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David’s Blog: Second class citizens’- Part 1

If you were to ask me what I consider to be the greatest benefit of being a Canadian, I’d say it’s that I get to pass citizenship on to my children. While it’s still true for me, its no longer the case for one of my kids who happened to be born in the U.S.. […]

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Looking for a safe place to make an investment?

Canada’s banking system is renowned for its stability.  And Canada is recognized for its superior quality of life.  Through the Canadian Immigrant Investor Program, you and your family could qualify for fast-track Canadian Permanent Residency…and your money is secure. >> Read full article on Canadavisa.com

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Federal Skilled Worker Immigration – Four months after the implementation of Ministerial changes

On November 28, 2008, Citizenship, Immigration, and Multiculturalism Canada Minister Jason Kenney announced the new instructions for the processing of all Federal Skilled Worker applications received since February 27, 2008.  Since that time, this category of Canadian immigration has continued strong, albeit with more stringent requirements.  A comprehensive review of the requirements and the change […]

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New options for immigrant settlement services across Canada and beyond

Whether at libraries, educational institutions, community centres or online, Canadian organizations and federal, provincial, and territorial governments have been making great strides to provide exceptional settlement services to newcomers.  Here are some recent highlights. This month, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Canada (CIMC) has infused new funding into immigrant settlement services in Ontario, Alberta, and British […]

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New Canadian citizenship rules to come into effect in April

Over the past several years, the Government of Canada has been reviewing its citizenship laws, which are considered quite liberal, compared to other countries’.  Bill C-37 was created in response to these deliberations and will go into effect on April 17, 2009.  Under the new law, certain individuals who lost their citizenship will regain it.  […]

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David’s Blog: Let Immigration Reduce the Deficit

First, a bit of good news: Canada will likely weather the current economic storm better than any other     Western nation. As the Prime Minister recently pointed out, Canada has a low debt burden, an efficient inflation regime, a diversified economy, flexible labor markets and proper fiscal management going back for more than a decade. […]

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Canada may decrease immigration numbers

If you have been contemplating immigration to Canada, you would be wise to submit your application as soon as possible.  Citing economic uncertainty and rising unemployment numbers in the country, Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has announced that Canada is considering reducing its immigration targets for 2009. At the present time, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism […]

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New developments in the popular Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

The Strategic Recruitment Stream of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) has recently been shaken up to reflect the province’s changing labour needs.  Its popular US H1B Visa Holder category (for which applicants do not need a job offer) has been modified to reflect key occupations that are common among H1B holders.  Additionally, two new […]

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Amidst the economic downturn, there are still hot spots for jobs in Canada

Though Canada has been less affected by the global economic downturn than the United States and other OECD nations, the national unemployment rate has increased slightly over the past several months.  This has prompted Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to review immigration numbers to ensure that there will be enough jobs for newcomers once they […]

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