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Foreign IT Specialist Program Extended

The Canadian government has extended for another three months the system that allows British Columbia to bring in foreign IT specialists without going through the usual work permit process. According to a statement by the Human Resources and Skills Development – the federal ministry that deals with human resource development – employers who want to bring in specialists to fill in positions in … [Read more...]

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Changes from 2011

There are some important changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) starting this year.   Among the most important of the changes are the amendments to the actuarial factor for early and later retirement – with the cut off point being the official retirement age of 65. If You Are Retiring Before 65 Until now, CPP pension was reduced by 0.5% per month before age 65 that contributors … [Read more...]

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