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Canada welcomes thousands of new citizens each month

May 19, 2014 Canada

The Canadian government says it is working to make the country’s citizenship programme more efficient, helping more people to realise their dream of becoming Canadian, with thousands doing so every month. ‘The increasing number of citizenship ceremonies demonstrates how the government is working to make the citizenship program more efficient,’ said a spokesman for the [...]

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New immigration caps to be introduced for skilled workers in Canada

April 24, 2014 Canada

New caps for key economic immigration programmes have been announced in Canada as part of the preparation for next year’s launch of the Express Entry scheme. Express Entry is described as a new active recruitment model which will lead to a faster and more flexible economic immigration system that will address Canada’s economic and labour [...]

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New assessment of British trades qualifications in Canada

April 21, 2014 Britain

A new international study that will help British and Irish trained tradespeople assess their skills against Canadian criteria is being supported by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC.) An agreement has been signed between the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) and the UK’s National Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC.) CIC is providing support to the [...]

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More visas being issued to people from India seeking a new life in Canada

April 16, 2014 Canada

Canada remains a destination of choice for visitors, students and business travellers from India with more than 130,000 visas being issued to people coming to visit family, friends or as tourists last year. There were also almost 14,000 student visas granted and more than 33,000 Indian citizens who became permanent residents of Canada, according to [...]

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Immigrants with degrees find it harder to find professional jobs in Canada

April 10, 2014 Canada

Highly educated immigrants to Canada are facing more difficulties in accessing professional and management occupations than in the middle of the 1990s, according to researchers. A team from the University of Toronto analysed trends in the success of immigrants with university degrees in census data from 1996, 2001, and 2006 and have identified a ‘brain [...]

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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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