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Saskatchewan creates new immigration and settlement portal for newcomers

 the CanadaVisa Team     15 April 2010

The province of Saskatchewan, which has been enjoying an increase in immigrants over the last few years, has created a portal for newcomers to help them find the settlement services they need. The web portal was launched this week.

Canadian government announces new program for business visitors from Mexico

 the CanadaVisa Team     12 April 2010

On Friday, Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced a special visa application program for business visitors from Mexico. Called the Business Express Program, this initiative will allow Mexican nationals employed by a pre-approved list of businesses to receive priority processing of their Canadian visa applications. Visas for qualified individuals are expected to be processed within 24 hours.

Canadian federal government renews its immigration agreement with British Columbia

 the CanadaVisa Team     09 April 2010

The Canadian government announced today that it is renewing its immigration agreement with the province of British Columbia. The new agreement is intended to formalize and build on the existing cooperation between the federal and provincial governments regarding immigration and settlement issues.

Prince Edward Island may introduce new PNP categories

 the CanadaVisa Team     08 April 2010

The Province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) is set to introduce new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) categories in the near future.

Canadian passport to be enhanced

 the CanadaVisa Team     05 April 2010

Canadian citizens who apply for passports will receive enhanced passports containing an electronic chip in the near future. The chip is being introduced to increase security by reducing the risk of fraud and tampering.

Canadian economy doing even better than expected

 the CanadaVisa Team     02 April 2010

The Canadian economy is faring better than expected, as Canada’s Gross Domestic Product grew at an annual rate of more than six per cent in January.

Report recommends expansion of Immigrant Investor program, highlights benefits to Canada

 the CanadaVisa Team     31 March 2010

A new study by three prominent Canadian economists concludes that Canada should expand its Immigrant Investor program, and highlights the positive contributions immigrant investors have made to Canada’s economy and society in the years since the program has been in effect.

Canadian Immigration Minister announced planned changes to Canada’s refugee system

 the CanadaVisa Team     30 March 2010

Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced proposed changes to Canada’s refugee system that he says will provide more protection to those who need it and will deter those who do not need Canada’s protection from taking advantage of the system.

Northwestern Ontario communities launch immigration portal

 the CanadaVisa Team     24 March 2010

A new immigration portal for newcomers to Canada was launched today by communities in Northwestern Ontario. The portal provides information on settling and working in Northwestern Ontario cities and towns, such as Thunder Bay and Kenora.

Ottawa group awarded for helping skilled immigrants find work in Canada

 the CanadaVisa Team     22 March 2010

Hire Immigrants Ottawa, a group that helps employers integrate skilled immigrants into the labour market, has been presented with an award for its work by Carleton University, a respected Canadian educational institution.