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Government expands foreign credential recognition program

 the CanadaVisa Team     18 February 2010

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Canada Minister Jason Kenney announced today that the Canadian government is expanding the Canadian Immigration Integration Project (CIIP) by providing more funding for existing services and setting up another office in London, United Kingdom by the fall of 2011.

Quebec Experience Class fast-track immigration program comes into effect

 the CanadaVisa Team     15 February 2010

Last summer, we reported on a new, fast-track immigration program for the province of Quebec that would allow some individuals who had lived or studied in Quebec to immigrate to the province. As of Sunday, February 14 2010, the new Quebec Experience Class program is finally in effect and those who qualify can now submit their applications.

Forbes praises Canadian economy

 the CanadaVisa Team     12 February 2010

Internationally renowned business magazine Forbes praised the Canadian banking system and economy this week, listing the top ten reasons Canadians should be encouraged about the economic future.

Canada helps immigrants find work in Eco Sector

 the CanadaVisa Team     10 February 2010

The Canadian government announced today that it is supporting a project to help newcomers integrate into the Canadian workforce through an initiative with Canada's environmental sector.

New Brunswick makes changes to PNP to welcome more immigrants

 the CanadaVisa Team     08 February 2010

This week, the province of New Brunswick made modifications to its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to allow it to attract a greater number of immigrants. Family members of current residents of New Brunswick are now eligible to apply under this PNP if they possess work skills that are in demand in New Brunswick.

Australian immigrants to Ontario can now easily exchange driver's licenses

 the CanadaVisa Team     05 February 2010

A new reciprocal agreement between the province of Ontario and Australia makes exchanging a driver's license much easier for Australians in Ontario.

Quebec introduces special immigration measures for Haitians

 the CanadaVisa Team     04 February 2010

Earlier today, Quebec's immigration minister, Yolande James, announced that the province will be implementing special humanitarian immigration measures in response to the January 12 earthquake in Haiti. These measures come in addition to the measures already implemented by the federal government.

Canada to welcome more Indian students

 the CanadaVisa Team     30 January 2010

Last April, the Student Partners Program, a joint initiative between Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC), was launched. The pilot project was aimed at increasing the approval rate for study permits for Indian students accepted into the participating Canadian colleges. To date, the study permit approval rate for Indian students accepted at Canadian community colleges has doubled.

Program that helps immigrant IT professionals integrate into Canadian workforce to expand

 the CanadaVisa Team     28 January 2010

A British Columbia-developed program that helps internationally-trained Information Technology (IT) professionals integrate into the Canadian workforce is looking to expand across Canada.

Immigration process expedited for 217 Haitian children adopted by Canadian parents

 the CanadaVisa Team     26 January 2010

Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced today that the adoption process has been expedited for 217 Haitian children adopted by Canadian parents, of whom 31 are already in Canada.