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Moratorium on Labour Market Opinions for the Food Services Sector

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On April 24, 2014, Jason Kenney, the Minister of Employment and Social Development, abruptly announced a moratorium on the Food Services Sector's ability to participate in the Labour Market Opinion ("LMO") program. Effective immediately, Service Canada will refuse to process LMO applications from employers in the Food Services Sector. As well, all current LMOs for employers the Food Services Sector are suspended.

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Federal Skilled Worker Program: An Opportunity to Obtain Canadian Permanent Residence Without a Job Offer

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In a surprising move, the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) has increased its limit to 25,000 applications for 50 eligible occupations in Canada.

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How to Add my Spouse or Children to my Permanent Residence Application

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This article provides some insight on how to proceed if you need to notify Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) of a change in your family composition.

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Welcome to Vansterdam!

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The federal gov't is currently considering legislation that would allow Canadians to have a ticket issued by police if they are in possession of a small amount of pot, rather than to have charges laid.

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The Revamped Spousal Sponsorship System is Ideal for Eager Canadian Immigrants

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Canada has one of the most inclusive spousal sponsorship programs in the world. In Canada, any couple who is legally married, in common law partnerships or conjugal relationships are eligible to apply for the Family Class sponsorship stream. Citizenship and Immigration Canada makes no distinction between opposite sex and same sex couples.

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Canadian Government to Eliminate Investor and Entrepreneur Immigration Programs

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Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced today the government's intent to terminate the federal Immigrant Investor Program (IIP) and Federal Entrepreneur (EN) Program.

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Canada to Change Citizenship Requirements

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On February 6, 2014 the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-24, The Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act. If passed, Bill C-24 will significantly change the requirements for Canadian citizenship.

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The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada Is Hiring Interpreters

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The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is currently looking for interpreters in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Winnipeg.

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The Cost of Hiring a Visa Expert in Canada

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Are you thinking of using an immigration consultant or a lawyer for your visa application? Check out this article to learn more about the consulting fees and the cost associated with the use of a professional.

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Vancouver Housing Market News

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2013 Vancouver real estate sales saw an increase in sales and a decrease in listings, resulting in a balanced market. West Side houses continue to outperform, regaining the loss they had in 2012 and ending the year at an all time high, with an average sale price of $2,799,000...

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44 Websites to Find a Job in Vancouver

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Have you recently landed in Vancouver? We have put together a list of resources to help you discover some great job opportunities in the Vancouver area!

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Do I Need a Labour Market Opinion (LMO)?

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Learn more about the Labour Market Opinion and what it means for foreign workers and local employers in Canada.

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Major Changes to Canadian Experience Class Immigration Program (CEC)

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On November 9, 2013, Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced two new restrictions for the Canadian Experience Class immigration program.

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The Cost of Renting an Apartment in Vancouver

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This graph shows the average monthly rent you can expect to pay for a 1 bedroom apartment in Vancouver and its various suburbs.

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21 Interesting Google Searches That Drove Traffic to 2Vancouver.com in 2013!

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We have gathered some of the best searches performed by users on Google to find the 2Vancouver.com website during 2013.

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