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African professor in Canada publishes bestselling book of African poems

Professor Philip Alalibo, a Nigerian political scientist and professor in Canada, publishes a bestselling book on African poems. In this collection of insightful poems, Professor Alalibo’s intellectual sagacity is brought to bear in his poetic offerings that underscore his political, social, cultural and racial experiences that traverse two continents, Africa and North America. This book liberally […]

Growing Canada’s future economy an ‘impossibility’ without immigration

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When it comes to the future of immigration to Canada, it’s no longer a question of “why immigration” but “how much,” says federal Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen. “That’s where the debate is now,” he told his audience at the 2018 Canadian Immigration Summit in Ottawa. “Without immigration, our ability to grow our economy would become […]

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Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program at 20: Helping more people immigrate and succeed

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Since its inception 20 years ago, Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program has grown in both size and importance and now stands as the country’s second largest program for economic immigration. From its humble beginnings in 1998, when around 200 people were admitted to Canada through it, the Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, will be responsible for more […]

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New Express Entry report shows Federal Skilled Worker invitations jumped by 400% in 2017

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Candidates in Express Entry’s Federal Skilled Worker Class and Canadian Experience Class benefited the most from changes to the way candidates in the federal economic immigration system’s pool are awarded points, says a new report published Thursday. The anticipated year-end report says Invitations to Apply, or ITAs, issued to candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker Program […]

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Top 10 countries of citizenship that received the most Express Entry Invitations To Apply in 2017

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A new report on the Government of Canada’s Express Entry economic immigration system shows candidates from India and China led their fellow Express Entry candidates in invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence in 2017. The following table provides a comparison of the top 10 nationalities of Express Entry candidates issued Invitations to Apply in 2016 and […]

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Immigration officials find own website ‘confusing and not user friendly’

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It turns out Canada’s immigration officials are as confused as prospective immigrants and travellers by the information provided on their own department website. “We expect clients to know just what to do because ‘it’s on the website,’ ” says an internal Immigration Department document from last year. “Yet, even for immigration officers like ourselves, we […]

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Task Force on Irregular Migration updates public on how they’re dealing with illegal border crossings

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The Canadian government’s Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Irregular Migration met yesterday to discuss latest progress and ongoing co-ordinating efforts to address irregular migration, namely the influx of border crossings from the United States since President Donald Trump took office. In 2017, over 20,593 asylum claims were made between Ports of Entry. Ninety-one percent […]

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Ontario to welcome more newcomers with increase in provincial nominee program

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Interested in immigrating to Ontario? The allocation of immigrants accepted through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is being increased from 6,000 to 6,600. OINP is a part of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which allows the provinces and territories to nominate immigrants based on their abilities and the in-demand positions of the respective location. […]

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Fees reduced for minors applying for citizenship without a parent

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The fee for citizenship applications for minors applying without a parent (under subsection 5(1) of the Citizenship Act) has been reduced by the Government of Canada from $530 to $100. This follows a legislative amendment that removed the requirement to be 18 years old to apply for citizenship as of last June. It also brings the fee into […]

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New citizenship revocation process under Bill C-6

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New citizenship revocation process under Bill C-6 On January 15, new provisions of Bill C-6 involving changes to Canada’s citizenship revocation process came into effect. Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen announced that under this new process the Federal Court will now be the decision-maker for all citizenship revocation cases, except in instances where […]

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