Monthly Archives: November 2012

Canada Not Viewed As Top Destination for Foreign Students: Foreign Affairs Dept

A Foreign Affairs department commissioned study completed in March finds that Canada is not seen as a top destination for prospective international students in Brazil, China, and India. The sobering Ipsos-Reid report says that “Canada is a not top-of-mind destination … Continue reading

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Canadian Prime Minister Lays Out His Vision For Immigration To Canada

In an interview on Saturday with the Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest national newspaper, Prime Minister Stephen Harper expounded in length on his vision for Canada’s immigration programs. He told the Globe that competition for skilled international workers would heat … Continue reading

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Immigration Department: 1 Year Canadian Experience Class Launching Jan 2013

The length of time that a temporary foreign worker needs to have worked full-time in the Canada to qualify for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) immigration program will be reduced from 24 months to 12 months in … Continue reading

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Immigration Minister Calls on Regulators to Reduce Barriers for Canada’s Immigrants

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney attended the annual conference for Canada’s self-regulatory organizations (SROs) today and asked for their cooperation in helping recent immigrants to Canada become licensed in their field. The Canadian Regulators Conference, held in Ottawa on … Continue reading

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Canadian Government Developing a Digital Dollar

The Royal Canadian Mint, a Crown Corporation responsible for minting Canada’s coins, is developing a digital version of the Canadian dollar that it hopes will make digital transactions as easy as cash-based ones. The technology being developed is called MintChip, … Continue reading

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Immigrating to Canada to Escape American Election Results

When Americans look for a country to flee to in the event of their favoured candidate losing the presidential elections, they inevitably look to Canada, their (mostly) English speaking cousin to the North. For the past three decades, it has … Continue reading

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Largest Canadian Province, Ontario, Announces New Immigration Strategy

The provincial government of Ontario announced a new immigration strategy on Monday which primarily focuses on attracting more economic class immigrants, meaning those who immigrate through skilled worker and investor programs, to Ontario. The strategy is shaped by recommendations submitted … Continue reading

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Canadian Immigration Department Details its Achievements, Expects Reduction in Wait Times

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) summarized what it considers the successes of its reforms in recent years in a press release on Friday. CIC said that it expects that by the end of 2013, it will be able to process … Continue reading

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Ontario Judge Freezes Iran’s Canadian Embassy and Other Assets

A judge in Ontario has frozen three properties found to belong to Iran, including the building that housed Iran’s former embassy in Ottawa and Iran’s former cultural centre in Toronto, according to a story by the National Post: Three properties … Continue reading

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