International Students have been flooding into Canadian universities over the last 20 years. Since 1992, the percentage of foreign students attending universities in Canada has practically doubled, from just over 4% to nearly 8%. Most of these students come to Canada to get their Bachelor degrees, though about 1/3 still come for post-graduate degrees. Surprisingly, it is New Brunswick whose universities attract the greatest percentage of international students, followed closely by BC’s. Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Quebec are also popular provinces to attend school in if you’re an international
So you’ve applied to come to Canada as a permanent resident but you don’t know exactly where you should live. Everyone has heard of
Many people living in Canada are eligible to become dual citizens
This list could easily be compiled solely of villages in Canada’s
With the upcoming changes to the Canadian passport, we thought you
Are you trying to come to Canada to make a new
Good news for prospective immigrants to Canada: Canada’s federal skilled worker program is supposed to restart on May 4th, 2013. The program has been on hold since spring 2012 due to a backlog of applications which was overwhelming Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The Skilled Worker program allows prospective immigrants with education and work experience to become permanent residents of Canada. Once a permanent resident, the immigrant is one step closer to becoming a Canadian citizen. In order to qualify for this immigration stream, the applicant should have: recent work experience in the relevant field the ability to converse in English and / or French a university education a job offer in Canada a plan for permanently settling in Canada
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MOVING FURNITURE ACROSS THE CANADA-US BORDER How do I bring my furniture with me if I am emigrating to Canada? Prepare a detailed list of all of the items you are bringing (include makes/models/serial numbers) with two sections: goods you will be bringing with you when you enter the country and goods that will follow as a shipment. If the goods that follow are not on the list, you may need to pay duties. Make sure the list is COMPLETE. Make sure that the items fall under the list of acceptable goods supplied by Canadian Border Services. These items include things like Bedding and clothes Furniture and decorative home ornaments Appliances Silverware and dishes Jewellery, antiques, family heirlooms,
Bill tightens rules on asylum-seekers and aims to suppress false claims Opponents say extended detentions without trial and sweeping new ministerial powers violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms Canada’s parliament passed Bill C-31, the Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act, in June, 2012. The new law gives discretionary power to the Minister of Foreign Affairs to designate groups of asylum-seekers illegitimate, and increases the maximum allowable detention of illegal immigrants to 12 months without a hearing. Foreign Affairs Minister Jason Kennedy insisted that the top priority was speeding up the processing time for illegitimate asylum-seekers, the majority of whom now come from European Union countries. Candidates from countries designated “safe” by the Minister and department will get fast-tracked to hearings in six weeks in an effort to deport false claimants and save on detention costs. Regular claims will be processed in seven months. Critics of the bill, however, say that the new discretionary ministerial powers and longer detentions contravene Canada’s charter of rights and freedoms and international laws. Will the law supply the much-needed cost-saving reform it promises, or will it strand thousands more in processing limbo?
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Canadian Government announces that it will close Buffalo consulate as it tries to find “efficiencies” This despite the fact
Many people often have more than one passport. This phenomenon is common in many countries as the practice is
RIGHTS AT THE BORDER, RIGHTS WHEN DETAINED If you’ve started to assume that you have few rights when crossing