Monthly Archives: November 2012

Canadian Government to Remove Visa Requirement For Mexicans

The Canadian government is in talks with the government of Mexico to eliminate visa requirements for Mexicans travelling to Canada. Prime Minister Harper said he would only create a visa exemption for Mexicans if it was assured that it would … Continue reading

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Government Report Recommends Increasing Immigration Levels in 2014

The seven year freeze on increases in immigration levels beyond 253,000 should be lifted in 2014, according to an internal government review obtained by Postmedia News: The study, dubbed a “Literature review and expert advice to inform Canada’s immigration levels … Continue reading

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Federal Government Backed Volunteer-Led Effort Promotes Canadian Start-Ups

Startup Canada, an entrepreneur-led government-backed non-profit organization, announced its action plan for increasing entrepreneurship in the country on Tuesday. The organization unveiled blueprints of a national network to support and connect entrepreneurial communities and a media campaign to create a … Continue reading

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Canadian Farmers Income Increased by 53% in 2011

Canadian farm income increased by 53 percent in 2011 from 2010 according to Statistics Canada. Realized net income, meaning farm income after operating expenses and depreciation, amounted to $5.7 billion last year, with farmers making gains despite a large increase … Continue reading

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Provincial Premiers Call For Greater Say in Canadian Immigration

The premiers of Canada’s provincial and territorial governments concluded a forum on economic development in Halifax today with a joint-call on the federal government to give them greater control over immigration. “We want to become masters of our own destiny … Continue reading

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Canada and EU Working Toward Free Trade Agreement

Canada and the EU are close to finalizing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that would be the EU’s first with a G7 country. Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast is meeting his EU counterpart in Brussels in talks this week to … Continue reading

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Court Forces Canadian Province to Reveal Names of Companies Involved in Immigrant Investor Program

A Provincial Crown Corporation responsible for managing Prince Edward Island’s (PEI) Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) was ordered by a court this month to release a list of 1,423 businesses that were approved to receive funding from immigrant investors. The Crown … Continue reading

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Federal, Provincial Governments Reach Agreement on Future Canadian Immigration System

Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) governments concluded two days of meetings on Friday with an agreement on the future of Canada’s immigration system which will give the provinces a central role in immigrant selection. On the agenda for the … Continue reading

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Fast Track Option of Popular BC Immigrant Investor Program Suspended For Review

The BC government announced on Thursday that it is suspending the Fast Track nomination option in the business stream of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). Through the business immigration stream of the BC PNP, foreign nationals who invest … Continue reading

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Federal Gov of Canada Increases Nova Scotia’s Immigration Nominee Quota

Nova Scotia’s provincial government announced yesterday that the federal government has increased the province’s immigrant nominee cap by 200, to 700 nominations in 2012. “It will help us address existing and expected labour shortages,” said Marilyn More, the provincial minister … Continue reading

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