Monthly Archives: April 2012

Canadian Visa Section in Tehran Embassy Closed – Relocated to Turkey

Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced yesterday that the Visa and Immigration section of the Embassy of Canada in Tehran is being closed, and its services for Iranian nationals are being transferred to the Embassy of Canada in Ankara, Turkey, effective … Continue reading

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Federal Government to speed up Work Permit Application Process

In a visit to the Alberta manufacturing facility of Advance Engineered Products on Wednesday, Human Resources Minister Diane Finley announced the federal government’s update to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program that speeds up the process of acquiring work permits. Before a foreign worker … Continue reading

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Overseas Canadian Immigration Officers will be Anonymous

According to a bulletin released by the Canadian Immigration Ministry last October, Canadian visa officers working abroad will be made anonymous, with their names not being published in official Canadian documents, in order to reduce the risk of corruption and … Continue reading

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Canadian Company receives Immigrant Success Award for Hiring Skilled Immigrants

Maxxam Analytics, a Canadian provider of analytical services for industry, has received the Toronto Star Award for Excellence in Workplace Integration at the sixth annual Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council Immigrant Success Awards on Thursday. The Mississauga Ontario based company was praised at the ceremony … Continue reading

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Immigration Ministry to Expedite Deportations of Refugee Applicants from European Countries

The Immigration Ministry will create a list of ‘safe’ European countries with independent judiciaries and a demonstrated commitment to international human rights agreements, where residents are unlikely to be facing persecution, and expedite deportations of asylum seekers originating from them. … Continue reading

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2,300 People to Have Canadian Citizenship Revoked

In a meeting with the editorial board of the Montreal Gazette, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said that 2,300 people are to have their citizenship revoked for providing fake proof of residency, with 6,000 additional cases under investigation, after a two … Continue reading

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Low-skill Provincial Nominee Program Applicants to Face Language Requirements

Low-skilled applicants for Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) will be required to pass language tests to immigrate to Canada according to an announcement by the Immigration Ministry on Wednesday in Saskatoon. Until now, provinces have been relatively free to determine their … Continue reading

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Canada Immigration Minister says Foreign Doctors could be ‘Fast-Tracked’ into Canada

In an interview in the London Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced that the Canadian government is looking to fast-track foreign-trained doctors to help fill Canada’s shortage of physicians. “It’s critical our immigration system respond to current and … Continue reading

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Canadian Government to introduce ‘Startup Visas’ for Foreign Entrepreneurs

In a joint announcement today, Kevin O’Leary’s venture capital firm, O’Leary Ventures, and the Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Ministry introduced a new ‘Startup Visa’ for foreign entrepreneurs looking to start a company in Canada. The Canadian government will be consulting … Continue reading

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Immigration Canada Offices in St. John and Manitoba “Not Closing”

Earlier reports that the Citizenship and Immigration Canada offices in Winnipeg Manitoba and St. John’s Newfoundland would be closing have been corrected by CIC authorities. Neither office will be closing. According to the latest clarification from a representative at the … Continue reading

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