Monthly Archives: February 2013

Immigration Canada Celebrates 20,000th Graduate of Immigrant Integration Program

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) celebrated the 20,000th graduate of the Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP) on Tuesday, marking a milestone in its effort to improve the economic integration of new Canadians. CIIP was launched in 2010 with funding from … Continue reading

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Canada’s Iranian Immigrants Could See Reprieve As EU Court Strikes Down SWIFT Embargo

According to an article by Jon Matonis in Forbes, the General Court of the EU has ruled that European Union sanctions against two of Iran’s largest private banks, Bank Mellat and Bank Saderat, must be reversed, due to lack of … Continue reading

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Canadian Government Eliminates the Penny

The government of Canada ended distribution of the Canadian penny to financial institutions on February 4th, marking the end of the penny’s 155 year history in the country. The decision came about due to the steady devaluation of the Canadian … Continue reading

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Financial Post Profiles Canada’s Latin Immigrants

A story appearing in Monday’s Financial Post, one of Canada’s largest national business newspapers, examines the achievements of Canada’s Latin American immigrant entrepreneurs, which it calls Generation Ñ. The article, by Eva Salinas, profiles Diego Casco, a native of Costa Rica, who now runs a … Continue reading

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Vancouver, Canada to Host International TED Conference

The annual TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference, a gathering of some of the world’s brightest and most influential thinkers, will be moved to Vancouver in 2014 and 2015, it was announced on Monday. It is believed that the move … Continue reading

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Illegal Immigration in Canada Expected to Surge in 2015

The number of people in Canada illegally is expected to increase substantially in April 2015, when a large contingent of foreign workers see their work permits expire. Their work permits will expire on April 1st 2015 because of a rule … Continue reading

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