Immigration

Immigration consultants offer to pair firms with temporary foreign workers

  OTTAWA — Immigration consultants, many of them in Western Canada, are apparently now specializing in pairing up employers and temporary foreign workers. One online advertisement placed in several provinces even pledges to help temporary foreign workers find employers, instead of the other way around. “Are you looking for an LMO (labour market opinion) employer?” …

Tory MPs raised concerns about TFW program as controversy vexes Conservatives

  OTTAWA — Employers in hard-hit regions of Canada have been hiring temporary foreign workers despite an abundance of domestic job-seekers, government data suggests, while at least two Conservative MPs have privately sounded alarm bells about the besieged federal program. Temporary foreign workers were the subject of a heated debate in the House of Commons …

Liberals propose five point plan to fix temporary foreign worker program

Mr Minhas was a great man who supported me in all elections since 2000. With family and photo of him, Justin and me pic.twitter.com/Ch5aSdNIVr — John McCallum (@JohnMcCallumMP) May 11, 2014 OTTAWA — The Liberals are proposing a series of fixes to Ottawa’s troubled temporary foreign worker program as fresh allegations of abuse emerge almost …

Canadians frantic for live-in caregivers hope they’re spared from TFW crackdown

OTTAWA — Khristina Lawless is almost single-handedly raising five children and operating a cattle ranch in rural Saskatchewan as her husband works shifts in the oilfields to try to make ends meet. Yet her attempts to hire a live-in caregiver to help with her kids, ranging in age from 5 to 17, have been unsuccessful, …

Statement on the alleged violations of the TFW Program

The following is a statement from Philippine Consul General to Vancouver Mr. Neil Frank Ferrer issued April 24, 2014. We view with great concern this controversy, which, unfortunately, has unfairly cast a bad light on our hardworking Filipino temporary workers. To be perfectly accurate, this issue is not about temporary workers per se, and much less about …

Feds say California’s proposed immigrant driver’s license doesn’t meet security standards

  SANTA ANA, Calif. – The proposed design for a California driver’s license for immigrants in the country illegally doesn’t meet national security standards, the Department of Homeland Security said. In a letter, Homeland Security officials told California’s Department of Motor Vehicles that the license would need to state on its face that it cannot …

Minister Kenney issues statement on Asian Heritage Month

Unveiled special commemorative stamp for the centenary of the Komagata Maru event at Asian Hertiage Month launch. pic.twitter.com/nH7EKShwZ8 — Jason Kenney (@kenneyjason) May 7, 2014   Ottawa — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement for Asian Heritage Month: “Tonight I am pleased to officially launch the national celebration of Asian …

Legal expert doubts anti immigration flyers could prompt criminal charges

  TORONTO- An anti-immigration flyer has angered Ontario’s premier and prompted calls for charges, but a successful prosecution under Canada’s hate crime laws faces an uphill climb, a legal expert suggested Sunday. The flyers targeted the Sikh community in Brampton, a city just west of Toronto. The flyers prompted the head of an Ontario Sikh …

Immigration board orders member of Sikh terror group deported from Canada

  VANCOUVER – Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board has ordered the deportation of a British man for belonging to Sikh separatist group that was engaged in terrorism. Board member Geoff Rempel said in a ruling released Friday that Gurmej Singh Gill was a prominent member of Babbar Khalsa, which was also known as Babbar Khalsa …

Free Citizenship Education Classes at LMNH starts May 8th

  We would like to invite you or your friends for Free Citizenship Education Classes at LMNH to start May 8, Thursday! Are you ready for the citizenship exams? Join us for FREE Citizenship Education classes! (English) Session Dates: May 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 2014 Day / Time : Thursdays / 4:00 …

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