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Do I Need an eTA to Come to Canada?

Started August 1, 2015, you will be able to apply for an eTA online in order to come to Canada. An eTA is an Electronic Travel Authorization and will be required for those visa-exempt foreign nationals who wish to travel by air to Canada, starting November 10, 2016. As of that date, you will require…

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How Do Canada’s Provincial GDPs Compare with the World?

via Presentation Magazine How do Canada’s provinces stand up on the world economic stage? Can you guess which world economy is the same size as each one of our provinces and territories? They keep telling us that California, for example, is a Top 10 world economy. In fact, it’s number 8 and is the same…

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Who is Doing Your Fast Cards?

Do you find yourself juggling your company’s loads and deciding between factoring the load, or getting your factoring company to advance you a reasonable percentage of your fuel costs? Or maybe just getting a quick pay to give your cash flow a jolt? And all the while worrying about whether or not to take on…

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How to Take the Canadian Citizenship Test

When applying for Canadian citizenship, a key part of the process is the citizenship test you will have to take. If you are between the ages of 18 and 54 when you apply for citizenship you will need to take a citizenship test to prove that you know the rights, responsibilities and privileges of being…

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Saskatchewan Wants You

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, or SINP, has a new Express Entry Sub-Category which provides a quicker way to apply for Permanent Residence in Saskatchewan. It can mean being awarded a permanent resident visa after about 6 months processing time. After first completing and submitting an online profile at CIC’s Express Entry you then apply…

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Who is Immigrating to Canada? Skilled Workers

Who is Coming to Canada? In 2013, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) instituted the requirement that applicants to the Foreign Skilled Workers Program (FSWP) had to submit an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) as part of their application. At World Education Services (WES) they found that credential assessments for overseas clients increased from 16% of total assessments in…

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Canada Mapped by Population

Canada mapped by population. With immigration from around the world—particularly from the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Asia— Canada today is currently experiencing a population boom that’s reshaping the country.

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Canadian Investor Immigrant Program Back On

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has reopened the Immigrant Investor program as the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) Pilot Program. Applications under IIIVC are being accepted from May 25, 2015 to December 30, 2015. The first 60 applications will be processed and an additional 60 applications will be placed on a waiting list. The Immigrant…

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Manitoba’s Waiting For You

By 2020, Manitoba’s own government predicts a shortage of 20,000 skilled workers in the province. And Manitoba is exactly the kind of safe and affordable place where you want to settle and raise a family. Maybe that’s why 15,000 immigrants a year are starting a new life in Manitoba. Manitoba License Plate by Jerry Woody…

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How to Get Your Foreign Education Credentials Recognized in Canada

You are what they call an ITP, or an internationally trained professional. Or an ITW, an internationally trained worker. You may be a nurse or engineer or pharmacist. Or a member of any number of professions, and you are now a proud Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Unfortunately, your professional degree, license, or certifications are…

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The Separatist Quebec Immigration System

In terms of immigration, Quebec has exceptional powers compared to the other provinces. To be accepted as an immigrant to Quebec, you first have to obtain a certificate of selection (Certificate de selection du Québec) which is granted by the government of Quebec using, in CIC’s own words, “its (Quebec’s) own rules.” You must display…

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How to Travel While My Canadian Citizenship Application is in Progress in Three Steps

If you are wondering whether you can leave Canada while your application for citizenship is being processed, the answer is yes. You are permitted to leave while the application is processed, but there are a number of requirements you should be aware of. Failing to meet these requirements while your application is being processed, could…

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