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  • 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 attracted 52,390 new immigrants in […]

    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 of Pennsylvania. Researchers analyzed responses from […]

    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 full-time positions, while only 28,300 […]

    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 of consumer confidence of any […]

    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 vacancies on record. The report further […]

    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 immigration to Canada was set […]

    Immigration Success Story of a Refugee from Somalia

    Moving to another country can often be a challenge, yet, millions of immigrants leave their home countries in search of better opportunities abroad, such as the 300,000 people who immigrate to Canada each year.Over 25 years ago, a 16-year-old Somali refugee in Kenya named Ahmed Hussen was able to move to Canada and settle in […]

    Consumer Spending Boosts Canada’s Economy

    Canada is currently enjoying the strongest economic growth in the G-7 (countries with the world’s most advanced economies), according to figures provided by Statistics Canada on August 31, 2017. Economists had predicted a healthy 3.7% annual growth rate for the Canadian economy in the second quarter of 2017, but very strong consumer spending and increased exports […]

    Move to Canada for a High Standard of Living!

    What do Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary all share in common? All three of these Canadian cities have been ranked among the world’s top five most livable cities for the past four years in a row! According to The Global Liveability Report 2017, which was released by The Economist in August 2017, Vancouver is the #3 […]

    Good News about Jobs in Canada!

    People who live and work in Canada have much to be thankful for as the Canadian economy continues to create thousands of jobs across the country. For example, from July 2016 to July 2017, the economy produced 387,600 new jobs in Canada (of which 353,500 were full-time). Not since 2007 has Canadian job growth been […]

    Canada Among World’s Top Countries for Immigrants

    Canada has been named as the 2nd best place in the world for immigrants to live, according to a recent survey conducted in 80 countries around the globe. US News and World Report published its list of the Best Countries for Immigrants in July 2017 and rated Canada in 2nd place following Sweden which came in […]

    Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!

    Special “Canada Day” celebrations were held on July 1, 2017, as Canadians commemorated the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation. All across the country, Canadians turned out by the thousands to watch parades, view fireworks and enjoy a variety of festivities with family and friends. In Canada’s national capital of Ottawa, approximately 25,000 people gathered on Parliament […]

    Top Canadian Jobs for 2017

    Skilled foreign workers seeking Canadian employment might want to review a report published in May 2017 which lists details about the 100 top jobs in Canada for 2017. Each of the top 100 best Canadian jobs is ranked and includes details about its median salary, growth in salary/wages during a five-year period, increase of new jobs […]

    UN Ranks Canada #7 Happiest Country in 2017

    The United Nations (UN) released its 2017 World Happiness Report in March 2017 and ranked Canada the #7 happiest country in the world! The team of experts who worked with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network surveyed people in 156 countries regarding their perceptions of happiness. Several factors were used to measure “happiness” including: real GDP per […]

    Vancouver #1 City in North America for Quality of Life

    In March 2017, the Mercer international human resources firm published its annual list of the world’s top cities for quality of life and ranked Vancouver (British Columbia) #5 in the world and #1 in North America, beating #29 San Francisco, #35 Boston, #36 Honolulu, and #44 New York, located in the United States. Besides #5 […]

    Canada Has the Best Quality of Life in the World!

    Are you and your family looking for a higher standard of living and better opportunities in life? If you answered “Yes” to that question, then you may want to move to Canada! Why? According to the Best Countries Report 2017, which was published in March 2017, Canada is considered to be the world’s top country […]

    Canadian Immigration Makes Country More Diverse

    Canadian immigration has made Canada one the most diverse countries in the world and according to a new government report, this trend is only going to accelerate over the next two decades.   In January 2017, Statistics Canada predicted that immigrants or the children of immigrants will make up approximately 49.9% of the country’s population […]

    Canada Ranked #5 on the Legatum Prosperity Index

    According to the Legatum Prosperity Index 2016, published in November 2016, Canada is the #5 best place to live in the world! The London-based Legatum Institute assessed 149 countries, rating them on several sub-indexes: business environment; economic quality; education; governance; health; natural environment; personal freedom; safety and security; and social capital. Each country received a […]

    The Best Cities for Women to Live in Canada

    The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives published a report in October 2016 which revealed the top cities for women to live in Canada. This study examined 25 metropolitan areas across Canada and focused on gaps between men and women regarding access to leadership positions, economic security, education, personal security, and health. Each metropolitan area received […]

    Canadian Immigration Goals for 2017 Announced

    The Canadian government announced its 2017 plan for immigration to Canada on October 31, 2016.   Starting in 2017, the baseline goal for Canadian immigration will be to issue up to 300,000 people a Permanent Resident (PR) Visa to Canada annually.   This is a significant increase in the previous goal of approximately 260,000 Canadian […]

    Majority of Canadians Have Positive View of Immigration

    In October 2016, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and the Environics Institute surveyed 2,000 people who live in Canada regarding their attitudes toward Canadian immigration and immigrants.   A key goal of this research was to find out whether increased immigration to Canada has had a negative impact on the views that Canadians have toward […]

    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 […]

    Canada Ranked #3 Best Country for Expats

    Results of a global survey released in September 2016 reveal that Canada is considered to be the #3 best country to live and work for expats. The 2016 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey asked over 27,000 people in 190 countries and territories to rate countries based upon 27 indicators that were grouped into three major factors. Included in […]

    Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary Receive High Ratings

    In August 2016, the London-based Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released its annual assessment of the world’s most livable cities and once again named three Canadian cities among the top five best places to live for quality life. As occurred in 2015 and previous years, the EIU researchers ranked Vancouver as the 3rd most livable city […]

    Several Canadian Immigration Success Stories

    People who immigrate to Canada not only receive many benefits from their new country, but they also contribute to Canadian society in a variety of ways. In June 2016, Canadian Immigrant magazine and the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) honored 25 extraordinary immigrants who have made a positive impact on the country. People who live […]

    More Jobs in Canada Held by Immigrants

    According to information released in June 2016 by the Canadian government, immigrants now hold 25% of all jobs in Canada.   Furthermore, data provided by Statistics Canada reveals that the number of jobs in Canada held by immigrants has been growing steadily over time.   During the past decade, the share of foreign-born people who […]

    Provinces in Canada with the Strongest Economies

    In June 2016, the Conference Board of Canada reported that four Canadian provinces are expected to have especially strong economic growth in 2016: British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island. The Canadian think-tank forecasts that British Columbia will likely lead the rest of Canada in economic growth in 2016 and 2017, with the province’s economy […]

    Canadian Immigration Changing Over Time

    Data recently released by the Pew Research Center in May 2016 reveals that immigration to Canada has seen major changes over the past several years.   In the past, the largest number of people to immigrate to Canada came from European countries (such the United Kingdom, Italy and Germany) as well as from the United […]

    Top Jobs in Canada for 2016

    A key reason to apply for Canadian immigration is that there are many jobs in Canada available for eligible skilled foreign workers in a variety of occupations. Some of these high-demand jobs in Canada require a university degree, while others need post-secondary training, such as from a trade/vocational school, community college, apprenticeship, etc.   In […]

    Immigrants Start More Companies in Canada

    A new study conducted by Statistics Canada reports that immigrants are starting new Canadian companies at a higher rate than people who were born in Canada.   The Canadian government report, published in March 2016, says that 5.3 percent of immigrants have established their own business nine years after they move to Canada. This compares […]

    UN Ranks Canada 6th Happiest Country For 2016

    In March 2016, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network released its annual report on the happiest countries in the world and ranked Canada as the 6th happiest place on the planet for 2016.   The UN researchers surveyed 3,000 people in 157 countries and asked them to rate their level of happiness on a […]

    Canadian Immigration Plan For 2016 Announced

    On March 8, 2016, the Canadian government announced its 2016 goals for immigration to Canada, which significantly increase the planned number of foreign nationals to be approved for Canadian permanent residency during 2016 to 300,000. Most of the 300,000 people who will be approved for immigration to Canada through various Canadian immigration programs this year […]

    Canadian Cities With the Fastest Growing Economies

    According to a new report released by the Conference Board of Canada on March 3, 2016, Vancouver is forecast to have the fastest growing economy of any Canadian city during 2016. The “Metropolitan Outlook: Winter 2016” report predicts that Vancouver’s economy will enjoy an impressive 3.3% growth in real GDP during 2016, boosted by the […]

    Canada Reaches Goal to Settle 25,000 Syrian Refugees

    Canada’s new Liberal government, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has accomplished its goal to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada by the end of February 2016. On February 27, 2016, the 25,000th refugee fleeing the Syrian Civil War arrived at the airport in Montreal to start a new life in Canada as a Canadian […]

    North America’s Best Quality of Life in Vancouver

    Five Canadian cities have been listed among the top 50 cities for quality of life in 2016 by the Mercer international human resources firm, with Vancouver ranked #5 in the world and #1 in North America.   In addition to Vancouver’s impressive rating, Mercer also considered Toronto the #15 top city on Earth for quality […]

    Canadian University Student Wins $100,000 Prize!

    A 20-year-old Canadian university student in Nova Scotia has won “Canada’s Luckiest Student” competition and been awarded amazing prizes worth $100,000.   Students from Canadian universities, colleges, and high schools participated in the contest, which was sponsored by the StudentLife Network, and Alex van der Valk from St. Mary’s University in Halifax was selected as […]

    Canada #2 Best Country in the World For 2016

    According to a survey of 16,000 people around the globe conducted by US News & World Report, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and BAV Consulting, Canada is ranked as the #2 best country in the world for 2016, after #1 Germany and ahead of #3 United Kingdom, #4 United States, #5 Sweden, […]

    Canadian Prime Minister Optimistic About The Future

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and expressed optimism about the future, declaring that, “There has never been a better time to look to Canada.”   In his inspiring speech made in English and French on January 20, 2016, the newly-elected prime minister of Canada spoke […]

    Manitoba Offers Exploratory Visits to Foreign Workers

    In January 2016, the Canadian province of Manitoba announced that it will be inviting skilled foreign workers to conduct “exploratory visits” to the province as part of its Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). The exploratory visit is “by invitation only” and is one way for skilled foreign workers to establish a “connection” to Manitoba, which […]

    Do YOU Think Canada Is Cool?

    On January 16, 2016, the New York Times published an article that seems to have stirred up a bit of a debate about Canada, entitled, “With the Rise of Justin Trudeau, Canada Is Suddenly … Hip?” The article basically argued that Canada is “cool” now that it has a young, good looking liberal Prime Minister, Justin […]

    Greater Toronto Area Becomes High-Tech Hub

    The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in Ontario is steadily becoming a key Canadian high-tech hub which is growing in importance as Canada seeks to diversify its economy. For many years, the Canadian economy has placed a strong emphasis on its abundant natural resources, such as oil, natural gas, timber and metals. This has produced great wealth […]

    Manitoba’s Growing Economy Creating Canadian Jobs

    Manitoba is steadily becoming a provincial economic powerhouse that is creating thousands of new jobs in Canada. The Conference Board of Canada reported in December 2015 that the Canadian province of Manitoba is likely to have the second highest level of economic growth in Canada during 2016 (after #1 British Columbia), with its Gross Domestic […]

    Poets Raise Money to Help Syrian Refugees

    In the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, poets in the city of Saskatoon are holding a special event to raise money to help Syrian refugees who will be settling in the community. What makes this fundraising event extra special is that the poets themselves are people who completed the Canadian immigration process years ago and are […]

    Immigrant Youth Get Higher Education in Canada

    Recent research conducted by a Canadian professor has found that immigrant youth are more likely to get a post-secondary education in Canada than the children of non-immigrant Canadians. Professor Ross Finnie, who is the Director of the Education Policy Research Initiative at the University of Ottawa, has discovered that 86% of children who immigrate to […]

    Toronto #7 Top City in the World to Visit in 2016

    On January 7, 2016, the New York Times released its annual list of the “52 Best Places to Go in 2016” and ranked Canada’s largest city, Toronto, as the #7 top spot on the planet to visit this year. Toronto is located along the shores of Lake Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario and is […]

    158,100 Jobs In Canada Created During 2015

    Canadian employment went up by a net of 158,100 jobs during 2015, according to data released in January 2016 by Statistics Canada. This healthy increase in overall Canadian employment last year included 151,000 full-time jobs in Canada. Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia led the other Canadian provinces and territories in creation of new jobs in Canada […]

    Foreign-Born Canadians Help Syrian Refugees

    A foreign-born Canadian family that started a successful company in Vancouver has decided to “give back” to Canada by sponsoring Syrian refugees.   In 1991, Karina Hayat and five other family members decided to immigrate to Canada from Guatemala, where a civil war was raging.   As an 11-year-old Canadian newcomer, she was determined to […]

    Best Provinces For Immigrants to Find Jobs in Canada

    One of the most important steps in the Canadian immigration process is to find work in Canada. Many people intuitively think that the best place to look for jobs in Canada is in its largest cities, such as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Depending on one’s occupation, this might be the case. According to Statistics Canada, […]

    Several Immigrants Elected to Canadian Parliament

    Canada is a vast land of spectacular scenery; a land of abundant natural resources; and a multicultural land of immigrants who have arrived from around the globe seeking better opportunities for life. There are many Canadian immigration success stories of people from various regions of the Earth and diverse backgrounds who move to Canada and […]

    Most Immigrants Believe In The “Canadian Dream”

    A Harris poll of 2,766 adults who live in Canada which was conducted in October 2015 has discovered that the “Canadian Dream” is alive and well. The survey results were released on December 16, 2015, and revealed that 86% of Canada’s residents believe in the Canadian Dream, which was defined as possessing a good-paying job in […]

    Cashless Payment Methods Popular Across Canada

    There is a famous saying that “cash is king” and while this concept is likely to be true for many years to come, an increasing number of Canadian consumers are using “cashless” high-tech payment methods. Whether paying bills or making everyday purchases of coffee, food, clothing or gasoline – using debit cards, credit cards, “tap-and-pay” […]

    Ten Great Reasons to Move to Canada

    A popular late-night television program in the United States has a segment in which the host reveals his “Top Ten” list for various categories, starting with Number 10 and counting down to Number One. So, here is a thoughtful list of 10 great reasons to move to Canada: 10.  Canadian Scenery – People who live in […]

    “Millennial Generation” Living in Canada Doing Well

    Sometimes, there are news reports or articles claiming that the “Millennial Generation” has it rough compared to earlier generations; however, young adults between the ages of 25 and 34 who live in Canada actually tend to enjoy a rather high standard of living. On December 1, 2015, TD Economics released a new report which details […]

    High-Demand Jobs in Canada

    According to the 2015 ManpowerGroup Talent Shortage Survey of 41,700 hiring managers in 42 countries around the globe, 38% of all employers surveyed reported difficulties filling job openings, which was the highest level since 2007. The survey also discovered that 54% of hiring managers reported that challenges in finding qualified employees to fill job vacancies […]

    Universities in Canada Among the Best in the World

    Multiple assessments of institutions of higher learning around the globe have reached the same conclusion – Canada has several of the best universities in the world!   The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016 considered the University of Toronto to be the 19th top university in the world, plus it ranked the University of […]

    Canada’s Most Popular Baby Names For 2015

    In December 2015, the Canadian Baby Center released its annual list of the top baby names selected by parents in Canada.   During 2015, the most popular baby names chosen for boys born in Canada included: #1 Liam, #2 Jackson, #3 Logan, #4 Lucas, #5 Noah, #6 Ethan, #7 Jack, #8 William, #9 Jacob, #10 […]

    Canadian Immigration Tips

    If you are thinking about Canadian immigration, here are some helpful tips arranged as an acronym to spell C-A-N-A-D-A (to make them easier to remember). CONDUCT research – The first step is to conduct research about Canada so you can make an informed decision about whether Canadian immigration is a good option for you and your […]

    The World is Moving to Canada!

    Millions of people around the world are on the move in pursuit of better opportunities in life and one of their top destinations is the beautiful country of Canada. According to the United Nations (UN) International Migration Report 2013, there are 232 million migrants around the globe who are living outside of their countries of origin. […]

    Canadians Extend Warm Welcome to Syrian Refugees

    Canadians have extended a warm welcome to Syrian refugees who recently arrived in the country as new permanent residents of Canada. On December 10, 2015, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, along with Ontario’s Premier Kathleen Wynne, personally greeted Syrian refugees upon their arrival at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. The 163 new Canadians had flown from […]

    Canada Ranked #1 in the World For Personal Freedom

    According to the 2015 Legatum Global Prosperity Index, published in November 2015, Canada is the top country in the world for personal freedom. The London-based Legatum Institute evaluated 142 countries around the globe based on eight major factors and then assigned each country an overall prosperity score. The factors that were assessed included: economy; entrepreneurship […]

    Canadian Cities Among World’s Best Places to Live

    Three Canadian cities have once again been ranked among the world’s best places to live. In August 2015, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) published its annual assessment of 140 cities around the globe and Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary were included among the Top 10 Most Livable Cities in the World. British Columbia’s largest city, Vancouver, […]

    Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards For 2015

    In June 2015, the winners of the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards For 2015 were honored in ceremonies held in Toronto and Vancouver. For the past seven years, nominations have been received from the Canadian public for “inspirational immigrants” from various backgrounds who achieve success and make a positive difference after they immigrate to […]

    Canadians Getting Richer at a Rapid Rate

    Canada’s middle class is shrinking, but don’t be alarmed. There are less middle class Canadians because more people who live in Canada are joining the wealthy class! The respected Pew Research Center recently examined 111 countries around the globe and reported (July 2015) that Canadians are getting richer at a rapid rate as incomes soar […]

    Canada Has The #1 Best Reputation in the World

    In its 2015 international survey, the Reputation Institute discovered that Canada has the best reputation out of the 55 countries in the world with the highest gross domestic product (GDP). During the February-March 2015 timeframe, researchers from the Reputation Institute polled 48,000 individuals living in the G8 countries, plus they surveyed another 30,000 people residing […]

    Canada is #2 in the World for Entrepreneurship

    Many people who immigrate to Canada dream of opening their own business and for good reason – Canadian early stage entrepreneurship is the second highest in the world, just behind the United States and tied with Australia! The Centre for Innovation Studies (THECIS) in Calgary conducted research in conjunction with the London-based Global Entrepreneurship Monitor […]

    UN Ranks Canada As World’s 5th Happiest Country

    If you are seeking happiness in life, you may want to move to Canada! According to the 2015 World Happiness Report published in April 2015 by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), Canada is ranked as the world’s 5th happiest country out of the 158 countries assessed around the globe. Factors that UN […]

    Vancouver #1 in North America For Quality of Life

    The Canadian city of Vancouver has been ranked as having the #1 best quality of life in North America by the international human resources firm Mercer. In its 2015 “Quality of Living Rankings” released in March 2015, not only did Mercer consider Vancouver to be the top city in North America for standard of living, […]

    Canada Issues First Express Entry Visa Invitations

    On February 2, 2015, the Canadian government announced that it had issued 779 skilled foreign workers an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for a Permanent Resident Visa to Canada under its new “Express Entry” immigration system. Among those who received an Invitation to Apply for a PR Visa to Canada were skilled foreign workers in the […]

    Toronto #1 City to Visit in Canada During 2015

    Whether you are planning a vacation to Canada or considering Canadian immigration, 2015 may be the perfect year to travel to Toronto! The respected Canadian travel website Vacay.ca has released its list of the best cities in Canada to visit during 2015 and named Toronto as its top pick for the New Year, ahead of […]

    260,000 Immigrants Become New Canadian Citizens!

    Canada’s government reported in December 2014 that over 260,000 immigrants were granted Canadian citizenship during 2014, which was double the number who received Canadian citizenship in 2013! One of the main reasons that so many people who had been issued a Permanent Resident (PR) Visa to Canada were approved for Canadian citizenship in 2014 was […]

    Canada to Launch “Express Entry” System in 2015

    Canada’s government is preparing to launch its new “Express Entry” immigration system on January 1, 2015, which is designed to improve the processing of applications for a Permanent Resident (PR) Visa to Canada through certain “economic immigration” programs. The Canadian government recently announced its goal to issue a PR Visa to Canada for 260,000-285,000 foreign […]

    Legatum Ranks Canada #5 in the World For Prosperity

    If you are looking for prosperity, freedom and tolerance, then you may want to move to Canada! According to the 2014 Prosperity Index published by the London-based Legatum Institute, Canada ranks #5 in the world for prosperity out of the 142 countries evaluated, behind #1 Norway, #2 Switzerland, #3 New Zealand and #4 Denmark. Canada […]

    Canada World’s #3 Top Destination For Job Seekers

    According to a survey of 203,756 people around the globe published in October 2014 by the Boston Consulting Group, Canada is the #3 top destination in the world for job seekers, after the US and UK. While many people from around the globe consider Canadian immigration an attractive alternative to living and working in their […]

    Canadian Employment at Six-Year High!

    Employment in Canada reached its highest level since December 2008, as 74,100 new Canadian jobs were created during September 2014. This significant increase of jobs in Canada dropped the Canadian unemployment rate down to 6.8% (the lowest unemployment rate in Canada in six years). According to the new data released by Statistics Canada (October 2014), […]

    The Best Canadian Cities to Live and Work

    For people who want to move to Canada, one of the most important decisions to make is where to live in their new country. Therefore, a new report released in September 2014 by the Conference Board of Canada may provide some helpful insights on the best cities to live and work in Canada. The Conference […]

    Canadian Cities Among the Most Livable in the World!

    In August 2014, the London-based Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released its annual list of the world’s “most livable cities” and once again included three Canadian cities in the top ten. The Economist researchers evaluate 140 major cities around the globe each year based on five key “livability” factors (culture and environment; education; health care; infrastructure; […]

    1,260,000 People Attend 2014 Calgary Stampede

    The 2014 Calgary Stampede saw its second highest turnout as 1,260,000 people from across Canada and around the world attended this annual rodeo held in Alberta’s largest city. Also referred to as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, this year’s Calgary Stampede occurred July 4-13, 2014, and started with a colorful parade on July 4th […]

    35th Montreal International Jazz Festival Held

    Approximately two-million music fans gathered in Quebec’s largest city for the 35th Montreal International Jazz Festival. Between June 26 and July 6, 2014, crowds in downtown Montreal were entertained with the smooth sounds of some of the world’s top performers, including the Barenaked Ladies; Tony Bennett; Terence Blanchard; Michael Buble; Elvis Costello; Ron Di Lauro; […]

    Canada Day Celebrated With Parades, Fireworks and Citizenship Ceremonies

    Happy 147th Birthday Canada! On July 1, 2014, Canadians celebrated “Canada Day” by gathering with family and friends for backyard barbeques, picnics at the park, festive parades and spectacular fireworks shows. For over 2,200 people from 138 countries around the globe, this year’s Canada Day was particularly meaningful since they took the oath to become […]

    Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2014 Honored

    The winners of the Royal Bank of Canada’s 2014 “Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Awards” were recently honored in ceremonies held in Toronto and Vancouver. This was the sixth year that the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), in conjunction with Canadian Immigrant Magazine, recognized individuals from around the globe who decided to move to Canada, were […]

    Immigrant Entrepreneurs Expand Canadian Exports to New Markets

    A new study released by the Conference Board of Canada in June 2014 says that people who immigrate to Canada and start their own business are more likely to export to overseas markets than non-immigrant entrepreneurs. Since the majority of Canadian exports are shipped to the neighboring United States (Canada’s largest trading partner), immigrant entrepreneurs […]

    Canadian Visa “Opens Door” to Jobs in Canada

    One of the many benefits of having a Permanent Resident (PR) Visa to Canada is being able to legally apply for Canadian job openings. There is an increasing demand for skilled foreign workers to fill thousands of jobs in Canada in dozens of high-demand occupations due to large numbers of Canadians retiring from the country’s […]

    Healthy Economic Growth in Canada Forecast to Continue

    Several indicators suggest that the healthy economic growth that Canada has been enjoying is likely to continue throughout 2014 and into 2015. For example, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) forecast in June 2014 that the overall Canadian economy is likely to grow by 2.4 percent during 2014 and expand by 2.7% in 2015. The […]

    OECD Says Canada the 5th Best Place to Live For a Better Life in 2014

    If you and your family want to enjoy a high standard of living, you should consider immigration to Canada. According to a recent report released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Canada ranks as the 5th best place in the world for a better life. The 2014 OECD “Better Life Index” evaluated […]

    Canada’s Immigration Programs Updated May 1, 2014

    Canadian immigration programs were recently updated on May 1, 2014, to reflect the changing needs of Canada for skilled foreign workers. Dozens of different occupations were added to the eligibility lists for Canadian immigration programs with the goal of helping businesses across the country to fill thousands of high-demand jobs in Canada. In addition to […]

    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 […]

    Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary Most Resilient Cities in the World

    Three Canadian cities were recently ranked as the top three “most resilient cities” in the world out of 50 major cities evaluated around the globe. This 2014 assessment was conducted by the Grosvenor real estate firm, which develops properties internationally. The study examined such “resiliency” factors as infrastructure, resources, climate, projected population growth, government and […]

    Great Facts on Canada

    Canada has one of the world’s most diverse and tolerant societies.  It is a uniquely privileged nation that is wealthier, healthier and happier” than most other countries in the world.  Canada offers a high quality of life and abundant opportunities for all, including education, home ownership and employment opportunities.   Canada has always been a […]

    2014 New Years in Canada

    In Canada, New Year’s is a federal statutory holiday in every province and territory.  Fireworks and outdoor celebrations will take place across the country for everyone to see – and that’s just the beginning of the New Year celebration in Canada. There are several outdoor concerts; most are free to attend.  Every city and town organizes […]

    From Turkey to Canada

    According to Dino Ari, pizza originated in Turkey, his home country and the place he emigrated from to Canada in the year 2000.  Having worked for his family’s bakery shop in Turkey making dough, opening a pizzeria in Canada came naturally to him.  To this day, he uses his family recipe to make the pizza […]

    Canadian Newcomers Attracted to Vancouver Suburb of Surrey

    Growing numbers of people who immigrate to Canada are moving to the Vancouver suburb of Surrey in search of a brighter future. Located southeast of Vancouver in the Canadian province of British Columbia, Surrey has a population of approximately 470,000 and it has become a popular destination for foreign nationals after they are approved for […]

    Canadian Government Announces Immigration Goals For 2014

    The Canadian government recently announced its goals for immigration to Canada in 2014. According to Chris Alexander, who is Canada’s Minister for Citizenship and Immigration, the Canadian government plans to authorize between 240,000 and 265,000 foreign nationals to immigrate to Canada in 2014, of whom 63% (164,500) will be economic immigrants; 26.1% (68,000) will arrive […]

    Canadian Cities Among World’s Best Places to Live – Again!

    Three Canadian cities were ranked among the top ten “Most Livable Cities in the World” by the respected Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in its most recent annual ranking of 140 global cities which was released in August 2013. Vancouver, in the Canadian province of British Columbia, was rated by the EIU as the third “Most […]

    Vancouver Celebrates 125th Anniversary of Stanley Park

    Residents and tourists in Vancouver, British Columbia, celebrated the 125th anniversary of scenic Stanley Park on the weekend of August 24-25, 2013. Officially opened on September 27, 1888, Stanley Park is located along the shores of English Bay on a peninsula in the northern section of Vancouver and was named for Lord Frederick Stanley, the […]

    Officials Welcome Recipients of Canadian FSTP Visa

    On August 16, 2013, Canadian government officials extended a warm welcome to some of the recent recipients of a Permanent Resident (PR) Visa to Canada who had applied for Canadian immigration through the new Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). One of these new Canadian permanent residents is Eric Byrne, who was approved to immigrate to […]

    Canadian Road Symbolizes Canada’s Multicultural Character

    As hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals from around the globe are approved for Canadian immigration each year, Canada is becoming an increasingly cosmopolitan country. Canada’s multicultural character is well symbolized by a stretch of highway south of Vancouver in the city of Richmond, British Columbia. Along a three-kilometer section of Number 5 Road in […]

    Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba Have Lowest Unemployment Rates in Canada

    For those seeking jobs in Canada, the western Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba offer excellent opportunities. According to Statistics Canada (August 2013), these three provinces once again led Canada in having the lowest unemployment rates in the country as of July 2013. Scenic Saskatchewan boasted the lowest unemployment rate (4.0%) of Canada’s 11 […]

    Canada’s Jewish Community Celebrates Rosh Hashana

    Jews across Canada will be celebrating the holiday of Rosh Hashana September 4-6, 2013. Rosh Hashana literally means “head of the year” in the Hebrew language and it is a celebration of the creation of the world and the Jewish New Year of 5774. Rosh Hashana also marks the beginning of the ten-day High Holiday […]

    Summer Camp Helps Immigrant Children Feel at Home in Manitoba

    Many Canadian government officials at the national, provincial and local levels understand how important it is that foreign nationals who immigrate to Canada adjust to, and feel comfortable in, their new country. Thus, there are several programs that have been created to help make newcomers to Canada feel more at home. An example of one such […]

    Toronto’s Large Muslim Community Celebrates End of Ramadan

    Toronto is a top destination for people who immigrate to Canada, not only because it is an amazing place to live, but also since Toronto has large immigrant communities from all over the world, which makes it a very comfortable, welcoming place for Canadian newcomers to live. In fact, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has […]

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