Category Archives: Canadian Immigration News

Philippines Now The Top Source Country

Philippines is NOW the top source country for permanent residents to Canada. From the Government of Canada website: May 8, 2015 — Ottawa — Canada welcomed more than 40,000 permanent residents from the Philippines in 2014—up over 30 percent from 2013, making the Philippines Canada’s top source country for permanent residents last year. During the state visit to Canada by Benigno Aquino III, President of the Philippines, from May 7–9, 2015, Prime Minister Stephen Harper paid tribute to Canada’s strong

Fake Marriages Are A Big Concern

Fake marriages are a big concern right now in Canada. From the CanIndia News (www.canindia.com) April 17, 2015 A Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) report has warned that “marriages of convenience” in India “have become a threat to the integrity of Canada’s immigration program.” Lexbase, Canada’s leading immigration publication under well-known lawyer Richard Kurland, obtained the May 2013 report under Access to Information from the “Migration Intelligence Section, Intelligence Operations and Analysis Division-Enforcement and Intelligence Operations Directorate” of CBSA. The

Temporary Foreign Workers Deceived as Deadline Looms

From the Asian Pacific Post (www.asianpacificpost.com) April 14, 2015: By Kelsey Johnson Two days before an April 1st deadline imposed under changes to the government’s temporary foreign worker program, some foreign workers who have to go back to their home countries are doing so with empty pockets because of unscrupulous immigration consultants, iPolitics has learned. iPolitics has confirmed nine cases in Alberta and Southwestern Ontario in which registered immigration consultants, or individuals claiming to be immigration consultants, have charged thousands

Yellowknife wins exemption from temporary foreign worker hiring ban

From the CBC News (www.cbc.ca) April 23, 2015 Businesses in Yellowknife will once again be able to hire temporary foreign workers after winning an exemption from a hiring ban imposed by the federal government.     Parts of Canada with high unemployment rates were barred from accessing foreign workers last June as part of a federal government overhaul designed to address abuse of the system.     Regions with unemployment rates over 6 per cent were barred from accessing the program.

Express Entry System

Express Entry is a new management system of current CIC programs such as the Federal Skilled Workers, Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades, and SOME Provincial Nominees. If you do not qualify in any of those categories, then chances are, you cannot get through the Express Entry system. Think of Express Entry as a gate that limits entries of permanent residence applications. If you do not get invited through the Express Entry, you cannot continue with your permanent residence application.

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