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  • John McCallum wants to 'substantially increase' immigration to fill Canada's labour needs

    Added  August 14, 2016
    If Immigration Minister John McCallum gets his way, Canada will significantly increase immigration beyond its current record level as a way to fill the country's labour needs. Pointing to an aging population and looming labour shortages, McCallum made the pitch in Manila during a speech to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines on Friday. "So why not substantially increase the number of immigrants coming to... more

  • Canada: Canada Receives Most Immigrants In 45 Years

    Added  June 21, 2016
    Canada received the highest number of immigrants for at least 45 years in the first three months of 2016, according to the latest figures. A Statistics Canada report shows 86,216 new immigrants entered the country between January 1 and April 1, as the Liberal government made good on its election pledge to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees. The figures are the highest since the current way of counting immigrants was... more

  • How Canada’s immigration policy is failing high-tech startups

    Added  June 8, 2016
    Complicated and sluggish immigration protocols are curbing access to foreign tech talent—just when companies need it most Jun 7, 2016 Murad Hemmadi 4 While working a summer research job in nanotechnology at the University of New Brunswick, Kumaran Thillainadarajah created a pressure-sensing material. Originally envisioned as a "skin" for prosthetics, the technology would eventually prove suitable for other uses... more

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