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  • Immigration to Canada Increases by 33.3 Percent

    Canada’s government reported a 33.3% increase in Canadian immigration levels during the last fiscal year. Statistics Canada reported in September 2016 that a record 320,932 people were able to move to Canada through various Canadian immigration programs between June 30, 2015 and June 30, 2016. This compares to the 240,844 people who were able to immigrate to Canada in fiscal year 2014-2015. The previous Canadian immigration record occurred in fiscal year 2009-2010 when 270,581 immigrants were able to move to Canada. Soaring Canadian immigration numbers during the past year pushed Canada’s population up to 36.3 million people (July 2016). In absolute numbers, Canada’s population increased by 437,815 people overall from Canadian births and immigration to Canada. Not since fiscal year 1988-1989 has the overall Canadian population grown this much, according to the report.

     

    Sustained immigration to Canada over the years, which is currently at its highest level in around three decades, has made the Canadian population one of the most multicultural in the world, with 20% of all the people who live in Canada foreign-born. Since immigrants make up a large percentage of the Canadian population, Canada is also known as the world’s most tolerant country and a place where people from various countries, cultures, ethnic groups and religions can feel comfortable. People who live in Canada generally view immigrants favorably and the Canadian government considers people who immigrate to Canada as an asset to the country. In fact, Canada’s government set an ambitious goal to boost Canadian immigration levels to 300,000 during 2015-2016, including approving 160,600 skilled foreign workers for a Permanent Resident Visa to Canada.

     

    It is anticipated that when the Canadian immigration plan for 2017 is revealed in November 2016, it will likely call for maintaining high immigration levels, based upon statements made by officials of the Canadian government. Canada’s government has also been gathering feedback from Canadians over the past several months in order to improve programs for immigration to Canada and, therefore, significant changes to Canadian immigration programs are also expected to be announced in November 2016. In short, this is a very good time to apply for a visa to Canada. If you and your family would like to move to Canada and want to find out if you are likely to meet the eligibility for Canadian immigration, click here!

    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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