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...]

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...]

Provinces to Select More immigrants

  Canada is planning to increase considerably the number of immigrants allowed under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) next year. According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada – CIC which is the federal department in charge of immigration issues – most of the country’s provinces and territories will be allowed sponsor between 42,000 and 45,000 immigrants will be allowed through the … [Read more...]

More Immigrants to Come through Special Programme

The Canadian government says it will allow in a record number of 40,000 new immigrants through the Provincial Nominee Programme (PNP) this year. Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says the PNP programme has been rapidly expanding in recent years, with the numbers going up five-fold between 2008 and 2011. The PNP allows Canada’s provinces and territories to seek out immigrants … [Read more...]

Canadian Province Restructures Immigration Program

Do you want to migrate and own a business in aerospace, bioscience, renewable energy or the information technology sectors? If yes, consider Canada’s Prince Edward Island’s new Provincial Nominee Program for would-be immigrants.   New Provincial Nominee Program The provincial government recently introduced the new PNP guidelines that include a Business Impact Category with three streams … [Read more...]

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