Ontario to make it easier for immigrants to work in their professions

[REPRODUCED FROM THE CANADIAN PRESS] Ontario is set to introduce legislation that would make it easier for immigrants to get licensed to work in professions that match their areas of expertise. Labour Minister Monte McNaughton says the proposed legislation would, if passed, prevent many regulatory bodies from requiring immigrants to have Canadian work experience to […]

Ottawa Announces New Immigration Pilot Program – Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

The Canadian Immigration Department has launched a new pilot program to fill labour shortages and fuel economic growth in small rural communities by matching them with prospective immigrants interested in settling outside of Canada’s major urban areas. The new five-year Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot will require remote communities to submit a thorough plan identifying available […]

Refugee claimants suckered at border

http://www.akcanada.com/ Unscrupulous immigration consultants at the U.S. border are preying on asylum seekers heading to Canada by selling them bogus application forms for use in making refugee claims, officials say. Refugee groups in both countries warn claimants they are not required to purchase or bring application forms when they show up at border crossings to […]