Canada Immigration Blog

Canada’s Skilled Worker Program Re-Opens It’s Doors!

Monday May 13th, 2013

Canada's skilled worker program for permanent residence was re-opened on May 4, 2013 after several months of being suspended. Immigration Minister Jason Kenney closed...

Leveling the Playing Field: The Elimination of Discretion in the Immigration Process

Tuesday April 16th, 2013

Discretion has always played a significant part in Canada’s immigration system. Historically immigration officers have been able to use their discretion to assess people’s skills,...

Citizenship Applicants Face Harsh Reality With Need To Prove Language Proficiency

Monday April 8th, 2013

The media was abuzz last week with several examples of people who had their citizenship applications rejected for failing to provide adequate proof of english...

Working Illegally in Canada: Who’s to Blame – Employers or Employees?

Monday March 25th, 2013

The topic of illegal workers has been featured prominently in the news recently with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in Vancouver conducting raids on several...

Why Honesty Really Matters in the Immigration Process

Monday March 11th, 2013

People often ask me what the most serious immigration infraction is. They expect that I will say something like, “working illegally, living underground without status,...

The International Experience Class: Canada Welcomes the World’s Youth

Friday February 22nd, 2013

The International Experience Class (IEC) is a new name for a familiar program known as the International Youth Program and International Exchange Programs. Both of...


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