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LegaLsourCe t n A t S n Co immigration Law and Policy in Canada "o, SWEaR noT By THE moon, TH' InConSTanT moon, THaT monTHLy CHanGES In HER CIRCLE oRB, LEST THaT THy LovE PRovE LIkEWISE vaRIaBLE." RomEo anD juLIET, SCEnE 2 aCT 2 bY rAJ SHArmA, STeWArT SHArmA HArSANYI Canadian immigration law and policy appears to have the constancy of the moon. 30 per cent more income for sponsors of parents and grandparents. What can businesses expect from this new federal government vis-à-vis immigration? The answer to that lies in understanding the two disparate views on immigration by the current liberal government and the preceding Conservative government. minister John mcCallum, however, believes that "all" immigrants are economic immigrants as they contribute to the economy "one way or another." Such a generous and broad definition was not shared by his predecessor(s); Jason Kenney justified his restrictions on the family class by noting that a set of grandparents cost the health-care system $400,000. Aside from health-care costs, a growing number of sponsored parents and grandparents were ending up on welfare, coincidentally after the sponsorship period of 10 years came up. While mcCallum hasn't touched the higher criteria required for sponsorship (including What is clear, even after the passage of mere months after the federal election, is the clear shift away from the bottom-line driven immigration policies of transformative immigration minister Jason Kenney and his lacklustre heir, Chris Alexander. remember, it was Jason Kenney who suspended the family class (with no notice, by the way) for two years and revamped the process, requiring 30 | a doubling of the sponsorship period to 20 years), he has already doubled the cap imposed by the previous government from 5,000 applicants per year to 10,000. Canada will welcome 305,000 newcomers this year - this is the highest number of admissions in modern history - with a greater emphasis on what was historically termed "non-economic" classes: family reunification and refugees. ottawa plans to welcome about 55,800 refugees this year. However, the pie is only so big. Increasing non-economic immigrants means less economic immigrants. At a certain stage, one more refugee and grandparent will mean one less skilled worker or someone with Canadian education and work experience.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of HUMAN Capital - Summer 2016

Leadership Matters
Tech Talk
Career Crossroads – Which Path Should I Follow?
Grow Your HR Career by Helping to Grow Your Organization
Individual Career Pathing: Taking Charge of Your Own Career Path
Career Pathing Case Study: CompuCom Performance Support and Development Strategy
Encore Careers
When Organizations Need Career Pathing Options
HR’s Future Career Path
Legal Source
Policy Corner
Suppliers Guide
Index of Advertisers/

HUMAN Capital - Summer 2016