Canadian Immigration News Briefs for March 2011

CIC News
Published: March 31, 2011

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

Alberta's economy continues to grow

A report from RBC Economics has indicated that Alberta's economy will grow by 4.3% in 2011. Alberta is expected to have the third highest economic growth in Canada after Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador.  >> Read more....

Canadian Citizenship Guide updated

Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, recently announced that the Canadian Citizenship study guide has been updated to include more information about Canada. The updated guide, Discover Canada: the Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship, can now be ordered or downloaded from Citizenship and Immigration Canada's website. >>Read more...

Philippines - Canada's largest source of immigrants

China and India have been Canada's largest source of immigrants for years, but the trends are changing. Earlier this year, the Philippines surpassed China and India, becoming Canada's number one source of immigrants.  >> Read more...

Proposed changes for spousal sponsorships

As Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the Government of Canada have noticed an increase in the number of fraudulent marriages, they are proposing changes for the Family Class immigration category, specifically for spousal sponsorships.  >> Read more...

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