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Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Announced

The government announced new changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program yesterday. These changes are designed to ensure employers put more effort into recruiting and training Canadians to fill available positions. The proposed changes are as follows: effective immediately, require employers to pay temporary foreign workers at the prevailing wage by removing the existing wage flexibility; effective immediately, temporarily suspend the Accelerated…

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NEW CRITERIA FOR CANADA’S FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER’S PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

About a month ago we reported on this blog that more changes to Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) are expected during Aril 2013. Those changes have now been announced. Canada’s FSWP selects immigrants based on their ability to succeed economically in Canada. After meeting eligibility requirements, applicants are assessed against selection criteria, also known as the “points grid.” There…

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