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Nova Scotia Creates New Stream for Immigrant Applications

The province of Nova Scotia unveiled on Tuesday the Family Business Worker stream of applicants for the Provincial Nomination Program. The program will allow immigrants with family members who will provide them with jobs in family businesses to come to Canada more easily. Under the Provincial Nomination Program, provincial governments can select immigrants that meet […]

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Pilot Program to Extend Off-Campus Work Permits to More Students

The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced this month a plan to extend Off-Campus work permits for foreign students to students at private institutions. The Off-Campus Work Permit program is currently only available to students at publicly funded universities and colleges that choose to participate in the program. Without these […]

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada to Refund Advance-Paid Fees

Upon request, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will provide a full refund to those who have provided advance payment for Right of Landing fees with parent or grandparent sponsorship applications. The Right of Landing fee is not required until a visa is actually issued. The concern however is that the individuals seeking to sponsor their […]

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David Cohen’s Blog: New Beginnings

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt As the curtain comes down on another calendar year it’s a time to reflect and look ahead. Thinking back on this past year, there are many things I’m thankful for. In particular… Read Full Blog on CanadaVisa.com…

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David Cohen’s Blog: Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

Hassan Samimifar is bitter, and it is hard to blame him for feeling that way. Mr. Samimifar, an Iranian national, arrived in Canada 21 years ago and immediately applied for refugee status. Until 2003 he was waiting for an answer. When his file was finally addressed, his application was refused. After an immigration hearing scheduled […]

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Finding a Job in Canada

The time it takes to complete the processing of a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa under the Skilled Worker / Professional category can be lengthy.  A Canadian job offer can help speed it up.  Read Full Article on CanadaVisa.com…

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Canadian Immigration Target Hits 25-Year High

In October, the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration raised this year’s target for permanent residents. As Canadian birth rates decline and the economy grows, this upward trend has reached levels not seen in decades. Canada increased its target for 2007—defined in ranges rather than set figures—to between 240 000 and 265 000, […]

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada Moves to Ease Temporary Worker Permits

As businesses in Western Canada continue to experience shortages of labour, the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, announced changes to make it easier for companies to hire foreign workers. The main change announced to the federal program for temporary foreign workers is to create regional lists of occupations in high demand—for example […]

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Ontario Looks to Ease Entry for Foreign-Trained Individuals

A bill working its way through the Ontario legislature targets professional occupations in an aim to help professionals who immigrate to fully integrate into the economy. After passing its second reading in the parliament of Ontario, Bill 124 – titled the Fair Access to Regulated Professions Act – will now be discussed in committees before […]

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