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Revised Federal Skilled Worker Program Unveiled

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Ottawa, August 17, 2012 - Proposed regulatory changes announced today to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) will allow Canada to better select skilled workers who can "hit the ground running" upon arrival.


Canada Announces Observation Mission to Ukraine Elections

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is sending 500 observers to help monitor Ukraine's parliamentary elections in October. The announcement was made today by Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism; Bob Dechert, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird; Lois Brown, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation Julian Fantino and Ted Opitz, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre.


CIC launches national consultations on immigration levels and mix

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Toronto, July 31, 2012 - Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)'s Parliamentary Secretaries Chungsen Leung and Rick Dykstra have launched a series of cross-country consultations on immigration issues, beginning today in Toronto.


Minister Kenney attends unveiling of Komagata Maru monument

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Ottawa, July 24, 2012 - Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney yesterday joined the Khalsa Diwan Society (KDS) in the unveiling of a public monument commemorating the Komagata Maru, a ship that arrived in Vancouver harbour in 1914 carrying 376 East Indian passengers.


Canada-Alberta pilot project expanded to include more occupations

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Alberta employers looking to hire highly skilled foreign workers in certain in-demand occupations will benefit thanks to the expansion of a Temporary Foreign Worker pilot project, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney and Alberta Minister of Enterprise and Advanced Education Stephen Khan announced today.


Canada issues over half a million visitor visas so far this year

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Canada has issued a record number of visitor visas this year with over 500,000 issued since the start of this year, announced Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney today.


Minister Kenney launches new Best Practices in Settlement Services Webpage

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Ottawa, July 5, 2012 - Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), in response to recommendations made by the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, has launched a Best Practices in Settlement Services webpage.


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