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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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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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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 […]

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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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Immigrating to Canada from Australia

By Michael NirenApril 23, 2013
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If you are from Australia and want to immigrate to Canada, you can do so a number of ways. In addition, as an Australian you have an advantage, because being from an English-speaking country means that you can much more easily make the transition to Canadian society than people from other countries. However, you will […]

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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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Canadian Immigration Lawyer for applicants in London, UK

By Michael NirenMay 22, 2012
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We get a lot of immigration inquires from London, UK. Even though our head office is in Toronto, Canada, Londoners seem to find us for their Canadian (and US) Immigration and Visa needs.  Since Canada is part of the British Commonwealth, Canada is seen as a natural immigration destination for Londoners and Brits in general. We […]

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3 Canadian Illegal Immigrants Myths

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2011
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This week’s list of 3 Untrue Immigration Myths has a focus on illegal immigrants, which are often subject to much prejudice in Canada. Canadian Illegal Immigrants Myths The following myths are untrue however, are commonly passed off as legitimate arguments: Illegal Immigrants Myth 1.  Illegal Immigrants Are Criminals Illegal immigration is a fact of life […]