Category Archives: CANADA VISA NEWS

Canada’s Start-up Visa Program Promotes Economic Growth

On July 16, 2014 Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander welcomed the first two successful applicants under the new Start-up Visa Program. The two entrepreneurs formerly of Ukraine developed an application through their company Zeetl Inc. which allows firms to monitor social media for customer complaints. The program targets innovative entrepreneurs who can potentially […]

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Citizenship & Immigration Canada New Rules for Dependent Child

Starting August 1, 2014 the Canadian government will redefine who can immigrate to Canada as a ‘dependent child’. Changes to the definition of a dependent child The age of dependency has been reduced from under twenty-two (22) to under nineteen (19) and the exception made for full-time students has also been removed. Meaning that young […]

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Canada overhauls its temporary foreign worker program

On June 20, 2014 the Canadian government announced a comprehensive package of reforms affecting the Temporary Foreign Worker Program that ensures the initiative will be used as intended, to fill positions that cannot be filled by Canadian applicants. Through limiting access to the TFWP, better labour market information, stronger screening, and tougher penalties for employers […]

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Skilled Immigrants get Express Entry in 2015

The Canadian Government has gone ahead with a new system that will allow qualified immigrants to gain “express entry” starting in 2015. This will help fill open jobs for which there are no Canadian workers. Express Entry which used to be known as Expression of interest will be an easier path to Canada that will […]

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Are You a Canadian Resident and Want to Move to the US?

Moving can be very stressful for anyone. Moving to a different country can be even more stressful. There are laws that must be followed when moving to a different country. Of course, there are plenty of forms to fill out, no matter what country you are moving to. If you’re a Canadian is moving to […]

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Cracking down on Citizenship fraud

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander supported the government’s commitment to tackling citizenship fraud through measures proposed in Bill C-24, the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act. Under the new law, the government will have the ability to develop laws to designate a regulatory body whose members would be authorized to act as consultants on citizenship […]

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CIC Announces Visa Processing to Victims Typhoon Haiyan

CIC just announced that it will prioritize the processing of applications from people who are victims of the typhoon in the Philippines. The press release stated:“Canadians are deeply saddened by the devastating impact Typhoon Haiyan has had on the Philippine people,” said Minister Alexander. “Our government will continue to take action to support those impacted […]

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Should You Fill Out Immigration Applications Online?

I love visiting the Canadian government’s immigration website. There is a lot of information about Canadian immigration and visas that is provided there. Lately, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has added a lot of “how-to” videos trying to guide people and encourage them to fill out their application forms right online.  They tell you that […]

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Refused Entry to Canada?

Have you been denied entry to Canada? Or are you worried about the possibility? Being denied entry can ruin your travel or business plans and cause an undue burned on your finances. The worst situation is when you find out you are inadmissible to Canada, even though you had no idea you were. The fact […]

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How to apply for a TN visa

The TN visa is for Canadian citizens who have a job offer in the United States. The TN can be applied for at the United States border, which makes it an ideal visa for many Canadians. However, the TN visa, though processed very rapidly, is not always easy to obtain. If you do not bring […]

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