Canada

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Start-up visa programme expected to be popular in Canada in 2016

January 18, 2016 Canada

Canada’s business immigration start-up visa programme is expected to become a more popular financing option for new companies across Canada in 2016. Over the past few years there have been a number of changes in business immigration programmes in the country with the cancellation of the Federal immigrant investor programme and the Federal entrepreneur programme. […]

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2016 sees change to working holiday visas for Canada

January 8, 2016 Canada

Young people seeking to get a visa for a working holiday in Canada now need to work with a set of changes to the International Experience Canada (IEC) programme. Run by Immigration and Citizenship Canada (CIC) and aimed at young adults wishing to work while visiting Canada, it has been regarded as the simplest visa […]

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New round of parent and grandparent visas opened in Canada

January 6, 2016 Canada

A new round of visa applications to sponsor parents and grandparents has just started in Canada and is expected to be popular, immigration officials have announced. A limit of 5,000 new and complete applications has been put on the visa stream by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). A spokesman explained that all applications received […]

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New flights to strengthen travelling between Canada and Australia

January 4, 2016 Australia

People travelling and moving between Australia and Canada are set to gain much greater access under a new bilateral air services arrangement announced by both governments. Over the coming year gateway capacity in this market for business travellers, students and visitors will triple, offering new opportunities for both Australian and Canadian airlines and their passengers, […]

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Open work permit pilot in Canada extended for a second year

December 22, 2015 Canada

Foreign nationals applying for a visa to move to Canada as spouse or common law partner will continue to have the opportunity to work while waiting for their application to be finalised, it has been announced. Officials from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) have confirmed that the pilot programme giving them open work permits is […]

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Citizenship applicants in Canada advised to use online presence calculator

December 10, 2015 Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada is reminding would be applicants that it has a physical presence calculator for adult permanent residents applying for citizenship. People aged 18 and over can use the calculator to find out if they have been physically present in Canada long enough to be eligible for citizenship. “This online calculator is the […]

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Agent admits creating biggest ever immigration fraud in Canada

December 9, 2015 Canada

An agent who helped wealthy Chinese people get citizenship or permanent residency in Canada has been jailed for what is described as the biggest immigration fraud in Canadian history. Xun Wang created a sophisticated and complex scheme and took millions of dollars from Chinese nationals for whom he forged documents, which led immigration authorities into […]

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US is less safe and Canada more free, according to global prosperity index

November 11, 2015 America

All expats hope that wherever they move their chosen country will be a prosperous and happy place to live and work, but it can be difficult to find enough information about what it will be like before moving. This can be increasingly important as some countries have become more open to expats, while others are less prosperous […]

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Threatening new telephone scam targets expats and immigrants in Canada

September 18, 2015 Canada

Expats and immigrants in Canada are being warned by officials of a new scam where fraudsters are calling people on the telephone claiming to be Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) officers. The scammers say they are calling to collect additional personal information and/or to seek payment for a fine that must be paid immediately to […]

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Canadian expats campaigning for right to vote

September 4, 2015 Canada

More than a million Canadian expats will not be able to vote in the country’s general election next month after a court overturned a challenge that would have allowed them to do so. A legal challenge by two expats who had lived in the United States meant that the 1.4 million Canadian citizens who lived […]

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New entry requirements being introduced in Canada next March

August 6, 2015 Canada

Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as an eTA, for visa-exempt foreign nationals entering the country by air which will become mandatory in 2016. There are, however, exceptions which include United States citizens and travellers with a valid visa but they will need to provide property identification at the border such as proof […]

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Canada named most reputable country in the world

July 24, 2015 Canada

Canada has been named as the most reputable country in the world in 2015, overtaking Switzerland in the largest annual survey of 55 of nations. Since the RepTrak survey from international consultants the Reputation Institute began in 2010, Canada has ranked first all but two of those years and never fallen below second place. This […]

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New guide available on complexities of Canadian citizenship

July 17, 2015 Canada

Canada has issued a new guide so immigrants can better understand the rules surrounding citizenship depending on where they were born. One of the most confusing areas, for example, is for parents who have become Canadian citizens but whose children were born overseas. Every situation is different and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) advises those who […]

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