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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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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.

http://www.facebook.com/AKCanada#/event.php?eid=110668361938

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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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.

http://www.facebook.com/AKCanada#/event.php?eid=110668361938

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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Kenney announces funding for local Jewish community organizations

September 2, 2009

Jason Kenney, the Conservative citizenship, immigration and multiculturalism minister, held a press conference Friday on behalf of the federal public security ministry to announce more than $220,000 in funding to enhance security for local Jewish community organizations.

“Crime prevention is a priority for our government and we recognize the particular importance of preventing hate-motivated crime,” Kenney said to reporters at Federation CJA headquarters. “The reality today is that Canada isn’t immune from violent acts that targets individuals or groups based on their race, ethnicity, culture, religion or identity.

“According to Statistics Canada, nearly 800 hate crimes were reported across Canada in 2007 alone… Hate-motivated crime often leaves more than just physical damage — it can put an entire community into a state of fear or anxiety.”

The funding is part of the $3 million, three-year Communities At Risk: Security Infrastructure Pilot Program (SIP), which has provided funding to communities that are especially vulnerable or have been attacked by racists and anti-Semites . Over the past few years, Jewish schools like United Talmud Torah in St. Laurent and institutions like the YM-YWHA Jewish Community Centre have been attacked. Other targets here and across the country have included mosques and First Nations institutions.

This year, the federal government is providing funding to Beth Jacob de Rav Hirshprung School in Outremont ($47,000), the girls’ school Beth Rivkah Academy ($9,750), Centre de la Petite Enfance des Écoles Juives populaires et des Écoles Peretz in Côte St. Luc ($14,700), Communauté Sepharade Hekhal-Shalom Synagogue in St. Laurent ($9,550), Congregation Beth Tikvah in Dollard des Ormeaux ($14,618), Hebrew Academy in Côte St. Luc ($25,400), Rabbinat Sépharade du Québec ($12,400), Shaare Zedek Congregation in NDG ($7,285), Solomon Schechter Academy ($11,700) and the YM-YWHA JCC in Snowdon ($70,600).

The government provides part of the funding, while the rest come from the organizations themselves. The funds are for security assessments (25 percent of the total cost), security equipment and hardware, minor construction costs and security training costs.

Adam Atlas, president of Quebec Jewish Congress (formerly Canadian Jewish Congress, Quebec region), praised the funding, saying it made him “especially proud to be a Canadian”.
“We are grateful your government has chosen to invest in the safety and security of all of its citizens. We see this as an expression of a commitment to freedom and liberty.”

article by Joel Goldenberg

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Provincial Nominee Program vs Federal Applications

February 2, 2008

Submitting a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) application for permanent residence in Canada is certainly a faster way of obtaining one’s permanent resident status. We receive many inquiries from potential Canadian immigrants who are eligible to apply in the Federal program but who wish their applications fast tracked using a PNP. Unless an applicant meets the PNP requirements, however, it is recommended that the Federal application be submitted. Should a person applying for Canadian immigration who has submitted a federal application later meet the PNP requirements, it may be possible to apply the government fees previously paid for the federal application to the new PNP, provided that no assessment has yet occurred in the Federal application. By submitting the Federal application right away, a person seeking to become a Canadian immigrant has the security of knowing that his application is in process and that he or she will not be losing time by delaying filing the application , hoping to meet the PNP requirements in the future.

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