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Taxes in Canada: Top Questions

By CaseyMay 28, 2019
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Many of the benefits Canada is able to enjoy are funded through the people’s taxes. Canada’s tax system pays for roads, schools, health care, social security, public safety and immigration services for newcomers etc. Filing your first tax return is an important step in your newcomer’s life in Canada. There is a lot of information for people and […]

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IRCC Offices in Canada

By Ella BergquistJuly 20, 2020
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Offices that Process Canadian Immigration Applications The case processing centres (CPCs), the centralized intake office (CIO), and the Operations Support Centre (OSC) receive and process citizenship or immigration applications. You can mail your application to these offices, but they are not open to the public and do not offer assistance with applications. CPC in Edmonton […]

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Settling in Canada: Things To Do After You Arrive

By Ella BergquistJuly 20, 2020
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What Immigrants Should Do Their First Week in Canada If you are planning on immigrating to Canada or if you just received your immigration visa acceptance, there are several things you should review before moving. Newcomers in Canada sometimes need help with settling into this new country. We have compiled several items that you should […]

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Niren and Associates for Top Immigration Law Service 2018

By Ella BergquistNovember 12, 2018
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We would appreciate if you voted for Niren & Associates for Top Immigration Law Service in 2018. This would be our 9th consecutive year winning this award. Here at Niren & Associates we proudly set the bar for the most experienced immigration lawyers. We select the most experienced independent practitioners affiliated with registered law firms […]

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Is there a Canada Immigration Lottery?

By Ella BergquistNovember 1, 2018
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Does Canada offer a Canada Immigration Lottery? No, Canada does not offer a designated Canada Immigration Lottery. Some websites will advertise that they do. These are can be misleading and some may be scams. However, this does not mean that you cannot immigrate to Canada. Canada offers more than 60 options for immigration. This means […]

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Canadian Embassies and Consulates in Pakistan

By CaseyJuly 30, 2019
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Below, we have provided you with all of the information needed to reach the Canadian Embassy and Consulates in Pakistan. The embassy and consulates are spread throughout the country and each covers a designated section of Pakistan. Each office can provide passport assistance and emergency services, as well as notarial services to Canada’s citizens. Having the contact information of the […]

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Canadian Embassies and Consulates in Australia

By CaseyDecember 31, 2019
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Below, we have provided you with all of the information needed to reach the Canadian Embassy and Consulates in Australia. The embassy and consulates are spread throughout the country and each covers a designated section of Australia. Each office can provide passport assistance and emergency services, as well as notarial services to Canada’s citizens. Having the contact information of the nearest […]

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2018 Top 10 Livable Cities include Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto

By Ella BergquistAugust 21, 2018
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Every year, the Global Liveability Index is created by The Economist’s Intelligence Unit. The list ranks 140 cities around the world from most livable to least livable. The term liveabilty is designed to reflect the ease of living in a given city. It takes into account 5 main considerations: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education […]

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Canadian Embassy and Consulates in the United Kingdom

By CaseyJuly 30, 2019
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Below, we have provided you with all of the information needed to reach the Canadian Embassy and Consulates in the United Kingdom. The embassy and consulates are spread throughout the country and each covers a designated section of the United Kingdom. Each office can provide passport assistance and emergency services, as well as notarial services to Canada’s citizens. Having the […]

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What It’s Like to Live in Saskatchewan as a Newcomer

By Rachel BarrickJuly 9, 2018
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Saskatchewan has been called the “land of the living skies” for its beautiful sunrises and colorful skies, and is known for its lakes and natural beauty. What you may not know, however, is what a diverse, lively, and unique place to live it really is. From a vibrant arts and culture scene, to its many provincial […]

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Victoria Day Canada 2018

By Rachel BarrickMay 21, 2018
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What is Victoria Day? Every year on the last Monday before May 25th, all of Canada takes off work and school to celebrate the birthday of Queen Victoria of England. Born May 24, 1819, Queen Victoria was the longest reigning monarch of England until the current Queen Elizabeth II. Though nowadays Victoria Day unofficially marks […]

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“If Trump Wins I’m Moving to Canada” — Here’s How to Do it

By Michael NirenNovember 9, 2016
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*** UPDATE: This post was originally written on March 11, 2016. As of November 8, 2016, Donald Trump is now the President-elect of the United States of America. If this is reason enough for you to consider immigrating to Canada, please scroll down to “What Types of Visas Are Available?” for more information. *** Donald […]

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Proposed Changes to Canadian Citizenship

By Michael NirenMay 31, 2016
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The Liberal government has been focusing their legislative efforts on improving the existing Citizenship Act in order to allow immigrants to apply for Canadian Citizenship earlier and easier than the procedure currently in place. The goal, according to the chair of the House Immigration Committee, MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj, is for the bill known as C-6 is passed into law […]

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New to Canada? Online Map and Resources for Newcomers

By Michael NirenNovember 22, 2020
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Moving to Canada can mean you’re opening your world to exciting new opportunities and challenges, but it can also be daunting if you don’t know how to get around. That’s why Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada has provided a free online interactive map to help you find immigrant services in your area. Find Free Local Services […]

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How to Pass Your Canadian Citizenship Test

By Michael NirenJuly 14, 2015
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What is the Canadian Citizenship Test? The Canadian citizenship test is required for individuals between ages 18 and 54 applying for citizenship. It is most commonly a written test, but sometimes an applicant will be required to take oral test with a citizenship officer instead. The test focuses on subjects like citizens’ rights, freedoms, and responsibilities, along […]

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