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Citizenship and Immigration Canada Presents Immigration Plan for Next Fiscal Year

flagCitizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has presented its Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration. Each year, this report is given to Canadian Parliament as a way to summarize recent developments in immigration and outline immigration policy for the following year.
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CEC to Play a Prominent Role in Shaping Canadian Immigration in 2013

flagsCitizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced plans to maintain its record levels of immigration. CIC plans to admit a total of 240,000 to 265,000 new permanent residents in 2013, matching its targets for the seventh year in a row.

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Rwandan Genocide Participant Deported from Canada

gavelJean Leonard Teganya, a Rwandan refugee claimant in Canada, has been deported for complicity in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
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Citizenship and Immigration Canada Cracks Down on Marriage Fraud

marriage certificateAs part of its ongoing efforts to reduce marriage fraud in Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has introduced new legislation related to spousal sponsorship.
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Over 800 Afghan Interpreters and Families Resettled in Canada

canada mapOver 800 Afghans have settled in Canada thanks to a special program created by the Canadian government. The program allowed Afghans who acted as interpreters for Canadian military and diplomatic personnel to live in Canada with their families.
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Immigrant Entrepreneurs Honoured in Ottawa

ottawa parliamentFive outstanding immigrant entrepreneurs were bestowed with the first ever Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards ceremony.
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Ontario Wants 135,000 New Immigrants Each Year

welcome to ontarioAn expert roundtable on immigration to Ontario has concluded that immigration to the province should be increased to 1% of its population, or approximately 135,000 people a year. Of this number, it is advised that at least 65-70% come economic immigration classes.
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Canada Seeks to Attract British and Irish Workers

canada britainImmigration Minister Jason Kenney recently traveled to the United Kingdom on a formal business trip. The primary objective of his 5-day trip is to encourage young British and Irish graduates to consider coming to Canada to live and work.
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Vancouver’s Reputation is “Best in the World”

vancouverA recent poll of over 18,000 people from the world’s G8 countries revealed that Vancouver tops the list of the world’s most “reputable” cities.
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New Citizenship Language Rules to Take Force in November

french and englishBeginning November 1, 2012, citizenship applicants will have to follow new rules to prove their competency in one of Canada’s official languages.
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Canadian Experience Class Issues 20,000th Visa

visa stampEarlier this month, Canadian Experience Class (CEC) issued its 20,000th visa, a success for one of Canada’s most recent immigration programs.
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Over 3,000 Individuals May Be Stripped of Canadian Citizenship

passportOver 3,000 new Canadian citizens may be stripped of their citizenship due to allegations of fraud.
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Natural Resources Fuel 20% of Canada's Economy

resourcesThe Department of Natural Resources recently released figures that show the importance of resources to Canada’s economy.

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Authorities Uncover Immigration Marriage Fraud

marriage39 individuals in Montreal were charged with participating in a fake marriage scheme. The goal of the scheme was the bring people to Canada by falsifying marriage to a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident.
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Citizenship and Immigration Canada Reviews its Last Twelve Months

CICCitizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) issued an announcement summarizing its changes in the past 12 months.
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Breaking News: Government Overhauls Economic Immigration, Announces New Program

flagCitizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced today major changes that will amount to an overhaul of the system currently governing economic-based immigration to Canada. In a statement released today, CIC outlined planned changes to the Federal Skilled Worker and Canadian Experience Class programs, as well as the creation of a new immigration program called the Federal Skilled Trades Class.
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New Rule Proposed for Canadian Study Visas

canada studentThe Government of Canada, in an attempt to eliminate ‘disingenuous’ students, plans to limit the issuance of study visas only to individuals who will study in government-accredited schools.
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Citizenship and Immigration Canada Continues to Expand Settlement Programs

family and houseCitizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has recently issued a call for proposals for new language training, settlement, and resettlement services. Such programs are integral to helping immigrants integrate into their new homes.
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New Canadians Sworn in at Largest Diversity Festival

citizenship oath84 immigrants became Canadian citizens at the Heritage Days festival in Edmonton, Alberta.
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CIC Launches National Consultations on Immigration

pan canadaCitizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has launched a series of consultations across the country to discuss issues concerning immigration. The series will be conducted by CIC’s Parliamentary Secretaries, Chungsen Leung and Rick Dykstra.
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Canadian Employers Look to Hire in Portugal

canada portugalCanadian employers are hoping to hire approximately 400 Portuguese construction workers, according to details divulged by Albano Ribeiro, spokesperson for the Construction Union in Portugal.
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For the First Time, Canadians are Wealthier than Americans

canada wealthA new study has revealed that median household income in Canada is now higher than in the United States.
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Expansion of Canada-Alberta Pilot Project

alberta workerEmployers in Alberta will soon be able to more easily hire skilled foreign workers in targeted professions. This is thanks to the expansion of the Canada-Alberta Pilot Project, which has been created to better help address Alberta’s labour shortage.

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Canadian Economy Creates High-Paying Jobs

hiredSince the beginning of 2012, Canada’s job growth has expanded to include a record number of high-quality positions. This is according to a report by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).
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Canada Issues a Record Number of Visitor Visas

canada stampCanada has issued a record number of visitor visas this year. Since the start of the year, over 500,000 visitor visas have been issued.
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