … [Read more...]

Desperate for Workers, West Seeks Immigration Powers

SOURCE: THE GLOBE AND MAIL Canada’s Western premiers are seeking to wrest control over immigration away from Ottawa to help the West manage its growing skills shortage. “We are well-positioned but we need to have a national discussion about what further tools provinces need to grow the national economy,” said B.C. Premier Christy Clark, who is leading the group, in an interview. “The biggest … [Read more...]

Why is Canada Keeping Out China’s Rich?

SOURCE: NATIONAL POST Masses of wealthy Chinese, their money huddled in less-than-secure foreign assets, are yearning to breathe the free air of Canadian capitalism. But Canada doesn’t seem to want them much. Brimming with the spoils of a historic economic expansion, Chinese millionaires by the tens of thousands wish to make Canada home for their families and their private wealth. The Canadian … [Read more...]

Ah, The Good Old Days of Immigration

Source: Winnipeg Free Press On a cold January morning in 1968, my parents, Rey and Gloria Pagtakhan, arrived at Emerson to immigrate to Canada. About 12 weeks earlier, my father sent in their immigration application from St. Louis, Missouri, where he and my mother were going to school on visas from the Philippines. Instead of a visa confirming his immigration, my father was sent a telegram … [Read more...]

‘Birth tourism’ May Change Citizenship Rules

Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) The Harper government is considering changes to the citizenship rules to target so-called birth tourism — where a foreign national comes to Canada to give birth so the baby can get Canadian citizenship. But critics say closing the loophole will deter bona fide immigrants and harm the economy in the long run. “We don’t want to encourage birth … [Read more...]

Canadian Province Looks to Ireland to Fill Almost 300 Jobs | Irish News | IrishCentral

Source: Irish Central One of the most remote provinces in Canada is to seek almost 300 skilled workers in Ireland next month. The government of Saskatchewan and employers throughout the province will embark on a labour recruitment mission to Ireland in March. Premier Brad Wall and Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration Minister Rob Norris will participate in the trip to Dublin and … [Read more...]

Marriage on Your Mind for Immigration? Think Again

Source: Vancouver Sun Married newcomers to Canada better be in love or be prepared tough it out in the relationship for two years if they don't want to be kicked out of the country. Citizenship and Immigration Canada is changing Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations to make a sponsored spouse stay in the relationship for at least two years once they receive permanent residence … [Read more...]

B.C. Hopeful Ottawa Will Increase Immigrant Quota

B.C.’s jobs minister is still hopeful the federal government will allow the province to hand-pick an increased number of skilled immigrants, despite the Citizenship and Immigration minister’s refusal Wednesday to grant a similar request to Alberta. The provincial nominee program allows provinces to choose skilled immigrants who are best qualified to meet shortages in the regional labour market. … [Read more...]

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