Provinces to Select More immigrants

  Canada is planning to increase considerably the number of immigrants allowed under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) next year. According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada – CIC which is the federal department in charge of immigration issues – most of the country’s provinces and territories will be allowed sponsor between 42,000 and 45,000 immigrants will be allowed through the … [Read more...]

‘Parent And Grandparent Super Visa’ Introduced

Canada is introducing a new “Parent and Grandparent Super Visa’ system to help foreign-living parents and grandparents of Canadians visit them and their grandchildren quicker. Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says the new visa system, which will come into effect Dec. 1, is designed to help Canadians reunite with their parents and grandparents sooner, as at present coming to Canada through the … [Read more...]

Interesting Immigration Facts

Some interesting numbers about immigration to Canada The Philippines was the top source country in 2010. More than 36,000 immigrants came from that country, and this is almost a 300-percent increase over the past ten years. India is the second largest source, with just over 30,000 immigrants. China is the third largest, with just about 50 or so fewer immigrants than India. Ten years ago, … [Read more...]

Millionaire-Immigrants in Waiting

More than 22,000 foreign millionaires, most of them in Hong Kong, are waiting to migrate to Canada, which can earn up to nine billion dollars by just letting them under the Investor class program. This is according to a local newspaper, which quotes a note by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) – the federal department in charge of immigration issues. The note was obtained by a Canadian … [Read more...]

Foreign IT Specialist Program Extended

The Canadian government has extended for another three months the system that allows British Columbia to bring in foreign IT specialists without going through the usual work permit process. According to a statement by the Human Resources and Skills Development – the federal ministry that deals with human resource development – employers who want to bring in specialists to fill in positions in … [Read more...]

Canada Launches Online Consultations

  The Canadian government has launched an online consultation to decide on the future course of the country’s immigration numbers. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the federal department that is in charge of immigration, launched the online consultation to request public opinion on the “appropriate level of immigration and the most suitable mix between economic, family class … [Read more...]

Canada Says No Drop in Immigration Numbers for 2011

The number of immigrants allowed to move to Canada fell by a quarter during the first quarter of this year, as compared to the same period last year. According to data released by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) – the federal department in charge of immigration issues – immigration fell in all major categories, including skilled worker class, Canadian Experience Class and … [Read more...]

Skilled Worker Intake to be Halved

  Canada is reducing by half the number of immigrants allowed under certain classes of its Federal Skilled Immigrants program. According to new numbers released by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) – the federal department in charge of immigration – starting July 1, only 10,000 people without a job offer in Canada will be approved under the Federal Skilled Worker program. Last … [Read more...]

Public Input Sought on Immigration Law Changes

The Canadian government is now asking public’s input into its proposal to implement a so-called conditional permanent residence for those coming to the country under spousal sponsorship. In a government notice, Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) – the federal department that runs the country’s immigration process – also makes it public for the first time its intention to introduce the … [Read more...]

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