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New Regulations for Hiring Foreign Nationals in Canada

February 19, 2015 Canada

Employers in Canada hiring foreign nationals who are exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process are now required to meet new regulations. From 21 February they must submit information about their business or organization, the Offer of Employment form, and pay a fee to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). It means that a […]

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First Round of Applicants Invited to Stay in Canada Under New Express Entry

February 4, 2015 Canada

The first round of top ranked candidates from Canada’s Express Entry immigration programme is already helping to fill demonstrated and verifiable gaps in the country’s jobs market, it has been announced. As part of the first round of the Express Entry programme some 31,779 skilled workers have been invited to apply for permanent residency in […]

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Canada’s parent and grandparent visa programmes hailed a success

January 20, 2015 Canada

Visiting a loved one who lives abroad is important for all families and now Canada says it has the best family reunification visa systems in the world. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has hailed its Parent and Grandparent visa programme a huge success, with 70,000 benefitting since it was launched in 2012. Parents and grandparents […]

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Canadian immigration minister in India to boost business relations

January 13, 2015 Canada

More Indians will be encouraged to look to Canada for trade, investment and business opportunities. Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander is heading a delegation to the Vibrant Gujarat Conference, a biennial summit hosted by the Government of Gujarat in India, where the Government of Canada will highlight the strong ties between Canada and India. […]

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Warning over fraudulent firm offering jobs in Canada

January 7, 2015 Canada

People from the Philippines looking for jobs in Canada are being warned about the activities of an immigration consultancy firm offering employment. The alleged activities of the consultancy GoWest Jobs are being investigated after an immigration official in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan reported it to the Philippine authorities. Eric Johansen, director of immigration services […]

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Canadian citizenship reached an all-time high in 2014

December 30, 2014 Canada

More than 260,000 people became new Canadians in 2014, with the backlog on track to be eliminated, the government has announced. Immigration minister Chris Alexander said it is a sign that improvements to the citizenship programme and recent reforms to the Citizenship Act are having an effect. He confirmed that the numbers show there have […]

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Countdown on to Canada’s new express immigration programme

December 16, 2014 Canada

There are only two weeks to go until the launch of Canada’s new Express Entry immigration recruitment scheme to meet economic and labour market needs. From 01 January 2015, potential candidates can create their profiles, with the first invitations to apply issued within weeks, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has announced. Express Entry […]

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New Canadian investor visa programme expected soon

December 4, 2014 Canada

Investor visa programmes have proved to be popular in many European countries and Australia and now Canada is set to follow suit. It is expected that prospective investors with one to two million Canadian dollars to invest will be able to apply for an investor visa with a residency option. These types of visas are […]

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Creation of a multicultural society highlighted at Canadian symposium

November 21, 2014 Canada

Communities, individuals and organisations all play a role in helping immigrants integrate when they arrive in Canada, a symposium has heard. It helps newcomers to learn about Canadian history, values, and responsibilities and work toward a common future, according to Immigration and Citizenship Minister Chris Alexander. He told the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) symposium […]

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Canada set to see record number of foreign students this year

November 10, 2014 Canada

Moving to Canada to study is becoming more popular, with the latest data showing that the number of study permits issued to international students is up by 26% since 2012. This means that Canada is on track to welcome a record number of foreign students this year, the country’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris […]

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Canada wants more French-speaking expats

September 18, 2014 Canada

If you are French and want to move to abroad to live and work, then Canada wants you. The country is launching a campaign to increase Francophone immigration. Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander met with stakeholders and community leaders in Winnipeg to discuss how the government can attract more French expats. During the […]

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Employers urged to be ready for Canada’s new immigration Express Entry system

September 11, 2014 Canada

Meetings are taking place across Canada, with more being planned, to make sure businesses and leading employers are ready for the country’s new Express Entry immigration programme which launches in the New Year. Starting in January 2015, Canadian employers will be able to consider Express Entry candidates for jobs where there are no Canadians or […]

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Australian and Canadian cities dominate annual liveability index

August 26, 2014 Australia

Australian and Canadian cities dominate an annual index of the world’s most liveable cities with Melbourne named as the top location, followed by Vienna and Vancouver. Overall, there are four Australian cities in the top 10 of the annual international index, which is produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Adelaide clocked in at fifth place, […]

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