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Expat graduates having tough times finding skilled jobs in Canada

Expat graduates having tough times finding skilled jobs in Canada
In spite of Canadian immigration’s assurances that skilled professionals are required to fill vacant jobs, the majority of expat graduates are forced to take work well below their skills levels. The issue is being put down to the attitudes of Canadian employers, as 70 per cent of domestic graduates find employment in managerial or...

Canada international student schemes need more revision

Canada international student schemes need more revision
Given that universities in all world countries are aggressively trawling for international students, Canada’s scheme to attract and retain students from overseas needs more thought. Attracting hordes of talented international students and encouraging them to stay on after graduation is one way to boost the country’s economy in addition...

Job offers for qualified and registered nurses not needed for Canada permanent residence

Job offers for qualified and registered nurses not needed for Canada permanent residence
Qualified, experienced nurses wishing to emigrate to Canada to continue their careers can now become permanent residents without having an offer of employment. Two visa programmes are open; the Quebec Skilled Worker programme and the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee programme. Last August, the Quebec administration made changes to their...

Canada keeps immigration door ajar for wealthy Chinese

Canada keeps immigration door ajar for wealthy Chinese
Following the sudden cancellation of its millionaire investor visa aimed at Chinese migrants, the Canadian immigration minister has introduces a new investor visa programme. Chris Alexander has admitted that Chinese mainlanders’ flouting of the original scheme was just one of the reasons it was pulled without warning. However, he added...

Irish grab thousands of Canadian IEC visa slots in ten minute frenzy

Irish grab thousands of Canadian IEC visa slots in ten minute frenzy
The first of Canada’s online offer of 3,850 working holiday visa applications was mobbed by would-be Irish migrants, with all taken up within ten minutes. Thousands of Irish nationals hoping to get a chance to take up a working holiday visa in Canada were bitterly disappointed last night as every slot was taken within 10 minutes of...

Canada links strong women immigrants with a stronger country

Canada links strong women immigrants with a stronger country
March 13 is International Women’s Day, with Canada and its immigration supremo linking the celebration of strong, capable women with the benefits via immigration that newcomers give to the country In his speech, Canada’s immigration and citizenship minister acknowledged the important contributions of immigrant women as well as their...

Canada scrapped millionaire visa may provoke lawsuit

Canada scrapped millionaire visa may provoke lawsuit
Following Chinese outrage over the scrapping of the Canadian ‘millionaire’ immigrant investor programme, Canadian businesses concerned with immigration and property issues are threatening a lawsuit. Immigration consultants and upscale real estate brokers are up in arms regarding the threat to their businesses and are considering taking...

Canada visa system threatens another ethnic restaurateur

Canada visa system threatens another ethnic restaurateur
Following the news earlier in the week that a popular Halifax Thai restaurant is losing its head chef to deportation, another immigrant restaurateur can’t open his new eatery as he can’t get a work permit for an Indian chef. It seems that chefs from countries with popular authentic cuisines such as India and Thailand are being singled...

Chinese millionaires complain as Canada entry route is blocked

Chinese millionaires complain as Canada entry route is blocked
A group of Chinese millionaires now blocked from Canadian residential status issued a public complaint at a Beijing press conference earlier this week. Canada’s recent federal budget statement announced the axing of the immigration investor and entrepreneur visas with which permanent residency could be purchased via a five-year...

Canada toughens up on citizenship requirements

Canada toughens up on citizenship requirements
The Canadian Conservative Party has tabled amendments to citizenship legislation aimed at strengthening the perceived value of citizenship in the country. Referring to Canadian citizenship as the country’s most precious commodity, Immigration Minister Chris Alexander unveiled the changes in a recent speech.The changes are the first to be...