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Expected U.S. ambassador to Canada has Obama's ear

September 29, 2009

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In a possible indication of the easygoing and friendly relationship between Canada and the United States, the nominee for U.S. ambassador to Canada answered questions on Wednesday from a single U.S. senator who turned up at his confirmation hearing in Washington. The hearing room has seating for 21 senators.

U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee, David Jacobson, told Democratic Senator Ted Kaufman from Delaware in an unusually low-key one-on-one hearing, that after trade and commerce, he expects energy, the environment and border issues to constitute the bulk of his work, should he be confirmed.
Jacobson gave a long list of areas of critical importance to the U.S., noting that contrary to the beliefs of many Americans, Canada is the country’s biggest energy supplier. He also praised Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan, calling the deaths of 127 Canadian soldiers in the war “an amazing commitment.”

Jacobson also spoke about the ability of Canada’s banks to weather the global economic crisis better than their American counterparts because of more conservative lending practices, adding “perhaps it’s something we can learn from.”

The nominee is a married father of two college-aged children, one of whom may consider studying at McGill University in Montreal, he said. Like most of his predecessors, he does not speak French, but said his wife speaks a little.

Jacobson’s experience in Canada comes mostly from vacations. Recently, he’s spent time at a friend’s home at Mt. Tremblant, Que., 130 kilometres northwest of Montreal, and in his opening statement, he spoke fondly of a childhood trip to Niagara Falls.

When asked about how he would handle winters in Ottawa, he said, “Hey, I’m from Chicago,” referring to the Windy City’s icy reputation.

The 57-year-old litigator has been working at the White House since January as a special assistant in the Office of Presidential Personnel.

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Expected U.S. ambassador to Canada has Obama's ear

September 29, 2009

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In a possible indication of the easygoing and friendly relationship between Canada and the United States, the nominee for U.S. ambassador to Canada answered questions on Wednesday from a single U.S. senator who turned up at his confirmation hearing in Washington. The hearing room has seating for 21 senators.

U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee, David Jacobson, told Democratic Senator Ted Kaufman from Delaware in an unusually low-key one-on-one hearing, that after trade and commerce, he expects energy, the environment and border issues to constitute the bulk of his work, should he be confirmed.
Jacobson gave a long list of areas of critical importance to the U.S., noting that contrary to the beliefs of many Americans, Canada is the country’s biggest energy supplier. He also praised Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan, calling the deaths of 127 Canadian soldiers in the war “an amazing commitment.”

Jacobson also spoke about the ability of Canada’s banks to weather the global economic crisis better than their American counterparts because of more conservative lending practices, adding “perhaps it’s something we can learn from.”

The nominee is a married father of two college-aged children, one of whom may consider studying at McGill University in Montreal, he said. Like most of his predecessors, he does not speak French, but said his wife speaks a little.

Jacobson’s experience in Canada comes mostly from vacations. Recently, he’s spent time at a friend’s home at Mt. Tremblant, Que., 130 kilometres northwest of Montreal, and in his opening statement, he spoke fondly of a childhood trip to Niagara Falls.

When asked about how he would handle winters in Ottawa, he said, “Hey, I’m from Chicago,” referring to the Windy City’s icy reputation.

The 57-year-old litigator has been working at the White House since January as a special assistant in the Office of Presidential Personnel.

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TELL US YOUR IMMIGRATION STORY —-WHAT DO YOU SEE, FOR YOU, AND/ OR YOUR FAMILY IN CANADA

September 28, 2009

To all of our fans, we would like to share with you one of the entries for the “Tell Us Your Immigration Story Contest”

Please share your comments with us, and if you have a favorite story or you would like to participate in the Tell Us Your Immigration Story Contest,
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Remember the cutoff date to enter the “Tell Us Your Immigration Story Contest” is September 30, 2009

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Firstly, Canada has a lot of abundant resources, these enormous resources most of which are yet to be fully exploited. They include Minerals, Agricultural and Human resources, of course yes! It is an eye opener for the immigrants who have the mind set to invest money or bring skills that will facilitate more discoveries of what to produce from these abundant resources to increase Canada per capital income or standard of living.

Also Canada has a large market with a population of about 33.7 Million people. The Canadian market potentially also stretches into the growing provinces and sub-region. The benefit of this large market is an offer no one will reject as this widens ones scope in terms of diversification.

Another opportunity which I see in Canada is a political stability, any nation with stability in their political systems is bound to grow sporadically, immigrant to Canada will enjoy stable business environment which will culminate into maximum productivity and greater return from all and sundry.

Furthermore, Canada has a free market economy. The government of Canada has created a favorable climate for business and industrial ventures. Administrative and bureaucratic procedures have been greatly streamlined. The government has put in place policies and programmes that guarantee a free market economy.

Also robust private sector is another opportunity in Canada. The country has a dynamic private sector, which has assumed greater responsibilities under the Canada new economic environment. This enables immigrants an opportunity showcasing his/her skills in this field.

Likewise free flow of investment is another opportunity. Exchange control regulations ave been liberalized to ensure free flow of international finance. There is now unrestricted movement of investment capital.

Moreover, fast growing financial sector, there is a well developed banking and financial sector. The investor has easy access to working capital and other credit facilities and this of course is an opportunity for the immigrant to benefit.

In addition, Canada offers opportunity for skilled and unskilled labor, there is an abundant of skilled Labor at an economic cost, resulting in production costs, which are among the lowest in Canada. Also a comprehensive package of incentives, has been put in place to attract investment.

Lastly, infrastructural development is another opportunity that attract immigrant. Rapid development of physical and industrial infrastructure, in terms of transportation, communication, electricity and water supply will go a long way promoting maximum opportunity for immigrant to invest.

In conclusion, these highlighted points will give me and my family the best opportunity of achieving our various and collective goals in life and also prepare us with enough tools for other life challenges to come.

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Afghan interpreters have high hopes for federal relocation plan

September 25, 2009

Afghan interpreters say they are overjoyed to hear Ottawa is fast-tracking immigration for Afghan translators who have worked for the army and other federal agencies. Immigration Minister Jason Kenney made the long-anticipated announcement last week, saying there are Afghans who face “extraordinary personal risk” in support of Canada’s mission in Kandahar. One interpreter who goes by the name Robert says he lives in fear that a knock on the door or a late night phone call will mean he has been found out by the Taliban. He says there are hundreds of Afghan workers who come to Kandahar Airfield each day and many are looking to identify those who are helping NATO. The Afghans will not be considered refugees, but special immigrants who fall through the cracks of current law.

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Czechs, Mexicans require visas

September 24, 2009

More than five million people visit Canada every year — and now more of them are going to have a harder time getting in the door.

Every visitor to Canada has to meet some basic requirements. For instance, they must possess a valid travel document, be in good health and convince an immigration officer they will leave Canada at the end of their visit.

For visiting residents of more than 50 countries, such as Barbados, Australia and Japan, this is generally all that’s needed. However, for those visiting from more than 140 other countries, ranging from the Philippines to Chile to Russia, a visa is required.

As of Tuesday, the Czech Republic and Mexico were added to the list of those countries whose citizens require a visa to visit or pass through Canada.

The Czech Republic joins Bulgaria and Romania as the only states out of the 27 that make up the European Union that require visitor visas to Canada.

With the new limitations imposed on Mexican visitors to Canada, the United States is now the only country in the Americas whose citizens are exempt from visitor visas, except for Saint Pierre and Miquelon, French Guiana and the Falkland Islands, all areas in the Americas belonging to either France or England. Of the 10 most populated countries in the world, eight of them require visitor visas — the U.S. and Japan are the exceptions.

“Visa requirements are decisions made in the context of either a desire to control and be aware of everybody who enters the country, or a desire to handle a problem, such as an increase in refugee claims, in the most expeditious way possible. In this case, the visa acts as a disincentive,” said Maureen Molot, professor of international affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Foreigners applying for a Canadian visa complete a two-page application form and submit documents such as a valid passport and financial statements to Citizenship and Immigration. Application fees range from $75 for a single entry visa to $400 for a family.

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Tell Your Immigration Story – "WHY I WANT STUDY ENGLISH IN CANADA"

September 8, 2009

TellURstory-EventPage_FinalTo all of our fans, we would like to share with you one of the entries for the “Tell Us Your Immigration Story Contest”

Please share your comments with us, and if you have a favorite story or you would like to participatein the Tell Us Your Immigration Story Contest,
please send your story to askus@akcanada.com

Thank you and GOOD LUCK to all of you.

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WHY I WANT STUDY ENGLISH IN CANADA

Every year increasing numbers of international students choose to study English in Canada, because this country has an international reputation for it’s high standard of teaching, along with relatively low living and tuition costs, in conclusion Canada repeatedly is lauded as one of the world’s most livable countries. Added to this are the benefits of living on a large continent place that offers an immense and diverse selection of fascinating locations to visit: The expanse of Canada’s natural beauty, from mountains and glaciers to secluded lakes and forests, is almost unparalleled worldwide. But Canada’s allure is not just the great outdoors, Canada has cosmopolitan cities that are clean, safe, friendly and multicultural.

In general there are many reasons why someone may wish to study the English language, especially if we think and look the world like a global village which all the places are communicate, with the English like the common and best way to live there and be successful. In my case I need study and learn English, as second language, in order to be able to advance in all the areas of my life, that’s mean increase the possibilities of get my golds and penetrate competitively in the professional level in the globalised world.

For the reasons that I mentioned in the last paragraph, I choose Canada like my first and unique option to do reality my dreams and pass to the next level.

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