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Your Guide to Shopping Online

November 21, 2014 |

Since June 2014, the EU has increased the level of consumer protection for online shoppers. The new rules include: a 14-day “cooling-off” period to return items; enhanced rights to a refund; a ban on unjustified additional charges for payment … Read More

Financial Tips for New Canadians

October 17, 2014 |

Following on from the story on earlier this week, which revealed the toughest challenges newcomers to Canada face after arriving in the country, BMO Wealth Institute, who conducted the survey, has released a number of tips designed to help … Read More

100,000 New citizens in Just Six Months

June 30, 2014 |

Canada welcomed its 100,000th new citizen of 2014 last week – more than double the number of new citizens admitted to the country by the same time last year.

The 100,000 new citizens, who came to Canada from more … Read More

Bienvenue au Canada! – Settling in tips for this French speaking nation

June 24, 2014 |

Canada is an attractive destination for people that want to move abroad, with its cosmopolitan cities, unblemished landscape and multicultural society. Comprising of ten provinces and territories, Canada is the second largest country in the world in terms of greatest … Read More

Huge technical level looms for GBP-CAD rate

March 4, 2014 |

Throughout the 1980s, there was a huge amount of support for the Sterling – Canadian Dollar exchange rate at C$1.8160. The 1990s brought a rally in the value of the Pound that saw Sterling top out at C$2.6745 in the … Read More

Canada Confident Citizenship Backlogs Are Clearing

February 24, 2014 |

Canada yesterday welcomed more than 1,000 people from 93 countries as new citizens at one of six citizenship ceremonies held in Montreal.

The government is confident that such ceremonies demonstrate that the long backlog of citizenship applications is finally decreasing, … Read More

Four Years and Very Happy in Canada

August 11, 2013 |

On June 21st 2009 I landed at Vancouver Airport and left with a Work Permit in hand and excitement for the future. I was 22 years old and had just graduated from university. I quickly settled in and found a job. The pay sucked, but I knew if I held out eventually I would get PR and be able to properly settle in. And eventually (after a few years in limbo) that came true. By 2013 my memories of the UK were extremely faded, and in June 4 years later on the same date I had arrived, I flew back to the UK to visit my family. Read More

Canada’s New and Improved Federal Skilled Worker Program Opening to Applicants

May 12, 2013 |

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will be accepting applications to the new and improved Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) as of May 4, 2013. “The government’s number one priority remains jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity,” said Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. “Our changes ensure not only that Canada can select the immigrants most needed by our economy, but that they are best positioned for success.” Read More

Historic New Immigration Program to Attract Job Creators to Canada

January 28, 2013 |

Canada will launch a brand new program on April 1 to recruit innovative immigrant entrepreneurs who will create new jobs and spur economic growth, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced a few days ago. “Our new Start-Up Visa will help make Canada the destination of choice for the world’s best and brightest to launch their companies,” Read More

Shipping Household Goods to Canada – What to take

January 14, 2013 |

When moving to Canada, Personal effects imported for your own use and owned by you do not attract duty or other taxes on arrival, providing you have owned and used them prior to departure. An exception however can be tools that you identify you will use commercially for your work which will not be eligible as household effects and therefore subject to customs duties. Read More