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.

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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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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.”
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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. Continue reading

Toronto: Spiritual adviser Rita Adams found fatally stabbed in Parkdale boarding house

Parkdale murder victim Rita Adams was a spiritual adviser

Published on Tuesday October 30, 2012

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Rita Adams, 59, was found dead Monday at a home on Maynard Ave.
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Rita Adams, 59, who billed herself as a spiritual adviser, has been identified as the 46th homicide victim of the year in Toronto.

Her body was found in a boarding house at 17 Maynard Ave. in Parkdale. Continue reading

Canada plans to admit from 240,000 to 265,000 new permanent residents in 2013

 

Ottawa makes more room in immigration quota for fast-growing class

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Canada will hold immigration levels steady for the seventh year in a row in 2013, but will make more room within its quota for what’s quickly become its fastest-growing category of newcomers. Continue reading

Liberal treason explained: “The Kindergarden of Eden”

Modern Liberal, True Believer’s very purpose being the total destruction of everything that God and science–most obviously Western Civilization–has ever created

Liberal Treason Explained: “The Kindergarden of Eden”

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- Jim ONeill (Bio and Archives)  Monday, October 29, 2012
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“If they weren’t so dangerous and destructive, one could smile and pat the Modern Liberal on the head and tell him how cute he is and go on about the business of being an adult. But he is dangerous and destructive, with the True Believer’s very purpose being the total destruction of everything that God and science—most obviously Western Civilization—has ever created. …The Modern Liberal will invariably and, in fact, inevitably side with evil over good, wrong over right and the behaviors that lead to failure over those that lead to success.”—Evan Sayet “The Kindergarden of EdenContinue reading

Quebec Immigration minister Diane De Courcy: “In the workplace, there should be a common language, and that language should be French.”

 


“In the workplace, there should be a common language, and that language should be French,” says Quebec Immigration minister Diane De Courcy.
Photograph by: Jacques Boissinot , THE CANADIAN PRESS

Immigration minister: bilingualism should not be a requirement for hiring
By Jeff Heinrich, THE GAZETTE October 29, 2012

“In the workplace, there should be a common language, and that language should be French,” says Quebec Immigration minister Diane De Courcy.
Photograph by: Jacques Boissinot , THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL — Immigrants from the francophonie and Latin America are being turned down for jobs in Montreal because they don’t speak English and are told to look off-island instead — and that’s bad, Quebec’s immigration minister says.

Some are even asking the government for English-language courses to improve their chances of landing a job — and “obviously that creates a certain malaise,” Diane de Courcy told business leaders Monday. Continue reading

Vancouver: Real-estate market influenced by rich Chinese immigrants

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October 30, 2012, 5:02 p.m. ET
In Vancouver, Home Sales Hit the Brakes 
By WILL CONNORS 

VANCOUVER, British Columbia—After a blistering, multiyear run that saw ramshackle bungalows fetch seven-figure sums, one of the hottest real-estate markets in North America seems to be cooling, damped in part by government changes meant to deflate what many policy makers saw as the start of a bubble.

While many U.S. markets are just now showing signs of recovery from a housing crash, Canada has been enjoying a real-estate boom in recent years. Nowhere was that more pronounced than in Vancouver, a market where land long has been in short supply, hemmed in by mountains to the east and the ocean to the west. The city frequently ranks among the most livable in the world and for decades has attracted waves of wealthy Chinese and Asian immigrants. Continue reading