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Here you’ll find top tips for working holidaymakers, our picks for this year’s best tourist destinations, business travel advice & much more



Canadian Immigrants Deemed One of the Most Successful in the World.

This is because the Canadian immigration program is designed to allow all new-comers to settle down smoothly and quickly. The most successful newcomers usually come in Canada through the Skilled Worker and Provincial nominee programs. Both programs assess applicant’s work experience, qualifications, language skills and adaptability, to ensure overseas migrants are successful in the Canadian […]

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Canada will introduce new recruitment system for prospective immigrants

The Canadian immigration minister Chris Alexander has announced that the country will introduce a new active immigration recruitment system that will be known as “Express Entry” and will be similar to the Australian skill select scheme. The work towards implementation of the new system began during the time of the previous Immigration Minister – Jason […]

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New changes to the Canadian citizenship law

The minister of Canada Chris Alexander has announced that he will increase the period required for residency before an immigrant becomes eligible for citizenship from three to four years. The bill has been announced at a press conference in Toronto. According to Mr Alexander the new bill will enhance the value which the Canadian citizenship […]

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Canada starts new Start-up visa programm

During the last week, the Canadian agency Citizenship and Immigration Canada has announced that it will launch a new visa program for entrepreneurs. The program will open in April 2013 and it will be named Start-up visa. According to the Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, the new visa will help Canada to attract many of […]

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Canada starts its new immigration scheme which targets skilled tradespeople

In January 2012 Canada launched its new immigration scheme that is open for skilled tradespeople such as plumbers, electricians and metalworkers. The program will be more focused on the skill and the trades qualification of the applicants than on their formal education and academic credentials. The reason for the introduction of the program is that […]

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Canadian Government may revoke the citizenship of 500 people

The Canadian Government announced that it intends to renounce the citizenship of around 500 Canadian because of immigration-related offences. Furthermore, it investigates over 3000 more people who were granted citizenship. After the Second Worlds War Canada has abolished the citizenship of only 50 people and most of them were high profile criminals such as the […]

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Report outlines new strategy for the Canadian Immigration policy

A new report prepared for the Canadian government recommends that the immigration levels should rise by 6% between the year between 2014 and 2018. This would take the annual immigration target from about 253,000 at present to 337,000 in 2018. The immigration target figure has been held at 253,000 since 2007. The report’s aim is […]

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Documentary on working holiday program in Canada to be released in 2013

The Taiwanese Movie director Lin Yen-chieh is going to record documentary series that will record and chronicle the working holiday experiences of the Taiwanese youth in Canada. The purpose of the movie will be to increase the popularity of the working holiday program and to distribute the message that overseas work and travel programs can […]

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