If you are an international student, temporary foreign worker, immigration lawyer, consultant, HR manager, global mobility specialist, Canadian employer or just plain old Canadian citizen or permanent resident with a curiosity in Immigration … you’ll be regretting the day you didn’t listen to this Podcast.
As promised in Episode 12 of the Canadian Immigration Podcast, I am going to share with you in this Episode everything I learned from Immigration Minister John McCallum on April 8, 2016 in his speech to the CBA’s National Immigration Section in Vancouver during our National Immigration Law Conference.
Because I can not resist my Top 10 lists……here is another one for you!
(Thank you CBA News – I wasn’t close enough to get a better picture myself)
My Top 10 Canadian Immigration trends for 2016 – straight from the mouth of our Immigration Minister, The Honourable John McCallum:
1. The Liberals actually care what us Canadian immigration lawyers think – who knew?
2. Canadians like refugees after all and it will continue that way for the foreseeable future.
3. Sayonara to two tiered Canadian Citizenship – “A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian.”
4. The Family Feud is over….Family Class processing on its way down!
5. The Minister hates the term “Economic Immigrant” – all immigrants contribute regardless of program.
6. Express Entry is having “unintended consequences” that must be addressed.
7. Complete overhaul to the Live-in Caregiver program on its way!
8. IRCC versus CBSA – definitely a “good cop” – “bad cop” situation!
9. What does the future hold for PNPs? Status quo according to Minister McCallum
10. International Students – the calvary is on its way!
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