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Canada’s Online Immigration Tool

An interactive website created by Canada's immigration ministry is becoming increasingly popular among those who wish to immigrate to the country. According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the federal department in charge of immigration -- its Come to Canada Wizard gets more than seven thousand hits a day from around the world. The site has been accessed more than four million … [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...]

Migration Window to Canada to Reopen in June

SOURCE: EMIRATES 24/7   Every year around 250,000 people migrate to Canada. The UAE seems to be a popular place of departure to the Far West [and Far North] for the expatriate population in this country. For many, life here is a stopover, and Canada has turned out time and again the number one final destination. However, the window of opportunity may be closing fast for hopefuls as … [Read more...]

Canada to Return 300,000 Immigration Applications

Did you apply to immigrate to Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker program before Feb. 27, 2008? If so, Canada has decided that your application will not be processed anymore and your money will be returned along with your application. This was among the key decision made public in the country’s new budget. According to government figures, about 200,000 people had applied before this date. … [Read more...]

Canadian Immigration Feeling the Luck O’ the Irish

SOURCE: THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR Pubs bursting at the seams are a reminder of the old saying that on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone’s a little bit Irish. But statistics show that immigration to Canada has become a lot more Irish. By the end of 2011, there were more than 5,200 temporary foreign workers from Ireland in Canada, up almost 1,000 from the year before. While the number pales besides … [Read more...]

Desperate for Workers, West Seeks Immigration Powers

SOURCE: THE GLOBE AND MAIL Canada’s Western premiers are seeking to wrest control over immigration away from Ottawa to help the West manage its growing skills shortage. “We are well-positioned but we need to have a national discussion about what further tools provinces need to grow the national economy,” said B.C. Premier Christy Clark, who is leading the group, in an interview. “The biggest … [Read more...]

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