After ending its investment immigration program in February 2014, Canada is all set to introduce a new program that allows wealthy individuals to obtain residency visas by investing a minimum sum of 1 million Canadian dollars into a venture capital fund that will be setup by the Government. Before being abolished, the Canadian investment immigration
Canada plans to roll out a new “express entry” program starting from January 2015 in an effort to improve the process of selecting economic immigrants who want to come to Canada. The Canadian government has promised several benefits under the new program, however, there is little information on how this new program will actually work.
Waterloo, Ont., Calgary, Ottawa, Richmond Hill, Ont., Vancouver and St. John’s are the most attractive cities to live for newcomers, according to a Conference Board of Canada report. The report compares 43 indicators grouped into seven categories: society, health, economy, environment, education, innovation and housing. Data is based on the 2011 Census and National Household Survey. The “A” List of Cities Each of the
Mayor Naheed Nenshi feels a growing Calgary needs more access to working migrants who can become citizens. He is therefore ripping both the temporary foreign worker program and the Harper government’s changes to it. The “current system strips people of their dignity,” said the mayor. His comments mirror Alberta government officials’ protests that Ottawa’s recently
Employment Minister Jason Kenney and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, following a briefing for news media. The is a detailed and sweeping reform by the government, splitting the program in two and imposing a long list of measures aimed at reducing its use for low-wage positions. The announcement
Canada’s temporary foreign worker program has been experiencing rapid growth and the reason often cited is that the program is needed in areas suffering from severe labour shortages. However, it comes as quite a surprise that TFW figures in South-western Ontario have suddenly increased given that the labour market in the region has been declining
The Canadian Government plans to launch a new immigration system that would offer express entry to qualified immigrants for filling open jobs for which there are no available Canadian workers in 2015. Named Express Entry – formerly referred to as Expression of Interest – this program would provide swifter entry into Canada, wherein the government
The Ontario Nurses’ Association says that the province is facing a “chaotic” shortage in nursing if drastic changes are not made. Speaking on behalf of the association at a rally in Toronto last week, ONA first vice-president Vicky McKenna warned that Ontario is already lagging behind the other provinces, and would need 18,000 nurses