In a move aimed to capitalize on the contributions being made by foreign workers to the booming Canadian economy, the Canadian Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration along with of Human Resources and Social Development Canada (ESDC) have announced that they will be extending the length of certain Temporary Foreign Worker permits.

After three years living in a Vancouver church, Amir Kazemian is free to stay in Canada, as his application has been approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada on humanitarian and compassionate grounds. The welcome news reached Mr. Kazemian in the nick of time, as he was in police custody awaiting deportation.

The cases of Canadians discovering they do not hold citizenship are small in number and being resolved quickly, according to the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced yesterday that she will be working closely with the Honourable Monte Solberg and Human Resources and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to create an office for the Canadian recognition of foreign work credentials.

Today, the Honorable Diane Finley, Minister Citizenship and Immigration Canada held a commemorative citizenship ceremony to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Canadian citizenship at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has recently announced that the Canadian Visa Office in Dhaka will offer a full range of Canadian immigration services by July 2007.

New CanadaVisa.com caters to speeding up the Canadian immigration application process.

The Law Firm of Campbell Cohen has launched a fresh version of their Canadian immigration website with a distinct and focused message: you can get to Canada sooner than you think. The new strategic direction of the site is inspired by feedback from clients, many of whom express concern about immigration waiting times. The new website provides visitors with tools and solutions to alleviate this concern.

Canada will be opening its doors to 2,000 refugees of the Karen ethnic group, in a move announced by the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. Canada first accepted a group of 810 Karen in 2006 for resettlement.

Canada has plenty to be proud of this week thanks to a study showing the successes of multiculturalism in the country. In a survey of 23 countries in the Western world, Canadians showed themselves to be among the most tolerant across the board in the categories measured.

In a press release issued Thursday, Canada’s minister of Citizenship and Immigration the Honourable Diane Finley addressed concerns that some Canadians have discovered that their citizenship has expired according to a little known provision in the Citizenship Act.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's recent cabinet shuffle seeks to encourage the interaction between immigration and human resources.

In a speech delivered at the University of Oxford last week, the British House of Commons leader Jack Straw pointed to Canada as a model for multiculturalism and civic cohesion. Straw suggested that the United Kingdom could learn a great deal from the Canadian experience.

In an announcement earlier this week, Citizenship and Immigration Canada has stated that Canada will now recognize same-sex marriages performed abroad for all immigration purposes. While Same-sex marriage is legal in Canada, until now the Canadian government had only recognized those unions performed in Canada.

There is cause for celebration in Canada today, as a survey of 16 countries shows Canadians to be leading the back in health, happiness and quality of life. According to the survey, this news should be quite well received, as over 90 percent of working Canadians described themselves as happy, with the figure jumping to 95 percent for retirees.