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New set of changes to the Citizenship Act

To provide greater flexibility in meeting requirements for those who wish to obtain Canadian citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced a significant milestone in implementing changes to the Citizenship Act. These new legislative changes to the Citizenship Act are now in effect. As of October 11, 2017, permanent residents applying for Canadian citizenship must be physically present in Canada for three out of the last five years (1095 days), with no minimum number of days per year, before applying.They will be able to count each day they were physically present in Canada as a temporary resident or protected person as a half day towards meeting...


Posted: Nov 1, 2017



Atlantic Immigration Pilot continues to gain momentum

Since the Atlantic Immigration Pilot was launched last January, interest from both immigrants and employers has steadily grown.The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a partnership between the government of Canada and the Atlantic provinces to attract and keep skilled immigrants, as well as recently-graduated international students from Atlantic universities and colleges, to meet the unique workforce needs of the region.To help employers and immigrants take advantage of the Pilot, IRCC has also launched a dedicated service channel. It provides support and information to help them get through the immigration process more easily. IRCC will also be fast-tracking temporary work permits for candidates...


Posted: Nov 1, 2017



New to Canada? Avoid unexpected bank charges.

Author: Arjun Singh As an immigrant, one of the first things you have to do after landing is to open a bank account. Only after having a bank account in Canada can you proceed with other applications for services to settle down here. The banking system, products and regulations between banks in your home country and Canada are very different. As an immigrant living in Canada for just over 3 years, I would like to share some of my personal experiences with everyone. When I was fresh off the boat, I paid for bank charges I could have avoided had I known enough about how the banks work in Canada. The Opening Scene If you’re in Canada already, it’s better to visit a bank’s branch in...


Posted: Oct 4, 2017



Settlement support for newcomers

Federal-Provincial-Territorial Forum of Ministers responsible for Immigration met last month to reflect on Canada’s immigration system.The Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Forum of Ministers responsible for Immigration (FMRI) met in Toronto in September to reflect on Canada’s immigration system.To make progress on Canada’s Vision Action Plan for 2016-2019, all Ministers agreed to work in partnership to ensure a fast, flexible, and efficient economic immigration system; strategic immigration levels planning; and effective settlement and integration supports for newcomers. This work will further Canada’s legacy as a diverse, inclusive and welcoming country.Ministers reached...


Posted: Oct 2, 2017



Pilot program for newcomers launching companies to be made permanent

The Start-up Visa Program, a pathway to permanent residence for cutting-edge entrepreneurs launching a start-up company in Canada, will become a regular feature of Canada’s immigration landscape in 2018.As part of the five-year pilot, launched in 2013, innovative entrepreneurs can apply to become permanent residents after a Canadian venture capital fund or angel investor group has made a significant financial commitment in their business idea, or after a business incubator has accepted them into their program.A recent evaluation of the Start-up Visa Program found that it is delivering on its goals; immigrant entrepreneurs are actively developing innovative companies in Canada that are...


Posted: Sep 6, 2017



Immigration fraud and incompetent advice can cost you big
Posted: Sep 6, 2017


4 reasons why Northwestern Ontario is great for newcomers
Posted: Sep 6, 2017


Highly-skilled workers benefit from Global Skills Strategy
Posted: Aug 2, 2017


Bill C-6 protects the citizenship rights of all Canadians
Posted: Aug 2, 2017


Northwestern Ontario beckons newcomers
Posted: Aug 2, 2017


Conditional Permanent Residence for spouses and partners eliminated
Posted: Jul 1, 2017


Age increase for dependent children
Posted: Jul 1, 2017


New Global Talent Stream applicants to be fast-tracked
Posted: Jul 1, 2017


Extra Express Entry points for candidates with siblings in Canada
Posted: Jul 1, 2017


New rules to strengthen Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Posted: May 30, 2017


Global Talent Stream to bring new skills to Canada
Posted: May 30, 2017


New Express Entry to welcome more skilled immigrants to Canada
Posted: Apr 30, 2017


Immigrant nominee program draws skilled newcomers to Ontario
Posted: Apr 2, 2017


Celebrating 70 years of the Canadian Citizenship Act
Posted: Mar 2, 2017


Canada tweaks sponsorship program for parents and grandparents
Posted: Jan 31, 2017


Express Entry: How to tap into Canada’s job market
Posted: Jan 2, 2017


Changes to Express Entry
Posted: Jan 2, 2017


Shorter wait times for spousal reunification
Posted: Jan 2, 2017


Shorter wait times for spousal reunification
Posted: Jan 2, 2017


Canada to fast-track highly skilled global talent
Posted: Jan 2, 2017


Canada to welcome 300,000 newcomers in 2017
Posted: Dec 1, 2016


Canada retains spot in global top five for prosperity
Posted: Dec 1, 2016


How affordable is home ownership for Canadian newcomers?
Posted: Sep 1, 2016


Pilot project to attract and retain newcomers
Posted: Sep 1, 2016


Internationally-trained immigrants find jobs through new bridge training programs
Posted: Sep 1, 2016


Temporary Foreign Worker program needs to change
Posted: Aug 7, 2016


Canada is one of the best countries in the world to live in
Posted: Aug 7, 2016


Canada is one of the best countries in the world to live in
Posted: Aug 7, 2016


Job growth in Ontario with over 20,000 new positions in May
Posted: Jul 4, 2016


Visa program off to a good start
Posted: Jun 1, 2016


New doors opening for foreign-trained physicians
Posted: Jun 1, 2016


Nearly 14,000 new jobs in Ontario, good news for employment seekers
Posted: May 4, 2016


Canada’s ambitious plan for 2016 immigration levels
Posted: May 4, 2016


A record year for Canadian companies in India
Posted: Apr 1, 2016


Help for internationally-educated nurses
Posted: Apr 1, 2016


International students invited to apply for York World Scholars program
Posted: Mar 1, 2016


A silver lining on Canada’s economic horizon
Posted: Feb 29, 2016


Ontario experiences growth in employment
Posted: Feb 2, 2016


Is Express Entry due for an overhaul?
Posted: Feb 2, 2016


The world needs more Canada
Posted: Jan 5, 2016


Temporary or transitional? Four-year limit on temporary foreign workers’ stay in Canada does more harm than good, says study
Posted: Dec 1, 2015


Opportunities in BC’s clean energy sector
Posted: Dec 1, 2015


Newcomers can overcome barriers to Canadian employment
Posted: Dec 1, 2015


10 start-ups selected for the new China-Ontario incubator
Posted: Nov 1, 2015


Canada ranks among top 10 worldwide for economic freedom
Posted: Nov 1, 2015


Ontario gives trades training a modernization boost
Posted: Sep 30, 2015


What you need to know before starting a healthcare practice in Canada
Posted: Sep 30, 2015


Canada’s ethnic neighbourhoods sparkle with diversity, says new study
Posted: Sep 30, 2015


Canada is getting youth and newcomers job-ready
Posted: Sep 1, 2015


Canadian university education costs less than you might expect
Posted: Sep 1, 2015


The future appears bright for Ontario university graduates
Posted: Sep 1, 2015


Internationally-trained nurses find opportunities in Canada
Posted: Sep 1, 2015


Ontario companies urged to ‘Go Global’ to India
Posted: Aug 1, 2015


Canadian cities top global survey
Posted: Aug 1, 2015


New social platforms breaking down the barriers to immigrant employment
Posted: Aug 1, 2015


Express Entry fast-tracks international talent to Canada
Posted: Aug 1, 2015


Overseas credential recognition loans support internationally-trained workers
Posted: Jun 29, 2015


New federal-provincial deal to align job training with labour market opportunities
Posted: Jun 29, 2015


Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Program reopens
Posted: Jun 29, 2015


Opportunities for newcomers in the trades
Posted: Jun 29, 2015


Newcomers find it pays to hire apprentices
Posted: Jun 29, 2015


New map shows clean energy job openings in British Columbia
Posted: Jun 2, 2015


Canada moves to address employment challenges faced by skilled newcomers
Posted: Jun 2, 2015


Ontario skills training leads to guaranteed jobs
Posted: Apr 28, 2015


5 secrets to winning a Canadian scholarship
Posted: Apr 28, 2015


First turbaned Sikh woman finds her place in Canadian Navy
Posted: Apr 28, 2015


Canadian businesses pursue opportunities in India
Posted: Mar 30, 2015


Newcomer entrepreneurs honoured in Ottawa
Posted: Mar 30, 2015


Express Entry Explained: 7 ways to look at the new way to immigrate to Canada
Posted: Mar 30, 2015


Calling immigrant investors
Posted: Mar 30, 2015


New program helps skilled newcomers make vital connections
Posted: Mar 30, 2015


Canada is promoting Francophone immigration
Posted: Mar 2, 2015


Over 260,000 newcomers became Canadian citizens in 2014
Posted: Mar 2, 2015


Canada moves to help foreign-trained professionals get jobs faster
Posted: Mar 2, 2015


The world’s best and brightest choose Canada
Posted: Mar 2, 2015


Small talk can play a big role in your success in Canada
Posted: Mar 2, 2015


Canadian employers are not fully prepared to leverage immigrants’ skills
Posted: Feb 3, 2015


Canada and India build strong economic ties
Posted: Feb 3, 2015


Canada Apprentice Loan is now accepting applications
Posted: Feb 3, 2015


Canada unveils new immigrant investor program
Posted: Feb 3, 2015


Canadian RRSPs: Are they equally good for everyone?
Posted: Feb 3, 2015


How to secure your financial future in Canada
Posted: Feb 3, 2015


Canadians value multiculturalism but continue to grapple with its limits
Posted: Jan 4, 2015


Newcomers' global connections boost Ontario's economy
Posted: Jan 4, 2015


In-demand immigrants' applications to be processed in six months or less
Posted: Jan 4, 2015


More international students are choosing Canada, study permits up by 26 per cent since 2012
Posted: Dec 3, 2014


Caregiver program gets a timely boost
Posted: Dec 3, 2014


Canada gets top ranking in worldwide ranking in seniors’ well-being
Posted: Dec 3, 2014


Canada’s intake of permanent residents to go up next year
Posted: Dec 3, 2014


It’s been a record year for Canadian visas
Posted: Nov 3, 2014


Canada shops for business opportunities in India
Posted: Nov 3, 2014


Canada and India are building stronger ties
Posted: Nov 3, 2014


Canadian businesses benefit from quicker access to highly skilled newcomers
Posted: Nov 3, 2014


Newcomer champion awards recognize people who foster a welcoming society
Posted: Nov 3, 2014


Over 150,000 new Canadian citizens so far in 2014
Posted: Sep 30, 2014


Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, among top five most livable cities in the world
Posted: Sep 30, 2014


Canada is moving closer to the launch of Express Entry
Posted: Sep 30, 2014


Canada is attracting entrepreneurs through Start-up Visa
Posted: Sep 30, 2014


Get up to $4000 in apprenticeship grants
Posted: Sep 30, 2014


Apprenticeship grants help newcomers and young Canadians get jobs
Posted: Sep 30, 2014


What newcomers think about home ownership in Canada
Posted: Sep 1, 2014


China second highest source country for Canadian Experience Class
Posted: Sep 1, 2014


Jobs that may qualify you for Canadian permanent residence without a job offer
Posted: Sep 1, 2014


Question: Could you sponsor a niece or a nephew?
Posted: Sep 1, 2014


Canada welcomes new citizens
Posted: Sep 1, 2014


Start-up Visa promotes jobs and spurs economic growth
Posted: Sep 1, 2014


Canada welcomes skilled economic immigrants
Posted: Sep 1, 2014


How newcomers are influencing the Canadian way of life
Posted: Jul 29, 2014


CAN+ Program facilitates trade and travel with India
Posted: Jul 29, 2014


Open Data Portal: Ready access to information on immigration to Canada
Posted: Jul 29, 2014


Open Data Portal: Ready access to information on immigration to Canada
Posted: Jul 29, 2014


Newcomers find help in finding employment
Posted: Jul 29, 2014


Student wins Best Brain in Canada title
Posted: Jun 30, 2014


Kirpan accommodated at Canadian missions
Posted: Jun 30, 2014


Canada strengthens Citizenship Act
Posted: Jun 30, 2014


Philippines is third top source of immigrants
Posted: Jun 30, 2014


Canada welcomes record numbers from China
Posted: Jun 30, 2014


Canada declares multiple-entry visa a success
Posted: Jun 2, 2014


Toronto is one of the best cities in the world
Posted: Jun 2, 2014


Immigration aligned with economic development
Posted: Jun 2, 2014


International Student Program: Canada tightens rules to welcome genuine applicants
Posted: Jun 2, 2014


New caps for various immigration categories
Posted: Jun 2, 2014


Canada draws students, business travellers and visitors from India
Posted: Jun 2, 2014


Canadian nursing designations set the bar higher
Posted: Jun 2, 2014


More people own, rather than rent, homes in Peel
Posted: Apr 30, 2014


A new vision for immigration to support newcomers
Posted: Apr 30, 2014


Canada is tweaking its immigration system to be fast and flexible
Posted: Apr 30, 2014


“Express Entry” for economic immigrants
Posted: Apr 29, 2014


Canada, a magnet for skilled professionals from around the world
Posted: Apr 29, 2014


Canada wants skilled tradespeople
Posted: Apr 29, 2014


Canadian-led accelerator in India opens new business channels
Posted: Apr 1, 2014


Job gains point to a climate of growth
Posted: Apr 1, 2014


Innovation spurs job growth across Ontario
Posted: Apr 1, 2014


Canada strives to make citizenship more meaningful
Posted: Apr 1, 2014


Ontario plans to attract more immigrants
Posted: Apr 1, 2014


Over 16,000 new Canadians became citizens in January
Posted: Mar 5, 2014


Multiple-entry visas make it easier to come to Canada
Posted: Mar 5, 2014


Ontario’s minimum wage increase impacts newcomers
Posted: Mar 5, 2014


Canada to welcome 15,000 permanent residents under Canadian Experience Class
Posted: Mar 5, 2014


Canada’s 2014 Parental Sponsorship Program is already closed for the year
Posted: Mar 5, 2014


Emigrating to Canada? Don’t become a victim of immigration fraud
Posted: Mar 5, 2014


Road less travelled makes all the difference
Posted: Feb 4, 2014


Ontario’s new trade strategy expands exports, creates jobs
Posted: Feb 4, 2014


High numbers of visas issued from Chandigarh and New Delhi missions
Posted: Feb 4, 2014


How to find success in Canada as a part-time entrepreneur
Posted: Feb 4, 2014


Mohit Sharma’s journey from Delhi to Winnipeg
Posted: Jan 2, 2014


“Immigration is vital to meeting Canada’s economic and labour needs”
Posted: Jan 2, 2014


More protection for Ontario workers
Posted: Jan 2, 2014


Record intake levels planned for Provincial Nominee Program in 2014
Posted: Jan 2, 2014


Canada pledges aggressive action to slash immigration backlogs
Posted: Dec 4, 2013


Business incubator stream to attract entrepreneurs
Posted: Dec 4, 2013


The new 2015 immigration plan: Welcome to Canada if you have a job offer
Posted: Dec 4, 2013


Canada to welcome 250,000 new permanent residents in 2014
Posted: Dec 4, 2013


Canada set to double intake through Live-in Caregiver Program
Posted: Dec 4, 2013


Annual cap, other changes in the Canadian experience class
Posted: Dec 4, 2013


Toronto ranks high in international study
Posted: Dec 4, 2013


Mentoring program a big help for newcomers in Toronto
Posted: Oct 30, 2013


Encore careers for newcomers ready make the jump
Posted: Oct 30, 2013


More jobs in Ontario
Posted: Oct 30, 2013


Dairy and poultry sectors are creating jobs in British Columbia
Posted: Oct 30, 2013


Temporary foreign worker program needs annual cap
Posted: Oct 30, 2013


Employers team up with university to give students valuable hands-on work experience
Posted: Oct 2, 2013


Tips for newcomers: Protect yourself from identity theft
Posted: Oct 2, 2013


Charges laid in residence fraud
Posted: Oct 2, 2013


Charges laid in residence fraud
Posted: Oct 2, 2013


Language remains key to success in Canada
Posted: Sep 5, 2013


Career bridge program for internationally-trained nurses helps fulfil licensing requirements
Posted: Sep 5, 2013


Come to Canada Wizard attracts more than four million visits
Posted: Sep 5, 2013


Canadian schools love international students. So does Canadian immigration.
Posted: Sep 5, 2013


Top 10 things you should know about studying in Canada
Posted: Jul 31, 2013


Alberta floods: Special measures for temporary and permanent residents
Posted: Jul 31, 2013


Canada is open for business to start-up entrepreneurs
Posted: Jul 3, 2013


New Canadians fill labour shortage
Posted: Jul 3, 2013


Specialized training programs assist newcomers
Posted: Jul 3, 2013


A new list of occupations in the renewed FSW Program
Posted: Jun 5, 2013


Canada to start biometric screening program
Posted: Jun 5, 2013


Canada says it is on track to cut immigration backlog in half
Posted: Jun 5, 2013


Who qualifies for Canadian immigration under Skilled Professionals Category
Posted: Jun 5, 2013


Canada reopens immigration program for professionals
Posted: Jun 5, 2013


Immigration backlog reduced by 40 per cent
Posted: May 1, 2013


Faced with skills shortage, Canadian employers are recognizing the value of immigrants
Posted: May 1, 2013


Are you eligible to immigrate to Canada?
Posted: Apr 3, 2013


New immigration program to attract job creators to Canada
Posted: Mar 3, 2013


The jig is up on marriage fraud
Posted: Mar 3, 2013


Canada issues a record number of visitor visas
Posted: Mar 3, 2013


Transforming Canada’s economic immigration programs
Posted: Jan 31, 2013


Canada welcomes largest number of parents and grandparents in 20 years
Posted: Dec 31, 2012


Canada’s revamped points system favours younger newcomers
Posted: Dec 31, 2012


Canada’s Ryerson University partners with IIT Bombay
Posted: Dec 4, 2012


Ontario’s concerted plan to attract skilled immigrants
Posted: Dec 4, 2012


Punjabi the top home language after English in the Region of Peel
Posted: Dec 4, 2012


Come to Canada Wizard works like magic
Posted: Oct 31, 2012


Newcomers contribute to Canada’s population growth
Posted: Oct 31, 2012


Canadian citizenship not for sale
Posted: Oct 31, 2012


International students can pick from a wide range of Canadian universities and colleges
Posted: Oct 2, 2012


Canada’s changing immigration landscape and what it means for a job-seeking overseas student
Posted: Oct 2, 2012


Canada acts to expedite removal of foreign criminals
Posted: Sep 4, 2012


Countries unite to tackle immigration fraud
Posted: Sep 4, 2012


Conditional permanent residence proposed to deter marriages of convenience
Posted: Sep 4, 2012


New Canadians care about the environment
Posted: Aug 1, 2012


How the changes in Canada’s Skilled Worker and Immigrant Investor programs will affect prospective immigrants
Posted: Aug 1, 2012


Canada cracks down on immigration fraud
Posted: Aug 1, 2012


Canadian recognition of Pakistan’s accounting programs is a step forward
Posted: Jul 4, 2012


Edmonton, one of the top places to live in Canada
Posted: Jul 4, 2012


Sikhs can now wear kirpans in Toronto courts
Posted: May 30, 2012


Canada to assess foreign credentials before skilled workers arrive
Posted: May 30, 2012


Canadian Supreme Court healthcare ruling irks newcomers
Posted: May 2, 2012


Super Visa approval rate now at 77 per cent
Posted: May 2, 2012


New network of networks builds connections for immigrant employment
Posted: Apr 2, 2012


Ontario receives diversity award
Posted: Feb 29, 2012


Immigrants are net contributors to Canada’s population growth
Posted: Feb 29, 2012


New Canadian ‘super visa’ gets mixed reviews
Posted: Feb 1, 2012


Canada cracks down on citizenship fraud
Posted: Jan 3, 2012


Ontario moves to create new jobs
Posted: Dec 1, 2011


Canada to attract and retain international PhD students
Posted: Dec 1, 2011


FASTER FAMILY VISAS NOW POSSIBLE
Posted: Dec 1, 2011


Commuting to work in big cities
Posted: Nov 2, 2011


Beware fake immigration consultants
Posted: Nov 2, 2011


Come to Canada Wizard a success
Posted: Oct 6, 2011


Canadians living longer
Posted: Oct 6, 2011


Ontario introduces new optional Photo ID card
Posted: Aug 31, 2011


Canada to welcome record number of immigrants under Provincial Nominee Program
Posted: Aug 31, 2011


New interactive web tool helps potential immigrants
Posted: Aug 31, 2011


Tougher rules to govern immigration consultants
Posted: Aug 5, 2011


Changes to Economic Immigration Programs
Posted: Aug 5, 2011


Skilled immigrants help organizations grow locally and globally
Posted: Jul 1, 2011


Get government help to build your business
Posted: Jun 2, 2011


Expanded overseas foreign credential recognition services
Posted: Apr 30, 2011


New Canadians at higher risk of drowning
Posted: Apr 30, 2011


New rules to strengthen the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Posted: Apr 30, 2011


Canada seeks Pakistan’s help to combat crooked immigration consultants
Posted: Mar 31, 2011


Immigration fraud charges laid
Posted: Mar 31, 2011


Government of Canada consults on changes to the Immigrant Skilled Worker Program
Posted: Mar 4, 2011


Changes to the Immigrant Investor Program necessary, says minister
Posted: Mar 4, 2011


Understanding the changes to the Immigrant Investor Program
Posted: Mar 4, 2011


Employment edges up
Posted: Feb 3, 2011


Why some immigrants from India prosper more than others
Posted: Feb 3, 2011


Skilled immigrants fare well in Canada
Posted: Feb 3, 2011


Open Ontario Plan attracts skilled newcomers and investment to Ontario
Posted: Jan 6, 2011


Canada welcomes growing number of Indian visitors, students and immigrants
Posted: Jan 6, 2011


Canada will maintain a high level of immigration in 2011
Posted: Jan 6, 2011


Canada reopens immigrant investor program
Posted: Nov 14, 2010


Canada acts to foil human smugglers from abusing its immigration system
Posted: Nov 14, 2010


Report on internationally-educated immigrants is released
Posted: Oct 16, 2010


National online consultation launched to gather views on impact of marriage fraud
Posted: Oct 16, 2010


Canada invests in internationally trained architects
Posted: Oct 1, 2010


Country list for immigration medical exams updated
Posted: Sep 14, 2010


Canada welcomes more Indian visitors, students and immigrants
Posted: Sep 14, 2010


Canada’s Economic Action Plan addresses key labour market challenges
Posted: Jul 25, 2010


Services under one roof in Brampton
Posted: Jul 25, 2010


Services under one roof in Mississauga
Posted: Jul 25, 2010


Canada facing labour shortages - immigration can help fill the gap if done right
Posted: Jul 15, 2010


New IWES skills training program launches in Ontario to help global talent integrate and succeed in the workplace
Posted: Jul 2, 2010


New research findings on visible minorities in leadership include the media
Posted: Jul 2, 2010


Ontario expands bridge training programs for newcomers
Posted: Jul 2, 2010


Brampton Library adds nine new languages
Posted: Jul 2, 2010


McGuinty government invests in skills training and expands opportunities to work
Posted: Jul 2, 2010


Young newcomers internship program
Posted: Jul 2, 2010


New rules aim to strengthen the value of Canadian citizenship
Posted: Jul 2, 2010


Canadian training for job success
Posted: Jun 30, 2010


Are you eligible for arranged employment?
Posted: Jun 30, 2010


Who is a skilled worker and who can apply under this category?
Posted: Jun 30, 2010


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