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Month: February 2015

Despite Law, Some Canadian Immigrants Charged Employment Fees

Despite a law banning the practice, a loophole is allowing Alberta-based employment agencies to charge some Canadian immigrants thousands of dollars in employment fees. Alberta’s Fair Trading Act prohibits employment agencies from collecting fees “directly or indirectly” from immigrant workers; however, in what some critics see as being a significant loophole in the law, agencies …

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Critics Call For Changes To New Canadian Immigration Law

Only a few weeks after its initial implementation, a growing number of critics are calling for changes to the new Canadian immigration law known as Express Entry. In the first round of the Express Entry system, a total of 779 candidates were selected at the end of January to participate in the program; that number …

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New Canadian Immigration Laws May Hurt Foreign Students Studying In Canada

Concern is growing among foreign students studying in Canada that recent changes to Canada’s immigration laws may make it more difficult for them to obtain permanent residency in the country. New Canadian immigration laws that took effect on January 1st mean that foreign students who have obtained work experience in Canada will no longer be given …

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Federal Government Provides Temporary Help For Alberta’s Foreign Workers

The federal government has thrown a lifeline to temporary foreign workers in Alberta who were facing an April 1st deadline for the expiration of their Canadian work visa. Under the new federal order, those foreign workers will be granted an extra year to try and resolve their Canadian residency question. Alberta has long complained that tighter federal …

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