Monthly Archives: March 2013

Federal Government to Provide $160,000 for Immigrant Women Organization in Calgary

The federal government announced on Monday that it will provide $160,000 in funding to the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA) to help it carry out a 24 month project to help low-literacy immigrant women in Calgary. The CIWA project will … Continue reading

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New Poll Shows Most Canadians Favour Immigration Limits

A new poll conducted by Forum Research for the National Post finds that 70 percent of Canadians favour having limits on the number of immigrants admitted into the country each year. Among Canadians born in another country, 58 percent reported … Continue reading

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B.C. Magnate Gets One Step Closer to Kitimat Refinery

David Black, a British Columbia-based newspaper publisher and billionaire whose idea to raise financing for a refinery in Kitimat was largely dismissed by the oil industry when first proposed last August, saw those plans take a big step toward reality … Continue reading

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Canadian Immigration Department Issues over 15,000 Super Visas Since Dec 2011

The federal government has issued over 15,000 Parent and Grandparent Super Visas since the launch of the program in December 2011. The visa replaces the prior Parent and Grandparent Family Class sponsorship stream, whereby Canadian permanent residents and citizens could … Continue reading

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China, Philippines and India Top Sources for Immigration to Canada in 2012

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has released immigration figures for 2012, and for the first time since 2009, it shows China regaining its status as the largest source country for immigration to Canada. From 2010 to 2011, the Philippines was … Continue reading

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Nearly 10,000 Immigrants admitted through Canadian Experience Class in 2012

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced on Thursday that the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) admitted a record 9,780 immigrants in 2012, a 30 percent increase from the number admitted in 2011. The increase is part of a long term plan … Continue reading

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