3x Aeroplan Miles from Costco

Costco Canada is offering three Aeroplan Miles for every dollar spent online. The offer is valid only until Sunday, August 11, 2013. It is also valid only for online purchases, and not for those made at the stores. Restrictions: If you are using a discount or promotion, the current program will not apply for the discount or promotion amount. The current program will not apply for new … [Read more...]

Aeroplan Offers 1000 Miles for Facebook ‘Like’

Air Canada's Loyalty Program Aeroplan is offering the chance win extra points this summer. The first point is to win 1000 Aeroplan Miles. You just have to like their Facebook page, and give your Aeroplan number. The second point is to win 200,000 Aeroplan Miles. You have to choose your favourite cities and the Aeroplan partner hotels in those cities, as well as chose the restaurant and the … [Read more...]

Hyundai, KIA Launch Fuel Compensation Program

South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia have agreed to compensate owners of certain types of vehicles who were given false fuel efficiency/mileage numbers. This follows findings by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that tested the fuel efficiencies of the automakers’ cars, after a number of complaints. On average, the mileage of a Hyundai was increased from 8.71 l/100 km to 9.05 … [Read more...]

“Conditional PR” for Some Married Spouses

Canada has implemented its new rule to give only a ‘conditional permanent residence’ to sponsored spouses who have been in a relationship with their sponsor for less than two years and have no children from the partnership. The new rules came into effect October 25, 2012. Under the new rules, spouses with less than a two-year old relationship who are sponsored to come to Canada under the … [Read more...]

New Language Requirements for Citizenship Applicants

Canada is changing the way citizenship applicants prove their ability in English or French, which are the country’s two official languages. Beginning November 1, 2012, they will need to submit proof of their language skills at the time of their citizenship application. Until now, applicants between the ages of 18-54 (check here for those below 18 and above 54) had to prove their language … [Read more...]

Canada Stops Accepting Applications Under Skilled Worker Program

As of July 1st, Canada will not be accepting fresh applications under its Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW) and its Immigrant Investor Program (IIP). According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the decision will not affect those who have already applied, and those who have a job offer and are planning to apply under the FSW program. Those in the PhD Eligibility Stream will also … [Read more...]

Temporary Resident Visa Can Be Applied Inside Canada

If you are in Canada on a temporary residence permit (student or work permit visa), and want to apply for a new temporary resident visa (TRV), you can now do it within Canada itself, instead of having to apply from abroad. The new application can be made to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Case Processing Pilot Office in Ottawa. You can use this new facility if you are: A … [Read more...]

Canada Mulls Start-up Visa System

The Canadian government is considering starting a new program to allow immigration of foreign entrepreneurs with great business ideas but not enough money. The new ‘start up visa’ program will allow entrepreneurs who have great ideas in IT and other sectors to be matched with Canadian investors. If everything goes well, the entrepreneur will be given a visa to move to Canada to establish the … [Read more...]

Opportunites to Immigrate to Quebec, Canada

Quebec’s Investor Immigration Program, part of the Business People stream, has been closed until end of March 2013. This follows receiving 2,700 applications, which was the cap set for the current year. However, according to the Quebec government,which runs an immigration program fairly autonomous from the federal government of Canada, two more streams under Businesspeople are still available. … [Read more...]

Immigrant Aspirants in Dubai Feel Cheated

SOURCE: EMIRATES 24/7 NEWS Immigration consultancy is a big business in Dubai. People insecure of how to go about the big move to another country often choose to adopt the services of an ‘immigration consultant’, who facilitates the process from assessment to settlement. However, many of the emigrants end up feeling cheated and disappointed with what they get in return for the large sum of … [Read more...]

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