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Canada to Ban Entry for Most Foreign Countries Due to COVID-19

Canada’s government decided to close its borders to the major number of foreign countries, except US citizens, urging people to stay home in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus. Justin Trudeau, Canada’s Prime Minister pointed out that its country has taken “increasingly aggressive” steps tightening the border control for non-Canadian citizens. This decision …

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2019: Canada Marks Third Consecutive Record in Tourism

Canada broke its record of tourism for the third consecutive year, with 22.1 million travellers and $104.9 billion in tourism expenditures in 2019, according to Canada’s national marketing organization Destination Canada. “…this record number of arrivals shows once more that tourism is a strong and sustainable sector that benefits businesses and communities, large and small, …

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Canada’s Liberal Party Supports Granting Visa-free Travel to Ukrainian citizens

Canada’s ruling party, the Liberal Party, seemingly supports the possible introduction of visa-free travel to Ukrainian citizens, reports Ukrainian media outlet, Ukrinform. This is stated on the official response of the Liberal Party directed to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, which reads: “During the visit of President Zelensky to Canada in July, our government discussed facilitating …

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Canada Wants to Welcome More Than 1 Million New Immigrants in the Next Three Years

While many of the economically developed countries are comping up with anti-immigration policies, Canada has decided to welcome more than 1 million immigrants within the next 3 years. The Canadian minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen presented to the parliament the annual report on immigration.  Minister Hussen, who immigrated to Canada as a …

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Canada to increase annual immigration to 350k by 2021

The Government of Canada has released details on its immigration levels plan for 2019-2021 period, which replaces the three-year plan introduced in fall 2017. Through the new immigration plan, the government intends to take in 40k more immigrants in Canada in 2020, compared to this year. According to a notice issued by the Government of …

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Canada to Start Taking Biometric Information of Indian Visa Applicants

Indian nationals and of several Asian countries will have to submit their biometric information upon the submission of their Canada visa application. The new measures, which come into force on December 31, 2018, will be applied to Indian nationals under the sole purpose of identification. The requirement will apply to all those lodging their application …

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Chinese birth tourism in Canada is 100% legal, expert says

Ian Young, the SCMP’s former International Editor and winner of awards for excellence in investigative reporting and human rights reporting, and the HK News Awards Scoop of the Year, claims “birth tourism in Canada is 100% legal”. Young used the 2014 operational guidelines by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada to back his claims. “Giving birth …

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Canada Express Visa system revised in a bid to lure more applicants

A number of 1,470 Jamaicans have become permanent residents in Canada, under the Express Entry immigration application system, since January 2015 to May 2018. According to the Government’s immigration department, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), 1,470 Jamaicans have gained permanent residency in Canada within the last three and a half year. However, the IRCC …

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