The Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP), founded in 2010, recently celebrated the graduation of its 20,000th participant.
Effective January 29th, 2013, a number of changes have been made to Canadian visa offices in the United States. These changes have been made by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) with the intent to better expedite the processing of applications for Canadian temporary and permanent residency.
Beginning in 2013, the Canadian government will begin requesting biometric data from some temporary visitors to the country.
A recent study by the Migrant Integration Policy Index has ranked Canada as the third best country in the world for immigrant integration. The study, which analyzed conditions in 31 North American and European countries, saw Canada score 89/100 points to be ranked above all countries except Sweden and Portugal.