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Cap has been reached for Registered Nurses (NOC 3152)

Friday, January 14, 2011

The cap has been reached for Registered Nurses (NOC 3152).

Between June 26, 2010, and June 30, 2011, a maximum of 20,000 complete Federal Skilled Worker applications will be considered for processing. Within the 20,000 cap, a maximum of 1,000 Federal Skilled Worker applications per eligible occupation will be considered for processing within this same time frame.

These limits do not apply to applications with an offer of arranged employment (job offer).  

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Canada's Population Growth driven by Immigration

Tuesday, January 04, 2011
The highest immigration rates seen in four decades helped drive Canada's population growth in the third quarter of 2010, Statistics Canada says.

Canada's population was estimated at 34,238,000 as of Oct. 1 -- an increase of 129,300 since July. The federal agency said 65% of that growth came from new Canadians during the three-month period, as 84,200 immigrants arrived in the country.

Prince Edward Island recorded the highest growth rate, with its population increasing by 0.7%. The increase was largely driven by the 1,200 immigrants who arrived in the province, Statistics Canada said, the highest number since 1971.

Quebec, too, welcomed its highest number of immigrants in the last four decades, with 16,800 people arriving from other countries during the quarter. Manitoba also surpassed records set in 1971, with 4,700 new Canadians arriving in that province.

While not breaking a record, immigrants made up 70% of Ontario's new arrivals during the period.

Canada expects to welcome between 240,000 and 265,000 newcomers in 2011.

Click here to view the full story at The National Post.

Is €35 Billion Enough?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The €35 billion bailout promised for the country’s banks from the EU and IMF rescue package will not be enough, according to the chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, Alan Dukes. The figure, which includes €10bn to be pumped into banks now and another €25bn on standby in case banks’ losses are greater than expected, fails to take into account what will happen when homeowners start to default on mortgages, according to Mr Dukes.

He was speaking ahead of Wednesday’s Dáil vote on the rescue package, worth a total of €85bn, which Fine Gael is today expected to confirm it will oppose.

Fianna Fáil last night called on Fine Gael to support the Dáil motion in the national interest and as a “patriotic response to the economic crisis”.

Parliamentary approval is not legally required for the bailout to go ahead, but the IMF has postponed approval of its €22.5bn until after the vote, and the board is expected to discuss it on Thursday.

In a strongly-worded statement, Government Chief Whip John Curran challenged Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny to make a “big decision” on whether to engage in the “empty anger politics of Labour and Sinn Féin” or “act in the national interest”.

While he expects the Government to have the numbers to pass the motion, he said: “A resounding Dáil vote in favour of the motion, including Fine Gael support, would send a loud and clear message to the international community of Ireland’s resolve to battle our way back to economic stability and growth.”

Click here to read the full story at the Irish Examiner


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