Category Archives: canada

Immigration applications from victims of typhoon Haiyan in Philippines to be fast-tracked

Canada’s immigration department says it is giving special consideration to Filipinos affected by typhoon Haiyan. Immigration Minister Chris Alexander’s office says it will give priority to applications from Filipinos who are “significantly and personally affected” by the typhoon that left … 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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Three Canadian Cities in Top 10 in World Liveability Ranking

The Economist’s annual liveability ranking was published on Tuesday and it placed three Canadian cities, Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary, in the top 10. Vancouver placed third for the second year in a row, failing once again to regain the first … Continue reading

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Canadians 2nd Most Optimistic About Economy After Brazilians in New Poll

The results of a new poll commissioned by the International Trade Union Confederation show Canadians behind only Brazilians as the most optimistic citizens of any of the thirteen countries included in the poll. The poll covered the adult populations of … Continue reading

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Nearly Three Quarters of Canadians Oppose Increasing Immigration Levels

A new public opinion poll shows that 72 percent of Canadians oppose increasing immigration levels, a sign that Canada is following in suit a broader trend among Western countries of public sentiment turning against immigration. Despite the opposition to raising … Continue reading

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Poll Places Canada as Best Place to be a Woman

In a poll of 370 gender specialists conducted by Trustlaw, Canada was perceived to be the best G20 country to be a woman, and India the worst. Factors that put Canada on top include government-guaranteed health care, the fact that 62 percent … Continue reading

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Canada Rises 3 Spots to 4th Place in Global Peace Index

The Global Peace Index (GPI), an annual ranking of national peacefulness produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, was released today, and showed Canada rising three places, to 4th place among the 158 nations in the index. The index … Continue reading

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Census Data Shows Canadian Retiree Population to Rapidly Increase in Coming Years

Results from the 2011 census show that Canada’s population has reached its peak in terms of productivity, and that the population of retirees will explode in coming years as the main bulk of baby boomer generation reaches retirement age. The census … Continue reading

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Visible Minority Population of Canada Increasing

A Toronto Star story reports that the visible minority population in Canada is growing, and at a rate faster than the general population: StatsCan projects that the visible minority population in this country will continue to be bolstered by sustained immigration … Continue reading

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BBC Article asks “What does it mean to be Canadian?”

An article published last Thursday in the BBC asks what it means to be Canadian, and explores the role immigration plays in it: Canada is anything but a homogenous Commonwealth state; nearly one million indigenous people rub shoulders with immigrants … Continue reading

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