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LoonLounge.com – the new Canadian immigration and settlement online community – garnering praise across Canada

Earlier this month, we introduced you to LoonLounge.com, a social network where Canadian residents and future immigrants can connect and learn from each other, become engaged in Canadian communities, and ultimately help improve the Canadian immigration and settlement processes.  The response from our newsletter subscribers and the Canadian media has been overwhelmingly positive, with a […]

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Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) changes process for H1B holders

Last year, the province of Alberta introduced the Strategic Recruitment Stream of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).  This program recognizes the valuable contributions that workers from overseas have made in North America by fast-tracking the Canadian Permanent Residency of certain US H1B visa* holders.  The application procedure has recently been modified. The Strategic Recruitment […]

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Canadian citizenship rules change for those born outside of Canada

As of April 17, 2009, Canada’s Citizenship Act will be amended.  The new law now limits Canadian citizenship to the first generation born abroad to Canadian citizens. All individuals born in Canada are granted citizenship, as are people born abroad who undertake the Canadian citizenship process and are approved. Previously, individuals who were born abroad […]

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CIMC Minister visits India and Pakistan to discuss Canadian immigration

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister (CIMC) Jason Kenney spent some time this month in India and Pakistan to work on further strengthening Canada’s relations with the two countries.  He met with important political figures and religious leaders from various communities to discuss immigration to Canada, employment in Canada for Indian and Pakistani residents, and Canadian […]

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New requirements for Canadian employers hiring foreign skilled workers

In order to hire a foreign worker, Canadian employers may need to satisfy Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) that they cannot find any Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents to fill the available position.  HRSDC’s role is to ensure that Canadian residents have first access to Canadian jobs.  To better reflect Canada’s evolving labour […]

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Simplifying Canadian Immigration and Settlement Together – LoonLounge.com

Throughout his years in immigration law, David Cohen has learned that there is an important link missing in the Canadian immigration process.  He has seen new immigrants thrive just as he has seen others struggle.  Those who succeed do so because of their connections to Canada – connections with people in Canada, Canadian community organizations, […]

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David’s Blog: Help is here

I have previously written about what I perceive to be the missing link in Canadian immigration. My grandfather’s story illustrates it best. When he arrived in Canada many years ago, my grandfather had nothing but the name of a man in Montreal who once lived in his town. My grandfather was eternally grateful when, after […]

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Canada immigration changes finally announced – Outlook for 2009

On March 14, 2008, the Conservative government announced their intention to introduce significant amendments to Canada’s immigration system.  Many heated debates, numerous stakeholder consultations, a federal election, and a new Immigration Minister later, the amendments were finally announced on November 28.  Immigration remains a key priority for Canada, but now has a slightly stronger focus […]

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