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CanadaVisa News Briefs for July 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 and Lebanon Strengthen Ties

Jason Kenney, the Canadian Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, recently returned from a visit to the country of Lebanon. >>Read more

Canadian Immigration Minister Welcomes First Successful Start-Up Visa Applicants

Canadians are celebrating their shared heritage throughout June and early July. From June 21 to July 1, 2014, events are being held across the country to commemorate Canada’s history, diversity, and national identity. >>Read more

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program to Briefly Pause Intake of Certain Applications

Canadian Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Industry Mike Lake took part in the 2014 BIO International Convention in San Diego. The annual convention is the world’s largest gathering of scientific leaders and representatives from biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms, with representatives from 80 Canadian companies. >>Read more

Canadian Immigration Minister Details Express Entry System

Employment Minister Jason Kenney and Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced major reforms to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program this afternoon. >>Read more