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Canada announces new immigration levels for 2017

November 2, 2016 Canada

The Government of Canada has confirmed that it is committed to an immigration system that strengthens the country’s middle class through economic growth and attracting investment. It means that there are likely to be more opportunities for people with skills and those wanting to start a business in Canada in 2017 to become a permanent […]

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Nature and community mean a lot to new Canadian citizens

October 11, 2016 Canada

People in Canada are celebrating Citizenship Week, with those from around the world who have moved to the country explaining what it means to them. Official figures show that in the past 10 years Canada has welcomed over 1.5 million new Canadians and the week aims to reflect on and celebrate the rights and responsibilities […]

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New Canadian air travel scheme leniency period extended to November

September 22, 2016 Canada

A leniency period for Canada’s new Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) scheme has been extended until 09 November, it has been announced. The eTA was introduced in March for visa exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada temporarily by air and was developed as part of an agreement with the United States to develop a common approach […]

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New rules mean Canadian dual citizens must have Canadian passport too

August 19, 2016 Canada

Canadian expats who have dual citizenship are being reminded that from September they will only be able to fly into the country if they have a Canadian passport. Currently those with dual citizenship can use the passport of the other country where they have citizenship but Canada’s new electronic screening system that is currently being […]

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Sluggish economic growth keeping rental costs down for expats

August 11, 2016 Canada

Subdued global economic growth is keeping the cost of renting a home down for expats in many city locations around the world, but some are facing higher housing costs, new research shows. In the majority of the locations covered by the ECA International survey, rent has been fairly static in the last year. The report […]

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Canada and Mexico agree a deal on visa free travel

June 30, 2016 Canada

Mexican citizens will soon be able to travel to Canada without a visa as part of a plan to boost visitor numbers, job prospects and trade. The Government of Canada has announced that it has made it a top priority to re-establish and strengthen its relationship with Mexico, which is described as one of the […]

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Refugee explains how language is important in his new home country

June 20, 2016 Canada

Moving to another country to live and work is an upheaval no matter your circumstances and refugees perhaps face the hardest time of all with language often being a barrier. Leaving your family, home and friends is always heart breaking but Canada is trying to make the transition for those fleeing war and has been […]

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Start-up visa for entrepreneurs proving popular in Canada

May 11, 2016 Canada

More entrepreneurs from overseas are coming to Canada through the country’s start-up visa programme, the latest immigration figures show. As a result the benefits are spreading growth and opportunity to middle class families across the country, according to officials. At the beginning of May 2016 some 51 entrepreneurs had become permanent residents of Canada through […]

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International students could get fast tracked visas to work in Canada

April 25, 2016 Canada

International students studying in Canada could find themselves fast tracked to residency if they want to work in the country after graduations. Immigration minister John McCallum confirmed that the government is looking at a number of options, including giving more points to students under the express entry programme which currently prioritises skilled workers. “I think […]

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People who decide to move to another country are often healthier and live longer

April 8, 2016 America

People moving to the United States, Canada, and Australia tend to be healthier and live longer than non-immigrants in their host countries, new research has found. The study found that once adjustments have been made for income and education the future health of migrants was much better than those who stay in the country where […]

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Canadian govt launches new app to ease stress of international arrivals

April 5, 2016 Canada

The Canadian government has launched a new app that is says will help people arriving and visiting the country get real time information and reduce stress at international airports. According to Ministers the Travel Smart app gives people easy access to information on entry and exit requirements, border waiting times, passport validity and more. They […]

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Canadian government aims to attract more French speaking professionals

March 21, 2016 Canada

A new programme aimed at attracting skilled francophone workers to Canada and encouraging them to settle in communities outside of Quebec has been announced. The International Mobility Programme stream will start on the first day of June and it is hoped that those taking part will want to settle permanently in Canada. “We want francophone […]

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Strong support for free labour zone between UK and key Commonwealth nations

March 15, 2016 Australia

People in the UK back the introduction of reciprocal rights to live and work freely in countries such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand, according to a new poll. It comes a time when the UK is set to introduce salary thresholds and an NHS surcharge for expats not from European Union countries. The research, […]

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