Starting in June 2017, refugee claimants from Afghanistan, Burundi, Egypt, and Yemen will be eligible for expedited processing if they are already in Canada.  Claimants selected for expedited processing will have an opportunity to submit documents to support their claim.  Then a decision-maker from the Refugee Protection Division will either accept the claim based on […]

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This is the second profile in a series highlighting some of the Hamilton area’s successful immigrants. Name: Naim Zeqiri Country of origin: Kosovo Came to Canada: 2010 Occupation: Animal care attendant, City of Hamilton. What skills, experience, business knowledge and global connections did you bring to Hamilton? In Kosovo, I worked as a veterinarian. I managed my own veterinary […]

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Gurpreet Bajwa’s story is a true personification of the realization of the Canadian Dream. It serves to reaffirm that persistence and a positive attitude can overcome the barriers to any immigrant’s achievements in their new home. After all, the Canadian Dream isn’t merely the chasing of wealth, but the hope that one can reach their […]

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For many of us, family means security and support. Of course that means that for some who are immigrating to a new country, keeping their families together is more important than ever. More families now may be able to stay united due to Canada’s announced changes to the maximum age of a dependent child. The […]

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After being in effect for five years, the Canadian government eliminated the immigration rule of conditional permanent residents. This means that sponsored spouses or partners of Canadian citizens or permanent residents no longer have to live with their sponsor for two years to keep their status in Canada. This action is in accordance with the […]

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The online voting phase for Canadian Immigrant magazine’s ninth annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards is underway. The public can vote for up to three individuals from the list of 75 candidates at rbctop25.com until May 22, 2017. The winners will be announced on June 27, 2017 From a list of hundreds of worthy candidates, a panel of […]

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There’s little else that feels as satisfying as giving your time for a good cause. Volunteering impacts the community in so many positive ways, from activities as simple as mowing a neighbor’s lawn to making public aids like food banks a possibility. There are a number of benefits that come along with giving your time. […]

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Two Express Entry draws have happened so far in April 2017. The score on April 5th was 431, and 3,753 invitations to apply were sent to the highest scoring applicants in the pool. A week later, the score dropped substantially to 423, with 3,923 invitations to apply issued. Further information released for Atlantic Immigration Pilot […]

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Immigrants bring valuable knowledge and skills to the Canadian economy; however, in spite of their high qualifications and hard work many of them face challenges in starting and advancing careers in their new country. Most of these challenges occur because newcomers are often unaware of the differences between the work environment in their home countries […]

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Canada’s recent 2017 budget allotted $7.8 million over two years to fund the Global Talent Stream under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. This stream is designed to support companies that need foreign talent to help and fast-track investments that create jobs and growth for Canadians. Under the stream, skilled foreign workers hired by qualifying companies […]

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