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Canada continued to welcome historically high number of immigrants in 2009

 the CanadaVisa Team     13 May 2010

Earlier today, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) released statistics showing that it continues to maintain a high rate of immigration. Canada welcomed more than half a million permanent and temporary residents last year, a figure CIC says is helping to support the economic recovery in Canada.

Canadian government extends its immigration agreement with Ontario

 the CanadaVisa Team     10 May 2010

Last week, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced that the Canadian government had extended its immigration agreement with the province of Ontario for an additional year.

Canada’s economy adds four times the number of expected jobs in April

 the CanadaVisa Team     07 May 2010

The Canadian economy showed the largest monthly gain in jobs on record in April, adding 108,700 jobs. In addition, Canada’s jobless rate fell from 8.2 per cent in March to 8.1 per cent in April.

Young Newcomers Internship Program to be expanded by CIC

 the CanadaVisa Team     03 May 2010

Last year, Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced that the Young Newcomers Internship Program would become a permanent program, after a 1-year pilot project proved to be successful. Last week, Canadian immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced that the program would be expanded.

Canadian capital voted best city in Canada to live in

 the CanadaVisa Team     30 April 2010

According to MoneySense Magazine, the capital city of Ottawa is once again voted the most liveable city in Canada, for factors such as quality of schools, housing costs, availability of jobs, and other factors that influence the daily standard of living.

Ontario, Nova Scotia modify International Graduate streams of their PNPs

 the CanadaVisa Team     27 April 2010

Like all the provinces and two of the territories, Ontario and Nova Scotia have their own Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Both provinces have recently made modifications to the International Student streams of their PNPs to make it easier for applicants to qualify for the programs.

Southern Ontario town opens doors to immigrants through online portal

 the CanadaVisa Team     23 April 2010

The Southern Ontario town of Peterborough aims to attract more immigrants, and has set up an online portal about living and working in the town to help achieve this goal.

Canada extends temporary visa status for individuals affected by Iceland volcano

 the CanadaVisa Team     22 April 2010

The Canadian government is introducing special accommodations for individuals on temporary status in Canada who have been affected by the April 14 volcanic eruption in Iceland.

Saskatchewan looking forward to economic growth in 2010

 the CanadaVisa Team     20 April 2010

Saskatchewan can look forward to substantial economic growth in 2010, according to three economic reports released this month.

Manitoba proud of rise in immigration, sets higher targets for coming years

 the CanadaVisa Team     16 April 2010

In 2009, the province of Manitoba welcomed the highest number of new immigrants in almost a century, and hopes to welcome 20,000 newcomers annually by 2017.