Monthly Archives: May 2013

More New Immigrants Moving to Smaller Cities- Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg Among Most Popular

A Vancouver Sun report published Wednesday, titled Canada’s ‘Big Three’ metro areas lose lustre as newcomers opt for smaller cities, examines the phenomenon of immigrants choosing the Big Three Canadian cities less in favour of Canada’s smaller cities: Released Wednesday … Continue reading

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Canada Has Second Largest Immigrant Population In Developed World -StatCan

Canada is behind only Australia in the relative size of its foreign born population, according to a new Statistics Canada report. Among the G8, Canada’s foreign born component, at 20.6 percent of the total population, is the largest. The statistics … Continue reading

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Family Class Immigration Increases by 15% in 2012

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced on Tuesday a 15 percent increase in the number of individuals admitted under the family class immigration program in 2012 over the year before. In the announcement, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney promoted … Continue reading

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Federal Skilled Worker Program Opens to Immigration Applicants

The federal government began accepting Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) applications on Saturday, marking an end to a nearly one year moratorium on the skilled worker program. The annual reset of the program’s quota was scheduled for July 1 2012, but … Continue reading

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada Announces New Funding for Immigrant Settlement

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced it would provide $2.6 million to the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program on Wednesday, saying that the funding will help new immigrants integrate more quickly after arriving in Canada. HIPPY … Continue reading

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Toronto Star Reports On Government Efforts Against Marriage Fraud

The Toronto Star, the most widely circulated newspaper in Canada, published a story on Wednesday that describes the marriage sponsorship fraud that authorities are clamping down on and some of the obstacles the anti-abuse measures are imposing on Canadians seeking … Continue reading

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