February 3, 2017 – Technology companies have placed themselves at the forefront of the battle against Donald Trump’s crackdown on U.S. immigration. Canada looks set to be the chief beneficiary – with the possibility of major firms like Amazon and Google moving large parts of their operations here as immigration worries continue south of the border.
February 3, 2017 – The national organisation representing Canada’s universities has joined the academic community in the U.S. in condemning Donald Trump’s order to ban immigration from seven Muslim countries. Universities Canada, which rarely issues political statements, says the ban will have a profound impact on campuses across Canada. Although Canadian dual citizens are exempt from
February 1, 2017 – The Federal government plans to enact regulatory changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The details will be announced when the federal government delivers its budget, expected in late February or early March. Policymakers say the government is trying to strike a balance on reforms recommended in a September 2016 Standing
Article Audio February 1, 2017 – The following is a summary on the affect of the recently implemented U.S. administration’s executive order, banning immigration and travel to the United States for millions of individuals from seven majority Muslim countries. 1) Trump’s Executive Order Trump signed an executive order on Friday, January 27 2017 that placed a
January 30, 2017 – Canada’s federal government has published details of the new Atlantic Immigration Pilot, being operated in partnership with provincial immigration authorities. The pilot, which will open in March 2017, will include programs for high-skilled and intermediate-skilled workers, plus international graduates. Up to 2,000 new immigrants will be accepted in 2017 to the four
January 30, 2017 – President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees is a shameful act by the United States government on many fronts. Issued on January 27, 2017 and without forewarning, it mandates an immediate four-month suspension to America’s refugee program, banning all refugees to the US, allowing the government time to re-assess how refugees are
January 28, 2017 – Donald Trump’s plan to dramatically reduce the number of refugees welcomed by the U.S. puts an onus on Canada to keep its doors open, campaigners say. With an estimated 65 million people displaced by the current global refugee crisis, Trump’s crackdown was described as ‘devastating news’ by one refugee campaigner. The
January 25, 2017 – Canadians crossing into the U.S. can be asked to unlock and handover their mobile phones for inspection by border security agents. A spokesperson for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale confirmed the power in the wake of several people being denied entry to the U.S. for Donald Trump’s inauguration and subsequent protests.
January 25th 2017 – Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 3rd round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 53rd overall, inviting 3,508 applicants for permanent residence, the highest number ever, under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 453, a continued decrease from previous draws. It was the 3rd draw in 2017 under the Express Entry
January 24, 2017 – The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has launched a new online application process for its French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. The change is aimed at making it easier to apply for candidates and to reduce processing times. Candidates who received a Notification of Interest before January 23, 2017 can still submit a