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Canada Stops Accepting Applications Under Skilled Worker Program

As of July 1st, Canada will not be accepting fresh applications under its Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW) and its Immigrant Investor Program (IIP). According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the decision will not affect those who have already applied, and those who have a job offer and are planning to apply under the FSW program. Those in the PhD Eligibility Stream will also … [Read more...]

Canada to Return 300,000 Immigration Applications

Did you apply to immigrate to Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker program before Feb. 27, 2008? If so, Canada has decided that your application will not be processed anymore and your money will be returned along with your application. This was among the key decision made public in the country’s new budget. According to government figures, about 200,000 people had applied before this date. … [Read more...]

Canada to Focus on Skilled Trades People for Immigration

Canada is reportedly planning another major overhaul of its immigration system to bring in more skilled trades people such as electricians and perhaps fewer people with top notch university degrees. While Prime Minister Stephen Harper told the World Economic Forum in Davos about plans to change the immigration system to bring in people needed by the labour market, Citizenship and Immigration … [Read more...]

Immigration Rules Can be a Boost to European Migrants

Canada’s new immigration regulations, particularly a refocus on skilled trades-people, might be offering more opportunities for Eastern Europeans to migrate to the country. For years, Canada had emphasized on highly skilled professionals such as doctors, engineers, IT experts, accountants, managers etc. True, in a globalized economy, people with multi-lingual skills and with experience as … [Read more...]

Canada Still Looking for These Immigrant Professionals

Are you a medical radiation technologist? Or a dental hygienist? Or are you a chef, or a crane operator? Well, if you are, Canada is still looking for you. Canada will be accepting 10,000 people (and their families) under its Federal Skilled Worker Program this year and there is a cap of 500 for each of the 29 professions listed for consideration for immigration. And while the cap for … [Read more...]

More Consultation on Canadian Skilled Worker Program

The Canadian federal government is extending its online public consultations on changing the current Federal Skilled Worker Program. Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC), the federal department that deals with immigration issues, says the online consultation has been extended till end of this month following a strong public response. The government says the consultations are aimed at … [Read more...]

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