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National headquarters of Citizenship and Immigration Canada is issuing a national Call for Proposals for the following 2 programs:

  • programs and services to support the settlement and integration of newcomers into Canadian society
  • refugee resettlement and assistance programs.

Proposed activities must meet the criteria identified in one of the following areas: Overseas Activities; Needs Assessments; Resettlement; Service Bridging; Language/Skills Development; and Social Engagement.


Welcome Centre Immigrant Services provide a one-stop service under one roof designed to guide and support immigrants through the maze of information and resources in York and Durham Region of Toronto. These Centers are specially for immigrants and newcomers who require the supports and resources necessary to help them integrate economically and socially into the Canadian labour market. Some services offered include English Language Classes, Employment Support and Accreditation information. These services are free of charge and funded by the Government of Canada.

This article outlines the immigration procedure for newcomers upon arrival in Canada. It also outlines information about the funds, personal belongings and other items than you can bring into Canada. When you arrive in Canada, you will be greeted by an officer from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The CBSA officer will ask to see your passport and other travel documents.


If you are planning to move to Canada, it is advisable to hire an Immigration Consultant (also referred as an Immigration Practitioner). There are definite advantages to hire an Immigration Consultant. An immigration consultant can save your time and headache by filling out your applications and helping you to gather supporting documents be on top of immigration regulation changes that might affect your application selection, process and time-line. 

All Canadians have certain rights and responsibilities. Many of these rights are defined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which legally protects the basic rights and freedoms of everyone in Canada. Some of these rights and freedoms are legal rights, such as the right to a fair trial; equality rights, such as the right to protection against discrimination...

If you want to become a Canadian citizen, you must:

  1. Determine if you are eligible to become a citizen.
  2. Apply for citizenship.
  3. Take the citizenship test, if you are between the ages of 18 and 54.
  4. Attend a citizenship ceremony, if you are 14 or older.

If you have lived in Canada as a permanent resident for 1,095 days or longer, you can apply to become a citizen. After 1,095 days, you can get a passport and the right to vote together with a sense of belonging to this country and knowing that you've truly found a new home. On top of that, Canada allows dual or even multiple citizenship which means..

The Canadian Citizenship Test is a "knows about Canada" test required by the Canadian citizenship applicants that are between the ages 18 and 54. The test is run by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and is required as part of the Canadian citizenship application process. The test is available in both official languages including French and English.

The Quebec Investor category of Canadian immigration is designed to allow qualified immigrant investors the opportunity to obtain a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa by investing CAD$800,000 risk-free through an approved financial intermediary. Quebec has exclusive authority over selection of immigrants for the province and exercises its own selection criteria but the province shares jurisdiction with respect to immigration with the federal government.

Canada recognizes the importance skilled worker immigrants to their economy and is planning to admit more federal skilled workers in 2012. In 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) plans to welcome 55,000–57,000 federal skilled workers, up from 47,000–47,400 in the 2011 Immigration Levels Plan. The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is currently the main avenue for permanent immigration to Canada.

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