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Key Changes to three Canada Immigration Programs: Federal Skilled Worker, Investor and Entrepreneur Programs

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has announced important changes to three of its immigration programs that will come into effect July 1st, 2011. The changes affect the Federal Skilled Worker Program, The Federal Immigrant Investor Program and the Federal Immigrant Entrepreneur Program. Changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Program Effective July 1st Only 500 applications will […]

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Update on the Canadian Immigrant Investor Program

Canadian Immigrant Investor Program Closures As discussed before, the Federal Immigrant Investor Program is currently suspended pending regulatory changes. This means CIC is not accepting any new Investor Immigration Applications for processing at this time. However, the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program is still open for business! Below are the general criteria for applicants who wish […]

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Study recommends expanding Immigrant Investor Program

Immigrant Investor Program should be improved: study A group that provides economic, financial and business strategy consulting to government agencies and businesses released a study at the end of March that concluded that the Government of Canada needs to increase their opportunities for immigrant investors. The program they feel needs to be expanded a bit […]

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Canadian Immigration Categories: A Historical and Social Perspective for Immigration to Canada

Sometimes it is important it take a step back and gain some perspective about why we do what we do. As immigration lawyers, we handle thousands of immigration and visa applications. There are a lot of technical issues to think about on a daily basis in order to properly process these applications. To do our job we have […]

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Canadian Immigrant Investor Program. Business Immigration to Canada and to Quebec

In Canada there are two Immigrant Investor Programs in Canada (aside from those offered under the Provincial Nominee Programs or PNP Programs. The two programs the Canadian Federal Investor  Immigration Program and the Canadian Quebec Federal Investor Program. The basic criteria for both programs are as follows: Federal Investor Program Criteria: Net Worth (assets minus […]

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