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IRCC expands its presence in China

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is expanding its Visa Application Centre (VAC) Network in China, increasing its geographic reach as Canada looks for new ways to support the growth in applications. In 2017, more than 500,000 applications have been received from China, a 15 per cent increase from 2016.By offering greater flexibility and accessibility for Chinese travellers, Canada continues to demonstrate its commitment to a growing cultural exchange between the two countries.Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, attended the opening ceremony of a VAC in Nanjing to mark the opening of seven new centres located in Chengdu,...

Posted: Jan 3, 2018

What and how are newcomers buying in Canada?

From 2011 to 2016, two- thirds of Canada’s population growth came from immigration, and this dependence on newcomers to grow the country is expected to increase. According to Statistics Canada, by 2056, immigration is predicted to be Canada’s sole driver of population growth. With this population segment only set to grow, Oath, in partnership with Group M, set out to better understand newcomers to Canada and learn more about their media consumption, cultural mindset and shopping attitudes and behaviours. This new research surveyed 935 newcomers from four Canadian provinces to help draw a better picture of their journey, media demands and habits.Key findings: Media...

Posted: Nov 30, 2017

A new round of intake in the parents and grandparents program

This year, Canada introduced a new application intake process for the Parents and Grandparents Program. This change improves access to the application process and makes it more fair and transparent.Under this new process, people who want to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada first have to complete an online form. Earlier this year, 10,000 individuals were randomly selected from the forms received and invited to submit an application to sponsor their parents and grandparents. They were given 90 calendar days to submit their applications, meaning that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) needed to receive complete applications by August 4,...

Posted: Oct 2, 2017

New Canadians encouraged to start boating

The Lifesaving Society, Canada’s leading organization responsible for drowning prevention, launched an online boating safety program targeted to new boaters, particularly new Canadians who may be experiencing recreational boating for the first time. STARTboating is a comprehensive program designed to teach basic boating and water safety skills. The program was launched in English, French, Mandarin and Cantonese; followed by Hindi and Tagalog at the beginning of August.STARTboating consists of a series of online, interactive videos, which guide the user through the basic skills needed to safely enjoy a day on the water. While suitable for all boaters, the program was developed with...

Posted: Sep 6, 2017

Ontario expands immigration program

Ontario is continuing to welcome newcomers while helping the province’s employers attract skilled workers and responding to the needs of the labour market, with enhancements to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The program allows Ontario to nominate for permanent residence people who have the skills and experience needed to contribute to the province’s economy, helping employers to meet their labour needs.  Ontario is enhancing the program with changes to the following streams: Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream. This new stream is being launched under the OINP for workers in the skilled trades, which will help employers meet their identified need...

Posted: Jul 1, 2017

Finding a Canadian job that matches your skills
Posted: May 30, 2017

Internationally-educated professionals breaking down barriers
Posted: Apr 30, 2017

CAREER STRATEGIES: 5 tips for landing a summer job
Posted: Apr 2, 2017

CAREER STRATEGIES: Maintain your children’s mother tongues
Posted: Apr 2, 2017

Don’t become a victim of immigration fraud
Posted: Apr 2, 2017

Lottery system for sponsoring parents and grandparents unfair
Posted: Mar 2, 2017

Occupations-specific partnerships match internationally-trained newcomers with mentors
Posted: Mar 2, 2017

CAREER STRATEGIES: Preparing for a job interview: Practise, practise, practise!
Posted: Jan 31, 2017

Applying for Canadian immigration: Get it right the first time
Posted: Jan 31, 2017

Investments in mentoring support skilled newcomers to Canada
Posted: Oct 31, 2016

Alternative careers: Taking a different path to meaningful employment
Posted: Oct 4, 2016

Canada starts a national conversation on immigration
Posted: Aug 7, 2016

Virtual mentoring connects global mentees with mentors in Canada
Posted: Jul 4, 2016

Entrepreneurship is increasingly attractive to newcomers
Posted: May 4, 2016

Self-employed newcomers, make dollars and sense of your income tax return
Posted: Apr 1, 2016

Newcomers, your taxes can help fund your new life in Canada
Posted: Feb 29, 2016

Newcomers, secure your financial future!
Posted: Feb 2, 2016

Warm up to your first Canadian winter
Posted: Jan 5, 2016

You can prepare and file your own Canadian immigration application, right?
Posted: Nov 1, 2015

Fall in Canada: Enjoy a great Canadian tradition
Posted: Sep 30, 2015

Opportunities for women in Canada
Posted: Sep 30, 2015

Mentoring partnership helps newcomers
Posted: Jun 2, 2015

Indian PM’s historic visit to Canada promotes bilateral ties
Posted: Apr 28, 2015

Moving to Canada? Do it right!
Posted: Jan 4, 2015

Tips for winter driving in Toronto
Posted: Dec 3, 2014

Don’t let Canada’s winter get under your skin
Posted: Dec 3, 2014

How to get acclimatized to Canada’s winter
Posted: Dec 3, 2014

Newcomers’ choice of destination in Canada makes a difference
Posted: Sep 1, 2014

Microskills: Helping newcomer women and youth
Posted: Jun 30, 2014

New rules for work permits
Posted: Apr 1, 2014

Small towns in Canada offer big rewards for newcomers
Posted: Dec 4, 2013

Canada welcomes the first immigrants under the Federal Skilled Trades program
Posted: Oct 2, 2013

How to make a successful offer on a new home
Posted: Jul 31, 2013

Finding the right neighbourhood for your family’s needs
Posted: Jul 31, 2013

Tips for newcomers: How to choose the mortgage that’s right for you
Posted: Jul 31, 2013

Tips for newcomers: How to purchase your first home in Canada
Posted: Jul 30, 2013

Brampton newcomers bus tours a success
Posted: May 1, 2013

Newcomers flock to Brampton
Posted: May 1, 2013

Toronto welcomes newcomers
Posted: Apr 3, 2013

Bridging program for internationally-trained nurses
Posted: Mar 3, 2013

British Columbia needs skilled labour
Posted: Jan 31, 2013

Get that Canadian job faster with these five simple tips
Posted: Dec 31, 2012

Canadian immigration system gets a makeover
Posted: Dec 4, 2012

Toronto is a magnet for newcomers
Posted: Oct 31, 2012

Planning on studying in Canada? It pays to listen to these gentlemen!
Posted: Oct 2, 2012

How College Students Can Avoid Credit Hassles
Posted: Sep 4, 2012

Speed mentoring helps newcomers to Canada
Posted: Aug 1, 2012

Does life in Canada meet immigrants’ expectations?
Posted: Jul 4, 2012

Why do immigrants earn less in their first years in Canada?
Posted: May 30, 2012

How to dress for success: Seminars and workshops on topics of interest to newcomers.
Posted: May 2, 2012

Interactive workshops for newcomers
Posted: May 2, 2012

How to reduce your Canadian tax bill
Posted: Apr 2, 2012

Champion of social justice invested with the Order of Ontario
Posted: Feb 29, 2012

Coping with the stress of coming to a new country
Posted: Feb 1, 2012

Immigration can be stressful at many levels, but there’s help at hand
Posted: Feb 1, 2012

Award for many years of serving the immigrant community
Posted: Jan 3, 2012

Schulich School of Business to build a world-class campus in India
Posted: Dec 1, 2011

Top marks for Ontario schools
Posted: Nov 2, 2011

How immigrants keep their language alive in Canada
Posted: Oct 6, 2011

Move-in advice for newcomers to Canada: “Be emotionally prepared”
Posted: Aug 31, 2011

Internationally-trained immigrants find alternative employment solutions and satisfaction in helping other newcomers
Posted: Aug 5, 2011

Ontario human rights system: 50 years of progress worth defending
Posted: Jul 1, 2011

Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services: programs and services for newcomers to Canada
Posted: Jun 2, 2011

Agency helps immigrants improve their chances of finding work
Posted: Jun 2, 2011

The Chaturvedis find their groove in Canada
Posted: Apr 30, 2011

Job prospects draw newcomers to Ontario
Posted: Mar 31, 2011

Top performers recognized for leveraging skilled immigrant talent
Posted: Mar 31, 2011

Amar Shah’s five tips to get you the job you want
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

Canadian university in India prepping students for success in Canada
Posted: Jan 6, 2011

Tips to ensure success in your job hunt
Posted: Dec 4, 2010

Toronto is unmatched for its sense of community
Posted: Nov 14, 2010

Ontario opens doors to opportunities for new immigrants
Posted: Oct 16, 2010

A parent’s guide to bringing up caring, high-achieving children in Canada
Posted: Sep 3, 2010

A management student’s approach to finding the right university in Canada
Posted: Aug 6, 2010

Canadians Believe Overseas Compatriots Are Still ‘Real’ Canadians, APF Canada Poll Finds
Posted: Jul 15, 2010

How to choose an immigration consultant
Posted: Jul 1, 2010

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