Bill C-6 is rolling out its second round of amendments to the Citizenship Act on October 11, 2017. Changes include adjustments to physical presence requirements and the age range that determines which applicants need to meet language and knowledge requirements. Bill C-6 was introduced on June 19, 2017 as an amendment to the former government’s […]

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Attaining a designation with CPA (Chartered Professional Accountants) is a goal for many immigrant accountant and business professionals and it’s also a popular choice for those looking to make a career shift in a new country. The University of Lethbridge hosts a CPA bridging program designed with adult learners, career changers and internationally-trained professionals in […]

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The wait is finally over this year to nominate an immigrant in the Calgary area for their outstanding achievements to be recognized. Immigrants of Distinction Awards is an event dedicated to recognizing and celebrating immigrant individuals for the positive impact they’ve created in their community. The theme for the 2018 Immigrants of Distinction Awards is […]

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Canada’s immigrants often choose to move here for a multitude of reasons. Erkan Ucargonul had just one single reason – his daughter. To truly appreciate Erkan’s decision, we need to take a trip back in time and halfway across the globe to Turkey. Erkan had a career in Turkey that most would envy. After obtaining […]

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Immigrant entrepreneurs are receiving a leg up from the government of Canada with the new permanence of a pilot program that helps newcomers launch their Canadian businesses. The five-year pilot called Start-up Visa Program was designed to encourage entrepreneurs to immigrate to Canada. Professionals can apply for permanent residence after their company is accepted into […]

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When searching for a place to move into as a new Canadian, what makes some cities better than others? Jobs that pay well and low unemployment rates are definitely factors to pay attention to, as well as a reasonable average rent price for housing. Strong diversity is a plus too, making it easier for you […]

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With July 1st right around the corner, Canadians all over the country are preparing for celebrations of the country’s 150th birthday. Citizenship events and activities are being held across Canada in the coming weeks. There will be 55 special citizenship ceremonies held all over the country with the purpose of welcoming in new citizens of […]

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With changes to the Citizenship Act finally coming into effect, some permanent residents may be able to apply for Canadian citizenship sooner. Bill C-6 is an act to amend the Citizenship Act and has at last received Royal Assent on June 19, when the first wave of changes went into effect. A second wave of […]

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Gate21 is a resource for newcomers to Canada with the goal of ensuring that skilled immigrants can find meaningful and timely employment. Stephen Chase is the founder of this Toronto based business and we talked with him to learn more about Gate21 and what all newcomers should keep in mind while adapting to a new […]

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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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