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CIC News has, in the past, discussed the high demand for nurses in Canada, as well as their many options…

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The Quebec Skilled Worker (QSW) program has received a surprisingly high number of applications since it introduced a cap on…

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Canada has over 60 immigration programs, each with its own unique set of criteria. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) makes…

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Did you know that you can connect with Canadavisa on different social media websites? We have overhauled the look and…

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

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Results from a recent Statistics Canada survey, released this past Monday, have revealed a growing trend of migration to the…

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2014 is set to be an important year for family sponsorship. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) anticipates that 68,000 family…

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In Canada, certain individuals can enter the country to conduct business or trade activity without needing a work permit. These…

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Did you know that you can connect with Canadavisa on different social media websites? We have overhauled the look and…

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Every month, Attorney David Cohen will answer a few general Canadian immigration questions submitted by our readers. Here are this…

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

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Canada, like most developed countries competes for talented would-be immigrants. Part of what makes Canada desirable is the clear path…

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Last week, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced significant changes to the popular Canadian Experience Class (CEC) of immigration….

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The Government of Saskatchewan has announced that, in response to feedback from immigration stakeholders, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)…

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Intake caps are slowly closing for the many occupations currently eligible under the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program. However, potential…

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Did you know that you can connect with Canadavisa on different social media websites? We have overhauled the look and…

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

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On Monday, October 28, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander oversaw the tabling of the Annual Report to Parliament on…

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Canada is looking for engineers of all kinds to help power its booming economy. These skilled workers, with expertise in…

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Close to 100,000 international students from all over the world come to Canada each year to obtain a high-quality post-secondary…

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Did you know that you can connect with Canadavisa on different social media websites? We have overhauled the look and…

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Every month, Attorney David Cohen will answer a few general Canadian immigration questions submitted by our readers. Here are this…

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

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As noted on CIC News, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration this week tabled the Annual Report to Parliament on…

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All around the world, civil engineers are among the key drivers of economic and societal growth. In Canada, a country…

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Over 300,000 temporary foreign workers currently reside in Canada. They perform vital jobs in a wide array of professions and…

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International students in Canada have the opportunity, in many cases, to work both during their studies and after their educational…

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Did you know that you can connect with Canadavisa on different social media websites? We have overhauled the look and…

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

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(version français au-dessous) On August 1, 2013 new immigration regulations came into effect, which significantly changed the selection criteria under…

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On Friday, September 13th, the Province of Alberta announced a number of changes to its Provincial Nominee Program. These changes…

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The Canadian Government now requires biometric data from certain visitors, students, and temporary workers. This requirement, originally announced in the…

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There are a number of possible options for international students to work while pursuing their programs of study in Canada….

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Did you know that you can connect with Canadavisa on different social media websites? We have overhauled the look and…

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Every month, Attorney David Cohen will answer a few general Canadian immigration questions submitted by our readers. Here are this…

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Last Saturday’s terrorist attack on innocent men, women and children in a Nairobi shopping mall claimed at least 67 lives,…

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

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In our last edition, CIC News explained how Canada has opened its doors to welcome internationally educated nurses. This article…

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Canada’s Information Technology (IT) sector is currently growing. In recent years, the Canadian Government has taken steps to attract the…

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Canada is committed to retaining the talented temporary foreign workers it needs to ensure continued economic growth. This includes making…

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Every month, Attorney David Cohen will answer a few general Canadian immigration questions submitted by our readers. Here are this…

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Did you know that you can connect with Canadavisa on different social media websites? We have overhauled the look and…

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

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I thank my colleague and good friend Mario Bellissimo for bringing the following quotes to my attention. “…That is a…

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Canadian employers looking to hire Temporary Foreign Workers must first receive government permission to hire from abroad. In most cases,…

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There is currently a high demand for nurses throughout Canada. A recent immigration change has again made it possible for…

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After searching for and applying to schools, you have finally received an acceptance letter to a Canadian educational institution. Congratulations!…

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

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Following up on last month’s news article, the Quebec Government has released the 2013 list of Areas of Training (domaines…

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Earlier today, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) announced important changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. These changes…

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Skilled work experience lies at the heart of many of Canada’s immigration programs. Some, like the Federal and Quebec Skilled…

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With an international reputation for top-quality education, it is no wonder that tens of thousands of students come from abroad…

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Did you know that you can connect with Canadavisa on different social media websites? We have overhauled the look and…

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Every month, Attorney David Cohen will answer a few general Canadian immigration questions submitted by our readers. Here are this…

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

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Taking a page from the Federal government’s book on unethical behaviour, the provincial lawmakers in Quebec City recently made it…

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The Government of Quebec has officially announced changes to language rules for immigration through the Quebec Skilled Worker (QSW) program….

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2012 was a record-breaking year for the Canadian education system. For the first time in the country’s history, over 100,000…

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The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Canada’s largest immigration program, reopened its doors to applications on May 4th 2013. In…

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Did you know that you can connect with Canadavisa on different social media websites? As part of our ongoing efforts…

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

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Intake caps and impending changes have applicants to Canada’s popular Federal and Quebec Skilled Worker programs working hard to ensure…

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If you wish to work in or visit Canada, a criminal conviction can pose a barrier to entering the country….

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Did you know that you can connect with Canadavisa on different social media websites? As part of our ongoing efforts…

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Every month, Attorney David Cohen will answer a few general Canadian immigration questions submitted by our readers. Here are this…

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

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Until quite recently, Canadian immigration law and Canadian immigration policy were in sync, when it came to keeping families together….

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Enhanced inspection regulations for Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) were announced on Saturday, June 8th. When the proposed regulations…

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According to recent statistics, individuals who are eligible for Canadian citizenship today may not become citizens in time to vote…

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Did you know that you can connect with Canadavisa on different social media websites? As part of our ongoing efforts…

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

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For individuals whose professions were included on the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) list of 24 eligible occupations, the time…

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There has been no official announcement, but it is rumoured that the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program, which leads to a…

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Did you know that you can connect with Canadavisa on different social media websites? As part of our ongoing efforts…

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Every month, Attorney David Cohen will answer a few general Canadian immigration questions submitted by our readers. Here are this…

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

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Most readers are far too young to identify with the expression “hurry up and wait”. This expression dates back to…

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After two years of waiting, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will soon be able to, once again, sponsor their parents…

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More than ever, Canada is in need of qualified workers in a range of professions. From nurses to miners, food…

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Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney will be heading south to the US to promote Canada’s newest business immigration program, the…

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Did you know that you can connect with Canadavisa on different social media websites? As part of our ongoing efforts…

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

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After almost a year of waiting, the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) will reopen to applicants on May 4th, 2013….

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Yesterday, April 29th 2013, the Government of Canada announced major changes to its sprawling Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program. >>Read…

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Did you know that you can connect with Canadavisa on different social media websites? As part of our ongoing efforts…

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Every month, Attorney David Cohen will answer a few general Canadian immigration questions submitted by our readers. Here are this…

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

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Ponder the following questions: Why haven’t we seen a drop in unemployment rates for certain groups of job-seekers – recent…

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On April 18, 2013, Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced final details about Federal Skilled Worker Program, scheduled to begin…

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In an official ruling released today, the Federal Court of Canada has refused to hear the lawsuit against the elimination…

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In today’s globalized marketplace, one successful entrepreneur can revitalize the economy of an entire town, province, or even country. Whether…

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As many current and future immigrants know, receiving a Canadian Permanent Resident visa is only the first step in a…

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Did you know that you can connect with Canadavisa on different social media websites? As part of our ongoing efforts…

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

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Last Thursday, the Canadian government released the ‘Economic Action Plan’, its budget for 2013. This plan includes a number of…

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Since its launch in 2008, the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) has been one of the Canadian government’s most successful immigration…

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Did you know that you can connect with Canadavisa on different social media websites? As part of our ongoing efforts…

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Every month, Attorney David Cohen will answer a few general Canadian immigration questions submitted by our readers. Here are this…

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

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada is patting itself on the back these days for having reduced the backlog of permanent resident…

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has revealed that three long-awaited announcements regarding the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) will be…

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Public discussion has been growing over a report recently published by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). The report…

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2012 was a record-breaking year for Canadian immigration programs across the board, according to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). From…

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Did you know that you can connect with Canadavisa on different social media websites? As part of our ongoing efforts…

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

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In the future, Canada plans to adopt a new model of immigration known as the ‘Expression of Interest’ (EOI) system….

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  Refugee advocacy groups and asylum applicants are challenging recent healthcare cuts for individuals in Canada who are applying for…

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Did you know that you can connect with Canadavisa on different social media websites? As part of our ongoing efforts…

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Every month, Attorney David Cohen will answer a few general Canadian immigration questions submitted by our readers. Here are this…

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

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When it comes to Canadian immigration, actually quite a bit is in a name, especially if the name is “Murphy”…

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Individuals wishing to work in Canada, as well as Canadian employers, have likely heard of the importance of Labour Market…

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A controversial bill that would accelerate the removal of foreign criminals from Canadian soil has progressed forward in Canadian Parliament.

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There have been important new developments in the Class Action lawsuit filed by Campbell Cohen and co-counsel Caron & Partners…

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Did you know that you can connect with Canadavisa on different social media websites? As part of our ongoing efforts…

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

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced that the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) will begin accepting applications on May…

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On January 24th, 2013, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will be launching a new…

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Did you know that you can connect with Canadavisa on different social media websites? As part of our ongoing efforts…

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Every month, Attorney David Cohen will answer a few general Canadian immigration questions submitted by our readers. Here are this…

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

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Earlier this month, the Federal Court heard arguments in a number of joined cases against the Minister of Citizenship and…

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Canada entered 2013 with a strong economic performance. In contrast to the financial woes of many countries, the Canadian economy…

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2012 was an important year for Canadian immigration. Changes were made to almost all aspects of the immigration system, from…

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The Canadavisa Facebook page is now almost 17,300 members strong! As always, we are working hard to make this page…

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

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