OTTAWA — The Canadian government is “actively monitoring” fake websites that scam travellers into paying exorbitant fees — as much as 17 times the actual cost — for Electronic Travel Authorization, an online registration that’s soon to be mandatory for many foreign visitors to Canada. (más…)
THE CITIZENSHIP ACT Children born abroad to Canadians may end up as ‘lost Canadians’
Like many Canadians, Jennifer and Evan Brown moved to the United States for work. In 2011, they jumped at the chance to live in New York when Evan, a chartered accountant, was offered a job there. After the couple had their first child a year later, they moved back to Canada,...
‘Here in Canada, I can have a normal life’: a Roma family on the verge of deportation
WATCH ABOVE: Time is running out for a Hungarian Roma family wanting to stay in Montreal. A temporary stay of deportation granted to Katalin Lakatos and her 17-year-old daughter in May, expires Saturday. (más…)
Romanians & Bulgarians will no longer need visas to travel to Canada
The government of Canada is set to expel Romania and Bulgaria from the list of nations whose citizens require visas in order to visit Canada. Immigration Minister John McCallum is in Brussels this week, where it is expected that progress will be made on determining a long-standing visa debate with...
Insightful immigrant story goes beyond the familiar struggles
Many novels have been written that explore the struggles of immigrant families who settle in Canada. It’s tempting to dismiss Ann Y. K. Choi’s debut novel, Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety, as just another such story. However, Choi’s ability to convey the unique spirit of her main character, Yu-Rhee or Mary,...
Moving to Canada to escape Trump or Clinton is about to get a lot easier
Good news for Americans weighing a move up North in the likelihood of a Donald Trump presidency: Immigrating to Canada will get a heck of a lot easier in the fall. (más…)
Building a data-based immigration system
The firm where I work recently hosted a roundtable with Minister of Citizenship, Refugees, and Immigration John McCallum along with several business leaders in Canada. As part of the minister’s on-going commitment to review the International Mobility Program and his ministry’s relationship to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, consultations are...