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The Billion Dollar Question: Does Canada Need Business Immigration?

Canada’s immigration minister John McCallum recently announced that the federal government is evaluating the merits of launching a new program to attract immigrant investors to the country.1

Entrepreneur and investor (“business”) immigration programs aim to stimulate economic growth by attracting investment capital, business savvy, and high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) to Canada.

On the one hand, these programs draw […]

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An overview of proposed changes to the Citizenship Act

The changes in the proposed legislation would provide greater flexibility for applicants trying to meet the requirements for citizenship, and help immigrants obtain citizenship faster. They would also repeal provisions of the Citizenship Act that allow citizenship to be revoked from dual citizens who engage in certain acts against the national interest. Additional changes are […]

By |July 27th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off on An overview of proposed changes to the Citizenship Act

Ottawa vows to cut wait times for foreign workers joining tech firms

The Canadian government is promising to speed up immigration of skilled foreign workers joining fast-growing technology companies, a drawn-out process that the employers say is thwarting their growth.
On Tuesday, the government launched its innovation strategy with yet another consultation process that was long on broad themes and short on specifics, identifying six areas where it […]

By |June 21st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off on Ottawa vows to cut wait times for foreign workers joining tech firms

Nova Scotia’s population has never been higher, thanks to immigration

Nova Scotia’s population is the highest it’s ever been thanks to a growth spurt of 1,460 in the first three months of 2016, according to a new report from Statistics Canada.

The Quarterly Demographic Estimates report says the province’s population as of April 1, 2016 was 947,284. That is up 4,918 people from April 1, 2015.

The report […]

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Ottawa cutting spousal sponsorship backlog

Immigration department expands annual quota of admissions for foreign spouses married to Canadians to 62,000 in 2016.

Ottawa has said “I do” to slashing the lengthy backlog for Canadians trying to sponsor their foreign-born spouses.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will expand its annual quota of admissions for foreign spouses married to Canadians by 25 per cent […]

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First Round of Invitation to Apply Issued through Express Entry

Citizenship and Immigration Canada issued 779 Invitations To Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence. Successful candidates who received ITAs now have 60 days to submit their complete PR application. CIC claims that once received, a complete PR application will be processed within 6 months or less.

How does it work?

Hopeful candidates for Permanent Residence in Canada must […]

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