Can I bring my family?

Family reunification has always been a cornerstone of Canada’s immigration program and our immigration legislation.

The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) specifically identifies as a fundamental objective ‘to see that families are re-united in Canada’.
But what family members can you bring to Canada and how?  Continue reading

Nova Scotia launches new business immigration streams

Nova Scotia wants to attract more immigrantsNova Scotia is launching two new business immigration streams to attract international entrepreneurs and to retain international graduates of provincial universities and colleges.

“The launch of the Entrepreneur Stream and the International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream will attract, and help retain, entrepreneurs who create new jobs here in Nova Scotia,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Bringing more entrepreneurs here will strengthen the Nova Scotian economy.” Continue reading

Getting Ready to Launch Express Entry

In-demand immigrants’ applications will be processed in six months or less

Ottawa, December 1, 2014 (CIC) — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander confirmed it’s one month and counting until Express Entry launches a new phase of active immigration recruitment to meet economic and labour market needs. Potential candidates can create their profile on January 1st, 2015, with the first Invitations to apply issued within weeks. Continue reading

Canada and Nova Scotia take action to help newcomers get jobs in their field faster

Nova Scotia wants to attract more immigrantsNovember 13,  2014, Halifax (CNW) – Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, announced the renewal of the foreign credential recognition funding agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of Nova Scotia. Continue reading