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“Express Entry” to Qualified Economic Immigrants…. Actively Recruiting Talented Newcomers For the Benefit of Canada’s Economy

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced that Canada’s active recruitment model for economic immigration will officially be called “Express Entry.” Set to launch in January 2015, “Express […]

Travellers to benefit from Canada’s shift to multiple-entry visas

Multiple-entry visas make it easier for travellers to visit Canada Visitors to Canada will automatically be considered for a multiple-entry visa, starting on February 6, 2014. Multiple-entry visas allow qualified […]

Improving the Canadian Experience Class

Today, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced changes to improve the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) so that the program continues to attract top quality candidates. “The Canadian Experience Class […]

Live-in caregiver admissions to reach an all-time high in 2014

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced aggressive new action to address the growing backlog and increasing processing times in the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP). Wait times in […]

Start-up Visa Program to Include Business Incubators

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announces a new visa stream to attract foreign entrepreneurs to Canada. “As part of our government’s focus on jobs, growth and long-term prosperity, […]

Canada welcomes first immigrants under new Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today officially welcomed one of the first permanent residents under the new Federal Skilled Trades Program: Eric Byrne, originally from Ireland. “Our Government […]

New Quebec Immigration Rules coming this August 1, 2013

New Rules to Quebec immigration programs for Skilled Workers which will come on August 1st have been announced by the Government of Quebec on July 9, 2013. Accordingly, the Quebec […]

Super Visa keeps getting more popular—20,000 and counting!

More than 1,000 Super Visas issued every month Ottawa, July 11, 2013 — More than 20,000 Parent and Grandparent Super Visas have been issued since the program’s launch in December 2011, […]

New Parent and Grandparent program re-opens January 2, 2014

Citizenship and Immigration Canada will re-open the Parent and Grandparent (PGP) program for new applications on January 2, 2014, by which time the backlog and wait times in the program […]

Canada’s new and improved Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) opening to applicants

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will be accepting applications to the new and improved Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) as of May 4, 2013. “The government’s number one priority remains […]

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