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Nova Scotia’s Bid to Encourage Scottish Immigration.

Almost 400 years since Nova Scotia’s founding fathers embarked on their journey across the Atlantic, John Russell, originally from Clackmannanshire Scotland, is leading a new wave of Scots to the second smallest province in Canada. John and his wife moved to the Atlantic coastal province in August 2004 after spending a picture-postcard holiday there. Inspired […]

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Helping the Victims of Hurricane Katrina.

On the days leading up to Monday August 29 Hurricane Katrina had set her vengeful eye on America’s Gulf Coast and as she clawed her way inland the people aligned in her path were anticipating the very worst, and rightfully so. Thousands of people eventually made it out with only precious hours to spare before […]

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Question & Answer

Question: What does ‘AOR’ mean? Answer: AOR is an acronym that stands for the term “Acknowledgment Of Receipt”. An AOR indicates that the Canadian consulate, embassy, or high commission, has received your application for permanent residency and has issued a case file number for the application submitted. The length of time it takes for an […]

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The New and Improved CICNewsletter!

We at Campbell Cohen wish to welcome you to the New CICNewsletter! We have been burning the midnight oil here at our offices in an effort to revamp CICNews.com. We’ll be overhauling the website over the course of the next few months in order to bring to our audience a fresh, more comprehensive view of […]

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Your Profession – In Canada

If you are a qualified professional or tradesperson, you may be wondering about how you will continue to work in your occupation after you arrive in Canada. Occupations in Canada can be divided into two general groups: regulated and un-regulated. Although approximately 80% of jobs in Canada are unregulated, there are many cases where restrictions […]

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The Future of Canadian immigration

Meyer Burnstein a 20 year veteran of Canadian immigration policies has drafted a high-level CIC document that Lexbase believes will be the “road map of operational changes to come”. The document introduces provincial opportunities for increased federal support regarding the entrance of “low-skilled” labour, and facilitates work permits to foreign workers who are destined to […]

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Food crisis in Nigeria

Nigeria currently faces a devastating food crisis. Drought and an invasion of desert locusts have caused substancial shortages in both crops and grazing land, causing a 225,000-tonne grain deficiency in the 2004–2005 harvest that threatens close to 3,000 villages, and affects some 3.5 million people in the region. Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency […]

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Question & Answer

Question: The skilled worker application asks what city the applicant plans to settle in. If the applicant is subsequently selected, is he/she obliged to settle initially in that city? Answer: Once you enter Canada as a Permanent Resident, you will be able to live anywhere you wish inside of Canada’s borders regardless of the initial […]

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Celebrating Citizenship on Canada Day

For Canadians, the beginning of July is marked by our national holiday: Canada Day. Across the country people spend July 1st relaxing, celebrating, and being with family and friends. Some 1500 permanent residents, who had made Canada their home over the past few years, proudly joined in the celebration with ceremonies of their own. Citizenship […]

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