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Nova Scotia Needs Teachers: Apply Now!

By MorganAugust 6, 2018
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Who Are They Looking For? Canada’s Express Entry program allows individual provinces to recruit candidates that will fill a specific positions within the territory.  Presently, Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities stream is targeting early childhood teachers and assistants on August 8th. Successful candidates will be invited to apply for provincial nomination. Who is Eligible to […]

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What to Know About “Birth Tourism” in 2020

By Rachel BarrickDecember 22, 2019
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Over the past year, 379 foreign nationals were born at Richmond Hospital in Canada to non-Canadian citizens or permanent residents. This is part of an industry known as “birth tourism”, in which a pregnant woman enters Canada to give birth to a child who will then automatically be given citizenship. They typically travel to Canada […]

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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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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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Bill C-24, Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act

By Michael NirenJune 11, 2015
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At the end of the month, Bill C-24, otherwise known as the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, partially came into effect, essentially introducing a two-tier citizenship system. Below, we’re going to take a look at what this means for those who want to apply for Canadian citizenship, as well as current Canadian citizens. Grants of Citizenship First, […]

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Canadian Citizenship Judge Charged With Helping Immigration Consultants’ Clients Cheat

By Michael NirenJanuary 2, 2020
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After a one-year investigation by the RCMP, a Citizenship and Immigration Judge is facing charges and is accused of giving copies of citizenship exams to a Toronto immigration consultant after stealing them. According to the RCMP, the judge allegedly passed these tests onto an immigration consultant in order to help their clients attain Canadian citizenship. […]

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Changes to the Maximum Age of an Immigrant Dependant

By Michael NirenMay 18, 2013
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A Toronto Star article published last week says that the federal government will be reducing the maximum age of immigrant dependant children in Canada from 22 to 19. Previously, students over the age of 22 who were studying full-time were given an exemption and were still eligible, but that will be taken away also.  The outline […]

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Requirements for obtaining citizenship in Canada

By Michael NirenDecember 16, 2019
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Permanent residency is a highly sought after position in Canada, but many permanent residents wish to become Canadian citizens. Canadian citizens have many rights that permanent residents do not. For example, Canadian citizens may vote in elections, have a Canadian passport and hold public office. Canadian citizenship is sometimes considered the final step in the […]

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Interested in Migrating from Trinidad to Canada?

By Sam MoserOctober 27, 2012
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Trinidad and Canada Have Much In Common The country of Canada has long had a special relationship with the country of Trinidad. Both these countries have a long history of being part of the British Empire, this mean that they share the common official language of English and their legal systems both have roots in […]

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How to Meet the Citizenship Test and Interview Requirement

By Michael NirenJuly 7, 2012
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2012 Citizenship Test Change Becoming a Canadian citizen entails more than just being presented a citizenship certificate after taking an oath. While the citizenship test is the final step in the process, allowing people to vote and carry a Canadian passport, change in the test has resulted in an increased failing rate among certain immigrant communities. […]

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More on the New Canadian Citizenship Oath Rule

By Michael NirenMay 18, 2020
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Faces cannot be covered when taking the Canadian Citizenship Oath We recently posted a blog entry on the new Canadian Citizenship oath rule, which stated that effective immediately people are not allowed to cover their face or mouths when taking the oath. This means that Muslim women will not be able to cover their faces […]

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Live Chat responses from Canadian Immigration Minister

By Michael NirenOctober 13, 2010
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Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney engaged in a Live Chat through the Globe and Mail website a week ago, which allowed Canadians to ask questions to both the minister and Rob Oliphant, who is the Canadian Liberal Multiculturalism critic. A series of well-rounded questions were asked, and several questions sparked miniature debates between […]