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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 MorganNovember 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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2018 Top 10 Livable Cities include Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto

By MorganAugust 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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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 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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Top Questions and Answers About Canada Legalizing Weed

By Ella BergquistJune 29, 2018
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After October 17, 2018 Canada will be legalizing recreational marijuana use. The bill will allow Canadian provinces to control and regulate how marijuana can be grown, distributed and sold. Canada is the second country to legalize weed national wide, just behind Uruguay who legalized marijuana in 2017. Trudeau made legalizing cannabis part of his campaign platform […]

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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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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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10 Questions You Should Ask If You Want to Move to Canada

By Michael NirenMarch 31, 2015
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If you’re intending to move to Canada, there are certain questions you need to ask yourself to ensure that you’re making the right decision. This includes your motivations for moving as well as practicalities such as whether you have enough savings, and how you’ll support yourself once you get there. Moving to Canada Vice president […]

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Immigrating to Canada from the Philippines: Benefits and Challenges

By Michael NirenApril 4, 2014
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The Philippines is one of the major immigration sources for Canada. In the year 2017, the Philippines was the second largest country source for Permanent Residents in Canada. There were 40,857 Filipinos accepted to become Permanent Residents of Canada in 2017. There has to be a reason why so many Filipinos want to immigrate to […]

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Toronto Services For Undocumented Immigrants

By Michael NirenSeptember 13, 2013
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Earlier on this year, the city of Toronto took steps to assist immigrants and give them access to City of Toronto services even if they are not here legally. There are currently an estimated 200,000 immigrants here illegally at this present time. Toronto wants you to know that if you are out of status there […]

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Niren & Associates Announces Winners of Annual Scholarship

By Michael NirenAugust 30, 2013
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After reviewing scores of application packages from students across Canada and the US, Niren and Associates has selected the recipients of the immigration law firm’s first annual scholarship for the fall 2013 school year.  Each year, the firm awards $1000 each to one Canadian and one US student enrolled in university in the fall.  The […]