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  • Canadian Citizenship Granted to Over 100,000 People This Year

    Immigration to Canada continues to give great opportunities to thousands of people from around the globe, including the option to receive Canadian citizenship. For example, Chris Alexander, who is Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, announced on May 30, 2014, that 100,000 foreign nationals (who had been issued a Permanent Resident Visa to Canada and met other criteria) had been granted Canadian citizenship during the first five months of 2014. This is over twice the number who were approved for Canadian citizenship during the same time period last year. During all of 2013, Canadian citizenship was granted to 128,996 foreign nationals from 219 countries, which means that 2014 is likely to see significantly more people become new citizens of Canada than last year.

     

    Canada continues to be one of the top immigration destinations in the world. Every year, approximately 250,000 people from various parts of the planet are issued a Permanent Resident Visa to Canada, which authorizes them to live, work and study long-term in this beautiful, multicultural country. Not only does immigration to Canada provide foreign nationals with many economic, educational and other opportunities, but they may also be able to apply for Canadian citizenship in a relatively short period of time after they meet all the requirements. For example, the Canadian government has reported that 1,300,000 people have been granted Canadian citizenship since 2006.

     

    This is one of the best times to apply for a Permanent Resident Visa to Canada, especially since dozens of occupations were added to the list of eligible professions, effective May 1, 2014. Canada needs thousands of skilled tradespeople (such as construction workers and mechanics) and professionals (such as various engineers, physicians, nurses, university professors, and managers in different job sectors, to name some examples). Qualified live-in caregivers and experienced long-haul truck drivers are also in high demand in Canada. Therefore, if you have been thinking about immigration to Canada, now is the perfect time to begin the process.

     

    Canadian Immigration Boosts Population Growth

    Canada’s population is growing rapidly, mainly due to Canadian immigration. Statistics Canada reported in September 2018 that the Canadian population is rising at a rate not seen in close to 30 years. For example, there were an additional 518,588 people living in Canada in July 2018 compared to 12 months

    Great Places to Live in Canada for 2018

    There are many factors to consider when choosing where to live in Canada, so some recent reports may help to narrow down the search for that perfect place to call home.For example, The Economist rated 140 cities around the globe and named Calgary as the 4th most livable city in

    Ontario Is Top Choice for Immigrants Moving to Canada

    The Canadian province of Ontario continues to be the #1 destination for immigrants moving to Canada. In 2017, 111,925 new immigrants out of the 286,480 relocating to Canada that year settled in Ontario, with 85,500 of these newcomers moving to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). By comparison, the French-speaking province of Quebec

    High Quality of Life in Canada

    In the 2018 Best Countries report published on January 23, 2018, Canada was ranked as the world’s best country for quality of life in 2018. The Best Countries survey is conducted each year by US News and World Report, Y & R BAV Group, and the Wharton School at the University

    Economy Created 422,500 Jobs in Canada During 2017

    Data released by Statistics Canada in January 2018 revealed that the economy created 422,500 new jobs in Canada during 2017, which brought the country’s unemployment rate down to just 5.7 percent (the lowest it has been since at least 1976). Of the 422,500 new Canadian jobs filled last year, 394,200 were

    Canadian Consumers Confident About the Future

    People who live in Canada started 2018 confident about the Canadian economy, jobs and opportunities in the New Year. According to the Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index which was released in January 2018, consumer confidence in Canada is close to a record high not seen since 2009. Quebec had the highest level

    Workers Needed to Fill 361,700 Canadian Job Vacancies

    The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) reported in December 2017 that strong economic growth resulted in 361,700 jobs in Canada going unfilled during the third quarter of 2017 due to a shortage of qualified workers. According to the CFIB report, this is the highest number of private sector Canadian job

    New Plan Increases Canadian Immigration Levels

    Almost one-million Canadian visas will be granted to new permanent residents over the next three years under Canada’s most recent immigration plan which was unveiled on November 1, 2017. This is the first time that Canada’s government has released a three-year Canadian immigration plan. For 2017, the official target for

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