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Canada to Launch the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program

Canada to Launch the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program

January, 2015

The Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) Pilot Program will come into effect on January 28, 2015 according to Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and Industry Minister Jams Moore.
Quebec To Review Current Immigration Policy

Quebec To Review Current Immigration Policy

January, 2015

According to Quebec Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness Kathleen Weil, the government of Quebec is preparing to introduce a “big reform” of the province’s immigration laws. The proposed revision will change the relations between new immigrants and Quebec society.
Saskatchewan Introduces New Express Entry

Saskatchewan Introduces New Express Entry

January, 2015

The government of Saskatchewan have announced several adjustments to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) for Canadian immigration for 2015. Notably, the latest changes will include the new Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category, which enables the province to nominate individuals who are in Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) Express Entry pool and help them integrate successfully into Saskatchewan’s labor market and communities. These potential candidates are selected based on their education background, skilled work experience, language proficiency and other factors.
Canada Releases Update on Parent and Grandparent Program

Canada Releases Update on Parent and Grandparent Program

January, 2015

5000 new applications of the Parent and Grandparent program (PGP) for 2015 has been received, updated Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
Quebec To Launch Conference On Immigration And Diversity

Quebec To Launch Conference On Immigration And Diversity

January, 2015

The government of Quebec is getting ready to launch a consultation later this month, which will include matters relating to immigration, diversity and inclusion, and comes at a time when the present Liberal provincial government is arranging alterations to its policies of immigration and integration.
Ontario Announced Enhancement of Early Childhood Educators Wage

Ontario Announced Enhancement of Early Childhood Educators Wage

January, 2015

In a January 19 announcement, Mrs. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, Canada has stated that the province's government was increasing wages for early childhood educators and front-line child care professionals in licensed child care settings.
Newfoundland and Labrador See Increase in Inflow of Skilled Immigrants

Newfoundland and Labrador See Increase in Inflow of Skilled Immigrants

January, 2015

The inflow of skilled immigrants under the provincial nominee program in Newfoundland and Labrador has increased from 450 to 1000. Thus, the province has started giving more importance to the recruitment of skilled overseas workers.
Newfoundland and Labrador To Reveal Criteria of Express Entry Category

Newfoundland and Labrador To Reveal Criteria of Express Entry Category

January, 2015

Newfoundland and Labrador has recently announced its intention to provide details concerning the new Express Entry Skilled Worker category during January 2015. The province will then start accepting applications for the program.
Launch of Express Entry British Columbia For Canadian Immigration

Launch of Express Entry British Columbia For Canadian Immigration

January, 2015

The government of British Columbia has introduced a new immigration stream under its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) called Express Entry British. This new stream, came into operation on January 1, 2015, coordinates with Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) Express Entry immigration selection system. It allows eligible applicants to get priority processing of both their B.C. PNP application, and if nominated, their permanent residence application.
 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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