Changes to the Canadian Experience Class scheme have caused the lives of thousands of immigrants to be plunged into uncertainty, with some experts saying the Canadian government is guilty of making misleading statements and false promises, but with little to no chance of them being held to account. Starting this year, all prospective immigrants have
The Government’s proposed citizenship bill is ringing alarm bells for the Canadian Bar Association, which feels that some of the more controversial measures included in the bill could be unconstitutional, thereby contradicting the government’s own evaluation of the bill. In February, the Government had proposed some drastic changes to the Citizenship Act by introducing Bill
More critics are expressing concern over the government’s proposed reforms to citizenship laws, saying it creates a two-tiered system. Young educated newcomers are some of the most sought-after immigrants not only in Canada, but also throughout the global marketplace. However, some critics say that the new regulations could alienate this highly desirable population by lengthening
Critics are expressing concern over the Canadian government’s quiet cancellation of the Immigrant Investor Program last month. Though most recent news coverage has been focused on the sweeping citizenship changes tabled by the government, critics as well as jilted potential immigrants are speaking out against the move to scrap the Investor program, which had allowed
Experts have warned that Alberta, which accounts for 26% of the country’s employment growth, may face a shortage of up to 96,000 workers by 2023 due to the changes introduced in the Temporary Foreign Workers Program in June 2014. Alberta’s unemployment rate stands at just 4.7% and it even has 100,000 workers from other provinces.
The Conservative government has brought about many changes to immigration policy since it came to power in 2006. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has come on record that the government has been “systematically re-orienting immigration over the last several years to make it more focused on economic needs and focused on more long-term labor market needs”.
In today’s global economy, immigration is vitally important to every nation looking to improve its competitive standing. The challenge is to ensure that the right programs are in place to attract the brightest and the best. British Columbia expects more than a million new job openings between now and 2022, including 985,000 from economic activity