Canadian Immigration News Briefs for October 2013

CIC News
Published: October 30, 2013

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

Permanent Residency for Parents and Grandparents, Live-In Caregivers to Increase in 2014

The Government of Canada has released some of its plans for immigration levels in 2014. Included in these plans are expected increases in the number of permanent residency visas issued to applicants through the Live-In Caregiver and Parent and Grandparent programs. >>Read more...

Canadian Citizenship Week Celebrates Canada's Unique Heritage

This week, from October 21 to 27, is Canadian citizenship week! To celebrate the importance of Canadian citizenship, a range of activities are being held throughout the country. >>Read more...

Canada and European Union Reach Landmark Trade Agreement 

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on Friday, October 18, that Canada and the European Union (EU) will soon be signing a sweeping trade agreement. >>Read more...

Entrepreneur Start-Up Visa adds Business Incubator Stream 

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced today that the popular Entrepreneur Start-Up Visa Program will add a new stream to link foreign entrepreneurs with business incubators in Canada. >>Read more...

Malala Yousafzai Offered Honorary Canadian Citizenship  

Canadian authorities have confirmed that Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old advocate for girl’s education in Pakistan and worldwide, will be made an honorary Canadian citizen. >>Read more...

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