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Grandparents and Parents Visiting Canada: Super Visa Income Requirements in 2018

The Super Visa is a special visa available to grandparents and parents who wish to visit family in Canada. Unlike other types of visitor visas, the Super Visa allows for a longer stay, fewer fees and repeat applications, and multiple re-entries. If you qualify for this visa, you can visit Canada for up to two …

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Some Canadian Refugees Pay More Taxes Than Wealthy Investor Immigrants

Refugees living in Canada who have arrived in the country over the last three decades have paid more in Canadian taxes than millionaire immigrant investors admitted under an immigration program that was cancelled last year. Additionally, under the now defunct Immigrant Investor Program, few rich immigrant investors actually resided in Canada; those wealthy immigrants who did …

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Critics Call For Changes To New Canadian Immigration Law

Only a few weeks after its initial implementation, a growing number of critics are calling for changes to the new Canadian immigration law known as Express Entry. In the first round of the Express Entry system, a total of 779 candidates were selected at the end of January to participate in the program; that number …

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Canadian Government Considers Express Entry For Live-In Caregivers

In a move to address long-standing immigration concerns of Canada’s growing number of live-in caregivers, Immigration Minister Chris Alexander may allow foreign caregivers to apply for permanent residency under the government’s new Express Entry visa program. Canada’s live-in caregivers were excluded when the government introduced its new Express Entry program earlier this year, but at …

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First Legal Challenge Launched Against Canada’s New Foreign Worker Law

After weeks of vocal complaints from both businesses and the leaders of Canada’s Western provinces about recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program, the first lawsuit has been filed against the federal government’s tightening of the TFW rules. A husband and wife partnership, who own two restaurants in Labrador, Newfoundland, have filed a …

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Canada Launches Can+ Expedited Visa Processing For Indian Visitors

During a visit to India, Canadian Immigration Minister Chris Alexander officially launched the new “Can+” visa program, which is designed to provide expedited visa processing to Indian nationals who frequently visit Canada. The Can+ visa will be available to Indian nationals who have traveled to either Canada or the United States during the last 10 …

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Canada Ponders Major Overhaul To Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Will Canada’s foreign workers soon have a higher minimum wage than some native-born Canadians? That’s just one of several proposals under consideration as Canada’s Conservative government reacts to the enormous public and political fallout from the country’s Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) program. Over the last several weeks, the TFW program has rocketed to the top …

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Canadian Migrant Workers Oppose Conservative, Liberal Policy

Canada’s largest migrant worker coalition is lashing out against the Conservative government’s handling of the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program, as well as recent Liberal Party proposals to fix the program. The Migrant Workers Alliance For Change (MWAC) has called for “immediate changes” to the recently instituted moratorium on hiring TFW employees within the food …

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Tim Hortons Criticized Over Treatment of Foreign Workers

Tim Hortons Donuts is the latest high-profile Canadian retailer to face criticism of its alleged treatment of foreign workers. In the wake of the recent media reports involving the alleged foreign worker abuse by a McDonald’s franchisee in British Columbia (BC), that province’s Employment Standards Branch launched an investigation after a former employee from the …

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Canadian government gives go ahead to hiring foreign hockey coaches

Is it possible that there’s a shortage of qualified Canadians available to coach Canada’s national sport? That’s the question that has emerged in the wake of a recent revelation that Canada’s government had approved six Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) visas for the position of coaching hockey. Given that temporary foreign workers are only supposed to …

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