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Canada: the case for the 100 million population

Posted on August, 2012 by tonysantiago

The Globe and Mail’s month long series on immigration “our time to lead” featured a rather intriguing and provocative article that argues for an increase of the Canadian population from the current 34 to 100 million. In his article, Doug Sanders advocated for an increase in the population noting that this number is not sufficient to create a...

Mandatory language tests to immigrate to Canada

Posted on August, 2012 by tonysantiago

The government has announced that it will be requiring language tests for some immigrants in order to ensure that they will have an improved chance of improving their integration to Canadian society much sooner than is expected. In an interview Immigration minister Jason Kenney said that new Canadian immigration applicants will be required to take...

Faster removal of foreign criminals in Canada

Posted on August, 2012 by prabodhpathak

The latest news release by office of minister of citizenship, immigration and multiculturalism is sending shockwaves across the immigrant communities, being dubbed as “deportation made easy”. The faster removal of foreign criminals act introduced by Minister Kenny is aims to expedite removal of foreign criminals from Canada to enhance safety...

More jobs required at Citizenship and Immigration Canada?

Posted on August, 2012 by ahmadaalazem

In Canada, Immigration and refugee matters are federal responsibilities. The government department that oversees immigration and refugee matters is Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Over the past few decades, the Canadian immigration system has put great emphasis/importance on attracting and retaining skilled immigrants, Citizenship and...

A lost faith in the immigration system of Canada?

Posted on August, 2012 by ahmadaalazem

A controversial question; and no doubt whatsoever a topic that has been discussed and certainly led to differing opinions as to whether the immigration minister Jason Kenney’s approach or to be more specific policies are considered acceptable/justified or to many others might be unsuitable or undesirable. But in order to answer this question, we...

Canada is no longer open to immigrants but needs highly skilled workers

Posted on August, 2012 by ahmadaalazem

Since ancient times, people have left their native countries in search of adventure, to escape despotism, to avoid military service/conscription and last but not least to improve themselves economically. These are just some of the reasons that make people think about migrating, and Canada has always and continues to be a popular destination for...

Canadian immigration consultants should be held accountable for their actions

Posted on August, 2012 by monicakaura

Immigration consultant agencies are opening up every day in Canada and overseas to assist with the immigration process correctly and the effective stream to enter Canada. Many individuals and companies rely on the expertise of immigration consultants in Canada to assist with the process and are willingly to pay a pretty penny to ensure all the...

Kenney’s Way: Right or Wrong?

Posted on August, 2012 by renugoel

When last year the minister announced the temporary pause on sponsoring parents in Canada for two years, it seemed like a good idea and a thoughtful step in streamlining the process. After all what sense does it make to wait thirteen long years to have your parents with you? But now, after several other similar decisions, the minister’s...

CIC should avoid prolonged immigration processing times for immigrants going to Canada

Posted on August, 2012 by renugoel

Canada is a country of choice for people all around the world mostly because of its immigration policies and its multiculturism. Citizenship and Immigration plays an important part in streamlining the process and making sure that the security and protection of Canadians remain intact at all times. Though CIC has devised many programs to bring in...

Is Canada abandoning its racially balanced immigration structure?

Posted on August, 2012 by williamhowie

Canadians may feel the cost of racial equality in our immigration system is priceless, but the Conservative government, by attempting to lower the cost of running the system, may be reducing the sustainability of a racially balanced immigration structure. More emphasis on English and French language skills has increased the percentages of...