Category Archive: Immigrant Stories

Jun 28 2012

Sweeping immigration changes to give new power to minister

  Sweeping changes proposed in a new immigration bill would give new powers to the minister of immigration, including the ability to deny entry to visitors for public policy reasons and to override the rules to let otherwise inadmissible people come to Canada. Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney tabled legislation in the House Wednesday …

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Mar 31 2012

Government of Canada transforms economic immigration program!

Ottawa, March 30, 2012 — To create a fast and flexible immigration system that creates jobs and promotes Canada’s long term prosperity, the Government of Canada will eliminate the backlog in the main federal economic immigration program. “The Federal Skilled Worker Program backlog is a major roadblock to Canada’s ability to respond to rapidly changing …

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Mar 30 2012

Minister Kenney proposes to assess foreign education credentials before skilled workers arrive

News Release – Minister Kenney proposes to assess foreign education credentials before skilled workers arrive. Ottawa, March 28, 2012 – Canada is proposing a major change to how foreign skilled workers’ education credentials are assessed, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today. The proposed new requirement would mean that applicants wanting to immigrate …

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Dec 15 2011

A Doctor, a Trucker & a Hero!

For 25 years in his native India, Balvinder Singh Ahuja worked as a pediatrician, treating thousands of children, saving many lives. For the past six months in Toronto, however, Ahuja has been learning to drive a truck, convinced it was too difficult a process to practise as a foreign-trained doctor in Canada. But his experience …

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