January 12, 2017 – A senior federal government minister says Canada could be in a unique position to benefit from the wave of protectionist politics sweeping the world. Chrystia Freeland, who on Tuesday was promoted from International Trade Minister to Foreign Minister, believes Canada’s positive attitude towards immigration and international trade makes it a world
January 12, 2017 – Canada has seen a notable increase in numbers of asylum claims from Mexicans since a visa requirement for travellers was lifted. Figures show 70 Mexicans claimed refugee status here in December after the visa requirement was lifted as of December 1, 2016. Canada has threatened to re-impose the visa restriction if
January 11th 2017 – Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 2nd round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 52nd overall, inviting 3334 applicants for permanent residence, the highest number ever, under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 459, a continued decrease from previous draws. It was the 2nd draw in
January 10, 2017 – Ahmed Hussen will replace John McCallum as Canada’s Immigration Minister after Justin Trudeau moved to reshuffle his cabinet. Among a number of changes, the Canadian Prime Minister has put the Somalia-Canadian lawyer in charge of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, with McCallum moving to take a post as Canada’s ambassador to
January 9, 2017 – Canadian universities are reporting significant increases in numbers of applications from American students in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as president. Major institutions including the University of Toronto, McGill University and McMaster University are seeing huge boosts in numbers when compared to those received at this point 12 months ago.
January 9, 2017 – Experts say 2017 could be a significant year for Canada’s economy after positive signs at the end of 2016. Solid job figures, improving trade numbers and a healthy stock market all point to an emergence from a difficult period sparked by the oil price slump and stalling global growth. Across the