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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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Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker Program will accept applications again from May 4, 2013

Since July 1, 2012 Citizenship and Immigration Canada has not accepted applications for permanent residence in Canada pursuant the Federal Skilled Worker Program, except for those from certain PhD students and those supported by a qualifying job offer. Recently, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration announced a number of significant changes to the Canadian Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). It…

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CBSA’s Reality TV Show Puts Potential Refugee Claimants at Risk

On Wednesday, CBSA officers raided a construction site in Vancouver and arrested several men suspected of working illegally. The raid has garnered plenty of attention because a reality TV crew filming scenes for Border Security accompanied CBSA officers on their raid. Douglas Cannon, one of the founding partners of Elgin, Cannon & Associates, was interviewed by CBC news about the raid. According to Douglas,…

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