A permanent resident has been issued a permanent resident visa by the Canadian government and resides in Canada, but is not a Canadian citizen. A permanent resident is a citizen of another country. A person in Canada temporarily (a student, worker or visitor) is not a permanent resident.
Recent speculation of groups representing live-in caregivers across Canada suggest Immigration Minister Chris Alexander is considering changing the Foreign Caregiver program to the new Express Entry immigration system.
In 2013, approximately 55,000 French citizens were registered at the French Consulate in Montreal, revealing a 45% increase in immigration from France since 2005.
The government has released more updates to the Temporary Foreign Worker program requirements, further restricting employers hiring and employing foreign workers.
A new government policy on refugee health care states that only failed refugee claimants and asylum seekers can access free health care if they have a communicable disease that could bring harm to the rest of Canada.
The Calgary Stampeders defensive back Quincy Butler has left the CFL team for the season because he is an American who is now ineligible to work in Canada.
Immigration is a major positive contribution to the internationally renowned and unique culture of Canada. As the impact of immigration begins to permeate even the smallest towns in Canada, serving up chicken curry in P.E.I. is becoming less uncommon by the month.
Applications to the Temporary Foreign Worker program (TFW) experienced a drop of 74% in August 2014 in reaction to major fundamental reforms to the TFW Program made earlier this year. The changes were instated to guarantee that Canadians are the top priority in the workforce.
The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) Chris Alexander has made it public knowledge that those who travel to places such as Iraq and Syria to fight with the Islamic state and other militant groups will have their Canadian passport revoked.
Fraudulent immigration agents take advantage of unsuspecting foreigners looking to immigrate to Canada by using websites, emails, TV advertisements, the radio, magazines and newspapers.
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