2020-02-10 – Canada admitted a new modern-era record of more than 341,000 new permanent residents in 2019, new government data shows. The 341,180 immigrants welcomed last year was the second consecutive year Canada has admitted more than 300,000 immigrants. Before 2018, the last time Canada welcomed more than 300,000 immigrants was 1912. The 2019 figure
The province of Quebec has come under fire from the new Immigration Minister for its “fraudulent” investor program. Chris Alexander, Canada’s new Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, was shown to share the sentiments of his predecessor when he recently slammed Quebec for accepting hundreds of immigrant investors who often settle elsewhere.
Operational Bulletin 225-E – January 06, 2012 The Modified Processing Instructions for Information Technology Work Permit Applications (Software Pilot) for British Columbia and Quebec Issue This Operational Bulletin (OB) replaces OB 225-D, published on September 30, 2011. OB 225-D dealt with the “Modified Processing Instructions for Information Technology (IT) Work Permit Applications (Software Pilot) for
The following essay is adapted from an article written by Colin R. Singer and appearing in Canada’s Immigration & Citizenship Bulletin 20 Imm. & Cit. #8, October 2009; ISSN 0843-7564) Selection rules for business applicants As in the case of skilled workers, entrepreneur, and self-employed applicants are required to successfully complete a mandatory pre-screening evaluation. Entrepreneur:
A hundred Iranian immigrant investors have appealed to the Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister to approve their applications which have been held up for up to two years due to the economic sanctions imposed against Iran. The Iranian applicants have been nominated by provincial immigrant investor programs run by British Columbia, Manitoba and Quebec, and are
A decades old immigration funding agreement between the federal government and Quebec is causing a stir due to skyrocketing costs. The program involves settlement funding for newcomers and last year awarded the province of Quebec $284.5 million which amounts to approximately $5100 for each new immigrant or refugee to the province. That amount is
The province of Quebec has introduced stricter language laws in an attempt to draw a higher proportion of French-speaking immigrants. The new regulations, which went into effect this month, require applicants to demonstrate stronger skills in French, such as the skilled worker category which formerly required applicants to demonstrate only a beginner level. Now skilled
At Immigration.ca, since 1994, we have provided a guiding light to many thousands of persons wishing to immigrate to Canada. We share in the optimism and sincere belief that Canada offers excellent settlement options within a stable environment to those who wish to become a part of its landscape. Under the direction of COLIN R. SINGER,
Immigration authorities in the Province of Quebec announced they will now accept new applications under its highly successful Quebec Immigrant Investor Program for a limited period from August 31st 2015 until January 29th 2016. This comes as welcome news for high net worth individuals looking for an attractive passive investment scheme offering Canadian permanent residence.
Federal government officials hinted last week that they are willing to fight Quebec’s controversial new charter in court if necessary. Earlier this month, amid much controversy, the Quebec government announced intentions to implement a values charter that would ban public service workers from wearing any type of religious garment or symbol. “We are very concerned