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Shaping the future of Canada’s immigration system

  Having inherited an immigration system plagued with backlogs and heavy-handed enforcement, the Liberal government says it’s keen to hear what you think needs to be done about Canada’s immigration future. Since the beginning of the summer, Immigration Minister John McCallum and his parliamentary secretary, Arif Virani, have held more than two dozen roundtable meetings […]

Western Canadian Provinces Welcome New Applications Through Provincial Nominee Programs

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From CIC NEWS Buggy Late August was a busy period for PNPs in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia (BC) The Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and BC were each active in their drive to welcome new immigrants over the past couple of weeks, as more than 2,000 potential newcomers either submitted an application to one […]

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2016 LIBERAL IMMIGRATION PLAN: Liberals Propose Ten Ambitious Changes to Canadian Immigration

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Written by African Immigrant Magazine  With the ascension to power of the liberals in the last parliamentary elections, much focus has been on changing current immigration laws set in place by the conservative government of Stephen Harper. The liberals believe that current immigration policies are too stringent and prevent the government from meeting its immigration […]

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Dr. Jacobet Edith Wambayi, Kenyan-Born HIV/AIDS activist Nominated for RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants

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Jacobet Edith Wambayi immigrated to Canada in 2001 while already advocating for communities affected by HIV/AIDS. She has since volunteered and worked with AIDS service organizations in various capacities. She conducts community workshops and provides support to those living with the disease and those at risk.  A single mother of four children and five grandchildren, […]

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Canada’s Express Entry immigration system to welcome skilled immigrants from Germany faster than ever before

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Berlin, Germany — The Government of Canada successfully launched Express Entry, a modern immigration application management system, this past January. Express Entry gives prospective skilled immigrants from Germany a new and fast alternative for coming to Canada. This new system is designed to get people with the skills and experience that Canada’s labour market and […]

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Minister McCallum welcomes 100 new Canadians, delivers the Oath of Citizenship for the first time

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December 12, 2015 – Aurora, ON – Today at the York Regional Police Headquarters, the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, welcomed 100 new Canadians from 28 countries at a special citizenship ceremony in honour of International Human Rights Day, which occurred earlier this week. For the first time, Minister McCallum delivered […]

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Restoring Fairness to the Interim Federal Health Program

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February 18, 2016—Ottawa, ON – All refugees and asylum claimants will soon benefit from full health-care coverage through a restored Interim Federal Health Program, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, John McCallum, announced today. Starting April 1, 2016, the Interim Federal Health Program will provide health-care coverage for all eligible beneficiaries – including basic, […]

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Nationals of Haiti and Zimbabwe given an additional six months to apply for permanent residence in Canada

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Feb 5, 2016 – Ottawa, ON – The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness today announced that an additional six months have been given to allow certain nationals of Haiti and Zimbabwe to apply for permanent residence without risk of […]

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Who Qualifies for Canadian Permanent Residence/Skilled Worker Immigration?

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On January 1, 2015, the Government of Canada implemented the Express Entry Immigration system under the Economic Class including the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Under Express Entry, Federal Skilled Workers across 347 eligible occupations who meet minimum entry criteria, submit an expression of interest profile to the Express Entry Pool. The profiles of candidates in […]

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Five ways to get a Canadian scholarship

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Each year, thousands of Canadian students earn scholarships that help them offset their education costs. Surprisingly, over $15 million of the $70 million available each year in scholarship dollars goes unclaimed, according to industry estimates. “Scholarships are a good source of education funding – one that you don’t have to pay back,” advises Melissa Jarman, […]

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