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Fewer people dream of moving abroad permanently, new poll reveals

April 2, 2014 America

People’s desire globally to migrate permanently to other countries has cooled to 13%, but populations are still growing in Europe, the Middle East and North America, a new poll shows. The latest Potential Net Migration Index (PNMI) from Gallup shows populations would still grow in these areas if everyone who wanted to move actually moved [...]

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CIC warns visa applicants against marriage of convenience

April 1, 2014 Canada

Officials in Canada are warning that marrying a Canadian citizen to get access to living in the country is fraud and those involved are committing a crime. Some people think marriage to a Canadian citizen will be their ticket to Canada but it is a criminal offence for a foreign national to marry a Canadian [...]

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Potential immigrants to Canada can get help before they arrive

March 24, 2014 Canada

Graduates of a special immigration integration programme in Canada have spoken about their achievements and how their experience will help them to find jobs. The Canadian Immigration Integration Programme (CIIP) was introduced with the aim of helping newcomers in Canada achieve success. A recent survey found that 72% of CIIP graduates who responded to the [...]

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Visa applicants warned over fraudulent immigration agents in Canada

March 17, 2014 Canada

People seeking to move to Canada are being urged by government ministers to use authorised immigration representatives to avoid becoming victims of fraud. Speaking at the launch of a fraud prevention campaign, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said that visa applicants need to be aware that they can go to the Citizenship and Immigration [...]

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Canada’s parent and grandparent visa programme for 2014 full

March 3, 2014 Canada

Canada’s immigration department has launched the next phase of the government’s plan to eliminate backlogs in the Parent and Grandparent programme which allows family members to visit more quickly and conveniently. Earlier this year the government reopened the PGP programme to accept 5,000 new applications and that intake is now full. Immigration Minister Chris Alexander [...]

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Over 10,000 set to become Canadian citizens in next few weeks

February 25, 2014 Canada

A series of large scale citizenship ceremonies are being held in Canada this month and into March which will see over 11,000 people become Canadians. In one day more than 1,000 people from 93 countries become Canadian citizens in just one ceremony in Montreal.  Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said it shows that the [...]

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New reforms reinforce Canadian citizenship and passport value

February 19, 2014 Canada

New Canadians should be prepared to take part in the democratic life of the country as well as respect cultural traditions and not see it as a passport of convenience, it is claimed. A number of new reforms are being introduced to reinforce the value of Canadian citizenship as well as making the whole immigration [...]

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Changes for international students seeking study permits in Canada

February 14, 2014 Canada

New rules that aim to strengthen Canada’s status as a study destination of choice for prospective international students will be introduced later this year. The new regulations, which take effect in June, aim to improve services for genuine students, while protecting Canada’s international reputation for high quality education and reducing the potential for fraud and [...]

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New bill to reduce Canadian citizenship backlogs and processing times

February 7, 2014 Canada

The Canadian government has reaffirmed its pledge to reduce backlogs and processing times for citizenship applications. Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander launched the Blueprint for Citizenship Improvements as a part of the government’s introduction of Bill C-24, the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act. Bill C-24 reinforces the government’s commitment to reduce backlogs and improve processing [...]

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Expat returns home to Canada after almost 30 years

February 5, 2014 Canada

Not many people retire to the place they originate from, but that is precisely what expat Margaret Johnston did when she left Scotland for her new home in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, or New Scotland. When Margaret, a pharmacist, lost her husband in 2009, soon after taking early retirement, she decided it was [...]

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Surge in visas granted for Indians working, visiting and studying in Canada

January 28, 2014 Canada

People from India are set to continue to make a major contributions to life in Canada with the number of visas issued since 2008 up 73%, according to immigration officials. Canada is also a popular place for Indian students with the number of study permits up 321% since 2008. ‘For over a century, Canadians of [...]

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Canada launches new strategy to attract international students

January 21, 2014 Canada

Canada has launched a new international education strategy aimed at attracting more international students and researchers to the country and supporting Canadian students abroad. Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, said it will foster innovation and create jobs and opportunities in every region of the country and is designed to maintain and enhance Canada’s global [...]

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Canada announces visa free travel for Czechs for up to six months

January 17, 2014 Canada

Czech nationals no longer require a temporary resident visa to visit Canada and can now stay in Canada for up to six months visa free, which is consistent with all other visa exempt nationals. ‘Canada values strong ties with our European friends and after working with Czech officials for some time we are pleased to [...]

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