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Record Number of Canadian Visitor Visas Issued by Chandigarh Visa Office in India

According to a press release from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, in 2012 Canada issued a record number of visas through the Chandigarh office in India’s Punjab region. Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney said that about 17,600 visitor visas were issued from the visa office, which is almost triple the amount issued seven years […]

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Report recommends increasing Canadian immigration levels in 2014

An internal government report that was obtained by Postmedia news suggests that the government should increase immigration levels starting in 2014, according to this article in the Montreal Gazette. Immigration levels in Canada have remained about the same since 2007, at about 253,000 people per year. However, the study suggests increasing immigration levels by six […]

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Canadian Population Hits 35 Million With Credit To Immigration

The population of Canada surpassed 35 million sometime in October, with Canada having the highest population growth rate among the G8 countries at an average of one per cent every year for the last decade. Immigration in Canada is credited with about two-thirds of the population growth, with natural population growth making up the other […]

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New Travel Book Explores Vacation Options in Canada

A variety of activities, scenery, and attractions are available for your vacationing pleasure in Canada.  Sadly, there are many vacationers who do not know the options that are available in a Canadian vacation.  Author Noel Hudson, with longtime friend George Fischer, teamed together to help make Canadian vacationers more aware of what is available in […]

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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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6 Steps to get a Canadian Work Visa

Understanding the process is crucial when applying for a Canadian work visa. Canadian work visas, which are temporary and are not the same thing as immigration visas, are in most cases available only to those who have a job offer from a Canadian employer who is authorized to fill the position with a foreign worker. […]

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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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Ukrainian’s Canadian Visitor Visa Journey bring couple together

‘Hello, my name is Olga, I am a citizen of The Ukraine. For people of my country to get a visa to Canada – is a most difficult task. And for me it was almost impossible. Me and my Japanese boyfriend wanted to  visit Canada  to see its wonderful places and meet with each other there. About […]

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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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Stories From Immigrants Stuck in the Waiting List

When we hear about the government legislating away the applicants on the waiting list, we only hear about numbers. The waiting list is 280,000 applicants long, and applications older than four years will be legislated away to the tune of $130 million in application fees refunded. After that, they’ll have to start over. But hopeful […]

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How to Meet the Citizenship Test and Interview Requirement

Becoming a Canadian citizen entails more than just being presented a citizenship certificate after taking an oath.  While it is the final step in immigrating to Canada which allows people to vote and carry a Canadian passport, change in the citizenship test has resulted in an increased failing rate among certain immigrant communities. Citizenship test […]

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5 Ways to Immigrate to Canada

Immigration to Canada is not easy. There are many steps one has to take in order to successfully apply and get approved for Canada immigration. Also the process can take a number of months and in some cases a few years. But if you know what options are avaiiable, you can improve your changes of […]

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Bill C-31 could lead to approved refugee claimants being deported

We’ve been blogging quite a bit about the new Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act, also known as Bill C-31. You can read more about it here. Much more harm will come from Bill C-31 than good Bill C-31 was initially passed last year only after certain key, controversial and harmful parts were removed. But now […]

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More human rights groups speak out against Bill C-31

Justice for Refugees and Immigrants Coalition speaks out against Bill C-31 Last week we blogged about Human Rights Watch and their open letter to Canadian MPs about the new Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act, Bill C-31. The law is set to come into effect this summer. According to this article in the Vancouver Sun, the […]

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Did you know it’s Fraud Prevention Month? Don’t become a victim of immigration fraud!

Don’t become a victim of immigration fraud in Canada Despite new regulations and restrictions implemented and proposed by the Canadian government over recent months, shady immigration consultants and other people attempting to abuse the system are still taking advantage of those who want to immigrate to Canada. Ways to prevent becoming a victim of immigration […]

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