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The Citizenship Rules Have Changed!… Sort of.

Bill C-6, an Act to amend the Citizenship Act received Royal Assent. The Citizenship Rules will take effect at different stages, in the next 6 months. Changes That Will Happen Now As of now, applicants are no longer required to intend … Continue reading

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Express Entry update

  Today, we’re discussing the new changes in the express entry scoring system. My name is Alex Khadempour – Let’s talk Canadian Immigration! On November 19th, the changes in the express entry system were implemented. Things moved quickly between the … Continue reading

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Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers -TFWP- in Numbers

Ahead of a major parliamentary committee report on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) set for release this month, a new report by Conference Board of Canada’s National Immigration Centre provides a comprehensive overview of the state of Canada’s foreign … Continue reading

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BC PNP Skilled Worker – 2016 – An overview

  On January 27th, 2016, the province of British Columbia launched a new intake system for the Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). The BC PNPs new Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) is a points-based system that gives candidates a registration … Continue reading

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Canada Aims for 10,000 Syrian Refugees by December 31st, 2015

A meeting co-chaired by the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and the Honourable Michael Chan, Ontario Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade was held following the December 1st Forum on Welcoming Syrian Refugees … Continue reading

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Quebec Skilled Worker second intake will start on January 18, 2016

The Quebec Skilled Worker Program has received the maximum number of applications for the first intake period. The Skilled Worker Program is a Canadian immigration program aimed toward highly-skilled and trained workers. There is an extra step for those planning … Continue reading

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Breaking: The date for the controvercial citizenship rules change has been announced: June 11th

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced the date the citizenship rule changes will come into effect. One of the most contentious changes will be: Adult applicants must declare their intent to reside in Canada once they become citizens and meet … Continue reading

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779 candidates have been selected under the Express Entry system

The 779 candidates who were selected, have two months to submit a complete application for permanent residence after receiving a letter, requesting that they submit a full application. This is the first draw from the Express Entry pool where candidates who … Continue reading

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Canadians Choosing to Live in Urban Cores – Report

Canadians are increasingly preferring downtown living over life in suburbia, according to a new report on Canada’s real estate market. Issued jointly by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the annual report aims to track trends in the country’s real … Continue reading

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Temporary Foreign Worker Program Applications Fall By 74%

Following the big changes to the Canadian Foreign Worker Program, the month of August, 2014 saw a drop by nearly three quarters on the same month in 2012 in the number of applications made to hire temporary foreign workers. Speaking during … Continue reading

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