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Skilled immigrants to be offered ‘express entry’ to Canada in 2015

IEC-BCIn the NewsApr 22, 2014

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

Diversity and Immigration – Important Parts of Canada’s Past, Present and Future

IEC-BCIn the NewsApr 16, 2014

Gordon Nixon, President and CEO of RBC, was a featured speaker in the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21’s “Breakfast with a Fascinating Canadian” series where he spoke about the importance of immigration to Canada’s identity and economy, and how we must move beyond diversity to inclusion to leverage our individual and collective strengths. 

1-M jobs seen to open in British Columbia by 2020

IEC-BCIn the NewsApr 15, 2014

VANCOUVER - One million jobs will open in British Columbia by 2020 once projects lined up by the province's resource industries start. Shirley Bond, B.C.'s Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, said the economic push will come from growth in liquefied natural gas, mining, forestry and other key sectors within the next 10 years.

Ottawa funds plan to employ skilled immigrants in manufacturing sector

IEC-BCIn the NewsApr 12, 2014

Ottawa will partner with the country’s manufacturing sector to reach out to skilled newcomers who have been trained elsewhere, said Employment Minister Jason Kenney.

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