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Express Entry Canada’s new Immigration Program

April 11, 2014

admin  The program formerly known as “Expression of Interest” will now be referred to as “Express Entry”. Citizenship and Immigration minister Chris Alexander announced on April 8th, 2014 that Express Entry is set to launch in January 2015. Express Entry will be open to skilled workers and will target labor shortages where they are no available Canadian workers. The primary distinction between this program and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program is, candidates under the Express Entry program who receive a valid job offer, or nomination under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) will…

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Minister Chris Alexander concludes trip to China

March 27, 2014

adminCanada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander officially brought an end to his trip to China to promote Canada on 24 March 2014. During the visit, the Minister traveled to both Hong Kong and Shanghai to outline the many opportunities for Chinese skilled workers, travellers, business people and students. In Hong Kong, the Minister discussed Canada’s intention for the Economic Action Plan 2014. This plan will replace the Immigrant Investor Program with new pilot programs. Continuing his visit in Shanghai, he discussed with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce issues relating…

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A Summary of Recent Changes to Canadian Immigration

March 4, 2014

Mario BellissimoIn recent months Citizenship and Immigration Canada has introduced a series of regulatory changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Many of these changes have already started to come into effect this year. Below is a summary of how several popular immigration programs have been affected. To learn more, contact us today to find out how these changes may affect you!

Mario D. Bellissimo interviewed in the Toronto Law Journal

February 11, 2014

adminMario Bellissimo was recently interviewed in an article appearing in the Toronto Law Journal entitled Compromising Change; a Canadian Immigration Retrospective. The objective of the article was to discuss the impact of recent changes to Canadian immigration policy and to get a sense of the direction Canadian immigration is heading.

Expression of Interest – Canada as the Matchmaker

January 30, 2014

adminA few weeks in advance of St. Valentine’s Day, Canada is discussing a proposed new Expression of Interest immigration system through the use of matchmaking metaphor. Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander suggests that a new database connecting prospective skilled immigrants to Canadian employers would work similarly to “a dating site”.


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