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Here is why immigration to Canada will be driven by employers

This week, I had the opportunity to write this op-ed column in the Winnipeg Free Press on how the Canadian immigration system will make it easier for skilled trades and persons with Canadian work experience to immigrate here. While the new changes target certain skilled individuals, the overall thrust of the Canadian immigration system of the 2010s … Continue reading

How Manitoba’s business immigration program can be fixed

On Wednesday, the Winnipeg Free Press ran an article on Manitoba’s failing business immigration program. Today, I chipped in my suggestion in a Free Press Op-Ed on how to fix the business immigration program. Manitoba’s business immigration systems suffers from two things: Long immigration processing times that do not reflect the reality of doing business; and A … Continue reading

Manitoba Health Care and the 12 month work permit

What is the difference between a 12 month work permit and an 11 1/2 month work permit in Manitoba?  Outside of 14 days, the major difference between the two is that a 12 month work permit entitles a foreign worker and his or her family to Manitoba health care while a work permit of under … Continue reading