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Canadian working holiday visa numbers soar

15:35 14/05/2014
The number of young foreigners visiting Canada as part of the International Experience Canada (IEC) programme has risen sharply according to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). CIC says that it...

Canadian academic calls for end to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

13:58 06/05/2014
A Canadian academic has called on the federal government to close the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and, instead, to grant more permanent residence visas to international workers. Professor...

Canadian immigration announces new and quicker 'Express Entry' system

18:29 15/04/2014
Canadian immigration minister Chris Alexander has announced that Canada will introduce its new 'active recruitment' immigration system in January 2015. It will be known as 'Express Entry' and will be...

Chinese investor visa applicants to sue Canadian immigration

11:12 26/03/2014
A group of Chinese citizens who had applied for Canadian visas are considering suing the Canadian government after it terminated the Immigrant Investor Program (IIP). Canada scrapped the IIP in...

Canadian citizenship rules make integration more difficult

17:41 25/02/2014
A new report from a Canadian think tank alleges that recent changes to the Canadian citizenship regime favour some immigrants over others and run contrary to the Canadian multicultural ethos. The...

Canada's immigration minister hints at new investor program

17:38 21/02/2014
Chris Alexander, Canada's immigration minister, has given an interview to a Chinese newspaper just days after scrapping the Immigrant Investor Program which was extremely popular with Chinese...