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Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will accept applications as of May 4, 2013 to the new Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), which has been updated with new selection criteria. The goal of the updated selection criteria is to improve economic outcomes by selecting immigrants who will be able to integrate more rapidly and successfully into Canada’s economy.
Full detials and new FSWP applications kits are available here.
Kelly Pollack, Executive Director at the Immigrant Employment Council of BC, spoke on immigration workforce labour issues at the May 2nd Conference Board of Canada's Western Canada Immigration and Diversity Forum. She talked to CBC Radio Calgary about how employers in smaller centres can attract skilled immigrants from the cities.
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Report calls for cooperation between Canada and Australia to improve recognition of foreign qualifications
Lowering further the barriers to recognition of foreign qualifications requires concerted action on the part of governments, professional regulatory bodies, employers and other stakeholders. The exchange of good practices and learning across jurisdictions – as it taking place between Canada and Australia – can provide valuable support for improvements. These are the main conclusions in a report recently released by the Institute of Research on Public Policy (IRPP).
Stemming from the ongoing review of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), and as announced in Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2013, the Government has introduced legislative, regulatory and administrative changes that will ensure Canadians have first chance at available jobs.