Extend the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program

June 3, 2022 The Honourable Sean FraserMinister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship CanadaHouse of CommonsOttawa, ON K1A 0A6 Dear Minister Fraser: RE: Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, launched by your Government in 2019, has provided a much-needed path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to live…

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Far North Act

The Far North Act was identified by the board as an issue during an annual retreat in the fall of 2010. A task force was struck in March 2011 and continues to examine how the legislation will impact business and the potential opportunities it may hold. Far North Act Task Force Members: Gary Potts –…

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Federal Government Must Listen to Employers on New Immigration System

The federal government must ensure that upcoming changes to Canada’s immigration system reflect the needs of employers, according to a report released today by the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. The report, Think Fast: Ontario Employer Perspectives on Immigration Reform and the Expression of Interest System, provides advice to…

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