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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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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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Immigration minister welcoming immigrants with a smile

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Minister John McCallum. He’s not an immigrant himself, but the new minister of the renamed Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is no stranger to the portfolio. Prior to the last election, Minister John McCallum, a veteran parliamentarian and experienced cabinet member, served as the Opposition critic for immigration. And since his appointment to the […]

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Changes to Canadian electoral law – how does it affect you?

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Essentially, Bill C-23 changes the rules for voters, candidates, parties and the people whose job it is to make sure elections are fair. Ottawa says it will boost penalties for offences, reduce voter fraud and empower political parties, as opposed to Elections Canada, to drive voter turnout. For some voters, it means it’ll be harder […]

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“Express Entry’ law begins January 1

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With one month left to the launch of a new immigration system that will give skilled immigrants express entry into Canada, the government has made public for the first time the details of the points system it will use to select foreign workers. While the government is promising the new system will have “in demand” immigrant s in Canada within six […]

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Canada lifts Suspension of deportation of Haitians and Zimbabweans

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The temporary suspension of removals for Haitian and Zimbabwean nationals currently in Canada has been lifted. The lifting of the suspension, which had been in place due to dangerous situations in those countries, was announced by Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Steven Blaney, and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander.  Individuals affected […]

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Jason Kenney Believes Alberta Should Attract Permanent Immigrants

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Jason Kenney Believes Alberta Should Attract Permanent Immigrants Tuesday, 21 October 2014 Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney has urged Alberta government to consider taking efforts in drawing new permanent immigrations and training the current unemployed residents. According to Kenney, doing so would help Alberta take care of the serious lack of labour problems in the […]

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Protecting Canadian Citizenship

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Protecting Canadian Citizenship Tuesday, 28 October 2014 The Government has introduced a few changes to the Citizenship Act to reinforce the integrity of Canadian citizenship. On Oct. 19th, 2014, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister announced that Canadian citizenship has been under protection by the Government from abuse and deception. The Citizenship Act has recently been […]

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The pending labour shortage

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The pending labour  shortage is real  and the Canadian government is quite aware and frantically addressing this issue.  With one of the oldest work forces in the civilized world in terms of average age, whole scale retirement is expected in the next few years  in several key industries such as real estate, management, insurance, construction, […]

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