Canada immigration: discover Canada, living expenditures, immigrants guide

DISCOVER CANADA - Citizenship Guide

The popular new citizenship study guide, Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship is available as an audio download. The announcement was made by Senator Marjory LeBreton at the Canadian War Museum on behalf of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney.“We want newcomers to successfully integrate into Canadian society and become full and equal citizens,” said Senator LeBreton. “This study guide is a necessity for anyone seeking Canadian citizenship and it must be accessible to everyone. Now you can listen to it in your car, on your commute, while you exercise – anywhere you choose.

” Because not all citizenship applicants have the same literacy or learning ability, this audio guide has been produced to assist those who are still strengthening their proficiency in French or English. It is the first step in developing more resources to accompany the guide.

As noted in this year’s Speech from the Throne, our Government will be commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 two years from now. Events such as this, which helped shape our identity as Canadians and ultimately our existence as a country, are just one of many significant historical events added to the new study guide.

“A shared understanding of our history unites us as Canadians,” Senator LeBreton said. “The citizenship study guide places new emphasis on important historical events like the War of 1812 because a country’s future is built on its history. Newcomers are helping write the next pages of our history.” The study guide is available as a CD or for download online as an mp3, .mov or .wmv file. Download Here

Temporary foreign workers program changes

New rules to strengthen Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program came into effect on April 1, 2011. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) will be making significant changes to the current procedures impacting both foreign workers and Canadian employers.

New IELTS Requirements for Applicants in Skilled Workers Class.

Canadian government has decided to reduce the IELTS score requirement for Canadian Immigration Points system. Immigration Canada has now decreased the IELTS band requirement criteria for Canada Skilled worker Immigration points. Minimum IELTS score requirement for 4 points of Immigration has now been reduced.