RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants ‘Where are they now?’ Series: Akram Al-Otumi

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards, we are looking back at some of the past honourees over the years in this special “Where are they now” series.   Spotlight on Akram Al-Otumi (RBC Top 25, 2014) Since receiving Canadian Immigrant’s RBC Top 25 award in 2014, Akram Al-Otumi […]

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Asylum claims in Canada has reached highest level in decades

Asylum claims reached highest level in decades in 2017, and that trend isn’t slowing down. This week, Pew Research Center published a new analysis of data from the Canadian government on the number of people who sought asylum in Canada in 2017, and it found that more people sought asylum in Canada in 2017 than at any point in […]

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Buying a condo? Alexey Saltykov of CondoEssentials can help

Russian-born Alexey Saltykov came to Canada via Germany with a job in hand as a management consultant in the insurance industry. His company asked if he wanted to transfer to Toronto, and he jumped at the opportunity. Three years later, Saltykov saw a niche insurance need in Canada, and took another leap — this time […]

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Ontario issues new invitations to Express Entry candidates


The Government of Ontario has issued new Notifications of Interest to Express Entry candidates through its French-Speaking Skilled Worker and Skilled Trades streams. The draws are the second in the last seven days through these two streams, with 34 invitations issued through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (FSSW) and 29 issued through the Skilled Trades […]

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Introducing CanadaVisa Study Hub webinars


The CanadaVisa Study Hub team is excited to launch a new webinar series available exclusively to Study Hub members. The Study Hub webinars will cover a variety of topics relevant to prospective and current international students in Canada. The sessions will be hosted by Attorney Kara Crudo at the Campbell, Cohen Canadian immigration law firm. […]

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Top questions the Canada Revenue Agency gets at tax time

It’s tax season, which means Canadians are busy getting ready to file their income tax returns. It’s not always an easy process and it raises a lot of questions, especially for new Canadians. Here are the top questions the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) gets asked each tax season. Do I need to do my taxes? Doing your […]

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CanadaVisa News Briefs | April 12 to April 16, 2018


This is a summary of Canadian immigration news events that took place over the past week. Our Canadian immigration news briefs keep you up to date on the latest Canadian immigration news as it unfolds. These articles are shared across all our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn. Make sure to follow […]

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Importance of having a professional headshot on LinkedIn and social media

First impressions count, and often that first look comes via your photo on your LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter social media accounts. So avoid that bathroom selfie or photo from that night at the bar. If you want to present a professional, competent image, then it’s obvious you should have a professional, competent headshot. According […]

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How newcomers can build a strong mentor-mentee relationship in Canada

Moving to a new country comes with a number of challenges, which include navigating the job market and building a professional network. If you are moving to Canada without a job in place, it may take some time to get established and find a fulfilling career. One way to build your network and learn more […]

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