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Canadian Immigration News Briefs for February 2013

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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 two weeks.

2012 Breaks Records for Student Visa Issuances

Canada welcomed over 100,000 international students in 2012, the highest amount in the country’s history. The number was a 60% jump from intake levels in 2004.  >>Read more…

Canada Issued Almost 1 Million Visitor Visas in 2012

Canada issued a record number of visitor visas last year. >>Read more…

Detroit Visa Office to Close

The Visa Office at the Canadian Consulate in Detroit has been closed. >>Read more…

Refugee Claimants from 8 More Countries Will See Faster Processing

The list of Designated Countries of Origin, which was introduced on December 15th, 2012 as part of the Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act, has been amended to include 8 new countries. >>Read more…