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Indian-born Nazreena Anwar-Travas on finding herself in Canada

July 21, 2017

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | On the second day of June in the year 2011, a WestJet airplane began its descent to Calgary, oblivious that a worried immigrant onboard (me) was looking at the landscape below warily. An immigrant who had left behind a well-paying job, her home, her family and everything behind just because she had chosen to make Canada her home. “Ladies and gentlemen, we have arrived into...

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Mid-Summer Provincial Nominee Program Update

July 21, 2017

By Canadian Immigration Newsletter | From coast to coast, Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) continue to allow workers, graduates, entrepreneurs, and their families with a pathway to Canada. The first half of the summer has seen plenty of activity, particularly from Ontario, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Alberta. Through the PNPs, Canadian provinces can nominate individuals for immigration to their province. Some PNP streams, known as enhanced streams, are...

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Quebec City Muslims want a separate cemetery but are meeting resistance

July 17, 2017

By Alan Freeman, Washington Post | When a gunman killed six members of a Quebec City mosque in January, five of the victims, all of them immigrants to Canada, were sent to their countries of origin for burial. Only one was buried in Canada, at a Muslim-run cemetery near Montreal, three hours away. That’s because Quebec City’s growing Muslim community doesn’t have its own cemetery despite years of trying. After...

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Sweden is the Best Country to be an Immigrant, followed by No. 2 Canada and No. 3 Switzerland

July 14, 2017

By US News | Sweden is the Best Country to be an Immigrant, according to new analysis from U.S. News & World Report. Canada, Switzerland, Australia and Germany round out the top five. Part of the Best Countries report, the new ranking assesses the international perceptions of 80 countries, their immigration policies and economic data. “The 2017 Best Countries rankings revealed that more than 40 percent of respondents view immigration...

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Express Entry Helping to Address Canada’s Need for IT Workers

July 12, 2017

By Canada Immigration Newsletter | According to a report published last year by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), Canada needs 182,000 new workers in the Information Technology (IT) sector by 2019. Fortunately for Canadian employers and international workers alike, over the past year Canada’s Express Entry immigration system has helped to address this labour shortage. Critically, provinces across Canada have recognized their need for skilled IT personnel and...

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Finally, a way to halt Canada’s ‘brain drain’

July 11, 2017

By Kira Vermond, Globe and Mail | What a difference a year makes. When David Duvenaud took a job as an assistant professor in computer science and statistics at the University of Toronto in 2016, the word “post-truth” was yet to be found in the Oxford English Dictionary, Donald Trump’s presidency was still a punchline and Brexit sounded like an overpriced breakfast cereal. Dr. Duvenaud, a native of Winnipeg, had...

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