Monthly Archives: June 2013

CIC Releases Audio Book Version of Citizenship Test Guide

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced the release of a downloadable audio eBook of the Discover Canada¬†citizenship test guide on Friday. The eBook allows a reader to listen to an audio version of the guide while they follow along by … Continue reading

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New Statistics Canada Report Shows High Education Levels Among Immigrants

A new Statistics Canada report on the educational attainment of Canadians shows once again that the country’s immigrants tend to be highly educated and educated in demanding fields of study. The report’s most striking finding is that immigrants hold about … Continue reading

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Canadian Foreign Service Officers Picket in Front of PM Office

Canadian diplomatic staff belonging to the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO), a union for foreign service officers employed with the Canadian government, held a picket outside the Prime Minister’s Office on Tuesday to draw attention to their strike. … Continue reading

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CIC Releases Immigration Information Through New Open Data Portal

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) joined other departments of the government of Canada last week in the launch of the groundbreaking Open Data Portal, which promises to make much of the data collected by the Canadian government freely accessible to … Continue reading

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Crime-Fighting Immigration Legislation Becomes Law

The Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act has officially become law, making it easier to deport foreign criminals from Canada. Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney welcomed the grant of Royal Assent to the legislation: “This new law will … Continue reading

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CIC Wants Input from Canadians on Immigration

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is asking Canadians for their input to decide on the country’s level of immigration and the mix of immigration programs used in selecting new Canadians. The three main areas on which CIC is seeking feedback … Continue reading

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Canada Top Country for Immigrant Businesses – Financial Post

An article featured in last Friday’s Financial Post makes the case for Canada being one of the best countries in the world for immigrants to start a business. Among the factors that make Canada such a welcoming place for immigrant … Continue reading

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Manitoba Premier: Western Provinces Ask for Increase in Immigration Limit

Canada’s western provinces called on the federal government to remove the caps on their provincial immigration programs on Monday, according to a recent Bloomberg News interview with Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger. Selinger said the limits the federal government places on … Continue reading

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Ontario Government Objects to New Federal Job Grant Program

The provincial government of Ontario says the diversion of federal funds from existing employment and training programs to the new Canada Job Grant program would threaten vulnerable workers including youth and new immigrants. The Canada Job Grant program will spend … Continue reading

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Vancouver City Gov Introduces Universal Access Card for Recreational Facilities

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation announced last week that it will introduce a new universal access card for pools, rinks, fitness centres and community centres in the city. The OneCard will replace over twenty separate cards used to … Continue reading

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