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Nigeria passes anti-gay bill with penalties of up to 14 years.

On Thursday, May 30th 2013 the Nigerian Parliament passed a bill criminalizing gay marriage, same sex "amorous" relationships, and membership in gay rights associations. The bill carries a maximum penalty of 14 years. http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2013/05/31/nigeria-passes-anti-gay-bill-with-penalties-up-to-14-years-in-jail/

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Designated Country of Origin List expanded today

The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration announced today that Chile and South Korea have been added to the list of Designated Countries of Origin.

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Changes to Canada's temporary foreign-worker program and why we still need one.

The following is an interesting and informative article about the Canadian government's changes to the temporary foreign-worker program and about the importance of the program to this country. http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/05/24/with-a-little-help-from-afar/

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The new Federal Skilled Worker program is unworkable for applicants and Canada.

The new Federal Skilled Worker program is unworkable for applicants, and indeed for Canada itself.

The new Federal Skilled worker program accepts individuals for permanent residence in Canada who are qualified in one of the 24 listed high demand occupations. The problem with the program is that each of the 24 Read More  

Changes to the Parent/Grandparent Sponsorship Program

Citizenship and Immigration has announced that it will restart the parent/grandparent sponsorship program in January of 2014. This program which was originally halted in 2011 is set to resume with the government promising to accept 5000 new applications in 2014. However, the restarted program brings with Read More  




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