MAJOR CANADIAN IMMIGRATION RULE CHANGES MAJOR CANADIAN IMMIGRATION RULE CHANGES On Saturday, June 26, 2010, Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced major changes to the Independent/Skilled Worker Class and to the Investor Category of the Business Class with no advance notice. A.            INDEPENDENT/SKILLED WORKER CLASS 1.            Changes a.            As of June 26, 2010, to be eligible […]

Canada is out of recession in better shape than any in G7

We have recorded the two strongest consecutive trimesters in the last decade The Canadian economy grew by 6.1 per cent in the first quarter, on top of 4.9-per-cent growth in the fourth quarter, the two strongest consecutive trimesters in the last decade. That news on Monday pretty well locked in the Bank of Canada’s announcement […]

Canada’s economy creates 24,700 jobs in May

The Canadian economy keeps outperforming expectations, continuing a trend of strong monthly gains by adding 24,700 jobs in May after a massive pick-up the previous month. Economists had expected a more modest 15,000 increase, particularly following April’s oversized 108,000 gain. Several underlying factors in the May numbers announced Friday by Statistics Canada pointed to a […]

TD Toronto Jazz Festival

The warm weather and longer days remind us that summer is almost here, and that the city’s largest music festival is ready to kick off a musical celebration like no other! The TD Toronto Jazz Festival, running from June 25 – July 4, will feature local, national, and international musical sensations in almost every neighbourhood […]

What does it mean to be a Torontonian?

What does it actually mean to be a Torontonian? Recently, the issue of identity has been on my mind lately. When I read through the newspaper and catch the on-line headlines that seem to continuously flash before my eyes, issues and events are defined in certain perspectives; the liberal perspective, the conservative perspective, the global […]