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A Canadian is a Canadian: Citizenship Laws Set to Change

The citizenship Bill C-24 enforced in June 11, 2015 which reminds Canadians that citizenship is not a right but a privilege is set to be repealed as Immigration Minister John McCallum introduced his new bill when the House of Commons began sitting in February 25, 2016. The various changes enacted under Bill C-24, also known as the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act …

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A ‘Welcome to Remember’ to New Immigrants #welcomeAnewcomer

I came across this WelcomePack Canada gift box and after a few conversations with the people behind WelcomePackCanada.com I thought that my blog site maybe a good venue to share about this special welcome gift for new Canadian immigrants. Not all new immigrants maybe aware of the WelcomePack program that started in 2013. Over 30,000 …

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New Canada Permanent Resident Card

Permanent resident  (PR) card  is the official proof of immigration status for all permanent residents of Canada and this card is required each time a PR re-enters the country.  Thus, PRs should carry their PR card at all times when travelling outside Canada. As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to border security and upholding the integrity of …

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Changes in the Rules of Getting and Keeping Your Canadian Citizenship

The new citizenship Bill C-24 introduced by Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander was fully enforced in June 11, 2015. These changes, according to Chris Alexander would remind individuals that citizenship is not a right but a privilege. It seems that with the changes in the citizenship law, it will be harder to …

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Canada’s Express Entry Immigration System

Amidst the news about the suspension of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program due to the series of allegations about the program being abused which brought different reactions from foreign workers.  While TWF is under intense scrutiny at the moment, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced the launch of Express Entry in January …

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