CETA Comes Into Effect, Facilitating Easier Entry to Canada for Business Visitors


Free trade between Canada and the European Union (EU) starts today, September 21, and with it comes increased opportunities for businesses, their key personnel, services suppliers, independent professionals, and short-term business visitors to work in Canada. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) — a free trade agreement between Canada, the EU and its member […]

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U.S. ‘Dreamers’ are welcome to Huron University College in Ontario

In the wake of the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Huron University College, an affiliate of Western University in London, Ontario, announced that they will offer $60,000 in scholarships to eligible students affected by the news. The DACA program was initiated by President Barack Obama back in […]

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Indian-born architect Aziz Bootwala says personal achievement is only part of your immigrant story

Many immigrants come to Canada to pursue new opportunities and strive for personal success. But Aziz Bootwala, an architect who moved to North America from Mumbai, India, when he was 21 years old, says achieving your own success is only part of your immigrant story. According to Bootwala, to consider yourself truly victorious, you should give […]

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Federal, Provincial Ministers Reach Consensus on Increasing Canadian Immigration Levels


Political leaders responsible for immigration issues in Canada have agreed that increasing immigration levels and establishing multi-year targets would help meet labour market needs across the country. The consensus was reached at a meeting of the Forum of Ministers responsible for Immigration (FMRI), which met in Toronto last week. This FMRI includes members from the […]

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Government Clarifies Which Entrepreneurs May Apply for a Work Permit


Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. The government of Canada has issued confirmation regarding the categories of entrepreneurs and self-employed persons who may obtain a work permit before becoming permanent residents of Canada. In cases where an applicant has received a nomination under a business category or is self-employed and the permanent residence […]

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Le gouvernement clarifie quels entrepreneurs peuvent postuler pour un permis de travail


Le gouvernement du Canada a communiqué une clarification concernant les catégories d’entrepreneurs et de travailleurs autonomes qui peuvent obtenir un permis de travail avant de devenir des résidents permanents du Canada. Dans les cas où un candidat a reçu une nomination en tant que personne d’affaires ou est un travailleur autonome et que la demande […]

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CBSA Announces Canadian Immigration Fraud Arrests in BC


Four more individuals have been found guilty of immigration misrepresentation and tax evasion in connection to the New Can Consultants and Wellong International Investments immigration fraud case. Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Criminal Investigations sections announced these additional sentences on September 15. To date, eight people associated with this […]

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CanadaVisa News Briefs for Mid-September, 2017


The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian immigration and citizenship that have taken place over the past couple of weeks. Our Canadian immigration news briefs bring you the latest news as it happens. When published, these articles are posted across our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn. Follow us […]

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10th annual Toronto Palestine Film Festival starts today

With the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) officially over, the 10th annual Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) follows on its heels. While TIFF brings films from all over the world to the city of Toronto, as their name suggests, TPFF has a more specific theme: Palestine. “The Toronto Palestine Film Festival is a non-profit […]

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Slight Decrease in CRS Cut-Off Threshold in September 20 Express Entry Draw


The number of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for immigration to Canada through the Express Entry selection system has decreased to 433 in the latest draw from the pool, which took place on September 20, 2017. This is the joint-lowest CRS cut-off threshold since changes to the […]

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