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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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Where Do the Irish Live in Canada?

The Irish have been a part of the Canadian story for as long as it’s been playing out. Both Canada and modern day Ireland were of course once part of the mighty British Empire, which not only led to much of Canada—and especially regions such as Ontario—becoming imbued with a distinctly British flavor, but likewise…

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Does Canada Even Want Immigrants?

When asking the question ‘how much immigration does Canada need?’, one can be sure to get conflicting answers. That’s because answering that billion dollar question involves economic guesswork, statistics damn statistics, and a policy stance that depends on how open – and to whom – one wants the country’s borders to be. So let’s review…

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Where to Live in Canada: Hamilton

Four Immigrant Groups Making Headway in Hamilton When most people think of Ontario, the first city that tends to come to mind is Toronto—and with good reason.  It’s a world city, Canada’s largest, it has everything from the CN Tower to the Toronto theatre and shopping districts.  Even so, however, the bright lights of Canada’s…

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Where to Live in Canada: Brampton

Immigrants are Burgeoning in Brampton Immigration has been a vital part of American and Canadian history since the beginning.  From the first settlers to the brave Italians, Greeks, Poles, Jews, and other immigrants which came flooding into Halifax at the turn of the 20th century to the waves of immigration which we see, immigrants played…

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How to Seek Asylum in Canada at the PanAm Games or Women’s World Cup

Some World Cup and Games participants, whether they be athletes, coaches, technical or other support personnel, or even dignitaries, occasionally request asylum during an international sporting event like these 3 tournaments.

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New Requirements and Fees for Open Work Permits and LMIA-Exempt Work Permits (International Mobility Programs)

Under the International Mobility Program, the Canadian authorities group foreign workers who are exempt from a Labour Market Impact Assessment, or LMIA. We previously covered LMIAs and LMIA-exempt jobs in an earlier article. Now, as of February 21, 2015, there are new requirements that Citizenship and Immigration Canada, or IRCC, have put in place for…

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Your Immigration Lawyer Screwed Up. What’s Next?

When you’ve hired an immigration consultant or lawyer and your application is rejected because of errors and screw ups by your consultant, it’s an incredibly frustrating moment for you. You’ve paid out a part of your savings in fees and not only was your application rejected – always a risk even for an application that…

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Where do Haitians Live in Canada?

HATIANS ROOTING FOR LES HABITANTS? HOW MONTREAL’S BECOME A HAVEN FOR HATIAN-CANADIANS It’s hard to imagine two places more seemingly-different than Canada and Haiti.  One is the hockey capital of the world, enjoying—or at the very least enduring—flurries of winter snow and a place in the prestigious G20 economic group.  The other is a place…

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Canada vs. Philippines: How to Make a Filipino Resume Canadian

For those Express Entry applicants that do not have an existing job offer, they are to search for employment within the Canadian labor market using online job boards, job banks, etc. in order to try and secure an offer for employment within Canada. However, do you know what you have to do to make your…

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Where Do Arabs Live in Canada?

If you’re immigrating to Canada from an Arab country, chances are you’re not just going to want to move somewhere with a large Arab population, but somewhere with a history of solidarity. To that end, here are some of the best locations for Arabs immigrating to Canada.

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