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"Move to Canada" Trends in the UK after Brexit Vote

June, 2016

Britons have been showing a growing interest in migrating to Canada after the United Kingdom decided to leave the European Union on June 23.

773 Express Entry Invitations Sent Out on June 29

773 Express Entry Invitations Sent Out on June 29

June, 2016

A total of 773 Invitations to Apply (ITA) were issued to Express Entry candidates who scored 482 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points in the June 29 draw.

Temporary Foreign Worker Cap to Stay at 20%

Temporary Foreign Worker Cap to Stay at 20%

June, 2016

Businesses can still employ up to 20% low-wage temporary foreign workers (TFW) out of their overall workforce after the government of Canada cancels its plans of reducing the cap to 10% on July 1.

Canada to Lift Visa Restrictions on Mexican Travellers

Canada to Lift Visa Restrictions on Mexican Travellers

June, 2016

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will fulfil his promise to remove certain visa requirements that restrict the entry of Mexican nationals in Canada, effective December 1, 2016.

Quebec Skilled Worker Program Reaches Cap in 2016's First Intake

Quebec Skilled Worker Program Reaches Cap in 2016's First Intake

June, 2016

The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) has reached its maximum of 5,000 applications for the first intake for the year 2016, which closed on June 14.

New Bill Will Collect Biographic Data of Travelers Leaving Canada

New Bill Will Collect Biographic Data of Travelers Leaving Canada

June, 2016

Travelers exiting Canadian borders will soon be subjected to collection of biographic data as part of the information exchange agreement between Canada and the United States.

IRCC Minister Wants Faster Citizenship for High-skilled Immigrants

IRCC Minister Wants Faster Citizenship for High-skilled Immigrants

June, 2016

John McCallum, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) mentioned three ways to make Canadian citizenship easier to obtain for highly capable individuals.

Government to Shorten Hiring Process of Foreign Workers in Tech Firms

Government to Shorten Hiring Process of Foreign Workers in Tech Firms

June, 2016

Canada is looking at ways to speed up the hiring process of foreign workers in the tech industry.

IRCC Adds Changes to Requirements for Super Visa Program

IRCC Adds Changes to Requirements for Super Visa Program

June, 2016

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has added a new step to the list of requirements that should be submitted when applying for a Super Visa.

IRCC Issues 752 ITAs in June 15 Express Entry Draw

IRCC Issues 752 ITAs in June 15 Express Entry Draw

June, 2016

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued 752 Invitations to Apply (ITA) in the latest Express Entry draw on June 15. The passing Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) point for this draw is 488.

14,000 New Jobs in Canada Cut Unemployment Rate

14,000 New Jobs in Canada Cut Unemployment Rate

June, 2016

The 14,000 new jobs added in May decreased the unemployment rate in Canada by two points, giving the country its lowest jobless population since July 2015. The numbers have also surpassed the rate expected by Statistics Canada.

List Ranks 2016 Best Places to Live in Canada

List Ranks 2016 Best Places to Live in Canada

June, 2016

Finance magazine MoneySense released the 2016 edition of its annual list of the best places to settle in Canada, with Ontario showing positive ratings in most categories that the ranks were based on.

Canada Releases Breakdown of Expenses Spent on #WelcomeRefugees

Canada Releases Breakdown of Expenses Spent on #WelcomeRefugees

June, 2016

Almost four months since living up to its promise of resettling 25,000 Syrian refugees, the government of Canada released figures detailing the expenditures incurred by the initiative dubbed as #WelcomeRefugees.

972 InvitationsTo Apply Issued in Recent Nomination Draws

972 InvitationsTo Apply Issued in Recent Nomination Draws

June, 2016

A total of 972 Invitations to Apply (ITA) were issued to successful candidates following the three recent nomination draws in the past week.

Leaked Report Asks Government to Discuss Future of Canadian Immigration

Leaked Report Asks Government to Discuss Future of Canadian Immigration

June, 2016

The federal government must review and improve current policies to save the future of Canadian immigration. This is what legal and immigration experts collectively expressed in an internal report that revealed poor retention rates among immigrants.

Temporary Foreign Workers Get Closer to Permanent Status

Temporary Foreign Workers Get Closer to Permanent Status

June, 2016

Recent actions taken by the federal government of Canada indicate that the proposal to grant temporary foreign workers (TFW) permanent residence is on a positive path.

Foreign Worker Hiring Ban Lifted in Yellowknife

Foreign Worker Hiring Ban Lifted in Yellowknife

June, 2016

Businesses in Yellowknife will be able to hire temporary foreign workers (TFW) again after winning an exemption from the hiring ban.

Privacy Violations can End Canada-US Immigration Information Deal

Privacy Violations can End Canada-US Immigration Information Deal

June, 2016

According to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, the government of Canada is willing to terminate the planned information-sharing deal with the United States if the US abuses the conditions set around the agreement.

Quebec Immigrant Investor Program Reopens for up to 1,900 New Applicants

Quebec Immigrant Investor Program Reopens for up to 1,900 New Applicants

June, 2016

The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) has resumed accepting a maximum of 1,900 new applications, beginning on May 30, 2016, until February 28, 2017.

IRCC Opens Mobilite Francophone Stream

IRCC Opens Mobilite Francophone Stream

June, 2016

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has launched the Mobilité Francophone work permit stream to encourage French-speaking workers to live in the smaller communities outside of Quebec.

Special Measures Set to Aid People Affected by Alberta Wildfires

Special Measures Set to Aid People Affected by Alberta Wildfires

May, 2016

The federal government of Canada has put into effect a range of special measures to help Canadian citizens, permanent residents, foreign workers, and international students affected by the wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta in early May.

CFIB Pushes for Permanent Residency of Temporary Foreign Workers

CFIB Pushes for Permanent Residency of Temporary Foreign Workers

May, 2016

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) proposed to allow permanent residency of Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) under low-skilled or entry-level categories.

OINP Still Accepting Employer Pre-screened Applications

OINP Still Accepting Employer Pre-screened Applications

May, 2016

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is continuously accepting applications from international students and foreign workers with job offers that have been approved through the Employer Pre-screen process. 

Liberals Plan to Reverse Controversial Elements of Canadian Citizenship Bill before Canada Day

Liberals Plan to Reverse Controversial Elements of Canadian Citizenship Bill before Canada Day

May, 2016

The Liberals are planning to scrap Bill C-24, a Conservative bill that allows the government power to strip dual nationals of their Canadian citizenship.

Skilled Foreign Workers Seen as Solution to Trucker Shortage

Skilled Foreign Workers Seen as Solution to Trucker Shortage

May, 2016

The Canadian Trucking Alliance wants truck driving to be classified as a skilled occupation to invite immigrants who can help patch up the emerging manpower shortage in the trucking industry.

Waiting Period Reduced for Family Sponsorship in Canada

Waiting Period Reduced for Family Sponsorship in Canada

May, 2016

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is taking steps to shorten the waiting time for the immigration sponsorship of children, spouses, parents, and grandparents.

Immigration Allocation in British Columbia Increases to 5,800

Immigration Allocation in British Columbia Increases to 5,800

May, 2016

Five thousand eight hundred candidates were issued Invitations to Apply (ITA) for immigration to the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC), following an electronic draw of entries on May 12. The recent total is higher than the previous number of annual nomination allocations, which was 5,500 in all.

Latest IRCC Express Entry Draw Results in 799 Invitations to Apply

Latest IRCC Express Entry Draw Results in 799 Invitations to Apply

May, 2016

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued 799 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency in Canada, upon completing the latest Express Entry draw on May 6, 2016.

Startup Visa Program Increases Permanent Residency and Employment Rates

Startup Visa Program Increases Permanent Residency and Employment Rates

May, 2016

The number of immigrant entrepreneurs granted permanent residency in Canada has increased through the Start-up Visa Program. More employment opportunities have opened as a result of the grants.

Food Workers Highly Favored for Express Entry

Food Workers Highly Favored for Express Entry

May, 2016

A report released by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) revealed that skilled workers in the food industry have the highest likelihood to gain permanent residency status through the Express Entry program.

Canadian Immigration Minister to Make Express Entry Program Top Choice for Business

Canadian Immigration Minister to Make Express Entry Program Top Choice for Business

April, 2016

In recent meeting with the Canadian Bar Association’s Immigration Law Conference, Canada’s immigration minister John McCallum shared with a group of immigration lawyers in Vancouver about how business people rank the ease of using different streams to bring in immigrants. According to Mr. Minister, while temporary foreign workers topped the list, express entry came at the bottom.
Canada Reveals Popular Destination Provinces for New Migrants

Canada Reveals Popular Destination Provinces for New Migrants

April, 2016

A new report unveiled in April, 2016 by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC, formerly known as CIC) reveals list of the most popular provinces for newcomers who wish to permanently live in Canada.
British Columbia Brings Skills Immigration Registration System into Action

British Columbia Brings Skills Immigration Registration System into Action

April, 2016

The Canadian province of British Columbia has announced the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) – an online intake system for the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). This new system is expected to maintain a seamless process for candidate selection by providing BC PNP a steady pool of qualified candidates instead of being inundated with applications. Following the launch, series of steps have been taken reactivate the intake for Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC (EEBC).
Canadian Spousal Immigration Application Processing Time to Be Brought Down Radically

Canadian Spousal Immigration Application Processing Time to Be Brought Down Radically

March, 2016

Immigration Minister John McCallum has announced his plan to change current rules in the “next couple of months” which will grant permanent resident status to the sponsored spouses of Canadians upon arriving in Canada.
Foreign Students May Get Canadian Post-Grad Work Permits Over 'Distance Learning' Program

Foreign Students May Get Canadian Post-Grad Work Permits Over 'Distance Learning' Program

February, 2016

The Federal Court has ordered Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to reconsider the post-graduation work permit (PGWP) application of a foreign student whose initial application was rejected because he had completed “distance learning” program.
Canada Settled for First 10,000 Syrian Refugees

Canada Settled for First 10,000 Syrian Refugees

January, 2016

A historical milestone was achieved on last Tuesday, January 12, 2016 when Canada has now welcomed over 10,000 Syrian refugees. The change is a part of the #Welcome Refugees initiative aimed to welcome 25,000 Syrian refuges to Canada by the end of this February.
Online Application System for Quebec Skilled Workers

Online Application System for Quebec Skilled Workers

January, 2016

On December 18th, 2015 The Quebec Government announced plans to receive online applications under its Skilled Worker Program from January 18 to March 31, 2016.
Saskatchewan Introduces Online Express Entry System for Canadian Immigration

Saskatchewan Introduces Online Express Entry System for Canadian Immigration

June, 2015

Saskatchewan has announced the availability of a new online application system for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Express Entry category.
New Express Entry Immigration System of Canada Targets Italians

New Express Entry Immigration System of Canada Targets Italians

June, 2015

In June 12, 2015 The Associate Minister of National Defense representing Citizenship and Immigration Canada has announced a new idea to attract more Italian skilled workers to come to Canada.
New Changes In Spousal, Common-Law And Conjugal Partner Sponsorship Regulation

New Changes In Spousal, Common-Law And Conjugal Partner Sponsorship Regulation

June, 2015

From June 10, 2015, new regulations relating to spousal, common-law and conjugal partner sponsorship will come into effect.
Canada Expands Biometrics Immigration Screening

Canada Expands Biometrics Immigration Screening

June, 2015

On June 4, 2015, Mr. Stephen Harper, the Canadian Prime Minister has announced Canada’s plans to expand the biometrics program to all individuals who hold non- visa- exempt countries before they travel to Canada. Accordingly, the Canadian Government will spend $312.6 million over five years to expand biometrics immigration screening
Canada's Change to Citizenship Laws

Canada's Change to Citizenship Laws

June, 2015

The Canada’s citizenship laws will be adjusted with the final reforms to the Citizenship Act in place as of Thursday, June 11. The adjustments belong to a package of measures passed by the Canadian Parliament last year.
CIC Adjusts CRS Policies, Gives Candidates with Canadian Work Experience Advantage

CIC Adjusts CRS Policies, Gives Candidates with Canadian Work Experience Advantage

June, 2015

Candidates with Canadian work experience now receive a boost in their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the CRS has been adjusted to grant additional points to these candidates.
Canada welcomes 361,000 Visitors from China in 2014

Canada welcomes 361,000 Visitors from China in 2014

June, 2015

To highlight the end of Asian Heritage Month, minister of Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander announced that Canada had welcomed nearly 361,000 visitors from China in 2014 – up 34% from 2014. This announcement has been made at Markham's Sino - Canada Educational and Cultural Festival.
Alberta Becomes Host City of FIFA Women's World Cup 2015

Alberta Becomes Host City of FIFA Women's World Cup 2015

May, 2015

Albert, one of the Canadian western provinces is known as the festival city with a lot of festivals and events about arts and culture. This year, the FIFA Women's World Cup will be taken place here.
Canada Issues 50,000th Parent And Grandparent Super Visa

Canada Issues 50,000th Parent And Grandparent Super Visa

May, 2015

According to the Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, the government of Canada has issued the 50,000th Parent and Grandparent Super Visa, marking a major milestone for the popular program.
Canada to Restart Immigrant Investor Capital Class

Canada to Restart Immigrant Investor Capital Class

May, 2015

Starting on May 25, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will allow permanent residents to apply for the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Class.
Canadian Government and Provincial Counterparts Discusses Economic Immigration

Canadian Government and Provincial Counterparts Discusses Economic Immigration

May, 2015

The benefits of economic immigration to Canada was discussed by federal, provincial and territorial immigration ministers on May 22, 2015 in Tokyo.
Ontario Ranks Top Destination for Foreign Direct Investment in North America

Ontario Ranks Top Destination for Foreign Direct Investment in North America

May, 2015

According to a new report published by fDi Intelligence, a division of the Financial Times Limited, Ontario ranked 1st in top list of destinations for foreign direct investment (FDI) in North America, followed by U.S states and Canadian provinces in 2014.

Canada Removes Visa Ban for Ebola-Free Liberia

Canada Removes Visa Ban for Ebola-Free Liberia

May, 2015

The government of Canada has decided to lift a visa ban, introduced in late October, 2014, for Liberia which was declared Ebola-free after 42 days of no new cases of Ebola. The ban was created to refuse visa requests coming from countries with confirmed widespread Ebola infections, including Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.
Information about Canadian Express Entry Updated

Information about Canadian Express Entry Updated

May, 2015

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has provided four rounds of Invitations to Apply since Express Entry began in January 1, 2015.
Canada Expands China Transit Program

Canada Expands China Transit Program

May, 2015

An expansion of China Transit Program (CTP) which allows eligible Chinese citizens to transit through Canada without a visa when they are travelling to and from the United States has been announced by Chris Alexander, Minister of Canada's Citizenship and Immigration department at Vancouver International Airport.
Philippines Becomes Top Source Country for Permanent  Residents of Canada

Philippines Becomes Top Source Country for Permanent Residents of Canada

May, 2015

In 2014, Canada welcomed more than 40,000 permanent residents coming from the Philippines - up over 30 percent from 2013 (29,539 people), making the Philippines top source country of Canada for permanent residents.
Canada Announces Immigration Measures to Support Nepalese Citizens

Canada Announces Immigration Measures to Support Nepalese Citizens

May, 2015

In support of Nepalese citizens who were affected by the deadly earthquake on 25 April 2015, Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced that the department would be prioritizing the processing of immigration applications already in progress via some measures. These measures came into force immediately.
Yellowknife Gains Rights to Hire Temporary Foreign Workers

Yellowknife Gains Rights to Hire Temporary Foreign Workers

April, 2015

Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories, has secured approval from the federal government with regards to the the hiring of temporary foreign workers in certain job openings.
Canada to Implement Electronic Travel Authorization for Visa Exempt Travelers

Canada to Implement Electronic Travel Authorization for Visa Exempt Travelers

April, 2015

Travelers who are exempt from temporary resident visa (TRV) will be required to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) as of next year.
Canadian Changes to Opportunities Ontario International Student Takes Effect on April 17

Canadian Changes to Opportunities Ontario International Student Takes Effect on April 17

April, 2015

Starting 17 April 2015, the Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OPNP) will not allow all applications submitted by international students who have not finished their final school semester.
CIC Enlarges Financing for Pre-Arrival Services

CIC Enlarges Financing for Pre-Arrival Services

April, 2015

In an April 13 announcement, Minister of Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration (CIC), Chris Alexander -promised a $24 million commitment toward providing larger access to services and information to new Canadian immigrants and refugees before they depart from their home country.
Yukon Government Introduces Express Entry Stream for Canadian Immigration

Yukon Government Introduces Express Entry Stream for Canadian Immigration

April, 2015

The government Of Yukon has released details of its latest Express Entry stream from the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP). The new stream is considered employer-friendly, which follows the overall trend of the federal Express Entry immigration selection system.
Express Entry Candidates Become Permanent Residents in Three Months

Express Entry Candidates Become Permanent Residents in Three Months

April, 2015

Canada has granted permanent resident status for the first few successful applicants through the Express Entry immigration selection system, which became available on January 1, 2015.
Canada Opened New Visa Application Center in Dubai on March 19

Canada Opened New Visa Application Center in Dubai on March 19

April, 2015

In order to help UAE residents travel to Canada without any difficulty, a new Canadian Visa Application Centre has been opened in Dubai WafiMall, Dubai on March 19, 2015.
British Columbia  Announced Temporary Pause on  New Applications Intake  for PNP

British Columbia Announced Temporary Pause on New Applications Intake for PNP

April, 2015

In order to introduce a new streamlined application process and criteria for British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP), the government of B.C has been implementing a 90-day pause on the latest applications to most categories of the BCPNP.
More Immigrants Coming To Nova Scotia Than At Any Time Over The Past Decade

More Immigrants Coming To Nova Scotia Than At Any Time Over The Past Decade

March, 2015

The Nova Scotia government said that there were more immigrants choosing to make the province their home last year than at any time in the last 10 years.
Quebec's New Areas of Training List for Skilled Worker Program Released

Quebec's New Areas of Training List for Skilled Worker Program Released

March, 2015

Quebec, one of the provinces in Canada has released a new list about new areas of training in expectation Quebec Skilled Worker Program application cycle. This list of the program is confirmed on 26 January, 2015.
Canada Informs Applicants of Scam

Canada Informs Applicants of Scam

March, 2015

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), which is in charge of border enforcement, immigration enforcement and customs services has warned Canadian immigration applicants of a scam asking them for money.
Comprehensive Ranking Score For Canadian Permanent Resident Reaches Lowest Points

Comprehensive Ranking Score For Canadian Permanent Resident Reaches Lowest Points

March, 2015

For the first time since its introduction on January 1st, 2015, The Canada’s Express Entry system has issued 1620 invitations to individuals who want to apply for Canadian permanent residence, while score below 600 Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) points.
Hamilton Reveals Immigration Plan At United Nations Meeting

Hamilton Reveals Immigration Plan At United Nations Meeting

March, 2015

During a recent meeting hosted by the United Nations in New York City, the city of Hamilton, situated south of Toronto on the shore of Lake Ontario, has outlined their strategies immigration.
 Canada Reaches Reciprocal Visa Agreement with China

Canada Reaches Reciprocal Visa Agreement with China

March, 2015

In a March 8 announcement, Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander released a reciprocal visa agreement to facilitate long-term, multiple-entry visas between Canada and China.
New Canadian Passport Requirements to Take Effect in May 2015

New Canadian Passport Requirements to Take Effect in May 2015

March, 2015

In order to ensure protecting the security and integrity of Canadian travel documents, new passport requirements released by the Government of Canada would take effect on May 9, 2015.
IEC: Be Prepared, Be very prepared

IEC: Be Prepared, Be very prepared

March, 2015

This year’s program will officially begin to accept applications for the 2015 season on early March and already the internet is buzzing with forums, groups, and websites all filled with stories and updates from people sorting out their applications.
3954 ITA's Issued To Date for Skilled Applicants for Express Entry to Canada

3954 ITA's Issued To Date for Skilled Applicants for Express Entry to Canada

March, 2015

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has issued 3594 Invitations to Apply (ITA's) to date through 3 rounds of invitations for permanent residence under the Canadian Express Entry Immigration since January 31, 2015.
All you need to know about Canada's Express Entry system (Part 2)

All you need to know about Canada's Express Entry system (Part 2)

March, 2015

Brief Overview

Express Entry is the new selection system for Canadian immigration, designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada. It is not a new immigration program nor is it a visa. Rather, it facilitates the selection and processing of Canada’s economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, the Canadian Experience Class, and a portion of the Provincial Nomination Programs.

Northwest Territories On Course to Reach Immigration Targets

Northwest Territories On Course to Reach Immigration Targets

February, 2015

The Northwest Territories, one of Canada’s three territories located in the North of the country, is on course to meet its Canadian immigration targets for the next five years.
 International Experience Canada Opens Doors for 2015 Season

International Experience Canada Opens Doors for 2015 Season

February, 2015

International Experience Canada (IEC) has officially begun to accept application for the 2015 season in March 2015.
Canada Introduces New Fee on Open Work Permit Applicants

Canada Introduces New Fee on Open Work Permit Applicants

February, 2015

Under the regulatory proposal, a new fee of $100 has been introduced for open work permit applicants, to be implemented as of February 21, 2015.
Changes to Requirements for LMIA-Exempt Foreign Worker Application Process

Changes to Requirements for LMIA-Exempt Foreign Worker Application Process

February, 2015

Changes under the Foreign Worker Program, applicants seeking to work in Canada and who are exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process will now need to submit information about the intended business or organization for which they intend to work, the Offer of Employment form and pay a fee to Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Canadian Investor Program Recevied Extension.

Canadian Investor Program Recevied Extension.

February, 2015

The Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has extended the application periods for the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) from February 11, 2015 to April 15, 2015. The federal Government introduced this new program that would allow prospective immigrants to gain residency visas by investing at least $1 million in a venture capital fund, according to reports. This new investor program is being seen as a possible replacement of the immigrant investor program, axed February 2014.
Foreign Workers in  Alberta Granted Extended Work Permits

Foreign Workers in Alberta Granted Extended Work Permits

February, 2015

Temporary foreign workers in Alberta have been given the opportunity to apply for bridging work permits while waiting for their applications for permanent residence being processed. The policies came into effect in February.
Canada Accepting Applications of Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program

Canada Accepting Applications of Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program

February, 2015

The federal government’s Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) pilot program first announced in December 2014 began accepting applications on January 28, 2015.
Honouring Newcomers' Valuable Contributions to Canada

Honouring Newcomers' Valuable Contributions to Canada

February, 2015

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander congratulated winners of the Third Annual Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards.
What is Express Entry?

What is Express Entry?

February, 2015

Brief Overview

Express Entry is the new selection system for Canadian immigration, designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada. It is not a new immigration program nor is it a visa. Rather, it facilitates the selection and processing of Canada’s economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, the Canadian Experience Class, and a portion of the Provincial Nomination Programs.

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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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
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
Malcolm Morrison

Malcolm Morrison

April, 2007

Malcolm Morrison
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
Survey says: Ottawa best city in Canada

Survey says: Ottawa best city in Canada

April, 2007

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

Economy adds whopping 54,900 jobs

April, 2007

Economy adds whopping 54,900 jobs
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
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
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.

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.
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.