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The new Canadian Citizenship rules for Newcomers – What You Need to Know

On February 6, 2014, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander unveiled the first comprehensive reforms to the Citizenship Act since 1977. With the unveiling of Bill C-24, the Strengthening of Canadian Citizenship Act, the Canadian Government purports that the … 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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Vancouver, Canada to Host International TED Conference

The annual TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference, a gathering of some of the world’s brightest and most influential thinkers, will be moved to Vancouver in 2014 and 2015, it was announced on Monday. It is believed that the move … Continue reading

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Vancouver 5th Place in Global Quality of Life Ranking

The Mercer 2012 Quality of Life Ranking has again placed Vancouver as the top spot to live in Canada and the Americas. Beating out the West Coast city globally were Vienna, Austria (1st), Zurich, Switzerland (2nd), Auckland, New Zealand (3rd), … Continue reading

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Census Shows Growing Multi-Lingual-ism of Canada, in Line With Immigration Trends

Twenty percent of the Canadian population now speaks a language other than French or English at home, according to the latest census information released by Statistics Canada. The statistics point to immigration’s transformational effect on Canadian demography and culture, as … 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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Vancouver Sees 12 Percent Drop in Housing Prices in July from Same Time Last Year

Vancouver, one of the most popular Canadian housing markets for the country’s immigrants, saw the average value of real estate purchases in July drop 12 percent from the same period last year, according to data collected by Bloomberg News. The … Continue reading

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Study: Vancouver is North America’s Second Most Congested City

TomTom, a provider of automotive navigation products and services, has released its first quarterly congestion index, and it puts Vancouver in second place behind Los Angeles in a ranking of North American cities by their level of traffic congestion. The … 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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