CIC News

The announcement earlier this month that the cap for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program had been reached for this most recent application cycle was a disappointment for many potential applicants, but a silver lining has appeared in the form of the federal economic immigration programs.

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A report prepared for former Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Jason Kenney, reveals that immigration officials are reviewing Canada’s long-standing policy of conferring citizenship on all people born in Canada. Currently, Canada and the United States are the only countries holding this provision.

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The “Sanctuary City” movement, which promotes the idea that all people living in a city should be able to avail of public services without fear of their participation leading to deportation, has been endorsed by the Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson.

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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. CanadaVisa’s Facebook page is becoming increasingly popular, with over 110,000 current users.

This has been a great summer for the CanadaVisa team. We’ve met and surpassed the milestone of having 100,000 friends on Facebook. We’ve also been busy keeping our followers informed about the latest immigration news, as well as sharing inspiring stories about Canada and Canada’s immigrant community.

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The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian Citizenship and Immigration that took place or were announced over the last month.

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New information has been revealed that details how immigrants to Canada integrate into their new society. The facts and figures, which were obtained through the Access to Information Act, show an immigrant population that is among the most successful in the world.

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In order to be eligible to obtain Canadian citizenship, prospective Canadian citizens must meet a number of requirements. One such requirement is a minimum 1,095 days spent living in Canada in the four years before the date that the individual’s citizenship application is signed. 

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