On March 20, 2012, the Quebec Minister of Finance presented his 2012–13 budget, including an omnibus bill containing modifications to Quebec’s immigration program. Although it is a proposed bill, once enacted the immigration provisions will be retroactive to March 20, 2012. Therefore, these changes should be treated as if they are already in force. The proposed bill will establish caps on the number of Quebec immigration applicants that may be accepted between March 21, 2012, and March 31, 2013.
The Ontario Bar Association Citizenship and Immigration Section recently met with representatives of Opportunities Ontario, the province's Provincial Nominee Program ("PNP"). During this meeting, they provided insight into the level of recruitment activities that would be expected from an employer who files a PNP application on behalf of a prospective employee.
On August 23, 2010, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program ("AINP") announced that, in response to current job market conditions, it is no longer accepting applications for two immigration streams: (1) the family stream, and (2) the U.S. visa holder stream.
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