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Canada is Among Top Welcoming Nations for Newcomers, Studies Find

When immigration applicants consider where to go in the world, acceptance can be a big factor. Being welcome in a new place is important for acclimatization, integration, and even safety. When local residents are accepting of newcomers, it can be easier for immigrants to find the services they need, find local support, and make friends. …

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March is Fraud Prevention Month

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that March 2018 is fraud prevention month and Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen has announced the government will be launching programs and initiatives during the month to help combat all kinds of fraud, including that which targets the government and Canadian newcomers. What is Fraud? Fraud involves deception …

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Charges Laid in Scam Targeting Immigrants

Peel police have announced that Mississauga resident Sakia Mojadiddi has been charged with fraud following an investigation. Authorities report that Mojadiddi is accused of defrauding Canadian arrivals from the Middle East who were looking to bring their family to Canada. The targets were largely from Afghanistan. The investigation stems from a complaint brought to police in …

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Immigration in Canada Contributes to High Education Numbers, New Research Shows

Canada is considered one of the most-educated nations, with more than half of residents having a college or university degree. The number of people with an undergraduate or graduate degree has grown by more than ten percent in the past ten years. At least one study has found that Canadians are even more educated, with …

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Canada Does Not Expect Influx at The Border

In the United States, the Trump administration and US Homeland Security have announced they are withdrawing Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans. About 200,000 affected Salvadorans will need to seek new immigration status in the United States, choose to leave, or risk deportation. When a similar move affected Haitian nationals living under that same status in …

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Parents and Grandparents Program Set to Reopen in the New Year

In 2018, the Parents and Grandparents Program will reopen, which will allow permanent residents and citizens of Canada to bring their grandparents and parents to Canada. IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has committed to making the application process more transparent and easier. To apply under the reopened program, applicants will need to fill out …

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Changes in Canada’s Immigration Goals Could Benefit Immigrants

Canada has announced it will accept one million immigrants between 2017 and 2019 as part of a new government initiative.  Canada will accept 300,000 newcomers in 2017, 310,000 in 2018, and 330,000 in 2019, making 1% of the nation’s population immigrant-based by 2020. These goals are still lower than the Advisory Council on Economic Growth’s …

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New Definition for Age of Dependants in Canada

The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship fulfilled a key mandate on October 27, 2017, by announcing that the definition of the age of dependants has been changed. Previously, the age of dependants was defined as “under 19” but with the change, the new definition will be “under 22.” According to the Minister of Immigration, …

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Are You Affected by DACA Being Rescinded?

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was created by the Obama administration to allow children of undocumented US residents to have some ability to remain the country legally. DACA allowed qualified residents to remain in the United States without deportation as long as they paid a fee and renewed their status every two …

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