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November 14, 2011 canadavisa No comments exist

A recent study on Canadian immigration policies has found that immigrants who move to Canada as independent skilled immigrants had the highest earnings of four categories of immigrants studied: independent primary skilled immigrants, accompanying economic immigrants, family class immigrants, and refugees. The study, entitled Immigrant Earnings Differences Across Admission Categories and Landing Cohors in Canada,…

November 14, 2011 canadavisa No comments exist

One of the goals of Canadian immigration is to reunite families in Canada. Earlier this year, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenny announced that the Canadian government would be increasing the number of family reunification visas, especially for spousal and child sponsorships. Family reunification is made possible through the Family Class Immigration Program

November 14, 2011 canadavisa No comments exist

This month Canada celebrated Citizenship Week (October 17 to 23) and held more than 60 citizenship ceremonies and celebrations across the country to mark the occasion. While many were celebrating their new citizenship, some people were concerned with a recent announcement by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in which they stated the Government of Canada…

November 11, 2011 canadavisa No comments exist

As the regulatory body for immigration consultants, the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC/the Council) has introduced initiatives to help improve consumer protection. A searchable database of all Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) is now available on the Council’s website.  This tool will allow the public to verify quickly that a person is authorized…

November 10, 2011 canadavisa No comments exist

In order to deal with a backlog of over 160,000 people, the Canadian government has announced it will not accept permanent residency applications for sponsored parents or grandparents for the next two years At present, there are more than 165,000 parents or grandparents of Canadian residents who are waiting to find out if their applications…