Start-up Visa Program: Get your business idea funded

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On July 16, 2014 Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander welcomed the first two successful applicants under the Start-up Visa Program, which is designed to attract more entrepreneurs and create jobs for Canadians. The Start-up Visa Program launched on April 1, 2013 by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, is the first of its kind in the world! It brings together …

Express Entry to be launched in January 2015

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The Express Entry electronic application management system will apply to four existing economic programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class, and a portion of the Provincial Nominee Program. Through Express Entry, eligible overseas applicants in one of the above mentioned federal immigration programs will be placed into a pool from which employers who cannot …

Bill C-24, the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act

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On June 19 Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced that Bill C-24, the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, received Royal Assent and is now law. The changes significantly redefine the Canadian Citizenship Act. The reforms will make the citizenship program more efficient, reinforce the value of Canadian citizenship, crack down on citizenship fraud, protect and promote Canada’s interests and …

Important Things to Do After Arriving in Calgary

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It can be scary and confusing moving to a new country. We here at Immigrant Services Calgary have prepared a check list for you, so you will not forget a single thing. Making your life easier one bullet point at a time. Checklist for your first few weeks: • Exchange you money for Canadian currency • Find temporary accommodation • …