Government of Canada helps new Canadians get jobs faster

Jason KenneyVancouver, August 6, 2014 (CNW) – Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, announced over $3.3 million in funding to the Government of British Columbia to improve foreign credential recognition so that internationally trained professionals can get jobs in their fields faster. Continue reading

Government of Canada helps newcomers find jobs faster

Toronto, February 7, 2014 (CNW) – Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, announced close to $800,000 in funding to the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) to help internationally trained workers who are unable to find work in their fields explore other occupations within or related to their areas of expertise. Continue reading

New Start-Up Visa opens for applications on April 1

Canada open for business to Start-Up entrepreneursOttawa, March 28, 2013 — The world’s best and brightest entrepreneurs from around the world, with ideas for new business ventures and financial backing from Canadian investors, can apply to the brand-new Start-Up Visa Program as of April 1, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today. Continue reading

Immigration backlog reduced by forty percent

Immigration backlog reduced by forty percentMississauga, ON, March 26, 2013 — As a result of actions taken by the Canadian government since 2008, the backlog of permanent resident applications has been reduced by about forty percent, paving the way for a faster and more effective immigration system in 2013 and beyond, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced. Continue reading

New rules for skilled worker immigration program announced!

Immigration Minister Jason KenneyBy Nick Noorani, December 20, 2012

Citizenship, Immigration, and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today the final changes in the Federal Skilled Worker category.

In June 2012 the Minister froze all applications pending changes to the single largest category for immigration to Canada. The new selection system for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) will take effect on May 4, 2013 at which time the program will re-open for applications. Continue reading