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Chinese Immigrants Lose Court Battle With Canadian Government

A Canadian federal court has ruled against more than 1,000 wealthy Chinese immigrants seeking compensation after their immigration applications were affected by the cancellation of Canada’s Immigrant Investor Program (IIP). After their applications for Canadian citizenship under the IIP were cancelled following the recent termination of the program, the wealthy Chinese immigrants sought millions of dollars …

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Immediate Prioritization of Philippine Immigration Applications

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced that in light of the recent disaster in the Philippines, all immigration applications from people who identify themselves as being affected are prioritized. The typhoon, called Yolanda in the Philippines and Haiyan elsewhere, has wreaked significant amounts of damage on the Southern Pacific islands. Estimates of people lost …

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Canadian Immigration Backlogs to Be Reduced

One of the founding principles of Canadian immigration is the reunification of families within Canada and Citizenship and Immigration Canada, led by Minister Chris Alexander, intends to make this easier by reducing serious immigration backlogs throughout the system. In particular the backlog in parent and grandparent super visas is receiving most of the focus. Parents …

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Considering Immigration to Canada?

Canada is a very welcoming country for immigrants to come to. Not only are there many different pathways to immigration, but there are also many programs designed to help immigrants start their new lives in Canada. However, before you apply for immigration, familiarize yourself with how immigration works in Canada. What Is Immigration? Immigration is …

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2014 Immigration Plan Released

A news release that came out on Monday October 28, 2013 declared Canada’s immigration plan for next year. Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration for Canada made the announcement and also made some statements about the purpose of the immigration plan. “While Canadians will continue to get the first crack at available jobs, getting …

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What Is an E-passport?

On October 25, 2013, in the midst of Citizenship Week, the Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, delivered the 1,000,000 ePassport personally making a major milestone for the relatively new program. An ePassport is not that much different from any other passport used by Canada in the past. It is still used as an identification …

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Citizenship Week Celebrations Underway!

Citizenship week is a time of the year where Canadian citizens can celebrate all of the things that make Canadian citizenship great and for permanent residents to take their citizenship oaths and become new citizens! The Canadian government and particularly Citizenship and Immigration Canada work together to create many events that Citizens and new citizens …

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New Canadian Start Up Visa Program

The Canadian Start-Up Visa (SUV) is an immigration program run by Citizenship and Immigration Canada designed to add to the strength of Canada’s economy. The SUV brings innovators and entrepreneurial partners to Canada to build and grow businesses. Recently, CIC announced that it will be offering other programs alongside the SUV: A business incubator program …

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