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Provincial Nominee Program

on 02/18/2015 - 01:14 pm

The Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) allows provinces to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province. Provincial Nomination is an important fast-track option for Canadian Permanent Residency. Almost all ofCanada’s provinces and territories can nominate people to immigrate to Canada. These people have the skills, education and work experience they need to contribute to the economy of that province or territory.
To apply under the Provincial Nominee Program, a candidate must:

Be nominated by a specific Canadian province or territory, then
Apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to become a permanent re ...

New to Canada

on 02/17/2015 - 01:57 pm

Government websites specifically for newcomers
 



Provincial and territorial websites for newcomers



For information on immigration and settlement www.cic.gc.ca
For information on employment in Canada www.workingincanada.gc.ca, www.credentials.gc.ca



Province/Territory
Website


Alberta
www.albertacanada.com/immigration


British Columbia
www.welcomebc.ca


Manitoba
www.immigratemanitoba.com


New Brunswick
www.welcomenb.ca


NewfoundlandandLabrador
www.nlimmigration.ca


Northwest Territories
www.gov.nt.ca


Nova Scotia
www.novascotiaimmigration.com


Nunavut
www.gov.nu.ca


Ontario
www.ontarioimmigration.ca


Princ ...

Express Entry Program

on 01/28/2015 - 03:50 pm

Express Entry Programme for Migrating to Canada.
 
As of January 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has introduced a new system to manage how people with skilled work experience would apply to immigrate toCanada. The system is known as ‘EXPRESS ENTRY’. This system will manage applications for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs.

Federal Skilled Worker Program
Federal Skilled Trades Program
Canadian Experience Class
Provincial Nominee Programs

  
The Express entry has two steps.
 
Step 1: Creating an online express entry profile.
 
Potential candidate who is interested must first complete an onl ...

CIC Citizenship Reformed!

on 02/10/2014 - 01:24 pm

Reinforcing the value of Canadian citizenship while continuing to move toward a faster and more efficient system
 
Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander unveiled the first comprehensive reforms to the Citizenship Act since 1977. Bill C-24, the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, will protect the value of Canadian citizenship for those who have it while creating a faster and more efficient process for those applying to get it.
 
 
Key Changes


Permanent residents would have to maintain a "physical presence" in Canada for four years within six years before applying for citizenship. That would include spending a minim ...

IMMIGRANT SKILLED WORKERS: SHOULD CANADA ATTRACT MORE FOREIGN STUDENTS?

on 01/20/2014 - 04:32 pm

Immigration has, historically, had a positive impact on the Canadian economy, in terms of job creation, improved labour-force turnover and economic growth that has helped to sustain social programs for Canadians. Immigration also contributes to the diversity of cultures, traditions and languages that form the social fabric of our society. This paper examines federal and provincial immigration policy and explores some important issues relating to the process of admission of immigrants to Canada. It also analyzes areas where changes are needed to maximize the benefits from immigration to the Canadian economy faced with the challenges of aging population and changing labour market conditions. T ...

Canada accepting 5,000 parent, grandparent sponsorship applications

on 01/20/2014 - 03:51 pm

Canadian citizens and permanent residents wishing to sponsor foreign parents or grandparents under a special immigration program can do so beginning today.

The federal government is reopening the door slightly by accepting 5,000 sponsorship applications under the new Parent and Grandparent Program in 2014.

The government froze applications in 2011, to deal with the massive backlog of wait times of eight years.

The sponsor of relatives hoping to immigrate to Canada must now meet new criteria to be eligible to apply, including:

Meeting an increase of 30 per cent in the minimum necessary income for sponsoring relatives. For instance, a fa ...