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The BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is an economic immigration program designed to help B.C. meet its evolving labour market needs.
Thursday, April 24, 2014

The program helps employers attract and retain qualified foreign workers who have the skills and experience to contribute to B.C.’s economy. It also selects entrepreneurs ready to invest in our economy and create jobs for Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Nabil Saleh, 19, died in senseless club stabbing Grief-stricken brother greets absentee father
Thursday, November 14, 2013

It's Christmas and the arrivals gate at Pearson's new Terminal One was packed last night, full of the sounds of joyous reunions and seasonal good cheer. There were shouts, laughter and the squeals of children, overexcited and up way past their bedtimes.

But Celin Castro's reunion with the father who hasn't held him since he was a baby was not a time for joy. Instead, the 18-year- old stood sombrely, waiting and holding out a little, hand-printed sign that said, "Nabil Saleh."

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.
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Express Entry, formerly known as Expression of Interest, will be "a swifter path to Canada that will select immigrants based on the skills and attributes that Canada needs based on those identified by government but also by employers," said Immigration Minister Chris Alexander during a news conference in Richmond Hill, Ont., on Tuesday.

While the change in the name of the program was quietly announced in a news release two weeks ago, the government has been remodelling Canada's immigration system for the last 18 months or so.

Argentine's family sought refugee status in Canada Immigration adviser blamed for lost claim
Thursday, November 14, 2013

It was early for a New Year's Eve check for impaired drivers, but Juan Videla figured that's why the Toronto police cruiser had pulled him over. Darkness had just set in, and he and his wife, Maria, were heading home after cleaning a client's downtown building. Riding in the car their son, Emmanuel, 20, whom they had just picked up, and daughter, Flavia, 11, who had spent the day with her parents.



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