Canada-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement Announced

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By A Correspondent

In a speech April 8 at Cameco Corporation headquarters, Saskatoon, the Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced that the Appropriate Arrangement pursuant to the Canada-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement has now been signed by both sides and will take effect as soon as the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement is brought into force by the two countries. 

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A Budget For A Prosperous and Fair Ontario

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New Ontario Government Helps Create Jobs And Supports People

Ontario’s 2013 Budget, A Prosperous and Fair Ontario, makes smart investments that will strengthen the economy, help create jobs for youth and takes action to eliminate the deficit by 2017-18.

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Canadian Muslims: A Plea to West

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By Raheel Raza and Salim Mansur *

The weeding out of Islamism inside the West is the essential prerequisite in defeating the global jihad.

The recent discovery of terrorist plot to do a mass terror attack on a Via Rail passenger train out of Toronto by two Islamists, and their intent interdicted by joint Canadian and U.S. security agencies, eerily followed the hunt and capture of the two Chechen brothers — Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — involved in carrying out the Boston bombing.

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Still A Global Breadbasket

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By Peter G. Hall *
Vice-President and Chief Economist Export Development Canada

Have a rich, steady supply of food? Then you're in hot demand these days. The relentless, searing growth of emerging markets has put a significant strain on global food stocks. Pressure is coming from the burgeoning emerging market middle class, that new group of nouveaux riches that are climbing the consumption ladder - and starting with food. Given this continued surge of growth, what are the prospects for Canada’s significant food industry?

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Canada’s Economic Growth Shifts to Exports: EDC Forecast

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Pent-up demand is reappearing in key economic indicators following 4 years of sluggish global performance, setting the stage for an acceleration in world growth, according to a Global Export Forecast by Export Development Canada (EDC).

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Action to End Violence Committed in Name of So-called “Honour”

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The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, on April 2, announced support to the Indo-Canadian Women’s Association for a project in Edmonton to address the issue of violence against women and girls committed in the name of so-called “honour.”

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India - The Third Largest Source Country for Immigration in 2012

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Canada issued a record number of visas for Indian nationals in 2012, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced on March 4.

“We plan to grow the economy and create more jobs by attracting an increasing number of visitors and the world’s best and brightest talent to Canada,” said Minister Kenney. “For this reason, we strive to issue visas and permits as quickly as possible to facilitate travel for immigrants, visitors and students.”

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More Needed from Canadian Employers to Integrate IEPs

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Employers need to shoulder more responsibility for welcoming new Canadians and implementing clear methods to make it easier for them to access workforce integration programs; particularly as Canada faces a growing labour shortage in science-related careers. While no less than 30 per cent of businesses indicated in 2012 that they face a lack of skilled workers, this number is double the rate seen in late 2012, according to a study released by CIBC World Markets.

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New Federal Skilled Worker Program Announced

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The revamped federal skilled worker program is set to open on May 4, 2013, and the new eligible occupations list has jbeen released.

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Reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Announced

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The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, on April 29, announced reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).

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It’ll Take More Work to Fix Temporary Foreign Workers Program

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By Jim Stanford *

Labour advocates and immigration agencies have warned for years about deep flaws in Canada’s rapidly growing migrant labour program. Employers enjoyed wide leeway to tap desperate pools of foreign labour to fill Canadian jobs, paying below-market wages and accessing a more vulnerable, compliant workforce.

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APRIL 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 9










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