The Bank of Canada just raised interest rates again. What does this mean for newcomers?

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2023 13:00:02 +0000

The Bank of Canada (BoC) recently announced another rise in interest rates, up to 4.5%, or up 25 basis points from 4.25% on December 7, 2022. While this is the smallest rise in interest over the past year, interest rates will stay high for the foreseeable future making larger spending more difficult than previous years. […]

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Poll shows more people than ever want to immigrate to Canada

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 12:00:31 +0000

For the first time, Canada has polled as the second most popular destination for potential newcomers after the United States in the most recent poll by Gallup, a global analytics and advice firm. This is the first time Gallup has released data on this topic since 2018. The poll says that in 2021, 900 million […]

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Buying a home in Canada as a non-Canadian

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2023 13:00:10 +0000

The Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act was passed in parliament in June 2022 and came into effect on January 1 this year. Broadly speaking, the new regulations will prohibit the purchase of a residential property by any foreign investor who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. The regulations […]

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Provinces working to make it easier for internationally educated nurses to work in Canada

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2023 10:19:35 +0000

British Columbia has recently announced that it is removing some of the barriers for internationally educated nurses (IENs) to register with the province. It will do so by removing application fees and providing new financial support to nurses returning to practice after a period of absence. The province says it will now cover application and […]

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Are you already a Canadian citizen?

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2023 13:00:58 +0000

You may be eligible for Canadian citizenship if you were born abroad to a Canadian citizen. Your legal or biological parent must have been a first-generation Canadian at the time of your birth. That means they were either born in Canada or naturalized Canadian citizens who successfully applied for citizenship. If your parent received Canadian […]

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Can I leave Canada and still be eligible for Canadian citizenship?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2022 13:00:23 +0000

You may become a Canadian citizen as long as you meet certain eligibility requirements, including the physical presence requirements. Canada requires you to have lived in the country for at least three years or 1,095 days out of the past five years before applying for Canadian citizenship. The calculation period starts on the day that […]

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Celebrating Christmas in Canada

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2022 13:00:27 +0000

Canada welcomes newcomers and cultures from around the world. Its reputation for stability and tolerance makes it a popular destination for those considering a fresh start in a new country. Even with the growing number of immigrants in Canada, Canadians tend to observe holidays and traditions leftover from Canada’s earlier history as a French and […]

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Is your parent a Canadian citizen? Submit your Proof of Citizenship application 

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2022 13:00:58 +0000

You may be eligible for Canadian citizenship if you were born outside Canada and at least one of your biological or legal parents at birth were a Canadian citizen when you were born. Get a Free Legal Consultation on Applying for Proof of Canadian Citizenship The Canadian government’s process to determine if you are a […]

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More newcomers are choosing to settle long-term in Atlantic Canada

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2022 13:00:29 +0000

A recent Statistics Canada study shows that high immigrant retention rates in Atlantic Canada can be credited to the success of the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP).  Under the AIP, launched in 2017 as a pilot program, governments, employers, communities, and settlement agencies work together to recruit skilled workers and international graduates. Working with settlement service providers, […]

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Canadian employment up by 10,000 jobs in November 2022: Labour Force Survey

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Sun, 04 Dec 2022 14:00:31 +0000

According to the latest Labour Force Survey (November 2022) released by Statistics Canada, women between 25 and 54 years of age (considered to be of core working age) experienced a rise in employment of 0.4%. Of particular interest, especially after Canada’s most recent Immigration Levels Plan (2023-2025) announced record-high immigration targets over the next several […]

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