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Immigration to Manitoba Reaches 50 Year High

 Jonathan Arias     25 January 2007

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.


Immigration to Manitoba Reaches 50 Year High

 Jonathan Arias     25 January 2007

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.


Prime Minister defends Canadian Immigration Policy and Multiculturalism

 Jonathan Arias     20 June 2006

In the light of the international Terrorist threat, Canada has often been criticized for its "lenient" immigration policies. Political commentators suggest that Canada should close its doors to immigrants as a security measure. Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently defended Canada's immigration policies, noting his commitment to a multicultural Canada..


How a Liberal leader hopeful intends to eliminate the "immigrant success gap"

 Jonathan Arias     26 May 2006

The former Ontario cabinet minister with the famous surname, Gerard Kennedy, released his platform for eliminating the credentials recognition hurdle faced by skilled immigrants.


Government planning to eliminate Immigrant landing fee

 Jonathan Arias     06 January 2006

In 1995 a fee of $975 (CAD) was imposed on all adult immigrants landing in Canada. This Right of Permanent Resident Fee was designed to help pay for settlement services for newly landed immigrants.


Blue States Looking North?

 Jonathan Arias     07 November 2004

By Tom Zeller Jr.
Nov. 7, 2004
One might only guess that a few of the 58 million people that voted for President Bush were motivated by a love-it-or-leave-it view of the country. But it is statistically demonstrable that after John Kerry's defeat, some Democratic supporters gave that sentiment some real thought, too.

So you want to move to Canada?

 Jonathan Arias     04 November 2004

David Cohen, partner of Cohen-Campbell, a leading Canadian immigration law firm, had barely settled into work Wednesday morning when his phone started ringing with Americans seeking legal guidance to taking up residence in the land of the maple leaf. The Bush victory did it, they told him: America's shift to the right had finally squeezed them out of their own country. Farewell Ten Commandment statues in public squares, hello single-payer healthcare.