Category Archives: canada

Update on Canadian Government’s slashing of pre-2008 Skilled Worker applications

As posted earlier, the Conservative government proposed to eliminate 280,000 applications filed before February 27th 2008 for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Here are some questions that you may have: Will I be affected by the proposed changes? Under the proposed changes, CIC would close Federal Skilled Worker applicants’ files if they: applied before February 27, 2008, and have not had a decision made […]

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Europe’s Economic Problems Causing Rise in European Immigration to Canada

The increase in the unemployment rate in many European countries due to the economic problems those countries have been facing after decades of very high social welfare spending levels, and most recently, the financial crisis of 2008, has led to a significant increase in the number of Europeans applying to immigrate to Canada, as described in a new report by Brian […]

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Canadian sanctions on Iran create panic

Ever since the newest Canadian sanctions on Iran were implemented in late 2011, there has been a lot of panic among Iranians looking to immigrate to Canada and also in the Iranian-Canadian community. Applications that were already in the works are now in limbo because banks won’t grant loans to make their mandatory investment. Quebec’s immigration ministry has now suspended […]

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