CIC to re-open Federal Skilled Worker Program May 4, 2013

Starting today, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will be accepting applications made under the remodeled Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). The re-opening of Canada’s largest economic immigration program follows a 10-month hiatus, during which time a comprehensive evaluation of the Program’s selection criteria took place.

2013 Immigration Levels Plan: Significant expansion of Canadian Experience Class

After many months of anticipation, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney broke the news regarding Canada’s 2013 immigration intake levels on October 31, 2012. Following the tabling of the 2013 Immigration Levels Plans, the Minister announced the government’s decision to keep Canada’s immigration levels steady in 2013. For the seventh year in a row, Citizenship […]

Fee refund instructions for terminated Federal Skilled Worker applications

Last Friday, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) issued a refund notice pertaining to the fees paid towards pre-February 27, 2008 Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) applications that were terminated as a result of the Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act (Bill C-38). The enactment of Bill C-38 on June 29, 2012 unleashed sweeping changes to Canada’s […]

A chance to apply for immigration in Quebec as a skilled worker

Under the Canada-Quebec Accord on Immigration, Quebec is given the exclusive responsibility of establishing its own immigration requirements as well as selecting immigrants it feels will adapt well, and thrive economically in Quebec. On June 29, 2012 the Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés culturelles ordered a suspension on the intake of applications for selection […]

Do you really need Canadian experience for employment in Ontario?

The notion of experience is deeply engrained in Canadians right from the start of childhood. I remember setting up my first lemonade stand with a neighbourhood friend at the age of ten. At the age of fourteen, I completed close to 100 hours of community involvement activities. By fifteen, I had landed my first part-time […]

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