2013 – CIC News Headlines

Canada Budget 2013 Speech (full text)
Huffpost Politics, March 21, 2013Read the full text of the 2013 federal budget
National Post, March 21, 2013New rules make it harder to hire temporary foreign workers
By Adrian Morrow, The Globe and Mail Ottawa, March 21, 2013Cost Of Becoming A Canadian Set To Rise
By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press, March 21, 2013Embassy News – Citizenship and Immigration in the budget 2013
By Kristen Shane and Ally Foster, Embasy News, March 21, 2013

Budget includes funding to fill skilled worker gap
CBC News, Nova Scotia, March 21, 2013

Federal budget tightens rules of Temporary Foreign Worker program
By Peter O’Neil, Vancouver Sun, March 21, 2013

Ottawa, February 18, 2013Canada Issues Record Number of Visitor Visas in 2012
Ottawa, February 20, 2013Canada’s new asylum system a success
Ottawa, February 22, 2013
Ottawa, February 14, 2013The Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney, announced today that the list of Designated Countries of Origin is expanding to include an additional eight countries.Jason Kenney on Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act
House of Commons, February 6, 2013
Ottawa, February 8, 2013Citizenship Judge Sharon Robertson of Kitchener, Ont. has been reappointed, Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, announced today.First appointed in January 2010, Judge Robertson has been reappointed for a three-year, part-time term.Prior to her appointment, Judge Robertson, who is of Japanese-Canadian ancestry, was an educator, having worked as an educational consultant with the Learning Ways and Integrated Centre for Optimal Learning, and as a principal and teacher in the Waterloo Region. She has also presented internationally on learning strategies in New York, Hong Kong and Nottingham, England.Judge Robertson sat on the University of Waterloo Senate from 2006 to 2009 and has received several awards, including the Waterloo Region Women of Distinction Award, the Kitchener-Waterloo Woman of the Year Award and the Dr. Floyd White Award for her outstanding contribution to the teaching profession. She has a Master’s in Education from Brock University.
Ottawa, January 24, 2013
Ottawa, January 2, 2013