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.

Buoyed by strong economic growth, the number of immigrants settling in the province of Manitoba soared to a 50 year high. Government officials recently announced that a total of 9989 new immigrants arrived in the province in 2006, just shy of Manitoba's target of 10,000.

As recently elected Liberal Party of Canada leader the Honourable Stephane Dion named his first shadow cabinet, a new face will be addressing issues of Citizenship and Immigration. The announcement also features some prominent roles for former Ministers of Citizenship and Immigration.

Beginning January 23, 2007, Canadians travelling to and from the United States by air will require a passport. While the rule will apply to those who cross the border by land in the future, this regulation will not take effect until at least 2008.

With England expecting a surplus of talent in the medical profession in the coming years, Canada is eager to attract doctors to fill shortages being faced throughout the country.