Recent suggestions in media reports that passport security has in any way been compromised are completely incorrect. The Canadian passport is, and will remain, one of the most secure travel documents in the world.
The Government will speed up processing and issue visas to more Syrian refugees by the end of this year.
Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander is adding new departure cities to the China Transit Program. This program allows eligible Chinese travellers to transit visa-free through Toronto Pearson International Airport and Vancouver International Airport when they are en route to and from the United States.
Costas Menegakis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, congratulated winners of the seventh annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards in Toronto, while Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) and Member of Parliament for Richmond, congratulated award recipients in Vancouver. Organized by Canadian Immigrant Magazine, these peoples' choice awards recognize inspirational immigrants who have come to Canada, achieved success and made a positive difference within their community.
Measures came into force officially today that enable Canada to revoke citizenship from dual nationals convicted of terrorism, treason and high treason, and/or spying for foreign governments.
Over 50,000 of the popular Parent and Grandparent Super Visas have been issued since its December 2011 launch, as part of Phase I of the Action Plan for Faster Family Reunification.
Many immigrants will arrive in Canada better prepared to integrate into their new communities as a result of expanded pre-arrival services. Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, today announced that $24 million will be committed toward providing newcomers with greater access to information and services before they leave their countries of origin.
Minister Kenney issues statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Ottawa, March 21, 2015 The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
February 2, 2015 - Ottawa - Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced that the first round of top-ranked candidates from Canada's Express Entry system is already helping to fill demonstrated and verifiable gaps in Canada's labour market.
Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander will lead the Canadian delegation next week at the Vibrant Gujarat Conference-a biennial summit hosted by the Government of Gujarat in India-where the Government of Canada will highlight the strong ties between Canada and India.