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Foreign workers should not steal Canadians’ jobs

Foreign workers shouldn’t get jobs Canadians can do: Kenney
6:50 pm, October 31st, 2012

Jason Kenney speaks to the media at Parliament Hill Oct 31, 2012 to speak of the 2013 immigration levels.

Credits: ANDRE FORGET/QMI AGENCY

KRISTY KIRKUP | QMI AGENCY

OTTAWA — Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said Wednesday he wants to ensure the temporary foreign work program operates “on the basis of Canadians first” in light of concerns raised about permits granted to Chinese miners at a B.C. coal mine.

“Companies cannot access foreign workers unless or until they have demonstrated to the government that they have advertised the job in Canada, offering it to any qualified Canadians,” Kenney told QMI Agency.

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Feds maintain same immigration levels for 2013

Immigration levels frozen for seventh straight year
By Tobi Cohen, Postmedia News October 31, 2012 9:30 AM

Canada’s Immigration Minister Jason Kenney speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in this file photo.
Photograph by: Chris Wattie/Reuters/Files , Postmedia News

OTTAWA — The federal government has frozen immigration levels for the seventh straight year, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced Wednesday, noting Canada will admit between 240,000 and 265,000 newcomers in 2013.

Having already indicated that Canada was moving to prioritize young people with strong language and marketable skills, Kenney also indicated that the Canada Experience Class would grow to 10,000, up from 2,500 in 2009.

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Regina: EAL programs growing in public schools

New students in Canada: Immigration changing Regina classrooms
English Language programs growing in Regina Public Schools
Reported by Adriana Christianson
First Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:36pm | Last Updated: Oct 30, 2012 12:51pm
Imagine coming to a school in a new country where everyone speaks English and you don’t.

With the new wave of international immigration to Saskatchewan, the latest census shows that 12 per cent of Regina’s population now names a different language as their mother tongue. These changes are opening up a new world for students and teachers at schools across the city.

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Terminally ill Magda Atia wants to bring her half-sister and 4-year-old niece from Egypt to help her with cooking and house chores

 

Magda Atia, 57, is battling Stage 4 pancreatic cancer and is trying to bring her half-sister Mona here from Egypt to help her and cook meals, but immigration officials have denied her a visa.

Kelly Egan: Compassion a foreign word to immigration bureaucrats
By Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen October 31, 2012 10:05 AM

Magda Atia, 57, is battling Stage 4 pancreatic cancer and is trying to bring her half-sister Mona here from Egypt to help her and cook meals, but immigration officials have denied her a visa.
I forgot to ask about the vase of lovely red roses, flecked with baby’s breath.

Cancer is like that. It clears the table of small talk, of the origin of perfect petals.

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Toronto: Weizhen Tang found guilty of fraud

Weizhen Tang, the ‘Chinese Warren Buffett,’ found guilty of fraud

Published on Tuesday October 30, 2012

HANDOUT/REUTERSWeizhen Tang, 51, smiles in this undated handout photograph released by the Toronto Police January 6, 2010. Tang promoted himself as the “Chinese Warren Buffett.”
Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew 
Business Reporter

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Weizhen Tang, who billed himself as the “Chinese Warren Buffett” has been found guilty of fraud.

The provincial court jury deliberated for about four hours before returning with the verdict in the high-profile case on Tuesday.

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