New Brunswick closes express entry immigration stream due to surge in applications

New Brunswick has already received 3,000 expressions of interest from people hoping to come to or stay in the province, forcing the province to temporarily pause what is called the express entry stream.
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Would-be immigrant to Canada learns the hard way after online consultant denies refund

A simple request for a refund has led a potential immigrant to Canada on an odyssey into the world of online sales, fake testimonials, toothless regulators and international operators preying on the desperation of people dreaming of a new life.

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

Immigration Minister John McCallum said he wants to "substantially increase" the number of immigrants coming to Canada beyond record levels as a way to fill the country's labour needs, during a speech to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines in Manila on Friday.

Canada seeks to double visa offices in China to attract more high-skilled workers

The Canadian government is seeking to double the number of offices where Chinese can apply for Canadian visas as it looks to boost the dwindling number of visitors, international students and even high-skilled foreign workers from China.

Express entry review to ease path to permanent residency for foreign students

The Liberal government is looking to ease some rules to make it easier for international students who have been "shortchanged" by express entry to obtain permanent residency, says Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum.

How to avoid 'immigration by lottery' in Canada

Instead of having “immigration by courier,” Canada may have “immigration by lottery” in which the government would pick from 10,000 applications submitted on day one.

Express entry, foreign worker reforms attract 'fewer' skilled workers: chamber report

Businesses risks losing their competitive edge because immigration reforms brought in under the previous Conservative government have made it difficult to attract highly skilled workers, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce says.


Express entry gives first dibs to temporary foreign workers

A new immigration system designed to attract highly skilled workers from around the world to meet Canada's labour needs has favoured a large number of temporary foreign workers who are already in this country.

Express entry: early immigration data shows many already in Canada

Nearly half of the skilled immigrants who qualified for a chance to obtain permanent residency within the first three weeks of the launch of a new immigration system were not applying from abroad but were already in Canada, CBC News has learned.

Immigration changes to watch for in 2015

Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has overseen in the past 18 months major and often controversial changes to the nature of immigration in Canada. Here are five immigration changes to watch for in 2015.



'Express Entry' immigrant program to begin

Critics say the new system could could discourage potential newcomers to Canada

Express entry could sideswipe high-skilled foreign workers

Some employers fear Americans working in Canada through the North American Free Trade Agreement, foreign nationals who have transferred to a Canadian branch and international youth working in Canada could be sideswiped by rules under the new express entry system that starts Jan. 1.

Immigration express entry: 5 things you need to know

​A coalition of food, retail and tourism industry groups is calling on the Canadian government to give entry-level temporary foreign workers the same quick access that skilled immigrants will get under the new express entry system. Here are five things to know about express entry.

Express entry: How will skilled immigrants rank?

Here are three examples of how skilled immigrants could be ranked under a new system that will give them express entry into Canada within six months, starting Jan. 1.

Express entry immigration points system revealed before Jan. 1 launch

With one month left to the launch of a new immigration system that will give skilled immigrants express entry into Canada, the government has made public for the first time the details of the points system it will use to select foreign workers where there are no Canadians available.

Skilled immigrants to get express entry to fill labour market needs

The federal government is addressing one of the main criticisms of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program through a new immigration system it plans to launch in 2015. Skilled immigrants who want to come to Canada as permanent residents will be offered express entry as a way to help meet the country's labour needs.

Skilled immigrants recruited in 50 occupations ahead of express entry launch

In preparation for the launch of express entry, a new immigration system set to launch on Jan. 1, 2015, Canada is actively recruiting skilled immigrants in the following 50 occupations, which the government says reflect the latest labour market needs.

5 things Canada must do to ensure fairness in its immigration system

Express Entry has been touted as the next great thing in Canadian immigration policy, but the federal government must consider five aspects of the new system to make sure immigration is fair to Canadian workers and businesses alike.

Express entry immigration system starts Jan. 1, leaving employers uncertain

The federal government is preparing to launch a new immigration system that will give skilled workers express entry into Canada starting Jan. 1, but first it's consulting stakeholders.



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Immigrants to Canada not sold on new 'express entry' system

A newly released government study suggests newcomers to the country have misgivings about Express Entry, the government's new immigration system, set to come into effect on Jan. 1, 2015.

Skilled immigrants to be offered 'express entry' to Canada in 2015

The Canadian government is forging ahead with a new immigration system that will offer "express entry" to qualified immigrants starting in January 2015 as a way to help fill open jobs for which there are no available Canadian workers.

Skilled immigrants to be matched with vacant jobs in 2015

The federal government is looking to match skilled immigrants with unfilled jobs, in a system it has compared to "a dating site," set to launch in 2015. Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander told CBC News the government is looking for "an economic match."