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A Gift for New Canadians!

Are you a Canadian Citizen? Did you receive your citizenship within the last 365 days? Are you 18 years of age or older? If you answered “YES” to all three questions, congratulations, you are eligible for a Cultural Access Pass! A gift to each Canadian citizen during their first year of citizenship, the Cultural Access […]

Phone Scam Alert

On March 11, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) released a public notice warning individuals of a telephone scam from people claiming to be from CIC.   Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is warning individuals of fraudulent telephone calls in which the caller identifies themselves as a CIC officer calling to collect additional personal information or asking that […]

10-year Multiple-Entry Visa for Canadians Travelling to China

Another achievement in the bilateral relations between China and Canada was reached on February 28, 2015 when both countries came to a reciprocal agreement on issuing long-term, multiple-entry visas to Canadian citizens travelling to China for business, tourism or family purposes. As of March 9, 2015, Canadians may submit their request to Chinese consulates and […]

New Fees for International Mobility Program

In an effort to strengthen the employer accountability under the International Mobility Program, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has introduced new compliance fees applicable to employers hiring Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).   $230 Employer compliance fee and Offer of Employment form As of February 21, 2015, all […]

2015 Ontario’s Nomination Cap

On February 4, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced its 2015 cap for Ontario nominations to be set at 5,200. This includes nominations for both the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and the new Express Entry.

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