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Month: October 2014

Canadian Government Considers Express Entry For Live-In Caregivers

In a move to address long-standing immigration concerns of Canada’s growing number of live-in caregivers, Immigration Minister Chris Alexander may allow foreign caregivers to apply for permanent residency under the government’s new Express Entry visa program. Canada’s live-in caregivers were excluded when the government introduced its new Express Entry program earlier this year, but at …

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Canada Considers Electronic Tracking Of Immigrants, Refugees Instead Of Jail

An internal study by Canada’s border agency finds that electronic monitoring of some immigrants and refugees could be a cost-effective alternative to jail. The study, revealed under a Freedom of Information request, examined alternatives to incarceration—such as the use of voice-recognition systems and wired ankle bracelets—used in seven other countries. Conducted by the Canada Border …

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Canadian Government Issues Record Number of Visitor Visas

In a turbulent world, it appears that Canada remains a popular destination for visitors from around the globe. The Canadian government says that 2014 is a record year for the issuance of travel and trade visas to foreign visitors; with three months remaining in the year, Canada has already issued a record-setting number of foreign …

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