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Pilot program for immigrant entrepreneurs to be made permanent

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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 […]

First candidates selected under Express Entry become permanent residents

Celebrate Canada Day with citizenship events

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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 […]

Gustavo’s story: I have the responsibility to give back to Canada

New countries added for expedited refugee processing

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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 […]

Canada’s 2017 immigration plan supports economic growth

Canada eliminates conditional permanent residence for spouses and partners

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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 […]

Nova Scotia targets desired workers with new immigration stream

Immigration highlights from Canada’s 2017 budget

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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 […]

Canada eliminates conditional permanent residence for spouses and partners

New immigration program for Atlantic Canada announced

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Introducing the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project The Federal government has just announced an exciting new pilot project for Canada’s Atlantic region.  Starting in March 2017, the four Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island) will accept up to 2000 applicants and their families as new permanent residents. The program […]

Canada eliminates conditional permanent residence for spouses and partners

UCI numbers increase to ten digits

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American travel ban temporarily suspended Canada has been relatively well-insulated from the immigration chaos that erupted south of the border when U.S. President Donald Trump announced a travel ban on nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.  The travel ban has been temporarily lifted, meaning that people from these designated countries are […]

New countries added for expedited refugee processing

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