European politicians envy Canada’s points system for migrants. But how well has it worked?

Written by Audrey Macklin Original Source is available at: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/24/european-politicians-envy-canada-immigration-points-system When political parties across the world complain about their own country’s “inefficient” way of coping with immigration, they frequently refer to us in Canada. The “points system” of selecting permanent immigrants according to their human capital – as calculated according to age, education, occupation, language ability and optional job […]

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Canada faces dramatic drop in citizenship, prompting concerns about disengaged immigrants

New rules and fees appear to be raising barriers to becoming Canadian, with rates dropping from 79% to 26% between 2000 and 2008 newcomers. Written By: Nicholas Keung on Mar 24 2015 Original Source is available at: http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2015/03/24/canada-faces-dramatic-drop-in-citizenship-prompting-concerns-about-disengaged-immigrants.html The percentage of immigrants who become citizens has been dropping dramatically in recent years — from 79 per cent to 26 […]

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Study to assess trade qualifications underway

March 14, 2015 Project will help clear the way for skilled British and Irish tradespeople to work in Canada London, March 14, 2014 — A new international study that will help British and Irish trained tradespeople assess their skills against Canadian criteria is being supported by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Employment and Social Development Minister […]

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Building a Fast and Flexible Immigration System

Building a Fast and Flexible Immigration System Feb 11, 2015 Original Source is available at: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=814939 Government to eliminate backlog-ridden and inefficient Investor and Entrepreneur Programs Ottawa, February 11, 2014 — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today welcomed measures in Economic Action Plan (EAP) 2014 to build a faster, more flexible immigration system that makes […]

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