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A Record Number of Canadian Visas Issued To Filipinos In 2013

Despite the geographic distance between the two countries, Canadian ties to the Philippines remain strong, with more than 47,000 Canadian visitor visas issued to Filipinos last year. Further strengthening the ties between the two nations is the fact that nearly 30,000 Philippine citizens gained Canadian permanent residency in 2013. Filipino interest in both visiting, and …

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Report Finds Ontario Recruiters Abusing Foreign Workers

A newly published report alleges that Ontario employment recruiters are illegally charging fees to temporary foreign workers for jobs that may not even exist, and in some cases also seizing workers’ passports. Published by The Metcalf Foundation, the report states that recruiters are charging temporary foreign workers fees as high as $12,000 for jobs that …

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‘Express Entry’ To Be Canada’s New Model For Economic Immigration

Canadian Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has introduced an immigration model titled “Express Entry,” which will serve as Canada’s new system to actively recruit economic immigrants. Commencing in 2015, the new Express Entry system is designed to make Canada’s immigration system more flexible and responsive to the country’s labor needs.  Alexander explained that the new immigration …

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Canadian Court Hears Arguments over Injured Migrant Workers’ Rights to Healthcare

An Ontario court is considering a legal case that will decide whether migrant workers are entitled to healthcare coverage even after their work permits have expired. In 2012, two migrant farm workers from Jamaica were injured during a car accident while being driven by their Ontario employer, and are now demanding that the Ontario Health …

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BC, Canadian Governments Sign Agreement Calling for More Temporary Foreign Workers

British Columbia has reached an agreement with the Canadian government that will likely result in an increased number of temporary foreign workers to meet the expected demand of the province’s thriving natural resources sector. BC Premier Christy Clark signed the accord that recognizes her province’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry as a potential “nation builder” …

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Ontario Seeks to Attract More Skilled Immigrant Workers

The Ontario government has introduced legislation aimed at attracting a greater number of skilled immigrant workers, and the new law may also represent a new opportunity for wealthy immigrants in the wake of the recent cancellation of the federal Immigrant Investor Program (IIP). The proposed Ontario Immigration Act is supposed to work in sync with …

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Canada Adds Over 10,000 New Visas to Irish Worker Program

Canada will welcome 70 percent more young Irish workers under a new agreement between the Canadian and Irish governments. Under the agreement, Canada will issue 10,700 International Experience Canada (IEC) permits to Irish citizens under the age of 35 in 2014, a significant increase over the 6,350 IEC permits issued to Irish individuals last year. …

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Indians Traveling In Large Numbers to Canada

Canada Remains A Popular Destination For Travelers and Visitors from India Canada continues to be a popular annual destination for tens of thousands of visitors, students and business travelers from India. Between January and December 2013, Canada’s missions in New Delhi and Chandigarh issued almost 85,000 Canadian visitor visas, and an additional 13,613 study permits …

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