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CanadaVisa News Briefs for August 2014

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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 month.

• Canada Welcomes 150,000th New Citizen of 2014

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced that Canada has welcomed its 150,000 of 2014. This is around double the number compared with the same period last year. >>Read More

• Minister Vows Speedier Start-up Visa Application Process

Having seen just two completed applications in the Start-up Visa Program, a pilot program brought into being in early 2013, Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, has promised to speed up the process. >>Read More

Canadian Prime Minister Highlights Importance of Indian Immigrants

Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered a keynote speech in Toronto at the Pearson Convention Centre on Thursday. During his speech, Mr. Harper emphasized that India has become the prime source country for immigration to Canada due to recent changes made by the Canadian government to facilitate immigration from India to Canada. >>Read more

 Students in Canada Positive About Job Prospects

Students in Canada are feeling increasingly confident about their career prospects once they enter the Canadian workforce. >>Read more

• Quebec Skilled Worker Cap Filled

The Quebec Skilled Worker Program has reached the maximum number of applications it will accept this year.  >>Read more

Canadian Average Wage up Nearly 8%

The wealth of Canadians has shown a promising increase, with their average net worth up nearly eight per cent on higher real estate and investment values.  >>Read more

U.S. Immigration Issues Good for Canada

During a visit to Vancouver this past Wednesday, Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney highlighted Canada’s opportunity to take advantage of the current state of the United States’ immigration system by attracting young foreign nationals from the tech sector. >>Read more