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Minister Alexander highlights success of Canadian citizenship program

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Today, at a citizenship ceremony in Scarborough, Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, announced that Canada welcomed the 100,000th new citizen of 2014 last week. The number of new citizens sworn in to date in 2014 is more than double the number of new citizens admitted by this time last year.


Encouraging Long-Term Prosperity and Economic Growth

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Today, Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander met with business leaders in Canada's financial capital to discuss plans for a new immigrant investor pilot program that will make significant investments in Canada and fuel the growth of our economy.


Learning From Canada's Past

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Today, Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism, highlighted a number of initiatives by the Government of Canada to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Komagata Maru at an event held at Simon Fraser University (SFU).


Immigration from Italy to Canada more than doubles since 2005

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Today, on behalf of Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, the Minister for Multiculturalism Jason Kenney and the Minister of Veterans Affairs Julian Fantino highlighted the high levels of immigration to Canada from Italy. The number of permanent residents and students welcomed to Canada from Italy in 2013 was more than twice the number admitted to Canada in 2005.


Ottawa welcomes more new Canadians

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

May 16, 2014-Ottawa, ON-More than 700 new citizens from over 45 countries were welcomed to Canada at nine ceremonies held in Ottawa this week.


CAN+ program to facilitate trade and travel with Mexico

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

May 12, 2014-Montréal-Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced today that the government is taking real action to make it faster and easier for Mexican visitors to come to Canada.


Highlighting the success of Canada's multiple-entry visa

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

May 12, 2014 - Ottawa - Today Chris Alexander, Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister, announced that in April 2014 approximately 95 percent of the visitor visas issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada were Multiple-Entry Visas (MEVs).


Calgary welcomes more new citizens

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

May 1, 2014-Calgary, AB-Calgary welcomed 1,164 new Canadians from more than 100 countries over the past month-more than four times the number of people who became Canadian citizens in Calgary in April last year when 284 new citizens were sworn in.


Growing number of new citizens in Scarborough

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

May 1, 2014-Scarborough (Toronto), ON-More than 3,200 new citizens from approximately 135 countries were welcomed to Canada in Scarborough over the past month-more than double the number of individuals who became citizens in Scarborough in April 2013.


Montréal welcomes 750 new Canadians

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Today Montréal welcomed approximately 750 new Canadian citizens from 81 countries during three ceremonies downtown.


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