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Canada Among Most Desirable Places to Work & Live

Canada Among Most Desirable Places to Work & Live

October, 2014

According to a study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group, Canada has become one of the most popular destinations that job seekers choose to settle down. The study shows that Canadian cities appear in the top 25 best places to work and live.
Minister Chris Alexander Describes Anticipated Changes for Express Entry

Minister Chris Alexander Describes Anticipated Changes for Express Entry

October, 2014

During a HR conference in Regina, Saskatchewan, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, explained the upcoming changes in the Canadian immigration selection system, to be known as "Express Entry". The Minister also explained how this change would help Canada transition from the older immigration systems to a new and responsive selection system, expected to be unveiled in 2015.
Montreal Experiences New Influx of French Immigrants

Montreal Experiences New Influx of French Immigrants

October, 2014

Recent estimates indicate that there are as many as 110,000 French nationals residing in Montreal.
Protecting Canadian Citizenship

Protecting Canadian Citizenship

October, 2014

The Government has introduced a few changes to the Citizenship Act to reinforce the integrity of Canadian citizenship.
Jason Kenney Believes Alberta Should Attract Permanent Immigrants

Jason Kenney Believes Alberta Should Attract Permanent Immigrants

October, 2014

Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney has urged Alberta government to consider taking efforts in drawing new permanent immigrations and training the current unemployed residents. According to Kenney, doing so would help Alberta take care of the serious lack of labour problems in the province.
Canada Announces New Visitor Visa Program for India and Brazil

Canada Announces New Visitor Visa Program for India and Brazil

October, 2014

The Canada government has launched a new visitor program to attract more visitors from India and Brazil.
Canadian Business Express Program for Bulgaria and Romania Launched

Canadian Business Express Program for Bulgaria and Romania Launched

October, 2014

The Canadian department of Citizenship and Immigration has launched a new Business Express Program (BEP) in Bulgaria and Romania on October 10, 2014, in order to make travelling to Canada easier for businesspersons.
Chris Alexander Encourages French-speaking Individuals to Immigrate to Quebec Regions

Chris Alexander Encourages French-speaking Individuals to Immigrate to Quebec Regions

September, 2014

During discussions between various interested parties, the federal Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, has voiced his support for attracting individuals from French-speaking regions to immigrate to Canada. Members who participated in these series of discussions consist of community leaders, immigration advocacy groups, and stakeholders in Winnipeg.
New Alberta Premier Jim Prentice Hopes for Future Changes in Temporary Foreign Worker

New Alberta Premier Jim Prentice Hopes for Future Changes in Temporary Foreign Worker

September, 2014

Alberta's new Premier, Jim Prentice, has expressed his intention to put labour policy, especially the current situation of temporary foreign workers, top of the priority list when he discusses with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Immigration Minister Chris Alexander Addresses Immigration Issue at Thunder Bay

Immigration Minister Chris Alexander Addresses Immigration Issue at Thunder Bay

September, 2014

On Monday, September 8, the federal Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, has made a speech concerning the issue of attracting foreign workforce in front of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce at Lakehead University.
Canadian Government to Disclose Changes for Nova Scotia PNP This Fall

Canadian Government to Disclose Changes for Nova Scotia PNP This Fall

September, 2014

The parliamentary secretary, Costas Menegakis, has confirmed that information regarding any adjustments in the allocation granted to the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) will be provided this fall.
Multiple Entry Visitor Visas now available in Canada

Multiple Entry Visitor Visas now available in Canada

September, 2014

As of February of this year, visitors to Canada will be automatically considered for a Multiple-Entry Visitor Visa. This visa allows visitors to enter Canada for periods of 6 months at a time for up to 10 years without having to reapply each time. In addition, the government processing fees have been reduced from $150 CDN to $100 for each application. These changes were brought about to simplify the application process for applicants, promote tourism and trade, as well as encourage multiple visits to Canada from travelers.

New Rules on Quebec Investor Program Announced

New Rules on Quebec Investor Program Announced

September, 2014

In an August 27 announcement, the Quebec provincial government's immigration ministry has released new changes regarding applications for a Certificat de selection du Quebec submitted under the province's Investor Program in "a Gazette Officielle du Quebec".
Prime Minister Harper Emphasizes Significance of Indian Immigrants

Prime Minister Harper Emphasizes Significance of Indian Immigrants

August, 2014

During his keynote speech in Toronto at the Pearson Convention Centre on Thursday, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlighted the importance of India as the main source country for immigration. The recent surge in the number of Indian nationals moving to Canada is due to many new changes implemented by the Canadian government.
Federal Skilled Worker Program Opens for 25,000 Applicants

Federal Skilled Worker Program Opens for 25,000 Applicants

August, 2014

After the Quebec Immigration selection system for Quebec Skilled Workers has reached its maximum cap intake, applicants now can apply for the principal alternative immigration program - Federal Skilled Worker Program.
Liberal Party Leader Suggests Cooperation on Foreign Immigration

Liberal Party Leader Suggests Cooperation on Foreign Immigration

August, 2014

Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau has expressed his support for joint actions between the federal government and provinces on dealing with the immigration of foreign workers. In particular, the cooperation will focus on how the government manages the temporary worker program.
Canadian Government Attempts to Fine Tune Start-up Visa Application System

Canadian Government Attempts to Fine Tune Start-up Visa Application System

August, 2014

To date, the Canada's Start-up Visa Program, an experimentation program for granting visa to entrepreneurs, has been held just twice since its inception in early 2013. According to Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, the program will receive several changes in order to reduce the processing time.
All you need to know about Canada's new Express Entry system

All you need to know about Canada's new Express Entry system

August, 2014

As of January 1st, 2015, the Canadian government will introduce its new Express Entry system which will help process permanent residence applications to Canada for some economic programs. This program should oversee an improvement in processing times, candidate selection and job offer opportunities for all those who wish to work and live in Canada. Here's all you need to know about Canada's new Express Entry system.
Canadian Citizenship Backlog Hits All-time Low Level in 2 years

Canadian Citizenship Backlog Hits All-time Low Level in 2 years

August, 2014

According to a statement issued by Canada Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, the Citizenship Act has reduced the number of unprocessed applications to the lowest level in the past two years. Immigration and Citizenship Canada is attempting to shorten the overall processing time for getting Canadian visa from the current three years period to less than one year by 2015/16.
Canada Issues First 2 Start-Up Visas in Vancouver

Canada Issues First 2 Start-Up Visas in Vancouver

August, 2014

On July 16, 2014, the first two start - up visas have been issued for two former Ukrainian citizens by Canadian Citizenship and Immigration in Vancouver.
Limit for 2014 Quebec Skilled Workers Program Reached

Limit for 2014 Quebec Skilled Workers Program Reached

August, 2014

The Quebec Immigration selection system for Quebec Skilled Workers 2014 has closed after the program filled its maximum cap intake. This year, the government of Quebec has set the start date for the Quebec Skilled Workers Program on April 1st, 2014 with an established intake cap of 6,500 applications.
Canada announces Skilled Express Entry Details

Canada announces Skilled Express Entry Details

July, 2014

On July 14, 2014, Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander met with business leaders and various other stakeholders to provide further details concerning the launch of the Express Entry program which is set to replace the processing of certain visa applications by January 1, 2014.

Touted as a faster and more effective way for Canada to welcome skilled economic immigrants, the Minister held one of many information sessions with employers regarding this new way of processing applications which will be dependent on more active employer interaction than ever before.
Millions of non-Canadians Visiting Country to be Charged 7USD

Millions of non-Canadians Visiting Country to be Charged 7USD

July, 2014

Many visitors to Canada will pay a $7 application fee from next April under a new electronic security screening plan.
Canada to Change the Immigration Intake System

Canada to Change the Immigration Intake System

July, 2014

According to a news release issued by the Government of Canada, a new immigration intake system, known as Express Entry, will start replacing the current system starting from January 2015. Express Entry is expected to create major changes in how foreign skilled workers apply for a Canadian work visa.

Canada Announces Changes in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Canada Announces Changes in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

July, 2014

According to an announcement made by Canada employment minister Jason Kennedy and immigration minister Chris Alexander, major changes in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) have been put into effect.

Vancouver Island Multicultural Society Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Vancouver Island Multicultural Society Celebrates 35th Anniversary

July, 2014

The leaders of Vancouver Island Multicultural Society decides to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the community.
Over 2,200 Migrants Become New Canadian Citizens on Canada Day

Over 2,200 Migrants Become New Canadian Citizens on Canada Day

July, 2014

Over 2,200 migrants from 138 countries became new Canadian citizens on Canada Day this year at 45 citizenship ceremonies across the country.
Canada to Reform Live-in Caregiver Visa Program

Canada to Reform Live-in Caregiver Visa Program

June, 2014

Canadian Government is considering reforms to the Live-in caregiver visa program in the fairly near future.
Canada Updates Guidelines for Intra-Company Transferees

Canada Updates Guidelines for Intra-Company Transferees

June, 2014

A new guide for officers assessing work permit applications for Intra-Company Transferees (ICTs) under the Specialized Knowledge category, with a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) Exemption has been released by the Canadian Citizen and Immigration on June 9, 2014.
New Change on Nova Scotia Nominee Program for International Graduates

New Change on Nova Scotia Nominee Program for International Graduates

June, 2014

International students who have graduated from a Canadian college or university now have the opportunity to easily settle in Nova Scotia after their studies are completed.
Multiple Entry Visitor Visas now available in Canada

Multiple Entry Visitor Visas now available in Canada

June, 2014

As of February of this year, visitors to Canada have been automatically considered for a Multiple-Entry Visitor Visa. This visa allows visitors to enter Canada for periods of 6 months at a time, for up to 10 years without having to reapply each time. In addition, the government processing fees have been reduced from$150 CDN to $100 for each application. These changes were brought about to simplify the application process for applicants and promote tourism and trade as well as encourage multiple visits to Canada from travellers.
Report Shows Quebec Skilled Worker Cap Beginning to Fill

Report Shows Quebec Skilled Worker Cap Beginning to Fill

June, 2014

According to a new report released recently by the Government of Quebec, the number of applications under the current Quebec Skilled Worker (QSW) program intake cycle has been beginning to fill.
Canada Progressing New Immigrant Investor Program

Canada Progressing New Immigrant Investor Program

June, 2014

New Canadian immigrant investor program known as the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital pilot has been on the works.
Canada Stops Processing Applications for Temporary Foreign Worker Program from Restaurants

Canada Stops Processing Applications for Temporary Foreign Worker Program from Restaurants

May, 2014

In an April 24 announcement by the Canadian Minister for Employment, Jason Kenny, a moratorium was placed on the issuance of Labour Market Opinions and processing of Work Permits for Foreign Workers in the food and related industries as a result of criticism regarding the abuse of the program by restaurant owners and the potential of out-sourcing Canadian jobs. This decision took immediate effect.
Canada Issued over 95,000 Multiple-Entry Visas in April 2014

Canada Issued over 95,000 Multiple-Entry Visas in April 2014

May, 2014

In a May 12 announcement, Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander had highlighted the success of Canada's multiple-entry visa in April, 2014.
Change to Requirement for Canadian Temporary Work Permit Application

Change to Requirement for Canadian Temporary Work Permit Application

May, 2014

Canadian immigration department has recently changed the requirements for employer's application for Temporary Work Permit.
New Program to Ease Canadian Visa Requirements for Mexican Visitors Introduced

New Program to Ease Canadian Visa Requirements for Mexican Visitors Introduced

May, 2014

In order to foster better relations with Mexico by easing travel and trade restrictions, a pilot program called CAN+ was announced to become a permanent fixture of Canada's immigration system as announced by Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander on May 12.
Canada Hosts Meeting on Immigration and Border Management

Canada Hosts Meeting on Immigration and Border Management

May, 2014

A meeting on immigration and border management in Quebec city has been hosted by by Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Stephen Blaney.
New Visa Programs commence in Canada

New Visa Programs commence in Canada

May, 2014

On April 26, 2014, the Minister of Citizenship & Immigration Canada issued a new set of Ministerial Instructions to immigration officers concerning the processing of applications under the Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades and the Canadian Experience Class programs.

Under the terms of these ministerial instructions, up to 38,000 applicants will be accepted for the following programs between now and December 31, 2014:

Canada Ranks High for the World's Most Socially Progressive Countries

Canada Ranks High for the World's Most Socially Progressive Countries

April, 2014

According to statistics of Social Progress Index (SPI) published by the Global Index on April 3, 2014, Canada ranked seventh in top 10 of the most socially progressive countries in the world.
Canada Welcomes Record Number of Filipino Visitors

Canada Welcomes Record Number of Filipino Visitors

April, 2014

In 2013 Canada welcomed a record number of visitors from the Philippines with over 47,000 Canadian visitor visas were granted for Filipino visitors, Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced on April 22, 2014.
New Canadian Immigration Model to Launch in January 2015

New Canadian Immigration Model to Launch in January 2015

April, 2014

According to a recent announcement by Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, Canada will schedule to launch its new recruitment model for economic immigration called "Express Entry" in January 2015.
Canada welcomes record number of new Canadians

Canada welcomes record number of new Canadians

April, 2014

So far in 2014, Canada has welcomed more than 75,900 new citizens; the highest intake of new Canadians in almost 4 years. Canada has the highest rate of naturalization in the world with 85 per cent of eligible permanent residents becoming citizens. As a result, potential migrants have identified Canada as a viable place to migrate to, and since 2006, the CIC has received a steady increase in citizenship applications from around the world.
New Caps for Quebec Immigration Programs Published

New Caps for Quebec Immigration Programs Published

March, 2014

A number of measures for Quebec immigration programs, including Skilled Worker, Investor, and Entrepreneur programs have been announced by the Quebec Government recently.
Chance for Second Round of IEC Visas

Chance for Second Round of IEC Visas

March, 2014

The International Experience Class programme offering two-year working holiday visas for Irish people will open the second round on 1 April 2014.
CIC releases Notice of Intent for a new Canadian ETA

CIC releases Notice of Intent for a new Canadian ETA

March, 2014

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) have recently released a Notice of Intent regarding their plan to launch a new eTA program for Canada.
Minister of Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Visits China

Minister of Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Visits China

March, 2014

In order to show and highlight the opportunities that exist for Chinese businesses, students and travellers in Canada, Minister of Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander is currently travelling to Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Updated List of Quebec Professions Eligible for Expedited Processing in 2014

Updated List of Quebec Professions Eligible for Expedited Processing in 2014

March, 2014

The Government of Quebec has recently introduced an updated list of specialty shortage occupations that qualify for expedited work permit processing in 2014.
Canada Listed in World's Best Place for Retirees in 2014

Canada Listed in World's Best Place for Retirees in 2014

March, 2014

A newly report released by Natixis Global Asset Management about the Annual Global Retirement Index indicated Canada was in list of 20 world's best countries for retirees in 2014.
Changes to Immigration Stream of Nova Scotia Introduced

Changes to Immigration Stream of Nova Scotia Introduced

March, 2014

Important changes to the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (NS PNP) have been introduced by the Province of Nova Scotia on March 6, 2014.
 Study Shows Immigrants' Children Succeed in Canadian Universities

Study Shows Immigrants' Children Succeed in Canadian Universities

February, 2014

A recent study by Statistics Canada showed that children of immigrants to Canada who attended universities were double to students whose parents were born in the country.
New Regulations International Students in Canada Announced

New Regulations International Students in Canada Announced

February, 2014

The Canadian government on 12 February 2014 made an announcement on the new regulations set to help Canada remain an attractive destination for prospective international students.
Visitors to Canada Considered for Multiple-Entry Visas Automatically

Visitors to Canada Considered for Multiple-Entry Visas Automatically

February, 2014

Visitors to Canada have been automatically considered for multiple-entry visas since February 6, 2014, according to a recent announcement by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
Canada Unveils the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act

Canada Unveils the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act

February, 2014

The Canadian government on 6 February 2014 introduced the first comprehensive reforms to the Citizenship Act since 1977 which reinforce the value of Canadian citizenship while continuing to move toward a faster and more efficient system.
Cap on Canadian Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Filled

Cap on Canadian Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Filled

February, 2014

According to a February announcement by Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, the cap of 5000 on applications for the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship program has been filled after only a month since it was re-opened on January 2, 2014.
 Calgary in List of Must-See Destinations for 2014

Calgary in List of Must-See Destinations for 2014

January, 2014

According to a recent announcement by the New York Times, one of Canadian cities, Calgary has been in list of must-see destinations for 2014.
Canada to Lure More Overseas Students

Canada to Lure More Overseas Students

January, 2014

Canadian government is planning to boost the number of overseas students coming to study in Canada by targeting China and other countries with a fast-growing middle class.
Canadian Parent & Grand Parent Sponsorship Now Open

Canadian Parent & Grand Parent Sponsorship Now Open

January, 2014

Applications for Permanent Residence to Canada for the sponsorship of parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents are now being accepted.
Canadian Immigration Change on Dependent Child Age Takes Effect

Canadian Immigration Change on Dependent Child Age Takes Effect

January, 2014

From January 1, 2014, the age of dependent child has been lowered from 21 years to 18 years by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), following the amendment of Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.
Canada Donates $20 for Combating Polio in Pakistan

Canada Donates $20 for Combating Polio in Pakistan

January, 2014

In order to support the fight to eradicate Polio in Pakistan and around the world, the Government of Canada announced that it would donate $20 million over the next three years to against the disease.
Canada Remains the Destination of Choice for Indians

Canada Remains the Destination of Choice for Indians

January, 2014

Canada is still the favourite destination for people from Indian to come to travel, study or do business as recent official figures have revealed the number of Canadian visas issued for Indians for these purposes in 2013 remains high.
New Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Forms Now Available Online

New Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Forms Now Available Online

January, 2014

New versions of forms for Parent and Grandparent (PGP) sponsorship application are available online from 31 December 2013, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced.
Canada Announces Immigration Plan for 2014

Canada Announces Immigration Plan for 2014

October, 2013

Canadian government targets to attract hundreds of thousands of new permanent residents in 2014 as part of an immigration plan to drive economic growth and position the country for success in the years ahead.
 New Web Portal to Lure Skilled Francophone Immigrants to Ontario Introduced

New Web Portal to Lure Skilled Francophone Immigrants to Ontario Introduced

October, 2013

In order to attract skilled Francophone newcomers to Ontario, the province's Government has introduced a new web portal.
Canada Issues Millionth 10-year ePassport

Canada Issues Millionth 10-year ePassport

October, 2013

Mark Walker of Mississauga in Ontario became the millionth one received Canadian 10-year ePassport. Especially, this passport has been personally delivered by Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander.
Citizenship Week Celebrated across Canada

Citizenship Week Celebrated across Canada

October, 2013

All Canadian citizens will celebrate Canadian citizenship week by a range of planed activities throughout the country from October 21 to October 27, 2013.
Canada Launches Business Incubator Stream under Start-up Visa Program

Canada Launches Business Incubator Stream under Start-up Visa Program

October, 2013

The Start-Up Visa program will be expanded to include a new visa stream to attract more overseas entrepreneurs to Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced on 21 October.
Global Symbol for Girl Rights Receives Canadian Citizenship

Global Symbol for Girl Rights Receives Canadian Citizenship

October, 2013

According to confirmation from Canadian authorities, Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old advocate for girl's education in Pakistan and worldwide becomes the sixth person to receive honorary Canadian citizenship.
US and Canada to Implement Information Sharing System

US and Canada to Implement Information Sharing System

October, 2013

In order to decrease the number of foreign criminals and ineligible refugee claimants to US and Canada, a new information-sharing system will be implemented in next fall.
Holocaust Remembrance and Education Funded by Canadian Government

Holocaust Remembrance and Education Funded by Canadian Government

October, 2013

In a special event held in conjunction with the bi-annual International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working meetings to honor Holocaust survivor educators, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney released that the Canadian government will support to preserve them by funding approximately $800,000 for four organizations.
CFIB Asks Canadian Government for Providing More Temporary Workers

CFIB Asks Canadian Government for Providing More Temporary Workers

September, 2013

To deal with the current shortage of labour, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) asked the government to take immediate steps to bring in more temporary foreign workers.
AINP Updates New Eligible Occupations for Work Experience and Skilled Worker Category

AINP Updates New Eligible Occupations for Work Experience and Skilled Worker Category

September, 2013

Following the announcement on new changes to Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), the Alberta province continues to update new eligible occupations for Work experience and Skilled worker category.
 Canada Announces New Rules on Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

Canada Announces New Rules on Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

September, 2013

In order to facilitate immigration, the Alberta province announced new rules on Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).
 AINP Streamlines Criteria for International Graduate Category

AINP Streamlines Criteria for International Graduate Category

September, 2013

The Alberta Immigration Nominee Program (AINP) has streamlined its criteria for International graduate category, according to a recent announcement by the Alberta province.
Number of Canadian Student Visa Issued in 2013 Still Increases

Number of Canadian Student Visa Issued in 2013 Still Increases

September, 2013

According to Postmedia News, number of Canadian Student Visa issued this year still increases despite an ongoing strike by some Canadian Foreign Service officers.
Canada Pauses Business Applicants for New Brunswick PNP

Canada Pauses Business Applicants for New Brunswick PNP

September, 2013

In a recent announcement by the Government of New Brunswick, the Business Applicant category under the New Brunswick Provincial Nomination Program (NBPNP) has been temporarily paused since September 6, 2013.
New measures to cut down on wait times for Canadian citizenship decisions

New measures to cut down on wait times for Canadian citizenship decisions

September, 2013

Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander recently commented that the citizenship application process has been bogged down for too long by people who delay the process for everyone else by not taking it seriously.
New Canadian Visa Application Centers Open in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana

New Canadian Visa Application Centers Open in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana

September, 2013

The visa application centres (VACs) in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and Georgetown, Guyana are now open and available to accept applications, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has recently announced.
Canada Begins Collecting Biometrics from Jamaica

Canada Begins Collecting Biometrics from Jamaica

September, 2013

In order to facilitate legitimate travel, Jamaicans arriving Canada for visits, work or study will be required to provide their biometrics from 4 September 2013.
Canada to Cut Down on Dormant Citizenship Applications

Canada to Cut Down on Dormant Citizenship Applications

September, 2013

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on September 5 delivered a notice that it is taking action to speed up citizenship grant process by clearing dormant cases.
New Canada Immigration Rules to Deal with Shortage of Skilled Nurses in Quebec

New Canada Immigration Rules to Deal with Shortage of Skilled Nurses in Quebec

August, 2013

In order to deal with a shortage of skilled nurses in Quebec, Canadian government has modified the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) to facilitate them to qualify.
Canada Needs Thousands of Skilled Workers from Construction Field in Next 10 Years

Canada Needs Thousands of Skilled Workers from Construction Field in Next 10 Years

August, 2013

Canada is going to need thousands of skilled workers from the construction field, mostly in the Alberta oilsands in next ten years, according to Minister of Employment and Social Development Jason Kenney.
Canadian Government Welcomes First Immigrants through Skilled Trades Scheme

Canadian Government Welcomes First Immigrants through Skilled Trades Scheme

August, 2013

The Canadian Government has recently welcomed first permanent residents under the new Federal Skilled Trades Program which was launched in January 2013.
International Post-Graduates Category Becomes Permanent Part of British Columbia PNP

International Post-Graduates Category Becomes Permanent Part of British Columbia PNP

August, 2013

In an August 7 announcement, the British Columbia (BC) government released that the International Post-Graduate (IPG) pilot project will become a permanent fixture in the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) program.
New Alberta Work Experience Category

New Alberta Work Experience Category

August, 2013

The Alberta Immigration Nominee Program (AINP) has introduced a new visa category called the Alberta Work Experience. Under this program, eligible temporary residents are invited to apply for permanent residence in the province of Alberta.
 New Rules on Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business Announced

New Rules on Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business Announced

August, 2013

New Rules on Provincial Nominee Program for Business (PNP-B) has been announced by the Government of Manitoba. These changes are effective immediately.
Canadian Universities Welcome Indian Students

Canadian Universities Welcome Indian Students

August, 2013

Canada is making full efforts to woo students from India to study in its universities especially in Nova Scotia and other places.
Ontario Award for Leadership in Immigrant Employment Introduced

Ontario Award for Leadership in Immigrant Employment Introduced

August, 2013

The Ontario government has recently introduced the launch of the Ontario Award for Leadership in Immigrant Employment that recognizes individuals and organizations who are forward-thinking champions of immigrant economic integration.
Special Measures for Temporary and Permanent Residents Affected by the Tragedy in Quebec

Special Measures for Temporary and Permanent Residents Affected by the Tragedy in Quebec

August, 2013

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Chris Alexander has recently announced special measures to help those affected by the tragic explosion and fire in Lac-Mégantic include free replacement of passports and immigration documents and extension of immigration status.
Canada Announces New Rules to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Canada Announces New Rules to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

August, 2013

In order to strengthen and improve the Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Program, important changes to the program have been announced by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) on July 31, 2013.
Number of US Immigrants to Canada Breaks Records

Number of US Immigrants to Canada Breaks Records

July, 2013

According to a new report released by the Association for Canadian Studies, the number of US immigrants to Canada breaks records, while the amount of Canadians moving to the US continues to drop.
Changes to Quebec Immigrant Businesspeople and Self-employed Workers Program from 1 August

Changes to Quebec Immigrant Businesspeople and Self-employed Workers Program from 1 August

July, 2013

Following government decisions that will enter into effect on August 1, 2013, new rules for immigrant businesspeople and self-employed workers to Quebec have been adopted.
Montreal Ranks Top for University Experience in the World

Montreal Ranks Top for University Experience in the World

July, 2013

According to a recent survey conducted by China's Bank of Communications and the Economist Intelligence Unit, Montreal of Canada is top destination for university experience, especially for Chinese students.
Changes to Quebec Immigrant Investor Program from 1 August

Changes to Quebec Immigrant Investor Program from 1 August

July, 2013

Following government decisions that will enter into effect on August 1, 2013, new rules for Canadian investor visa to Quebec have been adopted.
Canada Issued More Than 1,000 Super Visas Each Month

Canada Issued More Than 1,000 Super Visas Each Month

July, 2013

According to Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, Canadian Super Visa has become more and more popular with more than 1,000 visas issued each month.
New Canadian Visa Application Centers Open in Manila and Cebu

New Canadian Visa Application Centers Open in Manila and Cebu

July, 2013

Canadian Embassy in the Philippines has recently announced the opening of new visa application centers (VACs) in Manila and Cebu on July 3.
New Rules on Quebec Immigration for Skilled Workers Announced

New Rules on Quebec Immigration for Skilled Workers Announced

July, 2013

Major changes to immigration programs for Skilled Workers which will come into force on August 1st have been announced by the Government of Quebec on July 9, 2013.
Quebec Announces Changes to Immigration Rules for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Self-Employed Workers

Quebec Announces Changes to Immigration Rules for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Self-Employed Workers

July, 2013

New Immigration Rules for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Self-Employed Workers have been announced by the Government of Quebec. These changes will become effective from August 1st, 2013
20,000 Visas Issued, the Super Visa Getting more Popular

20,000 Visas Issued, the Super Visa Getting more Popular

July, 2013

The Parent and Grandparent Super Visa program has become more and more popular with a high record in the number of visas issued since its first launch, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced on July 11.
Canada Pledged to Resettle Syrian Refugees by End of 2014

Canada Pledged to Resettle Syrian Refugees by End of 2014

July, 2013

Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenny on July 3 announced an initial commitment of the Government to 1,300 Syrian refugees by the end of 2014.
Significant Changes to Canada's Immigration Act

Significant Changes to Canada's Immigration Act

July, 2013

As a result of the implementation of The Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act (FRFCA), certain applicants with criminal records may now have limited appeal rights and recourses and may be subject to swifter removal from Canada.
Special Measures for Temporary and Permanent Residents Affected by Flood in Alberta

Special Measures for Temporary and Permanent Residents Affected by Flood in Alberta

July, 2013

On July 2 Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenny made an announcement on special measures for temporary and permanent residents affected by the flooding in Southern Alberta.
Canada Releases Commitment on Fastening and Facilitating Cross-Border Business with the US

Canada Releases Commitment on Fastening and Facilitating Cross-Border Business with the US

July, 2013

In a progress report released on June 26, 2013, the U.S and Canada has been committed to faster and facilitate cross-border business. The agreement has been made by the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, and Secretary of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
Immigrants Half of Canada's Millionaires

Immigrants Half of Canada's Millionaires

June, 2013

According to a new report released by BMO Harris Private Banking, almost half of Canada's millionaires are either immigrants or first-generation Canadians.
Canada Launches Online Consultations on Immigration

Canada Launches Online Consultations on Immigration

June, 2013

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on June 21 announced the launch of online consultations for public input on immigration levels and mix.
New Rules to Reduce Canadian Temporary Worker Visa Fraud

New Rules to Reduce Canadian Temporary Worker Visa Fraud

June, 2013

Officials from Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada will be able to walk into Canadian businesses without a warrant as part of the government's efforts to crack down on fraud of the controversial foreign temporary workers program.
Canada Issues Call for Proposals for Settlement Services in British Columbia

Canada Issues Call for Proposals for Settlement Services in British Columbia

June, 2013

In order to help new Canadian Citizens thrive in their new home, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has issued a Call for Proposals (CFP) for the delivery of settlement services in British Columbia (B.C).
Canadian Announces a Faster Citizenship Application Process

Canadian Announces a Faster Citizenship Application Process

June, 2013

Canadian government on June 3 announced the relaxed rules for citizenship application process, allowing applicants who fail their first test to rewrite the test rather than wait for an appointment with a citizenship judge.
Requirements for Semi-Skilled Worker in Alberta Relaxed

Requirements for Semi-Skilled Worker in Alberta Relaxed

June, 2013

The work experience requirement for Semi-Skilled Worker stream in the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) has been reduced.
Minister Kenny Pushes up Entrepreneurs Start-Up Visa in Silicon Valley

Minister Kenny Pushes up Entrepreneurs Start-Up Visa in Silicon Valley

May, 2013

In order to promote the Canadian newest business immigration program, the Entrepreneur Start-Up Visa, Immigration Minister Jason Kenny visited Silicon Valley on May 15, 2013.
Canada Announces Increasing Number of Families Reunited in 2012

Canada Announces Increasing Number of Families Reunited in 2012

May, 2013

According to an announcement made by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney on May 8, 2013, there was a 15 percent increase in immigration under the family class in 2012.
Canada to Re-open Parent and Grandparent Program

Canada to Re-open Parent and Grandparent Program

May, 2013

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on May 10 announced the re-opening of the Parent and Grandparent (PGP) program, one of the key elements in the Second Phase of the Federal government's Action Plan for Faster Family Reunification.
Improved Canadian Federal Skilled Worker Program Opening to Applicants

Improved Canadian Federal Skilled Worker Program Opening to Applicants

May, 2013

The new and improved Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is now open to accept applications for eligible occupations from 4 May 2013, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced.
Canada Announces New Funding Through HIPPY Program

Canada Announces New Funding Through HIPPY Program

May, 2013

New funding for newcomers who participate in the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program has been announced by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney at a reception hosted by the United States Ambassador David Jacobson.
Canada Announces Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Canada Announces Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

May, 2013

The Canadian Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney joined the Minister of Human Resources and Skilled Development Diane Finley in an announcement made on April 29 on several key changes to the Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
Canadian Visa Application Centre Opens in London

Canadian Visa Application Centre Opens in London

April, 2013

Canada will extend its international visa application centre (VAC) network into the UK by introducing a new Visa Application Centre (VAC) in London.
Canada Opens New Start-Up Visa for Applicant from April 1

Canada Opens New Start-Up Visa for Applicant from April 1

March, 2013

In an announcement on March 28, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney released that from April 1, 2013, the best and brightest entrepreneurs from around the word, with ideas for new business ventures and financial backing from Canadian investors are allowed to apply for the brand-new Start-Up Visa Program.
Canadian Government Announces Reduction in Immigration Backlog

Canadian Government Announces Reduction in Immigration Backlog

March, 2013

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney on March 26 made an announcement on the successful efforts to reduce the backlog of permanent resident applications to make Canadian immigration system faster and more effective in coming years.
Canadian Super Visa Getting More Popular

Canadian Super Visa Getting More Popular

March, 2013

According to a recent announcement made by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney, Canadian Parent and Grandparent Super Visas have become very popular since the program's launch in December 2011.
Number of Immigrants to Canada through Canadian Experience Class Break Record

Number of Immigrants to Canada through Canadian Experience Class Break Record

March, 2013

In an announcement in February, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney released that Canada had welcomed a record of 9,353 newcomers in 2012 through the fastest-growing immigration stream.
International Students in Canada Reach Record High in 2012

International Students in Canada Reach Record High in 2012

February, 2013

Over 100,000 international students chose to study in Canadian college and university in 2012, reaching a first time record high in the history.
Canadian Working Holiday Visas for Ireland Filled in Two Days

Canadian Working Holiday Visas for Ireland Filled in Two Days

February, 2013

A quota of 6,350 Canadian working holiday visas for Irish job-seekers were filled in two days.
Canada to Launch New Start-Up Visa Program

Canada to Launch New Start-Up Visa Program

January, 2013

Overseas innovative entrepreneurs will be able to immigrate to Canada to start up businesses under a brand new visa program that will be launched in April, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced on Thursday.
Canada Issues a Record Number of Visitor Visas for Chandigarh in 2012

Canada Issues a Record Number of Visitor Visas for Chandigarh in 2012

January, 2013

Canada has welcomed a record number of visitors from Chandigarh, India under visitor visa category in 2012, according to a recent announcement by Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney.
Canada Begins Accepting Applications for New Federal Skilled Trades Program

Canada Begins Accepting Applications for New Federal Skilled Trades Program

January, 2013

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has begun accepting applications from overseas skilled workers under a brand-new Federal Skilled Trades Program from January 2, 2013 to address labour shortages seen in many regions in Canada.
Nova Scotia Welcomes Highest Number of Immigrants to Date

Nova Scotia Welcomes Highest Number of Immigrants to Date

January, 2013

A number of more than 700 potential families are going to be nominated Canadian visas to settle in Nova Scotia, according to Marilyn More, Minister responsible for the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.
Canada Introduces New Bridging Open Work Permit for Skilled Immigrants

Canada Introduces New Bridging Open Work Permit for Skilled Immigrants

January, 2013

In order to facilitate permanent residence processing, Citizenship and Immigration Canada on December 20, 2012 introduced a Bridging Open Work Permit for applicants who are waiting for a final decision on their permanent residence application under economic class immigration streams.
Filipino Community in Canada Ranks First Among Immigrants

Filipino Community in Canada Ranks First Among Immigrants

October, 2012

A member of the Canadian parliament recently announced that Filipinos are now ranked highest in number of the Canadian immigrants from Asia.
Canada seeks to aid immigrant workers with FSWC reforms

Canada seeks to aid immigrant workers with FSWC reforms

October, 2012

In September 2012, CIC News reported that changes will be made to the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC) program to assist immigrant workers with their career. These reforms scheduled for January 2013.
Canada Joins Dublin Job Fair to Woo Young Irish Graduates

Canada Joins Dublin Job Fair to Woo Young Irish Graduates

October, 2012

A job expo over a weekend in Dublin drew nearly 8,000 jobseekers searching for opportunities in Canada as well as the Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand.
Ontario Pushes for Immigration Strategy

Ontario Pushes for Immigration Strategy

October, 2012

Ontario is pushing for a strategy to allow the province "a greater role" in selecting immigrants to ensure its specific needs are met.
New Criteria for Canadian Immigrant Workers Set

New Criteria for Canadian Immigrant Workers Set

October, 2012

The Canadian Immigration Department has recently changed the criteria for selecting work immigrants to Canada to give both employers and employees greater satisfaction.
Canada Has not Become Ugly and Intolerant Says Immigration Minister Kenney

Canada Has not Become Ugly and Intolerant Says Immigration Minister Kenney

October, 2012

Last Thursday 27th September, Canadian Immigration and Citizenship Minister Jason Kenney wrote an article in The Guardian denying the claims that Canada's immigration system has become less generous and more open to charges of racism.
Saskatchewan Offers a Friendly Immigrant Nominee Canadian Visa Program

Saskatchewan Offers a Friendly Immigrant Nominee Canadian Visa Program

October, 2012

As a prairie province in Canada, Saskatchewan offers skilled and professional immigrants an alternative means of entry and permanent residency in the country.
New Language Requirement for Canadian Citizenship

New Language Requirement for Canadian Citizenship

October, 2012

Applicants for Canadian citizenship will be required to submit tangible proof of how well they speak English or French beginning this November due to recent changes in language requirements.
Canada Supports the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act

Canada Supports the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act

September, 2012

Canadian Members of Parliament have been urged by the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism to support the legislation to expedite the removal of foreign criminals from Canada and to enhance the safety and security of Canadians.
Canada Welcomes 20,000th Permanent Resident through Canadian Experience Class

Canada Welcomes 20,000th Permanent Resident through Canadian Experience Class

September, 2012

In an announcement on September 14, Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney released that the country has welcomed its 20,000th permanent resident through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) immigration stream, reflecting the success of the government’s efforts to attract as well as retain the world’s best and brightest skilled workers.
Fast and Flexible Canadian Immigration System by Reducing Backlogs

Fast and Flexible Canadian Immigration System by Reducing Backlogs

September, 2012

The findings of a recent report on Canadian immigration backlogs by the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration were welcomed by the Government.
Canada Imposes Visas on St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland

Canada Imposes Visas on St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland

September, 2012

Citizens of St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines (St. Vincent), Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland require visas when visiting Canada from September 11, 2012.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada Reviews the Past 12 Months

Citizenship and Immigration Canada Reviews the Past 12 Months

August, 2012

Following historically high numbers of new immigrants arriving in Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) reviews significant reforms of the last 12 months.
Canada Plans to Boost Education Sales

Canada Plans to Boost Education Sales

August, 2012

According to a new educational strategy proposal, Canada can double the number of international students coming to the country.
Businesses Push for Canadian Work Visa Extension

Businesses Push for Canadian Work Visa Extension

August, 2012

471 businesses in Whistler signed a petition pushing Canada to expand the work visa program for temporary foreign workers.
Changes to Canadian Federal Skilled Worker Program Announced

Changes to Canadian Federal Skilled Worker Program Announced

August, 2012

The Canadian immigration authorities announced on Friday August 17th, 2012, some changes to its Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) that will allow Canada to better select skilled workers.
Canada Proposes Changes to Visa Rules to Deal with Bogus Foreign Students

Canada Proposes Changes to Visa Rules to Deal with Bogus Foreign Students

August, 2012

The Canadian government has proposed changes to study permit and visa rules for overseas students to cut down on the number of bogus students entering Canada. The Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) intends to only grant student visa and work permit to those who have enrolled in government-accredited schools.
Canada Issues Call for Proposals for Settlement Projects

Canada Issues Call for Proposals for Settlement Projects

August, 2012

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has issued a Call for Proposals (CFP) for settlement programs and other services to help new Canadian citizens thrive in their new home.
Canada Launches National Consultations on Immigration

Canada Launches National Consultations on Immigration

August, 2012

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has launched a series of national stakeholder and public consultations on immigration issues, starting on July 31, 2012 in Toronto.
Canada Launches Online Consultations to Improve Federal Investor Program

Canada Launches Online Consultations to Improve Federal Investor Program

August, 2012

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has recently launched an online consultation campaign to engage the public on ways to improve the federal Immigrant Investor Program.
Canada Should Decrease Foreign Student Fees, New Report Says

Canada Should Decrease Foreign Student Fees, New Report Says

July, 2012

Canada should cut foreign student fees to attract more foreigners to study in the country, according to a new government report on July 27, 2012.
Toronto Ranked the World's 8th Most Livable City for 2012

Toronto Ranked the World's 8th Most Livable City for 2012

July, 2012

According to a study released by the Economic Intelligence Unit which annually reviews cities for the qualities that make them most appealing to residents, the city of Toronto has been ranked the world’s 8th most livable city for 2012.
Canada-Alberta Expands Pilot Project to Include More Occupations

Canada-Alberta Expands Pilot Project to Include More Occupations

July, 2012

Alberta's Temporary Foreign Worker pilot project has been expanded to help employers hire more highly skilled foreign workers in certain in-demand occupations, according to an announcement from Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney and Alberta Minister of Enterprise and Advanced Education Stephen Khan.
Number of Canadian Visitor Visas Breaks Record

Number of Canadian Visitor Visas Breaks Record

July, 2012

July 9, 2012, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced a record number of visitor visas from January to June, 2012.
Canada Puts Temporary Pause on Federal Skilled Worker and Investor Visas

Canada Puts Temporary Pause on Federal Skilled Worker and Investor Visas

July, 2012

From July 1, 2012, the Canadian government will temporarily stop receiving new applications to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and federal Immigrant Investor Program (IIP), Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced on June 28, 2012.
Canada Announces Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act

Canada Announces Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act

June, 2012

In a June 20 announcement, the Canadian Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism has introduced proposed legislation to expedite the removal of foreign criminals from Canada to enhance the safety and security of Canadians.
Canada to Accept More Bhutanese Refugees

Canada to Accept More Bhutanese Refugees

June, 2012

June 21, 2012, Canada plans to resettle 500 more Bhutanese refugees, according to the latest announcement from Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism.
Canada to Process Pre-2008 Visa Applicants

Canada to Process Pre-2008 Visa Applicants

June, 2012

A Canadian Federal Court has ruled in favour of visa applicants waiting to have their visa's processed and fearing they would not be rejected without processing.
Language Skills Can Affect Canadian Immigrants Income, Report Shows

Language Skills Can Affect Canadian Immigrants Income, Report Shows

June, 2012

An internal federal government document reveals that Canadian immigrants working in ethnic enclaves in big cities earn less than other Canadians.
Canada Ranked 4th of the Most Peaceful Countries Globally

Canada Ranked 4th of the Most Peaceful Countries Globally

June, 2012

According to the annual Global Peace Index (GPI), Canada was ranked world's 4th most peaceful country.
New Agreement on Developing Skilled Work Force in Canada Announced

New Agreement on Developing Skilled Work Force in Canada Announced

June, 2012

In order to advance the long-term competitiveness of the oil sands region with a particular focus on the development of a stronger skilled trades workforce, a new joint agreement has been announced by Canada's Building Trade Unions and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).
Nova Scotia to Propose Immigration Changes

Nova Scotia to Propose Immigration Changes

June, 2012

Nova Scotia's immigration minister Marilyn More is going to push Ottawa to remove the cap on the number of applications from immigrants wanting access to the provincial nominee program.
Canadian Biometric Visa Plan Should Include Appeal, New Report Shows

Canadian Biometric Visa Plan Should Include Appeal, New Report Shows

June, 2012

A new internal report suggests that Canada should set up an avenue of appeal for failed visa applicants who are refused due to fingerprint mismatch.
Government Closes Canadian Visa Office in Buffalo

Government Closes Canadian Visa Office in Buffalo

June, 2012

To modernize and streamline processing of temporary resident applications abroad, the North American processing network has been restructured. As part of the restructure, the visa section of the Canadian Consulate General in Buffalo has been closed to the public and the temporary resident workload at all visa offices in the U.S has been re-aligned.
British Columbia Needs Increasing Immigration Levels

British Columbia Needs Increasing Immigration Levels

June, 2012

A recent government report indicates that British Columbia (B.C.) needs an immediate rise in immigration levels and efficient immigration procedures, due to a retirement wave expected in the coming years.
Chance for Immigrants to Apply for New Temporary Resident Visa

Chance for Immigrants to Apply for New Temporary Resident Visa

June, 2012

Canadian temporary residents in Canada with valid status such as a valid study or work permit now can apply for a new temporary resident visa before they leave, at Immigration Canada's Case Processing Pilot office in Ottawa (CPP-O), an extension of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)'s oversea network.
British Columbia to Attract International Students

British Columbia to Attract International Students

June, 2012

Premier Christy Clark's British Columbia (B.C.) Liberal government announced a $5 million grant toward scholarships and research internships for international students over the next four years.
Applicants for Skilled Worker Canadian Visa Should Hurry Up

Applicants for Skilled Worker Canadian Visa Should Hurry Up

October, 2011

According to the latest announcement from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), immigrant workers applying for visas under 29 eligible occupations should consider the cap applied to each category before it is reached.

New Language Competence Rules to Help New Migrants Succeed

New Language Competence Rules to Help New Migrants Succeed

October, 2011

Recently announced changes to the assessment of language skills for new Canadian citizens is considered a positive step designed to preserve the success of the Canadian immigration model.
Canada Updates Cultural Access Pass Program for New Citizens

Canada Updates Cultural Access Pass Program for New Citizens

October, 2011

October 19, 2011, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenny introduced Parks Canada’s participation in the Cultural Access Pass program for new Canadian citizens.

Top 7 Winter Activities in Canada

Top 7 Winter Activities in Canada

October, 2011

Visiting Canada to enjoy a range of winter activities makes for a great holiday.

Canadians Support High Immigration Levels

Canadians Support High Immigration Levels

October, 2011

According to a new study revealed on October 18, 2011 Canadians still favour ongoing high levels of immigration.

Canada's Federal Tourism Strategy Announced

Canada's Federal Tourism Strategy Announced

October, 2011

Canadian tourism insiders have emphasized the importance of the government's new coordinated strategy to attract more tourists to the country.

Canada Celebrates Citizenship Week

Canada Celebrates Citizenship Week

October, 2011

Canada's Citizenship Week, which runs from October 17 to 23, attracts some 4,700 people across the country to join in activities to reflect on the value of citizenship,.
Plan to Attract More International Students to British Colombia, Canada

Plan to Attract More International Students to British Colombia, Canada

October, 2011

Premier Christy Clark has recently announced her plan to increase the number of foreign students studying in British Columbia (B.C.) in the coming years as a way to bolster the provincial economy.
CIC Proposes Changes to the Canadian Citizenship Program

CIC Proposes Changes to the Canadian Citizenship Program

October, 2011

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has announced proposed changes to the assessment of language skills (French or English) of new Canadian citizens.
Canada Postpones New Asylum System

Canada Postpones New Asylum System

October, 2011

Canada's revised asylum system, which would allow Czech citizens to travel to Canada without a visa, will not be launched until June 2012, according to the latest news.

Temporary Facilitated Process for IT workers in British Columbia Extended

Temporary Facilitated Process for IT workers in British Columbia Extended

October, 2011

According to the Human Resources and Skills Development (HRSD) Canada, the facilitated process for bringing immigrant IT workers to British Columbia has been extended until December 31, 2011.

Canada Has the Best Reputation in the World

Canada Has the Best Reputation in the World

September, 2011

According to the Reputation Institute's most recent study, revealed September 27, 2011, Canada has the highest reputation ranking of 50 countries surveyed.

Canadian Municipalities Urge Government to Increase Support for New Canadian Immigrants

Canadian Municipalities Urge Government to Increase Support for New Canadian Immigrants

September, 2011

Canadian municipalities claim that the government's support for new immigrants in language training and employment assistance ignored the basic needs of people coming to Canada.

Canada Launched Consultation Sessions on Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Canada Launched Consultation Sessions on Temporary Foreign Worker Program

September, 2011

In a speech to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce on September 16, 2011, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced that the department will hold consultation sessions on the hiring of temporary foreign workers in Calgary next month.
Canada Introduces New Tip Line to Report Canadian Citizenship Fraud

Canada Introduces New Tip Line to Report Canadian Citizenship Fraud

September, 2011

Tips on suspected Canadian Citizenship fraud cases can be reported directly to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Call Centre.
Canada Attracts More Immigrants from America.

Canada Attracts More Immigrants from America.

September, 2011

More and more Americans choose Canada as a favourite destination to live in when coping with the difficulties of the U.S. economy.
More Opportunities for Filipinos to get Canadian Visas

More Opportunities for Filipinos to get Canadian Visas

September, 2011

Filipinos will get more chances to immigrate to Canada and better trade relationships with Canada, according to Canadian envoy.
Tax Incentive Proposed to Hire New Canadian immigrants in Ontario

Tax Incentive Proposed to Hire New Canadian immigrants in Ontario

September, 2011

A proposed tax incentive program for Ontario businesses to hire new Canadian immigrants was announced at the Liberal Party's platform on September 5, 2011.
Skilled Migrants in Canada Highest Earners

Skilled Migrants in Canada Highest Earners

September, 2011

According to a new study named Immigrant Earnings Differences Across Admission Categories and Landing Cohorts, Canadian independent skilled immigrants had "consistently and substantially" the highest earnings of four categories of immigrants.
Canada Helps Young Immigrants in Calgary Prepare for the Job Market

Canada Helps Young Immigrants in Calgary Prepare for the Job Market

September, 2011

Eighty-five new young immigrants in Calgary, Alberta will receive assistance from the federal Skills Link program and the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society to develop capabilities to find employment.
Online Consultation on Canadian Immigration Levels and Mix Launched

Online Consultation on Canadian Immigration Levels and Mix Launched

September, 2011

According to the latest news from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced the launch of online consultation on immigration levels and mix on August 29, 2011.
The Pathway Clear to Canada

The Pathway Clear to Canada

September, 2011

Canada has become an increasingly attractive study destination for international students. In the last 10 years, the number of foreign students has doubled, making Canada one of the most popular destinations among international students in the world.
Proposals on Improving Services for New Canadian Immigrants to Quebec

Proposals on Improving Services for New Canadian Immigrants to Quebec

August, 2011

According to co-president of the newly formed Coalition for Quebec's Future, Francois Legault, Quebec should improve services to help new immigrants learn French and find jobs in the province.
Immigrants to Canada Receive Better Credential Recognition Services

Immigrants to Canada Receive Better Credential Recognition Services

August, 2011

The Canadian government has made important contributions to the success of foreign-trained skilled workers in Canada, according to the Foreign Credentials Referral Office's (FCRO) annual report.
New Canadian Immigration Policy to Benefit Failed Refugees

New Canadian Immigration Policy to Benefit Failed Refugees

August, 2011

Asylum seekers in Canada who agree to return home will be bought airline tickets and given up to C$2,000 each according to new Canadian immigration policy planned to take effect in June next year.
Canadian Balanced Refugee Reform Act Effective in June 2012

Canadian Balanced Refugee Reform Act Effective in June 2012

August, 2011

Canadian Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced on August 19 that the Balanced Refugee Reform Act will come in to force on June 29, 2012.
New Canadian Visa Program for Family Members

New Canadian Visa Program for Family Members

August, 2011

From August 15, 2011, family members of work permit holders will be granted the right to work in Canada through an 18 month trial visa program, named "Open work permit", in the province of British Columbia.
UFCW Canada Campaign for Mexican Migrant Farmer

UFCW Canada Campaign for Mexican Migrant Farmer

August, 2011

UFCW Canada has called for greater transparency and accountability of the Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (CSAWP) to ensure the rights of Mexican migrant farm workers in Canada.
Canadian Immigrant Pilots Supported in Nova Scotia

Canadian Immigrant Pilots Supported in Nova Scotia

August, 2011

An additional $3 million in funding and a three-year extension to the New Immigrant Small Business Loan Financing Pilot Program in Nova Scotia, Canada have been announced by Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism on August 4, 2011.
Skilled Canadian Immigrants with Jobs Offers Jump to front of Immigration Queue

Skilled Canadian Immigrants with Jobs Offers Jump to front of Immigration Queue

August, 2011

Canada's Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has recently announced that skilled Canadian immigrants with experience in key occupations and those with job offers from Canadian employers will go to the front of the immigration queue to Canada.
Canadian Immigration Viewed In A Positive Light

Canadian Immigration Viewed In A Positive Light

August, 2011

According to a recent global poll, Canada, Australia and Brazil were ranked to have the highest percentage of citizens who found immigration positive.
Muslim Canadian Immigrants Wished for a Peaceful Ramadan

Muslim Canadian Immigrants Wished for a Peaceful Ramadan

August, 2011

Canada Immigration Minister Jason Kenney sent Muslim immigrants in Canada and around the world wishes for a peaceful Ramadan month starting from 1st August.
Canada Held Ceremonies to Greet New Citizens

Canada Held Ceremonies to Greet New Citizens

August, 2011

Canada welcomed 1,140 new immigrants from 104 countries in ceremonies across the country on July 29, 2011.
Canadian Immigration Minister released new entry visa

Canadian Immigration Minister released new entry visa

August, 2011

A new visa which will make it easier to visit Canada, make applying more efficient, and makes better use government resources has been announced by Canadian Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney
High Skilled Canadian Immigrants Will Gain More Support from Ontario

High Skilled Canadian Immigrants Will Gain More Support from Ontario

July, 2011

Ontario is attempting to help Canadian immigrants to practice in their profession as soon as they arrive in Canada.
 New Canadian Immigrants Healthcare Guidelines Released

New Canadian Immigrants Healthcare Guidelines Released

July, 2011

The Canadian Medical Association Journal is going to release the first Canadian guidelines to immigrant and refugee health in this week's issue.
Record Number of Immigrants to Canada under Provincial Nominee Program

Record Number of Immigrants to Canada under Provincial Nominee Program

July, 2011

According to Canada's Immigration Minister Jason Kenney speech in The Vancouver Board of Trade last Tuesday, Canada will accept a record-high 40,000 provincial nominee immigrants in 2011.
Increasing Number of Indian Students Heading to Canadian Colleges

Increasing Number of Indian Students Heading to Canadian Colleges

July, 2011

Canada, whose attitude is positive toward outsiders, is experiencing a surge in the number of Indian students heading there for higher education.
Canada released national consultations on immigration levels and mix

Canada released national consultations on immigration levels and mix

July, 2011

A series of cross-country consultations on Canadian immigration issues has been released by Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney. The first session has been begun at Calgary on July 13, 2011.
Canada to introduce new Application form for Permanent Residency

Canada to introduce new Application form for Permanent Residency

July, 2011

In order to process immigration applications more efficiently, new form for permanent resident (PR) applications named 'Generic Application Form for Canada' (IMM0008) will be introduced and taken effect from July 18, 2011 by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
New Canadian citizens welcomed by the Royals

New Canadian citizens welcomed by the Royals

July, 2011

New 25 Canadian citizens from Belarus, China, Cuba, France, Greece, Haiti, India, Cote d'Ivoire, Madagascar, Philippines, Romania, Russia, USA, and Venezuela were well greeted by the royal newlyweds William and Kate on 1st July.
Recent changes to Canadian economic immigration programs will help reduce backlogs

Recent changes to Canadian economic immigration programs will help reduce backlogs

June, 2011

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has recently announced major changes in three Canadian immigration programs which will come into effect from 1st July 2011.
Canadian Government Re-introduces Legislation on Human Smuggling

Canadian Government Re-introduces Legislation on Human Smuggling

June, 2011

The Honorable Vic Toews, Canada's Minister of Public Safety, and the Honorable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism have together re-introduced controversial legislation in Parliament to tackle human smugglers.
Ottawa new strategy to attract more immigrants to Canada

Ottawa new strategy to attract more immigrants to Canada

June, 2011

Ottawa community leaders today launch a huge new immigration strategy to attract more immigrants and support those who are already here to integrate into society.
Canadian immigration attracted more wealthy Chinese Investors

Canadian immigration attracted more wealthy Chinese Investors

June, 2011

According to a report of Beijing News on Tuesday - June 13, 2011, there were more than 6,000 immigration visas to Canada, the United States, and Australia granted by people from Chinese mainland in 2010.
Supreme Court decision on social assistance to new Canadian immigrants

Supreme Court decision on social assistance to new Canadian immigrants

June, 2011

In a unanimous decision on last Friday - June 10, 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the right of the federal and Ontario governments to recoup social assistance payments made to new immigrants, declaring: "The risk of a rogue relative properly lies on the sponsor, not the taxpayer."
Study showed Canadian immigration policy helps migrants retain languages

Study showed Canadian immigration policy helps migrants retain languages

June, 2011

According to a study released on Tuesday - June 7, 2011 by Statistics Canada, migrants are able to retain their mother tongue thanks to Canada's family-focused immigration policy.
Indians now can get 10 year multiple entry visas to Canada

Indians now can get 10 year multiple entry visas to Canada

June, 2011

In the latest effort to give a new push to Indo-China trade relations, Canadian Government have announced a new visa regime that would allow 10-year multiple entry visas for Indians.
Canadian Immigration spokeswoman corrected report on rolling out biometric program

Canadian Immigration spokeswoman corrected report on rolling out biometric program

June, 2011

The Toronto Star report on a plan of the Canadian federal government for rolling out the biometric program in India has been corrected by Canadian Immigration Spokeswoman, Celyeste Power.
Canada launched new tool to assist construction sector connect with immigrant workers

Canada launched new tool to assist construction sector connect with immigrant workers

June, 2011

In order to meet growing labour needs, a new tool named Construction Employer's Roadmap has been launched by Construction Sector Council (CSC). This new resource will be considered as significant help for bringing the aspiring immigrants wanting to work in Canada construction sector and the employers in Canada construction industry.
Canadian Government announces reintroduction of anti-human smuggling law

Canadian Government announces reintroduction of anti-human smuggling law

May, 2011

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has recently announced that Canada's ruling Conservative Party will reintroduce a law aimed at curbing human smuggling when Parliament convenes next month.
Canada keeps tightens Immigration regulations to protect Live-in Caregivers

Canada keeps tightens Immigration regulations to protect Live-in Caregivers

May, 2011

In order to protect overseas workers who have come to Canada to be live-in caregivers, the Federal government has tightened laws on employers to ensure that they comply with the Canadian immigration rules and regulations.
New simpler Canadian citizenship guide to assist future citizens in Manitoba

New simpler Canadian citizenship guide to assist future citizens in Manitoba

May, 2011

The province Manitoba is launching a new simpler Canada citizenship guide that will help newcomers better prepare to undertake Canadian citizenship test. This has been recently revealed by Jennifer Howard, Labour and Immigration Minister.
Promises from Canadian Political Leaders to Ease Immigration for Indians

Promises from Canadian Political Leaders to Ease Immigration for Indians

May, 2011

Canadian political leaders have made efforts to gain trust from Indo-Canadians just a few days before Canadian parliamentary elections on May 2 by promising to accelerate immigration process and grant more student visas for Indians.
New Canadian Immigration Strategy aims to double immigrants by 2020 in Nova Scotia

New Canadian Immigration Strategy aims to double immigrants by 2020 in Nova Scotia

May, 2011

A new immigration strategy that aims to double the number of immigrants arriving to Nova Scotia each year by 2020 was announced at Canadian Immigration Museum on last Friday, April 29, 2011.
Canada Welcomes Irish Immigrants to Montreal

Canada Welcomes Irish Immigrants to Montreal

May, 2011

Montreal has warmly welcomed a great deal of Irish to immigrate and get jobs here as Ireland has currently coped up with a severe economic crisis. Irish immigrants have now been given more opportunities for successful integration than ever before thanks to a new program by Montreal group.
Canada to help newcomers find jobs via 22 million dollar funding program

Canada to help newcomers find jobs via 22 million dollar funding program

April, 2011

In order to help immigrants find jobs in Canada, the Bridge Training program with funding of $22 million has been announced by the Canadian government on March 25, 2011.
New initiative between Canada and New Zealand to deal with immigration fraud

New initiative between Canada and New Zealand to deal with immigration fraud

April, 2011

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced that Canada and New Zealand has recently signed a new information sharing initiative which will strengthen efforts of Canadian government to cope with immigration fraud.
Stricter marriage requirement proposed for immigrants in Canada

Stricter marriage requirement proposed for immigrants in Canada

April, 2011

Aiming to crack down on fraudulent marriages, the Canadian government has proposed a stricter requirement which would require a person coming to stay in Canada with their partner to stay in the relationship for two years or more before formally being granted permanent residence.
Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Program to be managed by Nova Scotia

Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Program to be managed by Nova Scotia

March, 2011

Canada and Nova Scotia has worked together to reach an agreement on managing the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. As a result, Temporary foreign workers in Nova Scotia will be better protected.
Changes to Canadian citizenship guide released

Changes to Canadian citizenship guide released

March, 2011

The guidelines for new Canadian citizens have been updated in the country, providing new information about their legal and ethical responsibilities.
Canadian cities topped list of the worlds most liveable cities

Canadian cities topped list of the worlds most liveable cities

March, 2011

On 21st February, list of the Worlds Most Liveable Cities for 2011 was released in a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Accordingly, cities from Canada dominated Top 10.
Canadian visa applications for Yukon to be self-managed

Canadian visa applications for Yukon to be self-managed

March, 2011

A new agreement that gives the province of Yukon the role of self-managing the Temporary Foreign Worker Program within the Territory has been signed by The Governments of Canada and Yukon.
Canadian pilot project to offer more opportunity to international graduates

Canadian pilot project to offer more opportunity to international graduates

March, 2011

A new Canadian immigration pilot program that aims to help graduating students in Canada was launched on Feb 22, 2011.
Proposed changes to the Canadian work visa system

Proposed changes to the Canadian work visa system

February, 2011

According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Federal Skilled Worker category of Canadian work permit has been establishing to meet with a facelift.
Officially open Canadian immigration museum in Halifax

Officially open Canadian immigration museum in Halifax

February, 2011

The sixth national Canadian Museum of Immigration was officially opened on Monday, Feb. 7 at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Canadian immigration sets a record in five decades

Canadian immigration sets a record in five decades

February, 2011

Last year, Canada saw the highest level of immigration in more than 50 years, according to a recent announcement from Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism and Parliamentary Secretary Dr. Alice Wong.
Saskatoon fastest growing city in Canada

Saskatoon fastest growing city in Canada

February, 2011

Saskatoon and its surroundings has become the fastest growing and youngest area, according to a recent release of Statistics Canada. International immigration is considered the main reason for the growth.
Canadians more positive towards immigration than US and Europe

Canadians more positive towards immigration than US and Europe

February, 2011

According to a poll released last Thursday, Canadian attitudes toward immigration are hardening but Canada still remains more positive attitude as compared to other Western nations including the US and Europe.
Canada work permit Restrictions to be loosened for Haitians

Canada work permit Restrictions to be loosened for Haitians

January, 2011

It is now easier for Haitians who are in Canada temporarily to obtain work permits thanks to some changes in Canada immigration rules, according to a recent announcement from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
Canada extends Working holiday visas for Irish Nationals

Canada extends Working holiday visas for Irish Nationals

January, 2011

Under new rules, Canada has increased Canadian working holiday visa allocation to Ireland by 1,000 and will now permit Irish people to apply for a second visa.
Canada allows visa applicants to use undocumented work experience

Canada allows visa applicants to use undocumented work experience

January, 2011

According to a new law revealed over the weekend, Canadian visa applicants are allowed to use undocumented work experience to apply for permanent residency.
Canada speeds up processing of Canadian visa for Haitians

Canada speeds up processing of Canadian visa for Haitians

January, 2011

The Canadian government has accelerated the process of accepting visa applications for Haitians after months of criticism over the low number of visas being granted to Haitians following the terrible earthquake in January 2010.
Investigation on Canadian citizenship and immigration fraud Appreciated

Investigation on Canadian citizenship and immigration fraud Appreciated

January, 2011

Endeavors of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to investigate citizenship and immigration fraud were appreciated, says Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney.
Funding for Alberta immigrant-settlement program will increase this year

Funding for Alberta immigrant-settlement program will increase this year

January, 2011

Due to the continued influx of immigrants settling in Alberta, the Canadian Government has decided to increase funding for immigrant-settlement programs next year even while many immigrant settlement agencies in other provinces are facing cuts.
Immigration results in Canadian population growth

Immigration results in Canadian population growth

January, 2011

According to figures revealed by Statistics Canada, the highest immigration rates seen in four decades gave population of Canada a dramatic boost.
Study shows Manitoba has the highest growth in foreign students

Study shows Manitoba has the highest growth in foreign students

October, 2010

A recent study by Statistics Canada entitled "Education Indicators in Canada, an International Perspective," demonstrated that Manitoba has taken the lead in the number of foreign students in their universities and colleges.
New immigration law to combat human smuggling

New immigration law to combat human smuggling

October, 2010

The details of the new legislation to deal with human smugglers and refugee fraudsters were released October 21, 2010 by Jason Kenney the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism and Vic Toews the Minister of Public Safety.
Federal Government to crackdown on human trafficking

Federal Government to crackdown on human trafficking

October, 2010

The Federal Government has is set up to discuss new legislation to prevent the abuse of the immigration system by human smugglers. The discussion of the new bill is in response to the 500 Tamils that arrived in August, that are believed to have been brought by illegal smugglers.
Entry fee for Federal Investor Visa will double according to New Rules

Entry fee for Federal Investor Visa will double according to New Rules

October, 2010

According to the new federal rules which are in their final stages of approval, the price of admission to Canada for future immigrants has doubled to $800,000. The new rules indicate that applicants will have to prove their personal net worth to be $1.6 million, in order to be accepted as permanent residents under the immigrant investor program.
Employers Support Changes to Encourage Hiring Foreign Trained Workers

Employers Support Changes to Encourage Hiring Foreign Trained Workers

October, 2010

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney believes that the recent announcement of an expansion program offering foreign workers internship opportunities to gain temporary Canadian work experience will help ease employers in hiring foreign-trained workers.
Ottawa vows to crack down on smugglers

Ottawa vows to crack down on smugglers

October, 2010

Public Security Minister Vic Toews has said that "abusing Canada's generosity is utterly unacceptable, and any foreign nationals who attempt to jump the queues is unfair." He added that "we expect any individuals found to be facilitating illegal migration to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law."
Tourists from Delhi and Mumbai being beckoned by Toronto

Tourists from Delhi and Mumbai being beckoned by Toronto

October, 2010

Vice President of Tourism Toronto, Andrew Weir, has said "we get about 10million visitors each year. Because of the economic downturn, there has been a bit of decline in the number of visitors from the US, but the number of visitors from India, China and Brazil has gone up considerably."
The Canadian Government Successfully Launches New Federal Internship Program for Immigrants

The Canadian Government Successfully Launches New Federal Internship Program for Immigrants

October, 2010

The recent announcement of the new Federal Internship for Newcomers program is a very exciting opportunity, as its purpose is to provide work to newcomers within the Canadian labour market.
India to Tighten Laws in Order to Crack Down on Unregistered Migration Consultants

India to Tighten Laws in Order to Crack Down on Unregistered Migration Consultants

September, 2010

Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, has visited India in order to discuss the pending problem of uncertified migration consultants operating within India.
More US Doctors Choosing to Migrate to Canada

More US Doctors Choosing to Migrate to Canada

September, 2010

Recent statistics released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information have suggested that there has been a significant increase of US physicians who have chosen to migrate to Canada from the US.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada to Scrap Medical Exam Requirement for Some Visa Applicants

Citizenship and Immigration Canada to Scrap Medical Exam Requirement for Some Visa Applicants

September, 2010

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced that a medical examination will no longer be required for most long-term visitors from over 45 countries and territories.
Alberta to Increase Funding for the Temporary Work Program to Overcome Looming Labour Shortages

Alberta to Increase Funding for the Temporary Work Program to Overcome Looming Labour Shortages

September, 2010

Alberta Minister for Immigration, Thomas Lukaszuk has announced that the province will be extending an extra $850,000 program that will ultimately help workers under the Temporary Work Permit Program.
Alberta to Close Two Immigration Employment Programs

Alberta to Close Two Immigration Employment Programs

September, 2010

Two visa subcategories under the Alberta Immigration Nominee Program (AINP) have been placed on hold. Alberta's Immigration Minister Thomas Lukaszuk has stated that new applications will no longer be accepted under the family stream and the US Visa holder categories in response to the province's changing job market conditions.
CIC Announces Changes to Be Introduced for the Temporary Work Permit Program by 2011

CIC Announces Changes to Be Introduced for the Temporary Work Permit Program by 2011

August, 2010

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has announced changes encompassing the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the Live-In Caregiver subprogram.
New English Requirements Introduced for Canadian Immigrants

New English Requirements Introduced for Canadian Immigrants

August, 2010

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced that everyone wishing to migrate to Canada must undergo through an English Skill Proficiency examination, regardless of whether or not English is the applicant’s native tongue.
Provinces to Increase the Amount of Foreign Workers under the Canadian Provincial Nominee Program

Provinces to Increase the Amount of Foreign Workers under the Canadian Provincial Nominee Program

August, 2010

The Federal Government has rescinded its decision to allow a lower amount of foreign workers into Canada under the Provincial Nominee Program.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada to Hire 160 Employees

Citizenship and Immigration Canada to Hire 160 Employees

August, 2010

The CIC Sydney Processing Centre is looking to fill up to 160 staff positions until 2011 after it eliminated 147 jobs due to federal funding cuts in March. These changes came into effect after a rally held against the decision to end these jobs in downtown core of Sydney.
Temporary Work Permit Program to Be Reassessed

Temporary Work Permit Program to Be Reassessed

July, 2010

Starting the fall of 2010, the Temporary Work Permit Program will be reassessed within Alberta states the province’s minister for employment and immigration, Thomas Lukaszuk.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada Continues to Reunite Families Torn Apart by the Haiti Earthquake

Citizenship and Immigration Canada Continues to Reunite Families Torn Apart by the Haiti Earthquake

July, 2010

Six months after the Haiti Earthquake that devastated the poorest nation in the West, CIC continues to receive applications from Haiti.
Analysts Urge the Government to Allow More Skilled Workers into Canada

Analysts Urge the Government to Allow More Skilled Workers into Canada

July, 2010

A report released by the Conference Board of Canada has made various recommendations that would give priority to Skilled Workers wishing to migrate to Canada.
Canada to Cap the Annual Number of Skilled Immigrants

Canada to Cap the Annual Number of Skilled Immigrants

June, 2010

The Canadian Government has boldly made the decision to cap the number of visa applications for the Skilled Worker Visa at an annual figure of 20,000 in an attempt to further reduce the backlog of outstanding applications.
Canadian Visa Processing Times Are Faster

Canadian Visa Processing Times Are Faster

June, 2010

A recent study led by Canadian Migration Consultant, Richard Kurland reported that the average processing time for a Canadian visa has dropped nearly by half.
Educated Immigrants Show Prominence in Canada

Educated Immigrants Show Prominence in Canada

June, 2010

A survey that included 148 different countries led by Jack Jedwab (Executive Director of the Association for Canadian Studies) and Susan Hardwick (Geographer for Oregon University), has reported that a considerable amount of older, more educated individuals prefer immigrating to Canada over the US.
New Legislation to Crack Down on Uncertified Migration Consultants in Canada

New Legislation to Crack Down on Uncertified Migration Consultants in Canada

June, 2010

A new law has been introduced by Immigration Minister Jason Kenney that will make it a serious criminal offence for any unregistered Migration Consultant to offer immigration services.
Child Adoptions from Nepal to Canada to be Suspended

Child Adoptions from Nepal to Canada to be Suspended

June, 2010

The Canadian Government has suspended child adoptions from Nepal as a result of research found strong evidence of fraud in many applications.
Foreign Graduate students at B.C. Universities can fast track residency

Foreign Graduate students at B.C. Universities can fast track residency

June, 2010

Recently the B.C government initiated a three-year Provincial Nominee Program pilot project that will allow foreign students who graduated from B.C. universities to fast-track their applications for permanent residency upon graduation prior to finding a job.
British Columbia fast-track Provincial Nominee Program for business people

British Columbia fast-track Provincial Nominee Program for business people

June, 2010

The processing time for the Provincial Nominee Program for British Columbia has been reduced from five years to less than one year.
CIC to extend the Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement

CIC to extend the Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement

May, 2010

Earlier this month Minister Jason Kenny and Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario Minster of Citizenship and Immigration, agreed to a one-year extension of the Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA).
Government of Canada maintains historically high rate of immigration in 2009

Government of Canada maintains historically high rate of immigration in 2009

May, 2010

According to Quarterly Administrative Data released by CIC on May 13th 2010, Canada welcomed over 500,000 temporary and permanent residents in 2009.
Canadian Economy leads G-7 in growth for 2010 and 2011

Canadian Economy leads G-7 in growth for 2010 and 2011

May, 2010

Earlier this month the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reported that Canada is predicted to grow the fastest among the Group of Seven countries in 2010 and 2011.
Working Holiday Program now includes Taiwan

Working Holiday Program now includes Taiwan

April, 2010

Effective July 1, 2010, Immigration Canada has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Taiwan for the working holiday scheme.
First immigration website now available in Saskatchewan

First immigration website now available in Saskatchewan

April, 2010

Earlier this month Saskatchewan became the first province or territory to allow applications for immigration to be made online.
Change of Responsibility at Canadian Visa office in Islamabad Pakistan

Change of Responsibility at Canadian Visa office in Islamabad Pakistan

April, 2010

Applications lodged on or after April 1 2010, by residents of Pakistan for Canadian Permanent Resident visas in all economic categories are no longer being processed from the Canadian High Commission in Islamabad.
Migration Expert Launches Canadian Citizenship Eligibility Assessment

Migration Expert Launches Canadian Citizenship Eligibility Assessment

April, 2010

Earlier this week, Migration Expert launched the new Free Canadian Citizenship Eligibility Assessment.
New Program introduced for Business People from Mexico

New Program introduced for Business People from Mexico

April, 2010

Immigration Canada along with Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada recently created a new Business Express Program for Mexican business travellers in the Canadian visa office in Mexico City.
New Canadian E-passports to be launched in 2012

New Canadian E-passports to be launched in 2012

April, 2010

Passport Canada is set to launch the new ePassport in 2012. Appearance wise the new ePassports will look similar to the old Canadian passports except they will have an electronic chip encoded with the individual’s name, gender, date of birth and a digital picture.
Changes to be made to Canadas Refugee System

Changes to be made to Canadas Refugee System

March, 2010

On Monday, Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced that Ottawa will be providing resettlement to 2,500 United Nations-elected refugees in urban slums and camps.
Canadian Immigration Launches Consultations for Faster Processing

Canadian Immigration Launches Consultations for Faster Processing

March, 2010

On March 16th, 2010, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced the launch of consultations to identify Canada's new and emerging labour market needs and how immigration can best respond to them in light of the momentum gained by the economic recovery.
Visible Minorities in Toronto to double by 2031

Visible Minorities in Toronto to double by 2031

March, 2010

According to Statistics Canada, visible minorities in Toronto and the surrounding municipalities could double within the next 20 years.
Immigrant Entrepreneur Changes for Saskatchewan

Immigrant Entrepreneur Changes for Saskatchewan

March, 2010

Effective October of this year, immigrants who want to establish a business in Saskatchewan will be charged $2,500.
Improvements to Proof of Language Rules Will Increase Fairness and Reduce Visa Delays

Improvements to Proof of Language Rules Will Increase Fairness and Reduce Visa Delays

March, 2010

Beginning April 10, 2010 the Government of Canada will implement changes to the assessment of language skills to the Federal Skilled Worker and Canadian Experience classes.
Economic strength boosts working opportunities in Canada

Economic strength boosts working opportunities in Canada

March, 2010

According to Statistics Canada the Canadian economy saw a 5 percent growth in the fourth quarter of 2009, an "astonishing" difference from the projected 3.5 percent that was predicted by the Bank of Canada.
New online resource to be launched to help newcomers

New online resource to be launched to help newcomers

March, 2010

Immigration Minister Jason Kenny recently announced that there will be new online resources aimed at newcomers as a way to help them facilitate themselves in Canada and provide them with easier access to government resources.
Changes to the Provincial Nominee Program in New Brunswick to boost immigration

Changes to the Provincial Nominee Program in New Brunswick to boost immigration

February, 2010

Recent changes to the Provincial Nominee Program in New Brunswick will now allow residents to sponsor their family members outside Canada to join them in the province.
CSIC Cautions Against Ghost Immigration Agents

CSIC Cautions Against Ghost Immigration Agents

February, 2010

The Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC) is warning immigrants about unauthorized immigration consultants, calling them "ghost agents" who may be targeting the Haitian earthquake victims.
CIC to Help Immigrants Adapt to the Workforce

CIC to Help Immigrants Adapt to the Workforce

February, 2010

The Canadian government is expanding overseas services in India, China, Philippines, United Kingdom, Nordic and Arab states to better help immigrants adapt more quickly to Canada's workforce.
Skills shortage in Ontario to be filled by Canadian Immigration

Skills shortage in Ontario to be filled by Canadian Immigration

February, 2010

According to Seneca College President Rick Miner, approximately 700,000 Ontarians will be unemployed by 2021 due to a shortage of skills and lack of education, and the retirement of the baby-boomer generation.
Canada lures Indian students with citizenship offer

Canada lures Indian students with citizenship offer

February, 2010

Effective February 14th 2010 international students who attained a degree from a Quebec university will be offered a “certificate of selection” that will fast track them to obtaining Canadian citizenship.
Quebec relaxes immigration rules for Haitians

Quebec relaxes immigration rules for Haitians

February, 2010

Quebec's Immigration Minister Yolande James recently unveiled a new program that will allow residents of Quebec to sponsor their children over 21 years of age, brothers, sisters, as well as their siblings' spouses and dependent children.
Canada to Fast track Adoption Cases from Haiti

Canada to Fast track Adoption Cases from Haiti

January, 2010

In wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, many children have been left parentless. As a result, the Canadian government says that it will endeavour to ease the processing of applications filed for the adoption of Haitian orphans.
Immigration Canada to expedite Haitian immigration requests

Immigration Canada to expedite Haitian immigration requests

January, 2010

In an effort to assist families to reunite with their loved ones from Haiti, Immigration Canada has announced that priority will be given to citizens seeking to sponsor their family members from Haiti as well as pending adoption cases.
Canada sends help to Haiti

Canada sends help to Haiti

January, 2010

Canada's military has deployed the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to provide "eyes-on" feedback and assistance to the catastrophic situation left by the massive earthquake that occurred in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Spain.
Canadian Visa Applications Now Available Online

Canadian Visa Applications Now Available Online

January, 2010

Canadian Immigration announced that temporary residents applying for work permits or an extension can now apply online.
Canada Increases Visas for Czechs

Canada Increases Visas for Czechs

January, 2010

Earlier this month Canadian Immigration announced an increase in Canadian work visas granted to young Czechs through the Youth Mobility Programme.
Free English or French language lessons for new Canadians

Free English or French language lessons for new Canadians

October, 2009

Canada has started a program which will see vouchers for free language training sent to 2000 immigrants to encourage the learning of either language.
Canada Celebrates Citizenship Week 2009

Canada Celebrates Citizenship Week 2009

October, 2009

The week of October 19-23 is Canadian Citizenship week - this week in ceremonies across the country Canada will welcome hundreds of new citizens and hundreds more will reaffirm their commitment to Canada.
Canada is taking action to help protect foreign temporary workers

Canada is taking action to help protect foreign temporary workers

October, 2009

In the near future companies seeking to bring temporary foreign workers into Canada will be more closely watched and those not following the rules will be 'named and shamed' Citizenship and Immigration Canada has promised.
Small Towns in Canada benefiting from Immigration

Small Towns in Canada benefiting from Immigration

October, 2009

A report issued by the Conference Board of Canada reports that many Canadian small towns have found new life due to an increase in immigration to Canada.
Czech tourists will still require visas

Czech tourists will still require visas

October, 2009

There is no plan in place that will see the lifting of the visa requirements for citizens of the Czech Republic looking to visit Canada.
Canada is the 4th best place to live in the world - UN

Canada is the 4th best place to live in the world - UN

October, 2009

The United Nations Development Program issued their annual report of the best places to live earlier this week which states that Norway has the highest quality of life, while Niger has the lowest.
Honours for volunteers who help new immigrants in Canada

Honours for volunteers who help new immigrants in Canada

October, 2009

The Governor General of Canada Michaëlle Jean has given honours to a New Brunswick woman, Suzanne Dugas, who has been assisting newcomers to Canada for many years.
More new immigrants are homeowners in Canada

More new immigrants are homeowners in Canada

October, 2009

A study by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has shown that more new immigrants are becoming homeowners and this is happening earlier in their lives in Canada.
Priority Visa processing for those affected by Typhoon Ketsana

Priority Visa processing for those affected by Typhoon Ketsana

October, 2009

Effective immediately, Citizenship and Immigration Canada is offering residents of the Philippines, who have been drastically effected by Typhoon Ketsana, special measures to prioritize their immigration to Canada.
Quebec Investor Visa may be a Faster Route to Canada

Quebec Investor Visa may be a Faster Route to Canada

October, 2009

Canada's banking system is being hailed as 'the soundest system in the world' by the World Economic Forum and this is attracting investors and those looking to start businesses.
Birth Rate at a 20 Year High in Canada

Birth Rate at a 20 Year High in Canada

October, 2009

Statistics Canada has released a report that states that Canada's birth rate between 2006 and 2007 has risen 3.7 percent.
New services for Immigrants to Ontario

New services for Immigrants to Ontario

September, 2009

The city of Guelph in Wellington County, Ontario is receiving CA$459,000 in federal funding under the Local Immigration Partnership.
Exports are Helping The Canadian Economy Grow

Exports are Helping The Canadian Economy Grow

September, 2009

The Toronto Dominion Bank (TD Bank) has released a report that forecasts Canada's economy will grow by up to 3.1 percent in 2011. This growth will be spurred on by gains in the housing sector and consumer spending, as well as export and commodity prices.
Canadian Economy will Continue to be Stronger than most

Canadian Economy will Continue to be Stronger than most

September, 2009

A report from CIBC World Markets expects to see Canada's economy outperform others in the developed world.
Canadian Government Invests in Literacy Education for New Immigrants

Canadian Government Invests in Literacy Education for New Immigrants

September, 2009

Hippy (Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters) is a home based program designed to help parents prepare their children for school; as well as to assist families new to Canada to develop a greater understanding of its language, life and culture by encouraging parents to be the first educators in their child's life.
Canada to recognize the contributions of Afghan staff in Kandahar

Canada to recognize the contributions of Afghan staff in Kandahar

September, 2009

In October 2009 the Government of Canada plans to put a special immigration measure in place to assist local staff from the Afghan province of Kandahar to migrate to Canada.
Canada looking for more students from India

Canada looking for more students from India

September, 2009

The U.S.A receives the most Indian students per year, on average 80,000, and both Australia and the U.K. receive 40,000 and 25,000 students respectively. However Canada receives a mere 4,000 Indian students per year.
Canadian Dollar Strengthens on Reports Economy is Healing Faster than Predicted

Canadian Dollar Strengthens on Reports Economy is Healing Faster than Predicted

September, 2009

The Canadian dollar gained 0.2 percent in the last week after reports indicated that the countries economy is recovering faster than some economists predicted it would. Thus encouraging investors to look at assets that have historically shown gains when global demands rebound.
For the First Time there are More Woman than Men in Canadian Workforce

For the First Time there are More Woman than Men in Canadian Workforce

September, 2009

In a recent labour force survey it was found that approximately 7.1 million women had paid employment during the first half of 2009, opposed to 6.9 million men. The figures show women out-numbering men in both the "under 25 years" and the "25 years and older" categories.
New Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program for Non-Dependent Children

New Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program for Non-Dependent Children

September, 2009

The Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (NSNP) is expanding to include a new stream for Non-Dependent Children of previous Nova Scotia Nominees. The goal of the new stream is to attract a greater number of new immigrants to help the province meet its demographic and labour market needs.
New Passport Rules for Guyana as of September 1, 2009

New Passport Rules for Guyana as of September 1, 2009

September, 2009

A news release from the Canadian High Commission has warned that as of September 1, 2009 any visa applicant from Guyana must have a machine readable passport. Canada will no longer accept any passport that is not readable by machine.
Canadas Inflation Rate at a 56 Year Low Down to 0.9 percent

Canadas Inflation Rate at a 56 Year Low Down to 0.9 percent

August, 2009

Following a 12 month decline in energy prices, most remarkably gasoline prices, Canada's inflation rate tumbled down to 0.9 percent in July - a 56 year record low for the country!
Improved Security Features and New Look for Canadian Permanent Resident Card

Improved Security Features and New Look for Canadian Permanent Resident Card

August, 2009

This week, Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism announced the redesign of Canada’s permanent resident card.
Quebec Experience Class Immigration Program Announced

Quebec Experience Class Immigration Program Announced

August, 2009

Similar to the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the "Quebec Experience Class" (PEQ: Programme de l’expérience québécoise), is a new accelerated immigration program that will allow international students and Temporary Foreign Workers in Quebec to apply to immigrate permanently to Quebec.
World population to reach 7 billion by 2011

World population to reach 7 billion by 2011

August, 2009

According to a new report put forth by the Population Reference Bureau’s 2009 World Population Data Sheet, by 2011, the world’s population should reach 7 billion.
Canada to fast-track applications from safe countries

Canada to fast-track applications from safe countries

August, 2009

According to a new proposal by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Canadian government is expected to fast-track people from counties that are generally deemed safe who make a visa application.
Canada Transit Without Visa Program

Canada Transit Without Visa Program

August, 2009

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), in cooperation with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), has announced the formalization of the Transit Without Visa (TWOV) program at Vancouver International Airport into a national program.
Canada touted as best advanced economy in the world

Canada touted as best advanced economy in the world

August, 2009

The Canadian banking system, considered the world's healthiest according to The World Economic Forum, was recently announced to have come out of the economic recession. Canada hasn't had a single bailout, bank failure or need for government to interfere with its financial system.
Speeding up the refugee process

Speeding up the refugee process

July, 2009

Many questions are being asked in light of the controversial decision by Immigration Minister Jason Kenney to impose visa restrictions on Mexico and the Czech Republic.
Recession over in Canada

Recession over in Canada

July, 2009

The Recession is over according to an official statement by the Bank of Canada.
Temporary Workers May Squeeze out Skilled Workers

Temporary Workers May Squeeze out Skilled Workers

July, 2009

A new study argues that despite bringing in temporary foreign workers at a near-record pace during recession, Canada’s immigration policy's increasing focus on filling jobs will hamper the economy over time by squeezing out qualified permanent immigrants.
North Bay, Ontario hailed a success in attracting and retaining immigrants

North Bay, Ontario hailed a success in attracting and retaining immigrants

July, 2009

North Bay, Ontario has been recognized as a success in terms of immigrant attraction and retention reports a case study by Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).
Majority of Canadians support new visa requirements

Majority of Canadians support new visa requirements

July, 2009

According to a recent survey, more than two-thirds (69%) of Canadians support the federal government's visa requirements for visitors from Mexico and Czech Republic.
Mexicans and Czechs now need visas for Canada

Mexicans and Czechs now need visas for Canada

July, 2009

Canada has imposed visa requirement on visitors from Mexico and the Czech Republic in order to stem the rising flood of dramatic increases in the number of refugee claimants from both countries in the past few years. The visa requirement went into effect at one minute past midnight, July 14th, 2009.
Canada not at risk of an anti-immigration backlash

Canada not at risk of an anti-immigration backlash

July, 2009

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said on Tuesday that Canada is among the western democracies least likely to develop an anti-immigrant backlash. This finding was reported after a presentation urging western democracies to keep their ports of entry open to newcomers despite the economic crisis.
Canadas Economic Action plan helps Canadian workers

Canadas Economic Action plan helps Canadian workers

June, 2009

As companies experience a temporary slowdown, more Canadians can keep their jobs through Canada's Economic Action Plan which is helping workers and businesses by extending and easing access to Work-Sharing agreements.
Canadas need for chartered accounts remains strong

Canadas need for chartered accounts remains strong

June, 2009

Even though the current economic crisis is causing layoffs in other sectors, experienced chartered accountants from abroad are still in great demand in Canada. Accountancy is one of 38 occupations listed as being needed in this country for the foreseeable future by Immigration Canada.
Canadian economy in recovery mode

Canadian economy in recovery mode

June, 2009

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently announced that the country's economy is on the road to recovery, boosted by the federal stimulus spending which he said is 80 percent in place, and the approval of 3,000 projects designed to boost the economy.
New resource to assist Canadian employers hire international workers

New resource to assist Canadian employers hire international workers

June, 2009

The Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney, announced a new resource to assist employers in hiring internationally trained workers.
Canadian immigration will soon require biometrics from visitors to Canada

Canadian immigration will soon require biometrics from visitors to Canada

June, 2009

According to a recent announcement by the Canadian government, all Canadian visa applications will soon need to be accompanied with biometrics (digital fingerprints and photographs) so that the government can maintain a database of biometric information for security purposes at all Canadian visa offices
Saskatchewan immigration minister expects to welcome 10,000 international migrants

Saskatchewan immigration minister expects to welcome 10,000 international migrants

June, 2009

Saskatchewan's immigration minister is convinced the province will welcome as many as 10,000 international migrants in the next 12 to 18 months.
Governments of Canada and Alberta Support Workers Affected by the Economy

Governments of Canada and Alberta Support Workers Affected by the Economy

June, 2009

A new federal investment will help an estimated 10,100 Albertans get back to work by creating more job opportunities, through skills development.
Sault St. Marie seeks strategies to grow and retain immigrant population

Sault St. Marie seeks strategies to grow and retain immigrant population

June, 2009

At a recent workshop designed to gather various groups together to increase engagement and partnerships to support immigrants the director of Thunder Bay's Multicultural Association stated that if Sault Ste. Marie wants to grow its population with immigrants, it needs to be patient and develop a welcoming community.
Canada ranked as most welcoming country in the world

Canada ranked as most welcoming country in the world

June, 2009

A new global consumer survey has found that given the chance to go anywhere on the planet, more people around the world would choose to visit Canada than any other country.
Canada hailed around the world for its successful integration of immigrants

Canada hailed around the world for its successful integration of immigrants

May, 2009

According to immigration experts, Canada has been more successful than most countries at integrating immigrants into society.
Prince Edward Island to receive funding to help create more job opportunities

Prince Edward Island to receive funding to help create more job opportunities

May, 2009

The Government of Canada is investing more than $13 million in Prince Edward Island's employment and training programs under an agreement signed today between the federal and provincial governments to help workers hit hardest by the global recession.
Canada ranked as 6th happiest place to live in the world

Canada ranked as 6th happiest place to live in the world

May, 2009

According to a new report released by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Canada was ranked 6th in terms of the happiness of its citizens.
Immigration agency in Ottawa receives $1.9M in government funding

Immigration agency in Ottawa receives $1.9M in government funding

May, 2009

Hire Immigrants Ottawa, a local agency that works with Ottawa employers to remove barriers to recruiting and retaining skilled immigrants says it will expand its activities after receiving a $1.9-million provincial grant.
Entering Canada gets tougher on June 1st

Entering Canada gets tougher on June 1st

May, 2009

As of June 1, 2009 U.S. citizens are advised to pack a passport or passport card if they are planning a trip to Canada.
Winnipeg becomes an increasingly popular destination for newcomers

Winnipeg becomes an increasingly popular destination for newcomers

May, 2009

Despite the tough times of economic uncertainties and massive job losses, Winnipeg expects its economy to grow by 1.1 per cent this year. Winnipeg is the third most economically stable city in the country with an unemployment rate as low as 4.7 per cent.
Canadian Citizenship and Immigration to speed up Tamil family immigration

Canadian Citizenship and Immigration to speed up Tamil family immigration

May, 2009

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced that the federal government is speeding up the immigration applications of those in war-torn Sri Lanka who want to join their relatives in Canada.
Studies show Canadian economy in need of immigration to boost ageing labour market

Studies show Canadian economy in need of immigration to boost ageing labour market

April, 2009

The ageing population of Canada means there are less people to do the jobs needed to keep Canada’s economy competitive, with the percentage of people actively in the labour market reducing to 58% by 2035.
Immigrant Applicants in Lebanon May Apply to Visa Office in Beirut

Immigrant Applicants in Lebanon May Apply to Visa Office in Beirut

April, 2009

As of March 31, Lebanese nationals applying to immigrate to Canada may select the visa office in Beirut, Lebanon, as their main point of service, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced last week.
Health care rules changed for foreign workers

Health care rules changed for foreign workers

April, 2009

Effective Thursday, April 2nd, all temporary foreign workers or foreign graduates in Ontario on "open work permits," along with their spouses and dependants can now receive OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan) as long as they are employed full time in Ontario for a minimum of six months and have lived here for at least 153 days.
Canada has rescinded its visas for Croatian citizens

Canada has rescinded its visas for Croatian citizens

April, 2009

The Canadian immigration minister, Jason Kenney, on March 29th, 2009 officially announced that Canada has rescinded its visas for Croatian citizens.
Government of Ontario Announces New Budget

Government of Ontario Announces New Budget

March, 2009

Thanks to the new budget, Ontarians will pay a single 13 per cent sales tax as of July 1, 2010 with most households receiving one-time $1,000 payments and personal tax cuts to ease the pocketbook pain, Finance Minister Dwight Duncan announced.
Canada's population continues to grow thanks to immigration

Canada's population continues to grow thanks to immigration

March, 2009

New figures show a population increase of 0.19 per cent, the fastest fourth-quarter growth rate since 1992. According to Statistics Canada, international immigration fuelled an increase in Canada's population in the last quarter of 2008, particularly in the western provinces.
Foreign Student Numbers in Canada Highest in a Decade

Foreign Student Numbers in Canada Highest in a Decade

March, 2009

Last year Canada attracted nearly 80,000 international students to the country's higher education institutions. These figures represent the highest number of foreign students in a decade and initial reports for 2009 suggest that international student recruitment remains strong.
UN reports Canada will continue to play a leading role in immigration until 2050

UN reports Canada will continue to play a leading role in immigration until 2050

March, 2009

The United Nations has come out with its International Migration Report and Canada will continue to remain the second-biggest net receiver of immigrants until 2050, at 214,000 a year, although it's far behind No. 1: the United States
Canadian Immigration Launches Campaign Warning Against Unscrupulous Immigration Consultants

Canadian Immigration Launches Campaign Warning Against Unscrupulous Immigration Consultants

March, 2009

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has addressed the issue of immigration fraud by launching a video warning against the dangers of unscrupulous immigration representatives offering immigration services.
Majority of Indian Students in Canada Apply for Permanent Residency

Majority of Indian Students in Canada Apply for Permanent Residency

March, 2009

With the success rate of Indian students becoming Permanent Residents (PR) in Canada recorded at 99 per cent, Canada has a high population of Indian students today.
Canadian Government to provide $2 million to help medical professionals

Canadian Government to provide $2 million to help medical professionals

March, 2009

The Canadian government has provided more than $2 million to help foreign doctors become paramedics, give more English-language instruction to adults and provide more resources to those settling in Edmonton and northern Alberta.
Fast Track residency offered by Immigration Canada to Indian families

Fast Track residency offered by Immigration Canada to Indian families

March, 2009

According to Indian news sites, the Canadian government has launched a special Canadian visa offering permanent residency for Indian families who can invest eight lakh Canadian dollars.
Fast-Track Plan for Business Traveller Visa

Fast-Track Plan for Business Traveller Visa

March, 2009

According to Canadian news sources, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is working on a plan to fast-track some business travellers to Canada, allowing them to obtain visas much faster than other visitors.
Concern Grows as Canada's Population Ages

Concern Grows as Canada's Population Ages

February, 2009

Government and Business officials are growing increasingly more concerned over an aging skilled labour population at all levels of employment.
Skilled workers offered more opportunities in Manitoba Canada

Skilled workers offered more opportunities in Manitoba Canada

February, 2009

Manitoba's immigration minister, Nancy Allen, has undertaken an initiative to offer more opportunities for Skilled Immigrants to come to Canada under Manitoba's Provincial Nominee Program.
Canadian War Museum Acknowledges Important Contributions

Canadian War Museum Acknowledges Important Contributions

February, 2009

Jason Kenny, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism touched off Black History Month at Ottawa’s Canadian War Museum, which is celebrating the World War 1 contributions of the No. 2 Construction Battalion of Nova Scotia
2009 Federal Budget puts Canadians first

2009 Federal Budget puts Canadians first

February, 2009

Finance minister Jim Flaherty has put to rest some of the doom and gloom forecasts originally put forth by critics and prognosticators, assuring Canadians that their needs will be at the top of his agenda during these tough economic times.
Canada's population grows in spite of economic uncertainty

Canada's population grows in spite of economic uncertainty

January, 2009

Statistics show that Canada's population grew by almost 0.4% which represents the highest growth rate per quarter since 1990. Western Canada continues to grow faster than other regions in the country.
New Canadian Citizenship Rules anger potential applicants

New Canadian Citizenship Rules anger potential applicants

January, 2009

The department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada have announced imminent changes that may affect the rights of children born to Canadian citizens overseas.
No reduction forecasted in number of permanent visas issued by Canada in 2009

No reduction forecasted in number of permanent visas issued by Canada in 2009

January, 2009

Canadian Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Jason Kenny assures that there will not be a reduction in the number of permanent visas to Canada issued in 2009 in spite of recent changes to immigration requirements.
Pakistan identified as vital source of recruitment for Canada

Pakistan identified as vital source of recruitment for Canada

January, 2009

In talks with Jason Kenney, the Canadian Minister for Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has called for further exploration of recruitment possibilities for Pakistanis in Canada's increasingly scarce labour force in some provinces.
Canada's population growth sets new records

Canada's population growth sets new records

January, 2009

According to Statistics Canada, the population of Canada grew more in the past three months than it has in any third quarter since 1990. The agency said growth across the country was due mostly to immigration. Between July 1 and Oct. 1, 2008, 71,300 people entered Canada due in most part to the efforts of individual provinces in stepping up their efforts to attract people internationally.
Fast Recovery Predicted for Canadian Economy

Fast Recovery Predicted for Canadian Economy

January, 2009

Canada will fare better than other countries due to "greater resilience" in its economy based on stronger financial institutions and higher home equity levels, say chief economists and bankers.
Canada ranked with the worlds soundest bank system

Canada ranked with the worlds soundest bank system

October, 2008

A survey by the World Economic Forum has found that Canada has the world's soundest banking system, closely followed by Sweden, Luxembourg and Australia, as a financial crisis and bank failures shake world markets
A record 107,000 jobs added in Canada

A record 107,000 jobs added in Canada

October, 2008

Last month, Canada experienced the biggest increase in job growth in the last 30 years, and defied economists' expectations for an actual decline in employment.
Children of immigrants more likely to graduate university

Children of immigrants more likely to graduate university

September, 2008

According to a new study from Statistics Canada, the children of immigrants are more likely graduate from university than their peers with Canadian-born parents.
Alberta hopes to attract U.S. skilled workers

Alberta hopes to attract U.S. skilled workers

September, 2008

With the promise that they face a wait of only six to 18 months for permanent residency, the Alberta government has spent more than $500,000 US on an advertising campaign to attract foreign professionals living in the United States.
Skilled Migrants Will Account for 100 percent of Workforce Growth in Canada by 2011

Skilled Migrants Will Account for 100 percent of Workforce Growth in Canada by 2011

September, 2008

Skilled newcomers are key to Canada’s long-term economic prosperity and according to Statistics Canada, immigration will account for 100 per cent of net labour market growth in Canada by 2011.
Canada Announces New pilot project to speed up skilled worker applications

Canada Announces New pilot project to speed up skilled worker applications

September, 2008

The Government of Canada has announced a new pilot project to help speed the processing of new applications.
Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Funds Communities Across Canada

Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Funds Communities Across Canada

September, 2008

The Canadian government recently announced funding to attract and support skilled immigrants for several cities in Canada including the territory of Nunavut, Mississauga, Brampton, and Red Deer.
New Canadian Migrants to receive Government Funding

New Canadian Migrants to receive Government Funding

September, 2008

The Canadian Government helps migrants with the allocation of $390,434 in funding to the city of Moose Jaw to settle into their new communities.
New categories for the Canadian Provincial Nominee Program

New categories for the Canadian Provincial Nominee Program

September, 2008

Saskatchewan and Newfoundland Labrador have both made additions to their Provincial Nominee Program’s this month by adding a category for hospitality workers and international graduates, respectively.
Immigration to play a vital role in Canada’s future.

Immigration to play a vital role in Canada’s future.

August, 2008

The argument put forth by Margaret Kopala that Canada should seriously consider a standstill on immigration is both alarming and false say Carl Nicholson and Tyler Meredith.
Canadian government to help temporary workers and student graduates become permanent residents

Canadian government to help temporary workers and student graduates become permanent residents

August, 2008

On Tuesday, August 12th, The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, announced the details of the Canadian Experience Class, a new proposition for certain temporary foreign workers and graduate students with Canadian work experience.
Canadian participation in overseas job fairs on the rise

Canadian participation in overseas job fairs on the rise

August, 2008

Canadian participation in overseas job fairs is on the rise as companies and governments alike attempt to offset skilled-labour shortages.
Immigrants Flocking to Canada's Smaller Cities Where Job Growth is Strongest

Immigrants Flocking to Canada's Smaller Cities Where Job Growth is Strongest

August, 2008

New statistics from Citizenship and Immigration Canada suggests that mid-sized cities are beginning to attract an increasing number of immigrants due in large part to shifting economic and employment prospects.
Government of Canada Helps New Canadians Get Jobs

Government of Canada Helps New Canadians Get Jobs

August, 2008

A new project funded by the Government of Canada will allow skilled workers who are new to Canada with the help they need to integrate into the workforce and their communities.
Canadian IT Firms Eager to Hire Skilled Migrants

Canadian IT Firms Eager to Hire Skilled Migrants

July, 2008

As job openings in Canada are rapidly surpassing available IT graduates, finding skilled IT workers in Canada is becoming increasingly difficult.
Reports show increased population, but Alberta Canada still needs skilled workers.

Reports show increased population, but Alberta Canada still needs skilled workers.

July, 2008

Initial reports about Alberta’s 2008 first quarter population growth seem to be misleading, as Alberta businesses still struggle to find workers.
Canada to Develop More Competitive Global Immigration Policy

Canada to Develop More Competitive Global Immigration Policy

July, 2008

A panel recently appointed by the federal government reported that Canada must develop service standards in its immigration system if it is to compete globally for investors and skilled talent.
Canadian Government Improves Services at Visa Office in Beirut

Canadian Government Improves Services at Visa Office in Beirut

July, 2008

Improvements to services offered by the Canadian Immigration Office in Beirut, Lebanon should make it easier for migrants to apply for their visa.
Alberta Canada needs 110,000 Skilled Workers to cover shortage

Alberta Canada needs 110,000 Skilled Workers to cover shortage

June, 2008

Employment and immigration statistics indicate that Alberta will soon face a shortage of 110,000 workers in the next decade.
Controversial New Canada Immigration Laws to Benefit Many Skilled Workers

Controversial New Canada Immigration Laws to Benefit Many Skilled Workers

June, 2008

Controversial changes to the Canadian Immigration Act have been accepted in the House of Commons Yesterday.
Alberta Offers Best Wages to Attract Skilled Workers to Canada

Alberta Offers Best Wages to Attract Skilled Workers to Canada

June, 2008

Newly released March figures revealed that the average wage for workers in Alberta Canada was $340 a month more than the Canadian average.
More Migrants Find Work in Canada

More Migrants Find Work in Canada

May, 2008

Immigrant employment increased sharply last year in Canada, easily outpacing that of Canadian-born workers, Statistics Canada reported Tuesday.
New Immigration Agreement Between Canada and Yukon

New Immigration Agreement Between Canada and Yukon

May, 2008

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Diane Finley and the Minister of Education, in Yukon, Patrick Rouble, announced a new Agreement for co-operation on Immigration between Canada and Yukon.
New council on Immigration Integration formed in Peterborough, Canada

New council on Immigration Integration formed in Peterborough, Canada

May, 2008

The city of Peterborough, Canada, recently formed a new council on immigration integration, realizing that without attracting new Canadians, the area will not be able to flourish.
Immigration contributes $947,370 towards newcomers in Hamilton, Ontario

Immigration contributes $947,370 towards newcomers in Hamilton, Ontario

May, 2008

As settlement services are an integral part of Canada's federal government's immigration program, the Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Department has announced its $947,370 contribution to newcomers in Hamilton.

Immigration Canada: improvement to work permits for international students

Immigration Canada: improvement to work permits for international students

May, 2008

International learners from across the world who would like to work in Canada will rejoice over the new changes to the Canadian work permits for foreign students announced last week by Diane Finley, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.

English course added in aid of immigration in Canadas Bathurst

English course added in aid of immigration in Canadas Bathurst

April, 2008

In order to help newcomers, an English course for immigrants is being offered in Bathurst with the bill going to Immigration Canada, meaning that newcomers won’t have to pay for the course.

Immigration Dept rejoices as Lost Canadians Citizenship Bill is passed

Immigration Dept rejoices as Lost Canadians Citizenship Bill is passed

April, 2008

95% of the cases of "Lost Canadians" will be resolved, said Citizenship and Immigration Minister Diane Finley, thanks to Bill C-37.

Citizenship & Immigration contributes $2.7 million to support newcomers to Canada

Citizenship & Immigration contributes $2.7 million to support newcomers to Canada

April, 2008

In support of newcomers, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Department has recently announced its contribution of a generous $2.7million to the Canadian Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Society (CUIAS).

Canadian state, Alberta sets hopes on immigration to bring in more foreign workers

Canadian state, Alberta sets hopes on immigration to bring in more foreign workers

April, 2008

In light of Canada’s critical and growing shortage in skilled labour, Immigration has given their nod of approval to allow more than 40,000 temporary foreign workers to go and work in Alberta.

New mortgages for immigrants to Canada

New mortgages for immigrants to Canada

April, 2008

An increasing number of lenders in Canada are offering mortgages tailored to the needs of new immigrants, including those without landed status.

French classes being made available overseas for Quebec applicants

French classes being made available overseas for Quebec applicants

March, 2008

Citizenship and immigration Canada has announced that those applicants selected by Quebec will be able to start studying French overseas before arriving in Canada.

French classes being made available overseas for Quebec applicants

French classes being made available overseas for Quebec applicants

March, 2008

Citizenship and immigration Canada has announced that those applicants selected by Quebec will be able to start studying French overseas before arriving in Canada.

Now is the time to apply for migration to Canada!

Now is the time to apply for migration to Canada!

March, 2008

In an attempt to trim the backlog of the more than 900,000 people who have already applied to enter Canada, the Canadian government is set to announce a dramatic reduction in the number of new immigration applications it accepts.

Growing Canadian job market opens as people retire

Growing Canadian job market opens as people retire

March, 2008

Immigration to Canada is becoming even more popular as the country boasts the fastest-growing employment rate of any G7 nation.

Economic diversity encouraged in Cote-Nord region

Economic diversity encouraged in Cote-Nord region

March, 2008

Over 2 million dollars will be pumped into four projects that are designed to further encourage economic diversification in Canada’s Cote Nord region.

New Funding to help people migrate to Canada's London

New Funding to help people migrate to Canada's London

March, 2008

The Government of Canada has allocated some $3 million dollars to help organisations deliver settlement services in the Canadian city, London.

$597,000 to help Canada's newcomers settle in

$597,000 to help Canada's newcomers settle in

March, 2008

Canadian Immigration has been given a $597,000 federal boost in order to help new migrants settle in, the first increase in this type of funding in 10 years.
Canada eases requirements for Croatians

Canada eases requirements for Croatians

February, 2008

After 12 years of visa difficulties, it is now finally easier and more convenient for Croatians to visit Canada.

Enrolment for international students in Canada continues to reach record heights

Enrolment for international students in Canada continues to reach record heights

February, 2008

Enrolment in Canadian universities continues to increase largely due to an influx of international students.

Canada most popular retirement destination

Canada most popular retirement destination

February, 2008

According to the latest statistics, Canada is the number one destination for British citizens looking to make the most of their golden years.

Record job growth calls for immigration to Canada

Record job growth calls for immigration to Canada

February, 2008

The Canadian labour market's jaw has dropped, as the nation's unemployment rate fell to a 33-year low of 5.8% last month, bringing Canada's job growth over the past year to 337,000.

Tourism industry in Canada proves gloomy forecasts wrong

Tourism industry in Canada proves gloomy forecasts wrong

February, 2008

Toronto in Canada has exceeded all expectations as a recent report shows a record increase in visitor numbers in the hotel and tourism sectors.

Saskatchewan to face critical labour shortage by 2011

Saskatchewan to face critical labour shortage by 2011

February, 2008

According to statistics, the province of Saskatchewan, Canada, is facing an impending labour shortage, as there are currently not enough young people in the province to satisfy fill positions in certain areas.

Foreign students needed to boost Canada's productivity

Foreign students needed to boost Canada's productivity

January, 2008

The proposal to extend work permits for gifted foreign students trained in Canada has just been laid on the Canadian government's table.

Foreign workers can now get work in Canada faster than before

Foreign workers can now get work in Canada faster than before

January, 2008

Thanks to a new pilot project that's been introduced in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada can not only bring in more foreign temporary workers than before, but also, cut the process by more than four and a half months!

Nova Scotia (Canada) steals tourism limelight

Nova Scotia (Canada) steals tourism limelight

January, 2008

Nova Scotia may be the second smallest and fourth least populous province in Canada, but its humble size sure didn't stop it from being noticed by the competitive tourism industry.

Immigration causes Canadian apartment vacancy rates to remain steady

Immigration causes Canadian apartment vacancy rates to remain steady

January, 2008

Canada's steady vacancy rate has been credited to strong employment growth, solid income gains, and high immigration levels, which continued to support strong demand for both ownership and rental housing.

Immigrating to Canada could help your children take school more seriously

Immigrating to Canada could help your children take school more seriously

January, 2008

If you have children, and are planning to immigrate to Canada, you might just be in for a delightful surprise. According to a report released last month, Canadians are taking education much more seriously than in the past.

Living the good life in Canada: Real Estate gains predicted for 2008

Living the good life in Canada: Real Estate gains predicted for 2008

January, 2008

If you're planning to immigrate to Canada and its strong economy was one of the reasons for your decision, then the latest forecast on Canada's real estate market will not disappoint. Real estate brokers are forecasting steady, yet moderate growth in the Canadian residential property market in 2008.

New Brunswicks 20-year immigration plan to increase population by 100,000

New Brunswicks 20-year immigration plan to increase population by 100,000

January, 2008

According to experts, by 2030, Canada's population growth will be almost entirely dependent on immigration, and communities that don't attract and retain newcomers will see steady declines in population.

Study reveals that owing a home is a top priority for recent immigrants to Canada

Study reveals that owing a home is a top priority for recent immigrants to Canada

January, 2008

91% of recent immigrants polled in Canada's major cities (Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary and Ottawa) listed owning a home a top priority.

Canadian owners equity remains strong despite US slump

Canadian owners equity remains strong despite US slump

January, 2008

It is not hard to see why Canada remains such a popular country with immigrants, especially when looking at the latest findings on owner's equity.

Canada: Yearend labor force survey

Canada: Yearend labor force survey

January, 2008

Canada's attractive employment rate could lure even more immigrants. It has been found that in the second quarter of 2007, Canada’s employment rate was higher than that of the United States and most European countries.

New federal commitments to help newcomers settle in Canada

New federal commitments to help newcomers settle in Canada

January, 2008

Minister Finley, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration has recently announced (Dec 17) new federal commitments to assist in the settlement and integration of newcomers to Canada.

Canada's population reaches 33 million

Canada's population reaches 33 million

January, 2008

Based on figures released last month (Dec 2007), more than 33 million people, which includes immigrants, now live in Canada, up from 115,200 from 1 July 2007. It is the strongest growth rate in six years.
Canada seeks to attract foreign trained nurses

Canada seeks to attract foreign trained nurses

January, 2008

A project to attract foreign-trained nurses to apply for Canadian immigration has been promised by the Canadian government.

Canada boosts funding to help immigrants settle in Saskatchewan

Canada boosts funding to help immigrants settle in Saskatchewan

January, 2008

The Government of Canada is increasing funding by more than $121 million over three years to provinces (besides Ontario and Quebec) in an effort to help immigrants settle and integrate into Canadian society.

Net worth of Canadian households reaches new heights

Net worth of Canadian households reaches new heights

January, 2008

It is not hard to see why Canada is so attractive to immigrants, especially since new numbers from Statistics Canada have shown just recently that Canadians are saving a lot more than they are earning!

Major financial boost for Canadian immigration

Major financial boost for Canadian immigration

January, 2008

The Canadian Government has announced that Nova Scotia's will receive an extra $1.5 million for funding immigration settlement services this year.

Canada accommodates international medical graduates

Canada accommodates international medical graduates

January, 2008

Medical professionals who would like to spread their wings, can now reap the benefits of Canada's fantastic medical immigration structure.

Foreign credentials referral services offered across Ontario

Foreign credentials referral services offered across Ontario

October, 2007

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has announced that more that 75 Service Canada centres in Ontario can now provide foreign credential information and referral services in-person. The new foreign Credentials Referral office (FCRO) is designed to help internationally trained individuals get their foreign qualifications assessed more quickly than before.

Canada looks to India to attract skilled workers

Canada looks to India to attract skilled workers

October, 2007

Canada's minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Diane Finley will be leaving for India at the end of October in a bid to improve Canada's immigration system there and attract more highly skilled Indians.

Prince Edward Island to attract French-speaking immigrants

Prince Edward Island to attract French-speaking immigrants

October, 2007

The government of Prince Edward Island (PEI) is working with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to attract more immigrants to its rural Francophone communities.

Canadian housing and construction market strong

Canadian housing and construction market strong

October, 2007

The number of homes being constructed in Canada hit a 29 year high last month, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

Canada's economy envy of the world

Canada's economy envy of the world

October, 2007

The incoming head of the Bank of Canada has called Canada's economy the envy of the world. With the Canadian dollar at parity with the US dollar or even trading higher, a robust economy and strong rate of skilled immigration, Canada’s economy seems set to weather almost any storm.

Nova Scotia to attract more skilled immigrants

Nova Scotia to attract more skilled immigrants

September, 2007

The province of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Federal government will work together to attract more skilled immigrants to the maritime province.

Improvements to Temporary Worker Program in BC and Alberta

Improvements to Temporary Worker Program in BC and Alberta

September, 2007

The Federal government and the governments of British Columbia and Alberta have announced improvements to the Temporary Work Visa program to make it faster for employers in Alberta and British Columbia to hire workers from abroad.

Canadian dollar hits par with US

Canadian dollar hits par with US

September, 2007

For the first time in 30 years, the Canadian dollar has reached par with the United States Dollar. The Canadian dollar was briefly worth more than the US dollar, trading at $1.008 USD in the early morning.

Back to school for students in Canada

Back to school for students in Canada

September, 2007

September sees Canadian schools, colleges and universities getting back into full swing. Canadian schools have seen an annual increase in the number of foreign students coming to study in Canada.

BC Employers briefed on hiring foreign workers

BC Employers briefed on hiring foreign workers

September, 2007

Employers in British Columbia were recently offered a workshop in the processes for hiring workers from abroad. However, for many businesses across Canada, the process can be confusing.

BC workforce can expect growth

BC workforce can expect growth

September, 2007

Employment opportunities in British Columbia are expected to continue their rise thanks to a number of industrial, construction and resource projects in the province. Much of the growth can be attributed to preparations for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler.

Canada's Economy to Weather Economic Storm

Canada's Economy to Weather Economic Storm

August, 2007

Canada's economy is set to fare well and continue to grow, despite the world-wide economic slump due to the collapse of the sub-prime lending market.

Canada Seeks to Attract More Mexican Workers

Canada Seeks to Attract More Mexican Workers

August, 2007

Among the goals of next week’s summit of North American leaders in Quebec is an agreement to work toward increased labour mobility between Canada, the United States ad Mexico.

Alberta Posts Another Month of Record Job Growth

Alberta Posts Another Month of Record Job Growth

August, 2007

Alberta's Unemployment Rate fell to 3.3% in July, almost half the Canadian average. Alberta's red-hot employment market is a driving force in the Canadian economy.

Canada's Unemployment Rate Lowest in Three Decades

Canada's Unemployment Rate Lowest in Three Decades

August, 2007

In July, Canada's rate of unemployment fell to a new low of 6%. This is the lowest rate of unemployment that Canada has experienced since 1974, according to Statistics Canada.

Ontario Manufacturing Sector Increases

Ontario Manufacturing Sector Increases

August, 2007

Ontario's manufacturing industrial sector has rebounded. According to Statistics Canada, Ontario experienced an overall gain in employment thanks to industrial growth.

Microsoft to Take Advantage of Canadian Immigration Policy

Microsoft to Take Advantage of Canadian Immigration Policy

July, 2007

Microsoft plans to open up shop in Canada, due to heavy restrictions on H1B skilled visas in the United States, and the relative ease of bringing skilled migrants to Canada.

Red Hot Canadian Job Market

Red Hot Canadian Job Market

July, 2007

Canada has seen its 5th straight month of an enviable 6.1% unemployment rate.

Ceremony at Rideau Hall celebrates 60 years of Canadian Citizenship

Ceremony at Rideau Hall celebrates 60 years of Canadian Citizenship

July, 2007

On July 1, Diane Finley, Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, attended a special ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa to celebrate 60 years of Canadian citizenship.

American Passport Requirement to be Delayed

American Passport Requirement to be Delayed

June, 2007

The United States is planning to delay implementation of a new rule that would require American travelers to show a passport when entering the United States by air, land or sea. The delay is good news for travelers to Canada!

Newfoundland to Extend Health Care to Foreign Students

Newfoundland to Extend Health Care to Foreign Students

June, 2007

The maritime province of Newfoundland will extend provincial health care coverage to foreign students starting on June 11, 2007.

New Office for Foreign Credential Referrals

New Office for Foreign Credential Referrals

June, 2007

The Canadian government has launched the first phase of the Foreign Credentials Referral Office (FCRO), a project that was created to assist foreign-trained workers find jobs more quickly in Canada, by having their credentials assessed.

Alberta to expand on PNP program

Alberta to expand on PNP program

June, 2007

Alberta seeks to expand their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to increase the flow of immigration by offering more occupations that would be eligible under the program. 2500 individuals are expected to come to live and work in Alberta under the program.

Improved Online Service for New Foreign Workers

Improved Online Service for New Foreign Workers

May, 2007

The Canadian government is investing $18.8 million in funding the improvement of online information, to ensure that newcomers to Canada can have a successful new life.

Canada's dollar reaches 30 year high.

Canada's dollar reaches 30 year high.

May, 2007

The Canadian Dollar has been reaching 30 years highs over the past weeks, based on Canada's strong resource base and steadily growing economy.
North American IT industry lacking talent

North American IT industry lacking talent

May, 2007

North America is lacking IT talent which has forced CEO's to look for IT professionals overseas to fill vacancies in North American companies.

Minister Pledges to Help Lost Canadians

Minister Pledges to Help Lost Canadians

May, 2007

The Canadian Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Diane Finley, has pledged to help "lost Canadians," those who have lost their Canadian citizenship under a provision of the 1947 Canadian Citizenship Act.
Ontario launches new Provincial Nominee Program.

Ontario launches new Provincial Nominee Program.

May, 2007

Ontario has launched a new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in an attempt to attract even more skilled workers and talented business people to Canada's most populous province.
Cellular phones

Cellular phones

May, 2007

Cellular phones
Immigration has tended to lower wages in both Canada and U.S.: study

Immigration has tended to lower wages in both Canada and U.S.: study

May, 2007

Immigration has tended to lower wages in both Canada and U.S.: study
Canada's New Government Launches First Phase of Foreign Credentials Referral Office

Canada's New Government Launches First Phase of Foreign Credentials Referral Office

May, 2007

Canada's New Government Launches First Phase of Foreign Credentials Referral Office
Canada's New Government announces projects in Saskatoon for the Asia-Pacific Gateway

Canada's New Government announces projects in Saskatoon for the Asia-Pacific Gateway

May, 2007

Canada's New Government announces projects in Saskatoon for the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative
   Canada's New Government Funds Yukon

Canada's New Government Funds Yukon

May, 2007

Canada's New Government Funds Yukon Territory to Provide More Online Resources to Help Immigrants Integrate
Canada's New Government Funds Ontario

Canada's New Government Funds Ontario

May, 2007

Canada's New Government Funds Ontario
McGuinty Government Making It Easier For Employers

McGuinty Government Making It Easier For Employers

May, 2007

McGuinty Government Making It Easier For Employers To Attract Skilled Immigrants Provincial Nominee Program Begins On Pilot Basis
Summer looking hot for tourism

Summer looking hot for tourism

May, 2007

Summer looking hot for tourism
 Toronto Region tourism growth led by overseas and Canadian visitors

Toronto Region tourism growth led by overseas and Canadian visitors

May, 2007

Toronto Region tourism growth led by overseas and Canadian visitors
Increase in Enrollment at Canada's Universities

Increase in Enrollment at Canada's Universities

May, 2007

Enrollment rates at Canada's universities are set to dramatically increase over the upcoming years.
High-paid mining jobs go wanting

High-paid mining jobs go wanting

April, 2007

High-paid mining jobs go wanting
By 2031, half of the region's residents will be immigrants

By 2031, half of the region's residents will be immigrants

April, 2007

By 2031, half of the region's residents will be immigrants
Manitoba's weekly earnings ahead of national average

Manitoba's weekly earnings ahead of national average

April, 2007

Manitoba's weekly earnings ahead of national average
Malcolm Morrison

Malcolm Morrison

April, 2007

Malcolm Morrison
Alberta growth leads country for third straight year

Alberta growth leads country for third straight year

April, 2007

Alberta growth leads country for third straight year
Manitoba's economy hot in 2006

Manitoba's economy hot in 2006

April, 2007

Manitoba's economy hot in 2006
BC wants to be culinary capital of Canada

BC wants to be culinary capital of Canada

April, 2007

BC wants to be culinary capital of Canada
Record spending on new vehicles: StatsCan

Record spending on new vehicles: StatsCan

April, 2007

Record spending on new vehicles: StatsCan
A Statistics Canada survey suggests the Canadian e-commerce boom shows no sign of stopping.

A Statistics Canada survey suggests the Canadian e-commerce boom shows no sign of stopping.

April, 2007

A Statistics Canada survey suggests the Canadian e-commerce boom shows no sign of stopping.
Natural Resources Canada: 100 Years of Excellence in Energy and Minerals Science and Technology

Natural Resources Canada: 100 Years of Excellence in Energy and Minerals Science and Technology

April, 2007

Natural Resources Canada: 100 Years of Excellence in Energy and Minerals Science and Technology
Canada's New Government Urges Permanent Residents to Renew Vital Document for Travel

Canada's New Government Urges Permanent Residents to Renew Vital Document for Travel

April, 2007

Canada's New Government Urges Permanent Residents to Renew Vital Document for Travel
New program designed to help international grads find work

New program designed to help international grads find work

April, 2007

New program designed to help international grads find work
New Nova Scotia Program to Help Foreign Students

New Nova Scotia Program to Help Foreign Students

April, 2007

Nova Scotia’s Office of Immigration has announced a new program designed to help give newly graduated foreign students a better chance of finding work in the province.
Canada's largest cities not reporting fastest growth rate

Canada's largest cities not reporting fastest growth rate

April, 2007

Canada's largest cities not reporting fastest growth rate
'Stellar' economy forecast

'Stellar' economy forecast

April, 2007

'Stellar' economy forecast
Canadian Economy Remarkably Stable, Statistics Agency Says

Canadian Economy Remarkably Stable, Statistics Agency Says

April, 2007

Canadian Economy Remarkably Stable, Statistics Agency Says
Edmonton surpasses Calgary as Canada's housing price hotbed

Edmonton surpasses Calgary as Canada's housing price hotbed

April, 2007

Edmonton surpasses Calgary as Canada's housing price hotbed
Canadian Economy Remarkably Stable, Statistics Agency Says

Canadian Economy Remarkably Stable, Statistics Agency Says

April, 2007

Canadian Economy 'Remarkably Stable', Statistics Agency Says
Canada's New Government Makes Payments to Conjugal Partners of Head Tax Payers

Canada's New Government Makes Payments to Conjugal Partners of Head Tax Payers

April, 2007

Canada's New Government Makes Payments to Conjugal Partners of Head Tax Payers
Canada's new government invests in literacy training for Kelowna tradespeople

Canada's new government invests in literacy training for Kelowna tradespeople

April, 2007

Canada's new government invests in literacy training for Kelowna tradespeople
Employment continues upward swing in Sask.

Employment continues upward swing in Sask.

April, 2007

Employment continues upward swing in Sask.
Women gain strength in Canadian workforce

Women gain strength in Canadian workforce

April, 2007

Women gain strength in Canadian workforce
Economy adds whopping 54,900 jobs

Economy adds whopping 54,900 jobs

April, 2007

Economy adds whopping 54,900 jobs
Survey says: Ottawa best city in Canada

Survey says: Ottawa best city in Canada

April, 2007

Survey says: Ottawa best city in Canada
Canada posts stellar jobs growth in March

Canada posts stellar jobs growth in March

April, 2007

Canada posts stellar jobs growth in March
Canada Feb building permits plunge from record high

Canada Feb building permits plunge from record high

April, 2007

Canada Feb building permits plunge from record high
Saskatchewan lures Albertans

Saskatchewan lures Albertans

March, 2007

Saskatchewan lures Albertans
Licences for foreign trained MDs on increase

Licences for foreign trained MDs on increase

March, 2007

Licences for foreign trained MDs on increase
Tourism spending up 4.6 percent in Canada last year

Tourism spending up 4.6 percent in Canada last year

March, 2007

Tourism spending up 4.6 percent in Canada last year
Internet portal to lure more immigrants

Internet portal to lure more immigrants

March, 2007

Internet portal to lure more immigrants
Canada's New Government Provides Tax Relief for Canadian Families and Businesses

Canada's New Government Provides Tax Relief for Canadian Families and Businesses

March, 2007

Canada's New Government Provides Tax Relief for Canadian Families and Businesses
Canadian economy should outperform the U.S.

Canadian economy should outperform the U.S.

March, 2007

Canadian economy should outperform the U.S.
Sell the city to new Canadians

Sell the city to new Canadians

March, 2007

Sell the city to new Canadians
Census results have N.B. considering immigration campaigns

Census results have N.B. considering immigration campaigns

March, 2007

Census results have N.B. considering immigration campaigns
Labour shortage critical, official says

Labour shortage critical, official says

March, 2007

Labour shortage critical, official says
Ontario is best place to invest

Ontario is best place to invest

March, 2007

Ontario is best place to invest
Canada Tops G8 Countries in Growth

Canada Tops G8 Countries in Growth

March, 2007

The census data recently released by Statistics Canada had revealed that the unprecedented economic boom in Alberta, along with the incredible growth in immigration, have helped to push Canada’s population above 31 million, 31,612,897 to be exact.
Immigrants Account for 2/3 of Growth

Immigrants Account for 2/3 of Growth

March, 2007

StatsCan census finds that 5.4% population jump is spurred by newcomers thanks to low birth rate.
Quebec Population Grows

Quebec Population Grows

March, 2007

Census data results show that efforts to increase population growth in Quebec are working.
Canadians Expect to Hire More Workers

Canadians Expect to Hire More Workers

March, 2007

According to a survey recently released, Canadians expect to hire more workers throughout the year.
Construction in BC Hits New High

Construction in BC Hits New High

March, 2007

Construction Industry in British Columbia reached a record high.
Surge in New Jobs

Surge in New Jobs

March, 2007

New employment positions have surged in Saskatchewan as well as other provinces.
Strong Job Growth Defies Predictions

Strong Job Growth Defies Predictions

March, 2007

Canada’s cumulative gain in employment during the past six months has exceeded 250,000, a stronger job-creating performance than any other since 2002.
More Jobs Created in February

More Jobs Created in February

March, 2007

More jobs created in Canada yet again, for a sixth month in a row.
BC Economy Expected to Keep Growing

BC Economy Expected to Keep Growing

March, 2007

British Columbia's economy is booming and set to continue to do so for several years.
Huge Increase in Building Permits

Huge Increase in Building Permits

March, 2007

Huge increases in building permits issued in January 2007 as per Statistics Canada results.
SHORTAGE OF TECHNICIANS AND TECHNOLOGISTS IN CANADA

SHORTAGE OF TECHNICIANS AND TECHNOLOGISTS IN CANADA

March, 2007

The Canadian Council of technicians and technologists have confirmed that Canada is running low on required technicians and technologists.
Canada Among Top 10 Countries for Tourism

Canada Among Top 10 Countries for Tourism

March, 2007

Canada scores high on list of top-10 countries for international tourism.
Growing shortage of Skilled Technicians in Canada

Growing shortage of Skilled Technicians in Canada

March, 2007

Industry leaders, organizations and employers are sounding the alarm for the increased shortage of skilled technicians in Canada.
Australian Public Holiday - Monday, 12th of March 2007

Australian Public Holiday - Monday, 12th of March 2007

March, 2007

We wish to advise our clients that our Australian office will be closed on 12th March, 2007 for Labour Day.
WESTERN CANADA OFFERS GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNTIES

WESTERN CANADA OFFERS GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNTIES

February, 2007

Increase in the number of jobs created are mostly from Western Canada.
GREAT JOB CREATION IN CANADA

GREAT JOB CREATION IN CANADA

February, 2007

Canada boats great job creation with a reduction in the unemployment rate, as well as large number of new jobs created.
TOURISTS FLOCK TO ALGONQUIN PARK

TOURISTS FLOCK TO ALGONQUIN PARK

February, 2007

Algonquin Park boasts one million visitors per year.
CANADA NOW RECOGNIZES FOREIGN SAME-SEX MARIAGES

CANADA NOW RECOGNIZES FOREIGN SAME-SEX MARIAGES

February, 2007

Gay and lesbian Canadians can now marry their same-sex partners abroad and then sponsor their spouse for immigration to Canada. The update to Canadian immigration rules was quietly introduced by the Conservative government on January 24th.
CALGARY SEEKING MORE WOMEN

CALGARY SEEKING MORE WOMEN

February, 2007

Calgary is seeking to attract more women
HOUSING OUTLOOK IN CANADA

HOUSING OUTLOOK IN CANADA

February, 2007

Housing outlook in Canada looks great
TOURISM OUTLOOK FOR ONTARIO IS BRIGHT

TOURISM OUTLOOK FOR ONTARIO IS BRIGHT

February, 2007

Tourism to Ontario looks promising.
RECORD SALES FOR HOME SALES IN ONTARIO

RECORD SALES FOR HOME SALES IN ONTARIO

February, 2007

Another record-breaking year for home sales in Ontario.
BC ECONOMY SET TO GROW ABOVE AVERAGE

BC ECONOMY SET TO GROW ABOVE AVERAGE

February, 2007

British Columbia's economy to grow at record pace in 2007.
BUSINESS RECORDS HIT RECORD HIGHS

BUSINESS RECORDS HIT RECORD HIGHS

February, 2007

Statistics Canada reports that business profits in 2005 hit a record high.
HOME CARE LABOUR SHORTAGES

HOME CARE LABOUR SHORTAGES

February, 2007

Shortages projected in the home care services sector in Canada.
JANUARY RECORD MONTH FOR JOB GROWTH IN CANADA

JANUARY RECORD MONTH FOR JOB GROWTH IN CANADA

February, 2007

January marked a record month in terms of job growth in Canada
TOURISM IN CANADA

TOURISM IN CANADA

February, 2007

US Visitors flocking back to Canada after 9/11 slowdown.
SCHOOL CATERS NEW PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS

SCHOOL CATERS NEW PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS

February, 2007

Seneca College first to offer program catering to immigrants and refugees.
SPA GETAWAYS FOR ONTARIO

SPA GETAWAYS FOR ONTARIO

February, 2007

Interesting options for tourists seeking to come for a Spa Gateway to Ontario.
FOREIGN STUDENTS WANT TO STUDY ABROAD

FOREIGN STUDENTS WANT TO STUDY ABROAD

February, 2007

Foreign students coming to experience Canadian life and study.
GROWTH IN RURAL ECONOMIES

GROWTH IN RURAL ECONOMIES

February, 2007

Statistics Canada results show growth in rural economies
LABOUR SHORTAGE REACHES CRITICAL POINT

LABOUR SHORTAGE REACHES CRITICAL POINT

February, 2007

Small business owners experiencing difficulties related to shortage of labour.
MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN ONTARIO

MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN ONTARIO

February, 2007

Parks Canada pledges large investment to sustainable tourism in Ontario.
COMITTMENT BY MINISTER OF CIC TO ESTBALISH OFFICE FOR FOREIGN-TRAINED PROFESSIONALS

COMITTMENT BY MINISTER OF CIC TO ESTBALISH OFFICE FOR FOREIGN-TRAINED PROFESSIONALS

February, 2007

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration committed to establishing an office to help foreign-trained professionals.
CANADA CELEBRATES 60 YEARS OF CITIZENSHIP

CANADA CELEBRATES 60 YEARS OF CITIZENSHIP

February, 2007

Canada celebrates 60-years of offering citizenship.
PETITION TO EXTEND WORKING HOLIDAY PROGRAM

PETITION TO EXTEND WORKING HOLIDAY PROGRAM

February, 2007

Local business owners start a petition to expand working holiday programs beyond current age restrictions.
UNDERGARDS SOUGHT TO COME & STUDY IN CANADA

UNDERGARDS SOUGHT TO COME & STUDY IN CANADA

February, 2007

Canadian universities and schools seeking to attract undergrads from the Middle East and elsewhere to come and study.
CONSUMER INDEX REACHES HIGH

CONSUMER INDEX REACHES HIGH

February, 2007

The Conference Board of Canada reported that confidence among Canadians reached a nine-month high in January 2007.
SELF-SUSTAINEMENT PLAN

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February, 2007

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HOUSE VALUES DOUBLE WITHIN 25 YEARS

HOUSE VALUES DOUBLE WITHIN 25 YEARS

February, 2007

Analysis of housing market in Canada shows that the average price of homes throughout Canada has doubled within the last 25 years.
RETIREES ARE ASKED TO STAY ON THE JOB LONGER

RETIREES ARE ASKED TO STAY ON THE JOB LONGER

February, 2007

Canadian retirees are being asked to stay working longer to meet Canada's growing labour shortages.
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Extension to Foreign Worker Program

Extension to Foreign Worker Program

February, 2007

The federal government has announced a policy change that is bound to be very popular as it allows temporary foreign workers to stay in Canada longer.
Foreign Workers Flock to Alberta

Foreign Workers Flock to Alberta

February, 2007

There has been a unique immigration boom to Alberta with the number of temporary foreign workers doubling since 1996 to 145,871 in 2005.
CIC Announce New Work Permit Strategies

CIC Announce New Work Permit Strategies

January, 2007

CIC recently announced new strategies in development of Canadian resources and professions.

Free and Secure Trade (fast) Program

Free and Secure Trade (fast) Program

January, 2007

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has recently announced a program which will expedite shipments between Canada and the United States.

1 Million Passengers to Canada

1 Million Passengers to Canada

January, 2007

2006 has represented a second year in a row with 1 million passengers and cruise line passengers coming to Canada, up from 2005.

Social Economic Improvement for Quebec

Social Economic Improvement for Quebec

January, 2007

The government of the Province of Quebec has announced a grant of $22.8 million to encourage social economic improvement in the province.

CANADIAN CAR SALES

CANADIAN CAR SALES

January, 2007

Canadian car sales boost auto market in November
Immigration Targets Increased for 2007

Immigration Targets Increased for 2007

January, 2007

New figures show that Canada is set to admit more immigrants in 2007.

Toronto's growth set to beat Calgary in 2008

Toronto's growth set to beat Calgary in 2008

January, 2007

It is speculated that Toronto’s growth in population in 2008 will beat that of Calgary.

New Passports hot property for Canadians and Americans

New Passports hot property for Canadians and Americans

January, 2007

New requirements requiring passports for travel have Canadians and Americans seek passports in droves.

Opposition Leader proposes new priorities

Opposition Leader proposes new priorities

January, 2007

The leader of the opposition, Stephane Dion outlines economy, environment, social justice as Liberal priorities.

CANADA NEEDS TO RESOLVE LABOUR SHORTAGES

CANADA NEEDS TO RESOLVE LABOUR SHORTAGES

January, 2007

Canada needs national solution to labour shortages
Sign Language Translators added to Occupation List

Sign Language Translators added to Occupation List

January, 2007

10 new professions approved by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS).

Ontario to fast track 500 Special Immigrants

Ontario to fast track 500 Special Immigrants

January, 2007

The province is set to announce the implementation of a provincial nominee program to allow up to 500 nominated newcomers, to be fast-tracked to Ontario within 3-6 months.

AIR CANADA VOTED BEST AIRLINE

AIR CANADA VOTED BEST AIRLINE

January, 2007

Air Canada voted Best Airline in North America and Best Airline in Canada’ by readers of Global Traveler magazine
CIC PRESENTS ANNUAL REPORT TO PARLIAMENT ON IMMIGRATION

CIC PRESENTS ANNUAL REPORT TO PARLIAMENT ON IMMIGRATION

October, 2006

Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration, 2006 Table of Contents
CIC BEGINS FIELD TRIAL ON BIOMETRICS

CIC BEGINS FIELD TRIAL ON BIOMETRICS

October, 2006

Citizenship and Immigration Canada Begins Biometrics Field Trial
NATIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE GOES DOWN AGAIN

NATIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE GOES DOWN AGAIN

October, 2006

Statistics Canada announced that the national jobless rate fell to 6.2 in October from 6.4 in September.
Economy solid in spite of deficit figure, says Murphy

Economy solid in spite of deficit figure, says Murphy

October, 2006

Economy solid in spite of deficit figure, says Murphy
RIH internist search goes international

RIH internist search goes international

October, 2006

RIH internist search goes international
KAMLOOPS LOOKING TO ATTRACT EUROPEAN SKILLED WORKERS

KAMLOOPS LOOKING TO ATTRACT EUROPEAN SKILLED WORKERS

October, 2006

Officials from the city of Kamloops, BC have announced that they are looking at addressing skills shortages by attracting skilled workers in critical areas from across Canada and other countries.
Whistler BC Needs Young Workers

Whistler BC Needs Young Workers

September, 2006

Local businesses in British Columbia’s world-famous Whistler are asking the Federal Government to extend the Working Holiday Program in an effort to address a sever labour shortage in the BC tourism industry.

ONTARIO BEGINS AUTUMN TOURISM CAMPAIGN

ONTARIO BEGINS AUTUMN TOURISM CAMPAIGN

September, 2006

The province of Ontario has begun a fall tourism campaign designed to show the world that Ontario is a choice destination for Autumn vacations!
ONTARIO GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES PROGRAMS TO ATTRACT STUDENTS

ONTARIO GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES PROGRAMS TO ATTRACT STUDENTS

September, 2006

The Ontario government has introduced new measures designed to make college and university education in the province more "international". International students make a significant cultural and economic contribution to life in Ontario, and help to make it a world leader in education.
CANADIAN DOLLAR GROWS ALONG WITH ECONOMY

CANADIAN DOLLAR GROWS ALONG WITH ECONOMY

August, 2006

The Canadian Dollar has gained once more against its American counterpart as new reports indicate that the Canadian economy will continue to expand
BC AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGREE TO ATTRACT ENTREPRENEURS

BC AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGREE TO ATTRACT ENTREPRENEURS

August, 2006

The Canadian federal government and the government of British Columbia announced an agreement designed to attract entrepreneurs to the Pacific province.
ONTARIO MOVES TO HELP FOREIGN PROFESSIONALS

ONTARIO MOVES TO HELP FOREIGN PROFESSIONALS

August, 2006

Ontario’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Mile Colle, will propose legislation designed to help skilled immigrants find work in the province.
BC tempt Entrepreneurs with fast-tracked applications

BC tempt Entrepreneurs with fast-tracked applications

August, 2006

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on immigration signed to help speed-up the process of getting attract to BC.

Permanent and Temporary Residents

Permanent and Temporary Residents

August, 2006

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Ministers meet on an Atlantic approach to immigration

Ministers meet on an Atlantic approach to immigration

August, 2006

Ministers meet on an Atlantic approach to immigration
IMMIGRATION EXPERT'S UK OFFICE HAS MOVED

IMMIGRATION EXPERT'S UK OFFICE HAS MOVED

August, 2006

Our UK office has relocated to vibrant "Regent Street" in central London.
CANADA ATTRACTS BRITONS

CANADA ATTRACTS BRITONS

August, 2006

A recent poll in the UK suggests that more Britons than ever before want to make their dreams of migrating to another country a reality - with Canada as one of the top destinations!
CIC TO HELP TEMPORARY WORKERS APPLY FASTER

CIC TO HELP TEMPORARY WORKERS APPLY FASTER

August, 2006

Monte Solberg, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, announced today the creation of new pilot project focusing on Temporary Foreign Worker Units in Vancouver and Calgary.
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY PLEADS FOR IMMIGRANTS

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY PLEADS FOR IMMIGRANTS

July, 2006

The construction industry in Canada is so desperate for workers that the Canadian Construction Association has sent an open letter to the government recommending relaxed immigration requirements.
CHANGES AT CIC VISA OFFICE IN BEIRUT

CHANGES AT CIC VISA OFFICE IN BEIRUT

July, 2006

The Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) visa office in Beirut, Lebanon has announced changes do to the current situation in the Middle East.
CIC ANNOUNCES SWEEPING CHANGE TO APPLICATION SYSTEM

CIC ANNOUNCES SWEEPING CHANGE TO APPLICATION SYSTEM

July, 2006

On September 1, 2006, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will begin using a new two-stage application process for most Skilled Worker Visa and Business Visa applicants.
NOVA SCOTIA MAKES IMMIGRATION EASIER

NOVA SCOTIA MAKES IMMIGRATION EASIER

July, 2006

The Maritime province of Nova Scotia has taken steps to make immigration into the province considerably easier.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA

July, 2006

On July 1, Canada celebrated its 139’th Birthday. Canada Day celebrates Confederation, the birth of independent Canada, which took place on July 1, 1867.
ONTARIO ECONOMY VERY STRONG, DESPITE HITCHES

ONTARIO ECONOMY VERY STRONG, DESPITE HITCHES

July, 2006

The Royal Bank Financial Group recently released its forecast for the Ontario Economy, with a highly positive outlook.
CANADIAN ECONOMY GENERATES 96,000 NEW JOBS

CANADIAN ECONOMY GENERATES 96,000 NEW JOBS

July, 2006

In an enviable position among G8 nations with booming industries in a variety of sectors, the Canadian economy created almost 96,000 new jobs.
BC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WANTS MORE SKILLED IMMIGRANTS

BC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WANTS MORE SKILLED IMMIGRANTS

July, 2006

The British Columbia Chamber of Commerce, an organization representing over 30,000 businesses in Canada’s Western province, has said that it would like to see more skilled migrants come to BC to live and work.
TOURISM MAGAZINE RELEASES TOP 10 NEW CANADIAN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

TOURISM MAGAZINE RELEASES TOP 10 NEW CANADIAN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

July, 2006

Tourism Magazine “Where” has released its list of the top 10 new Canadian Tourist attractions, showing that Canada is a great place to explore.
NEW CANADIAN DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENTS ABORAD

NEW CANADIAN DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENTS ABORAD

June, 2006

The Canadian Government has announced a slew of new overseas diplomatic appointments. In all, there are 26 new diplomatic appointments.
VISA OFFICE IN ROME CHANGES PHONE NUMBERS

VISA OFFICE IN ROME CHANGES PHONE NUMBERS

June, 2006

The Canadian Visa office in Rome has changed telephone and fax numbers
RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION IN ALBERTA IS SOARING

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION IN ALBERTA IS SOARING

June, 2006

Statistics Canada has reported an increase of 29.9% in residential construction investment in Alberta from the numbers collected from January to September 2006 to a total of $9 billion compared with $6.9 billion for last year.
Nova Scotia - Growing concern for a shrinking skilled labour force

Nova Scotia - Growing concern for a shrinking skilled labour force

June, 2006

A new Report Card published by NovaKnowledge, indicates that Nova Scotia’s workforce, which is aging and shrinking to such a point that the province will run out of labour to meet demand by 2016 if nothing is done.

ONTARIO GOVERNMENT TO HELP FOREIGN TRAINED PROFESSIONALS

ONTARIO GOVERNMENT TO HELP FOREIGN TRAINED PROFESSIONALS

June, 2006

The proposed Fair Access to Regulated Professions Act will help break down the barriers that foreign-trained professionals can sometimes face. The act will help ensure that newcomers find work in their field, and ensure a "brain gain" for Ontario.
PM PRAISES FILIPINO COMMUNITY IN CANADA

PM PRAISES FILIPINO COMMUNITY IN CANADA

June, 2006

Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper recently praised Canada’s burgeoning Filipino community for its contribution to Canada’s economic base and vibrant culture.
YUKON LAUNCHES NEW LARGER THAN LIFE TOURISM CAMPAIGN

YUKON LAUNCHES NEW LARGER THAN LIFE TOURISM CAMPAIGN

June, 2006

Canada’s Yukon Territory has launched a new tourism branding campaign, Yukon: Larger than Life.
SASKATCHEWAN ANNOUNCES NEW ENTREPRENEUR CATEGORY FOR NEWCOMERS

SASKATCHEWAN ANNOUNCES NEW ENTREPRENEUR CATEGORY FOR NEWCOMERS

June, 2006

Saskatchewan is launching a new entrepreneur program to attract over 100 new business immigrants a year to the prairie province.
CANADIAN DOLLAR SOARING

CANADIAN DOLLAR SOARING

June, 2006

The Canadian dollar is soaring to new heights, driven by the world-wide demand for metals and energy.
CANADA EXPERIENCING SEVERE WORKER SHORTAGE

CANADA EXPERIENCING SEVERE WORKER SHORTAGE

June, 2006

Canada is running out of workers. Its job shortage is fueled by Alberta’s red-hot oil economy, and the construction booms in Ontario and British Columbia (BC).
ONTARIO IMMIGRATION MINISTER ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT IN SKILLS TRAINING

ONTARIO IMMIGRATION MINISTER ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT IN SKILLS TRAINING

May, 2006

Ontario’s Minister of Immigration, Mike Colle, recently announced $14 million in funding for programs that will help foreign professionals and skilled trade workers to practice their occupations in Ontario.
THE ALBERTA OILSANDS PROJECTS NEED AT LEAST 10,000 WORKERS

THE ALBERTA OILSANDS PROJECTS NEED AT LEAST 10,000 WORKERS

May, 2006

The booming Oilsands projects in Canada’s West will create a shortage of 10,000 skilled tradespeople over the next two years.
CANADA TO MAKE FOREIGN ADOPTIONS EASIER

CANADA TO MAKE FOREIGN ADOPTIONS EASIER

May, 2006

The Canadian government has tabled legislation aimed to streamline the foreign adoption process.
CIC MINISTER IS LOOKING AT FAST-TRACKING PERMANENT RESIDENCY FOR RELIGIOUS LEADERS

CIC MINISTER IS LOOKING AT FAST-TRACKING PERMANENT RESIDENCY FOR RELIGIOUS LEADERS

May, 2006

Federal immigration officials are reported at looking to fast-tracking the foreign religious leaders to Canada as landed immigrnats, as a result of pressure from ethic communities throughout the country.
KPMG RANKS CANADA MOST COST-EFFECTIVE FOR BUSINESS

KPMG RANKS CANADA MOST COST-EFFECTIVE FOR BUSINESS

May, 2006

Canada has the lowest business costs among G7 countries, according to KPMG, a leading global business analysis firm.
CANADA SCORES HIGH ON NATIONAL BRAND INDEX

CANADA SCORES HIGH ON NATIONAL BRAND INDEX

May, 2006

The National Brand Index has listed Canada as one of the top three most desirable places on earth.
NUMBER OF FOREIGN STUDENTS INCREASES

NUMBER OF FOREIGN STUDENTS INCREASES

May, 2006

The inflow of foreign students to Canada increased in the third quarter of 2005.
FOREIGN STUDENTS ABLE TO WORK OFF CAMPUS

FOREIGN STUDENTS ABLE TO WORK OFF CAMPUS

April, 2006

Foreign students will soon be allowed to work up tp 20 hours per week in off campus jobs.
IMMIGRATION HELPS CANADA GROW TO 33 MILLION

IMMIGRATION HELPS CANADA GROW TO 33 MILLION

April, 2006

Canada’s population is expected to reach almost 33 million in the upcoming year, mostly due to increases in immigration.
BRITISH COLUMBIA NEEDS SKILLED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

BRITISH COLUMBIA NEEDS SKILLED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

April, 2006

British Columbia construction companies are hiring skilled foreign workers as fast as they can apply.

TOP 10 BILLIONAIRES IN CANADA

TOP 10 BILLIONAIRES IN CANADA

April, 2006

Canadian Business Magazine has compiled a list of the 100 wealthiest people in Canada, which for this year includes 9 Calgarians and 3 billionaires.
MINISTER PLANS TO MAINTAIN CURRENT IMMIGRATION LEVELS

MINISTER PLANS TO MAINTAIN CURRENT IMMIGRATION LEVELS

April, 2006

Canada’s new immigration minister, Monte Solberg, said that he has no plans to change the number of immigrants that Canada accepts every year.
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND HOPES TO ATTRACT MORE IMMIGRANTS

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND HOPES TO ATTRACT MORE IMMIGRANTS

April, 2006

Prince Edward Island hopes that its new Immigrant Connections Program will help to attract more immigrants to the maritime province.
ONTARIO IMPROVES NEWCOMER OPPORTUNITES

ONTARIO IMPROVES NEWCOMER OPPORTUNITES

April, 2006

Ontario’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration explained the government’s commitments to newcomers at a recent conference.
ONTARIO'S NEW ONLINE RESOURCE FOR IMMIGRANTS

ONTARIO'S NEW ONLINE RESOURCE FOR IMMIGRANTS

April, 2006

The government hopes that the new website will be a valuable source of information, helping thousands of newcomers to integrate successfully into the Ontario economy.
PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT INVESTS IN NEW IMMIGRANTS

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT INVESTS IN NEW IMMIGRANTS

April, 2006

The government of Saskatchewan has committed new money to welcome immigrants to the Western province.
CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS AIM HIGH

CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS AIM HIGH

April, 2006

Children of visible-minority immigrants to Canada strive for higher education in even greater numbers than their Canadian peers, a recent study finds.
IMMIGRATION MINISTER EXPLAINS PRIORITIES OF GOVERNMENT

IMMIGRATION MINISTER EXPLAINS PRIORITIES OF GOVERNMENT

April, 2006

Canada’s new minister of Citizenship and Immigration outlined the immigration priorities of the new Conservative government at a recent conference in Vancouver. The government remains committed to openness, fairness and equality for Canadian immigrants.
FOREIGN EDUCATION AND CREDENTIAL RECOGNITION

FOREIGN EDUCATION AND CREDENTIAL RECOGNITION

March, 2006

The federal Conservative government recently meet informally with Premier of Ontario, Dalton McGuinty regarding foreign educational credentials recognition.
NATIONAL BANK CATERS TO IMMIGRANT POPULATION

NATIONAL BANK CATERS TO IMMIGRANT POPULATION

March, 2006

One of Canada’s leading banks is TD Canada Trust, whose willingness to accommodate the needs of New Canadians represents a rising trend in Canadian business.
NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INCREASES

NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INCREASES

March, 2006

CIC newsletter, The Monitor, reports that the number of foreign students were marginally lower (2%) than they were in the previous year. A decline was also noted in the flow of foreign students in three of the levels of study: secondary or less, trade certificates, and university. These numbers were almost entirely offset by an increase in the number of foreign students in the other post-secondary level of study, which was 23% higher than in 2004.
RURAL CANADA GAINING MORE IMMIGRANTS

RURAL CANADA GAINING MORE IMMIGRANTS

March, 2006

In 2001, Manitoba began a new program called the Provincial Nominee Program for Skilled Workers to promote immigration to the province.