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Canadian Immigration News Briefs for June 2011

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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 few weeks.

Job seekers head to Alberta

Increasing job opportunities in Alberta have many Canadians moving to the province. More than 5,300 Canadians moved to Alberta between January and the end of March compared to only 300 during the same time period last year. >> Read more….

Canada prepares to introduce biometric scanning for immigrants

The Canadian government will soon require immigrants to undergo biometric scanning in order to enter the country in order to improve border security. This technology has been used for years by other Western countries to reduce the instances of immigration fraud. >>Read more…

Canada announces new 10-year visa for Indians

The Government of Canada recently announced a 10-year multiple entry visa that will now be available for Indian citizens. The new visa is hoped to boost trade ties between Canada and India by tripling their trade to $15 billion within four years. >> Read more…

More Asian immigrants are choosing to settle in Vancouver

Once dominated by British, German, and Italian immigrants, Vancouver’s population can now be considered “Eurasian” as thousands of Asians immigrants now call the city their home. >>Read more…