Monthly Archives: July 2013

Dozens of Citizenship Events Held for Canada Day

Over 30 special citizenship ceremonies were held across Canada, mostly in major cities, on Canada Day to mark the granting of citizenship status to Canadian permanent residents and to celebrate the country’s birthday. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) included a map of all events on their website to direct Canadians who wanted to observe the ceremonies and welcome the new […]

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Men Outnumber Women 2-1 Among Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada

The gender makeup of Canada’s foreign worker population is like that of foreign workers around the world, with men outnumbering women by a large margin. The data, collected by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), shows that over 143,000 men entered the country in 2012 as temporary foreign workers (TFWs), over double the approximately 70,000 TFWs who were women. Men, who […]

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New ePassport Now Available to All Canadians

Canada’s new 10-year ePassport is now available to all Canadians, according to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced the new electronic passport on Tuesday in Calgary: “The new, 10-year ePassport provides more convenience for Canadians, and facilitates safe, secure travel which, in turn, helps create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for Canadians. The Canadian […]

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