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Month: May 2013

Life in Canada

Moving can be a stressful situation regardless of where you move, but it is only compounded when you move to an entirely new country with a new language and new culture. Immigrating to Canada is no different from moving to any other country, really, but Canada has a support system that can prove to be …

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Canada’s Start-Up Visa

Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenny, spent some time in the United States last week promoting Canada’s most exciting immigration visa. “The new Start-Up Visa will help Canada attract the world’s best and brightest entrepreneurs to build businesses, create jobs, and fuel economic growth,” Minister Kenney said in a news release from Citizenship …

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Immigration Canada

What is the CIC? Citizenship and Immigration Canada, or as it is often called, the CIC, is the immigration department of the Canadian government and is responsible for services and regulation regarding immigration. The leader of this department, the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, is currently Jason Kenney. This department works closely with other …

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CIC News Update: Improved Passport Services

Canadian passports will now be administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) instead of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade; Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced on May 8, 2013. This change is in-line with other governmental reforms designed to make immigration benefits more convenient and efficient. “As Citizenship and Immigration …

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Parent and Grandparent Visa Program

The Parent and Grandparent Super Visa Program, which was recently halted due to various difficulties, will be re-opened to applicants on January 2, 2014. Because of the popularity of this program in the past, there were large numbers of backlogs and problems with immigrants being admitted to Canada who did not necessarily have the financial …

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