CIC News

In our previous newsletter, we reported that individuals eligible to immigrate to Canada under the current Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) should do so as soon as possible, as they are currently able to apply directly to the program. As of January 1, 2015, Canada will transition to a new expression of interest immigration selection system called Express Entry’, in which the federal government and provincial governments, as well as Canadian employers, will be able to select potential immigrants from a pool of candidates who have declared an expression of interest in immigrating to Canada and who meet the eligibility criteria for at least one of Canada’s economic immigration programs.

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A recent report from Statistics Canada, the federal agency assigned to produce statistics to better understand Canada, had one clear message — the future of Canada’s population and economic growth is shifting west, and immigration will heavily influence the makeup of the country over the coming decades.

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What does it mean to have permanent residence in Canada? Immigration to Canada is, and has always been, a changing process. With over 60 Canadian immigration programs that lead to permanent residence in Canada, it is understandable that a degree of confusion arises from time to time. New programs open, old programs close, criteria for existing programs are modified, and definitions change. Some newcomers to Canada who have successfully attained permanent residence status remain unsure about precisely what it is. This article will deal with some common questions surrounding permanent residence in Canada.

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CanadaVisa is dedicated to helping individuals from across the globe to come to Canada. One of the most effective ways to get our message to prospective immigrants is through CanadaVisa Social.

As many newcomers to Canada from coast to coast experience their first Canadian Autumn (Fall) and the stunning landscapes it creates, we at CanadaVisa Social can reflect on what has been a great few weeks for our team and our community. We’re approaching the 150,000 followers mark on Facebook, and we think we can get there before the end of the year. We keep our followers informed about the latest immigration news, as well as sharing inspiring stories about Canada and Canada’s immigrant community. Interacting with our community helps us understand the concerns and needs of everyone interested in Canadian immigration, and allows us to create the best content possible.

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The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian Citizenship and Immigration that have taken place so far in October, 2014.

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The recent news that Postmedia had purchased the Sun Media chain certainly raised a few eyebrows, not least my own. Media commentators were quick to ask some obvious questions: Is this the print media’s last stand? A survival strategy? Will shrinking newsrooms result in a lack of diversity and poorer content? Can independent media in Vancouver, for example, truly thrive if three of the four dailies are owned by the same company? >>Read more . . .

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The current application cycle for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), which opened in May, 2014, will finish at the end of this year. With just three months remaining in 2014, potential candidates have a limited window of opportunity to apply for this program. Successful applicants will gain Canadian permanent residence.

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