Canada and Ireland have a long and rich history together. Thanks to programs such as the International Experience Canada (IEC) this tradition has been able to flourish. This year, there will be a 70% increase in the number of Canadian working holiday visas available to young Irish people with the quota now being 10,700. These visas are catered for Irish people aged 35 and under, and their children, to live and work in Canada for up to two years. Canada has a lot to offer in terms of employment opportunities in various fields as well as locations for work; there is something to suit a multitude of tastes and needs.
The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) has announced opened doors for an increased amount of foreigners for application for immigration. Nova Scotia will begin accepting applications under the ‘Regional Labour Market Demand Stream’, allowing applicants to be submitted by the province, without the consent of a sponsoring employer.
A great way to see North America is by obtaining a working holiday visa and beginning a 1-year journey abroad. If you are between the ages of 18 to 30, you can be a part of the working holiday program and immerse yourself in a new culture, meet new people, and see a new country whose language you already familiar with. Many young British and Australian citizens enjoy the freedom of travelling to Canada during their gap year to enjoy a diverse cultural country. Canada is a great place to gain some professional experience while indulging in the rich culture it has to offer. Taking a part in this working holiday program allows the applicant to reap the benefits of both working to pay for your travels while gaining insight to a different cultural perspective.
Prior to being arrested or charged with an offence, many people may find themselves curious as to whether or not they are admissible for entry into another country. Being arrested under one state’s jurisdiction may not lead to an equivalent offence in another. It is therefore important to carefully disclose your past information and assure that you are contacting the correct source for information.
A legislation proposed Wednesday by the minority Liberal government could grant Ontario more control over immigration and allow it to set targets for attracting skilled workers.
Canada’s immigration objective is to broaden the sharing of immigration information with the U.S and other central allies.The government is building an information technology system, which can be used for the exchange of biometric data such as fingerprints and iris scans.
Systematic sharing is a better and more efficient way to oversee case-by-case sharing. Canadian federal government has already been sharing immigration information for security purposes with the United States under the perimeter security pact. Due to former intelligent leaks from an American spy contractor, Edward Snowden, there has been surveillance on Canada’s security relationship with its close allies. Known as the Five Eyes, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States are all under the umbrella of the Five Country Conference.
Canadian Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, affirms that affluent Chinese are more than welcome into Canada. Following the withdrawal from the Immigration Investors Program, Alexander made sure to clear any blurred lines in the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. It was stated that the wealthy Chinese should simply find new ways to enter Canada through the many other immigration programs that are available to them.
On Tuesday, the Canadian government voted to cancel the Immigrant Investor program as part of the federal budget roll out. The program allowed foreigners with a net worth of more than $1.6 million to gain residency and potentially citizenship by providing the government $800,000 in interest-free loans that would be repaid within 5 years.
As of June 1st, 2014, a new set of regulations will be introduced for International students. These new rules hope to fortify Canada’s status as a top study destination of choice for students who wish to study abroad. This new program looks to reduce any possible area of misuse in the system and will continue to portray Canada’s high quality education system.
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