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Mexico latest to be part of new Canadian eTA visa-free travel scheme

December 1, 2016 Canada

People from Mexico will no longer need a visa to travel to Canada from next month and can now apply for an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) online. Mexico is the latest country to be included in the new eTA programme which means that citizens from authorised countries flying into Canada or transiting through will not […]

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Canada wants more French speaking immigrants

November 23, 2016 Canada

Canada wants to attract more French speaking immigrants, but the move has been criticised amid claims that others arriving in the main French speaking part of the country are struggling with the language. According to Immigration Minister John McCallum, Francophone newcomers make an important contribution to Canada and highlight the nation’s commitment to ensuring the […]

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Express entry changes announced in Canada in effect from this weekend

November 18, 2016 Canada

Changes to the Express Entry system in Canada will take effect from this weekend relating to job offers, points awarded and permanent residence applications. From 19 November the points awarded by the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for a job offer will change in three ways. Firstly points will be awarded for job offers of eligible […]

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Canada announces visa free travel for citizens of Romania and Bulgaria from next year

November 16, 2016 Canada

Visa requirements for Romanian and Bulgarian citizens arriving in Canada will be lifted from the beginning of December 2017, the Canadian Government has confirmed. However, from some people the need for a visa will be lifted from May next year. This applies to Romanian and Bulgarian citizens who have held a Canadian temporary resident visa […]

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Canada, New Zealand and Australia see spike in immigration queries from the US

November 10, 2016 Canada

Official immigration websites in Canada, Australia and New Zealand experienced a spike in users from the United States when it became clear that Donald Trump would be the next American President. It is thought that it was the result of a huge number of Americans not pleased at the prospect of continuing to work and […]

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Canadian officials issue final reminder about flight boarding document change

November 7, 2016 Canada

A final reminder has been issued by the Canadian Government that people travelling to the country must have the appropriate documents before getting on a flight as of 10 November. That is when the new Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) will be rigorously enforced as part of a policy to make sure that those who are […]

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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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