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How to Retire in the USA from Canada

We get a lot of Canadians asking us how can they retire in the US. Many baby boomers and elderly Canadians entering retirement are looking to settle in a warmer climate especially during the harsh Canadian winter months. No Retirement Visa for the US The challenge is that there is really no “retirement visa” for the US. I don’t […]

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What You Should Know About Toronto Immigration Policy

The world over, people migrate to other countries for several reasons— work, family, education, better prospects and more. Canada is a popular destination for immigrants and for years now, it has had a high per capita admission into the country. If you are looking at immigrating to Canada, here is what you need to know […]

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Canadian Immigration Infographic

We found these stats at: Stat Can Add This Infographic to Your Website Put this Canadian Immigration Infographic on your website by using the embed code below.

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Hurricane Sandy USCIS Office Closures

Below is a reproduction of the bulleton outlining USCIS Offices that are closed due to Hurricane Sandy Due to Hurricane Sandy the offices listed below will be closed or open late on: Tuesday, October 30, 2012. All applicants appointments will be rescheduled to the next available appointment date; applicants do not need to do anything to request a […]

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Canada to use Biometrics in Visa Program in 2013: Big Brother is watching

According to a recent press release from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the government will begin including biometrics in its temporary resident program sometime in 2013.  What are biometrics? Biometrics are digital fingerprints and photographs that are taken to go with a Canadian temporary resident permit, also called a visitor visa. If you are from a […]

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Visiting Canada for Rosh Hashanah in 2012?

The Jewish New Year is upon us and many people worldwide have relatives in Canada whom they wish to visit for Rosh Hashanah this year. Visiting Canada and Tourist Visas     Depending on where you are from, you may need a tourist visa to Canada in order to join your family for the holidays. It is […]

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Canada Imposes New Visa Requirements on Several Formerly Exempt Countries

According to a press release from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the government of Canada has now (12 a.m. September 12, 2012) imposed visitor visa requirements for citizens of the following countries: St. Lucia St. Vincent Namibia Botswana Swaziland Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney, “We continue to welcome genuine visitors to Canada. These changes […]

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Robin Thicke was Refused Canadian Citizenship

Despite his celebrity status, Robin Thicke, the 35-year-old son of Canadian superstar Alan Thicke has his application for Canadian citizenship for his two-year-old son, Julian denied.   Quick look on Thicke’s Citizenship Robin, who was born in the United States, was never able to obtain Canadian citizenship because Alan never applied to make him a […]

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Immigration Minister tries (and fails) to silence Toronto Immigration Lawyer

This is a first I think. As reported in the Globe and Mail, the government took the unusal step of complaining to the Law Society of Upper Canada, the regulatory body governing  Ontario lawyers. The complaint was against  a Toronto Immigration Lawyer for allegedly engaging  in professional misconduct for claiming that the government gave special treatment to Conrad Black in processing […]

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Sex Workers Attending 2012 AIDS conference Denied US Visa

After hundreds of frustrated sex workers, who were seeking to enter the United States to participate in the 2012 International AIDS conference, have been denied US visas by immigration officers, they started conducting their own meeting in Calcutta India on Saturday in protest against the refusal. Sex Worker Participants The seven-day event in the Eastern […]

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Alberta’s New Pilot Program for Foreign Workers, to Remedy Labor Shortage

Facing a severe labour shortage, Alberta has recently set up a temporary foreign worker pilot project to help employers hire highly skilled foreign workers in positions that cannot be filled by Canadians or permanent resident. Labor market objective Launched in June 2011 under the Temporary Foreign Worker Annex to the Agreement for Canada-Alberta Cooperation on […]

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More Foreign Visitors are Expected as 2012 Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Opens

TORONTO, ONTARIO–- This year’s Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival is officially opened. The 2012 Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival is a festival celebrating Caribbean culture and traditions.   2012 Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival The event that is regarded as the largest street festival in the North America is patronized by over a million spectators from around the […]

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Immigration Applicants urged Federal Court to Enforce Rulings on Application Delays

Roughly two weeks prior to the enactment of Bill C-38 into law in the month of June, the Federal Court of Canada decided in favor of the future immigrants by ordering the government to process all the applications it has taken into its system. Federal Court Ruling The court held that there were no valid […]

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US Officials Denied Permanent Residence Applicant with Gang Tattoos

As part of his application for US permanent residence, native Mexican Hector Villalobos traveled back to Mexico from Colorado to attend to his visa interview with a US immigration officer. In order to complete his application process, he needed to stay for a few months in his home country. Officer refused the tattooed guy Seven […]

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Canadian Immigration Officer Confesses To Accepting Bribes

A senior immigration officer in Toronto has admitted to accepting bribes from newcomers to Canada in exchange for status, according to this article. The immigration officer, George Gonsalves Barriero, worked in Toronto and since 2005 has been in charge of processing applications for permanent residency in Canada. Immigrants were offered status in exchange for thousands […]

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