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Federal Investor program temporarily closes its doors to new applicants

On June 26, 2010, Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced that the Government of Canada temporarily closed applications for the immigrant investor program. Effective June 26, 2010, the Government of Canada announced that it will cease accepting new investor applications. This said, any application postmarked or received before June 26, 2010 will be considered. The […]

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Canadian Immigration News Briefs for June 2010

The following is a summary of developments in Canadian Citizenship and Immigration that took place or were announced over the last few weeks. Canada leads the world in economic recovery and foreign investment conditions Canada’s strong economy, sound fiscal position, and favourable foreign investment conditions make Canada the leader among G-8 nations. Canada’s financial situation […]

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David’s Blog: He/She Who Hesitates is Lost

Here is my take on the changes to the requirements under the Federal Skilled Worker Category- be quick with your application, or risk losing your opportunity of qualifying for a permanent resident visa under this category. Read the full blog post on Canadavisa.com>>>

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Criminality Issues for Visitors, Temporary Foreign Workers & Permanent Residents

  Any person currently charged with or previously convicted of any criminal offence inside or outside of Canada may be prohibited from visiting, working, studying or applying for permanent residence in Canada. Even offences as seemingly minor as some moving traffic violations may render an individual inadmissible to Canada. Examples of convictions that could make […]

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Canada continues to welcome historically high numbers of immigrants

Earlier this month, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) released preliminary data about the number of permanent and temporary residents Canada welcomed in 2009. The figures show that Canada continues to maintain a historically high rate of immigration. A total of 252,124 permanent residents arrived in Canada in 2009, more than half of which were economic […]

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Business immigration has a positive impact on British Columbia

Business immigration programs are being praised for their success in the beautiful province of British Columbia (BC), as more and more new Canadians are making an impact on BC’s economy while enjoying the province’s high quality of life. Since 2002, business immigration programs have been responsible for more than $603-million in investment in the province, […]

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Canada Immigration News Briefs: May 2010

The following is a summary of developments in Canadian Citizenship and Immigration that took place or were announced over the last few weeks. New Brunswick’s foreign credentials recognition process praised as efficient, accessible The head of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick, Andrew McLeod, praised the province’s foreign credential recognition process […]

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David’s Blog: Mother Slays Dragon

This is my belated Mother’s Day tribute to Maria Gallardo, who, in looking out for her son, was willing, and more than able, to take on anyone who got in her way. >>Read full article on Canadavisa.com

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