Canadian Immigration News Briefs for May 2012

CIC News
Published: May 31, 2012

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

Government Closes Buffalo Visa Office

The current Canadian administration, as part of its ongoing efforts to transform the Canadian immigration system, is closing its Buffalo, New York visa office. >>Read more...

New Study Shows Canadians Enjoy High Quality of Life

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published its annual Better Life Index report. For 2012, it ranked Canada as one of the ten best countries in the world in terms of the quality of life that its citizens enjoy. >>Read more...

Parent and Grandparent Super Visa Sees Great Success

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced that its new Parent and Grandparent Super Visa program has been incredibly successful in its first 6 months of operation. Since the program was introduced on 1 December 2012, over 3,500 visas have been issued.  >>Read more...

US and Canada in Talks to Facilitate Cross-Border Business

On 14 May, Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney and American Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that their countries would begin consultations to facilitate cross-border business interactions.  >>Read more...


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