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A Brief History of Vancouver

Vancouver is a city located on the western coast of Canada, in the province of British Columbia. The city has a rich and diverse history, spanning thousands of years, from the time of the indigenous people to the arrival of European explorers, to the present day. The First Nations people, also known as Indigenous people, […]

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IRCC extends policy that allows visitors to obtain work permits if they have valid job offers

This policy will remain in effect until February 28, 2025 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that any foreign national who receives a job offer while in Canada will be able to apply for, and receive, a work permit. This is an extension of the COVID-19-era temporary public policy that was set to expire today. To […]

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Are you already a Canadian citizen?

If you were born abroad to a Canadian citizen, you need proof of citizenship in order to have the benefits of Canadian citizenship. You may be eligible for Canadian citizenship if you were born abroad to a Canadian citizen. Your legal or biological parent must have been a first-generation Canadian at the time of your birth. That […]

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Celebrating Christmas in Canada

Canada welcomes newcomers and cultures from around the world. Its reputation for stability and tolerance makes it a popular destination for those considering a fresh start in a new country. Even with the growing number of immigrants in Canada, Canadians tend to observe holidays and traditions leftover from Canada’s earlier history as a French and British […]

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British Columbia PNP changes points allocations for applicants

The BCPNP has modified its points system to reflect NOC changes and importance of human capital factors. On November 16th 2021, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) changed its points system to modify point allocations for applicants. To summarize, the points system (which, like in Express Entry-managed programs is used to assess applicants’ eligibility for immigration under permanent residence) […]

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Express Entry candidates will be impacted by NOC changes implemented today

IRCC is switching to the NOC 2021 system today. Here’s what you need to know before that change takes effect. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be transitioning to the 2021 version of the National Occupation Classification (NOC) system today, a change that has been in the works since the announcement on July 27. This move will cause […]


The Turmoil in Iran

My heart is heavy with the scenes emerging from Iran and the cries for help and support from the Iranian people. The world has once again taken notice of the turmoil in Iran and the thirst the people have for basic freedoms that we too often take for granted in Canada. I was born and […]

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How to maximize your Express Entry CRS score if you’re aged 30 or over

Age is an important factor in immigration through Express Entry and certain applicants are penalized for their age. Here are several strategies one can employ to maximize their Express Entry CRS score as an applicant over 30 years old. Express Entry is Canada’s largest source of immigration. When applicants apply to immigrate to this country through […]

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IRCC aims to grant citizenship to 300,000 people this fiscal year

Memo shows citizenship targets for 2022 and makes recommendations on processing applications. The memo, drafted by the Operations, Planning and Performance division of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for a senior official, recommends that IRCC process a total of 285,000 decisions and 300,000 new citizens by March 31, 2023. A decision is a review of an […]

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