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  • 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, but it also listed Vancouver as having the 5th highest quality of life out of 230 cities evaluated around the world. Other Canadian cities listed among the best places on the planet to live included #15 Toronto and #16 Ottawa. Thus, if you and your family would like to enjoy one of the highest living standards on Earth, you may want to move to Canada!

     

    Now is a good time to move to Canada, particularly after the new Express Entry Canadian immigration system was launched on January 1, 2015. Qualified skilled foreign workers and their eligible family members who meet the criteria for Express Entry can now receive a decision within six months after submitting their complete application for a Permanent Resident (PR) Visa to Canada. Express Entry was created to more efficiently bring skilled foreign workers to Canada who can quickly start working in their field and contribute to the Canadian economy. Hundreds of high-demand occupations are eligible for Express Entry. Examples include various professions that usually require a university degree (such as accountants, engineers, healthcare professionals, managers and educators, among many others) and skilled trades (including carpenters, electricians, mechanics, plumbers, welders, etc.).

     

    In order to meet the eligibility requirements for Express Entry to Canada, a skilled foreign worker must qualify for one of the Canadian “economic immigration” programs participating in the Express Entry system and they must also file an online Express Entry profile. There are, of course, other eligibility criteria that must be met for Express Entry to Canada. If the Canadian government reviews the Express Entry profile and issues the skilled foreign worker an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for the PR Visa to Canada, they will then have 60 days to submit a complete Canadian PR Visa application and should receive their visa decision within six months in most cases. Just think – if you are approved for Express Entry to Canada, you and your eligible family members could soon be enjoying the high standard of living that Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and other Canadian cities are known for! To find out if you are likely to qualify for Canadian immigration, click here!    

     

    Immigration to Canada Important for Economic Growth

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    Canadian Immigration Plan Seeks 1.1 Million Newcomers

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    Expat City Ranking 2019 Rates Montreal #5 in the World

    Montreal has been named the 5th best city in the world for expats to live abroad, according to the InterNations Expat City Ranking 2019 which was released in December 2019. The largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec was also rated as the #1 city for expats to live in

    Survey Finds Most People Living in Canada Are Happy

    A recent survey of almost 2,500 Canadian adults, which was commissioned by The Globe and Mail and conducted by the Gandalf Group, has found that 67% of the people living in Canada are “very happy” and 68% report being “very satisfied” with their lives. The national survey examined the overall happiness

    OECD Report Praises Canadian Immigration System

    In August 2019, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a “very favorable” report that praises the Canadian immigration system as one of the world’s most successful and an example for other countries. In particular, the OECD report says that Canada is very effective at recruiting skilled foreign

    Report Says There Are 506,000 Unfilled Jobs in Canada

    According to the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey released by Statistics Canada in June 2019, there were 506,000 Canadian job openings during the first quarter of 2019. This was 44,000 more Canadian job vacancies (an increase of 9.6 percent) compared with the number of open jobs in Canada during the first

    Canada Day Was Extra Special for These Immigrants

    Canada Day celebrations were held across the country on July 1, 2019, to mark 152 years since the Constitution Act of 1867 officially united Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia into a new federation within the British Empire known then as the Dominion of Canada. People living in Canada

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