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Enjoy Canadian Tradition! Guide to Enjoy Salmon Fishing at Campbell River

Since the beginning of time, salmon have been central to the lives of First Nations people on Canada’s West Coast. Salmon fishermen worldwide have been flocking to Campbell River for decades to enjoy unparalleled fishing experiences following the natural cycle of return and release. A unique spot where rivers meet


What You Need to Know if IRCC Goes on Strike

As of April 17, 2023, PSAC(Public Service Alliance of Canada), the largest union in the Canadian federal government, said it would go on strike if an agreement is not reached by Tuesday afternoon. As a result, Wednesday, April 18, 2023, there is a possibility that public employees will go on


Disney’s Latest Movie Spotlights Coquitlam School District

Fantastic news for movie lovers, especially Disney! Vancouver is known for its film production and is sometimes called North Hollywood. The latest Disney Channel Original Movie spotlights Coquitlam School District! It can be seen on Disney+ and Disney Channel, in a romantic comedy based on Terry Fox Secondary, located in

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Win $1,000: Coquitlam SD Essay Writing Contest 2023

The Coquitlam School district, which was established in 1891 and is widely recognized as one of the top school districts in British Columbia, is inviting prospective secondary students to participate in the 2023 Essay Contest.  By writing an essay on the topic of “Why I want to study in Coquitlam,

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Today’s News: Canada Has Announced Extend PGWP Up To 18 Months

Great news for international students about the extension of PGWP! In today’s news from the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, a new update regarding international graduates has been announced. Post-Graduate Work Permits (PGWPs) that have recently expired or are about to expire may qualify for additional

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Chance to Get $1000 Scholarship: Coquitlam SD Video Contest 2023

The Coquitlam School District, one of the largest schools that provide an international Education Program in Canada, invites current fee-paying students of all grades attending Coquitlam School District, international education, to enter the Video contest 2023. Application deadline: April 14, 2023 midnight PST Video theme: WHAT YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT


Must Check: 5 Tips to Incredibly Improve Your IELTS Listening Score

Taking the English proficiency test is mandatory when applying for schools or PR in Canada. To meet the language requirements for Canadian universities, an overall score of over 6.5 for IELTS is recommended. There is no difference between IELTS Academic and General training in terms of listening. Before taking the

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Find Out Your Brilliant Career Path This Summer at Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College Summer Program – THE SUMMER ESL + CAREER EXPLORATION Many students take advantage of the long summer vacation to think about their careers and acquire skills. Through Fanshawe College’s summer program, you can learn English and Canadian culture and understand the career paths available. In various exciting and


Temporary Residence Applicants in Canada Will Again Have Their Biometrics Collected

As of February 23, 2023, the Government of Canada has resumed the collection of biometric data to process applications for temporary resident applications. Applicants who are seeking a temporary residence for the categories listed below will be required to provide their biometric information:  Biometrics collection is still subject to some


Canadian Caregiver Pilot Program Reduces Work Experience Requirements by Half

What will be changed in today’s announcement? Canada has continually provided opportunities to obtain permanent residency to caregivers coming from abroad in recognition of their immense sacrifice and dedication over the last few decades. Today, members of Parliament Salma Zahid and Rechie Valdez, On behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser,

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What is the PTE Essential: New Fully-Digital English Test Approved by IRCC

Pearson Test of English has been approved by IRCC for Canadian immigration applications. To demonstrate their English language proficiency to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) candidates of the economic class will be able to take the Pearson Test of English (PTE) along with CELPIP and IELTS General Training starting

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Chasing the Northern Lights in Canada: Yellowknife vs Whitehorse

Whitehorse vs. Yellowknife When considering where to view the Northern lights in Canada, Whitehorse and Yellowknife often come to mind as top choices. In fact, those two locations are renowned for their mesmerising displays of the aurora borealis. Yellowknife – Northwest Territories Aurora borealis can be seen in the Northwest

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Join The Social Media Contest at MITT: Win Up to $3000

Manitoba Institute of Trade & Technology, also known as MITT, is inviting students who are interested in studying in Canada to attend their Social Media Contest. 3 winners will get prizes of up to$3,000 in tuition credits. Prize: How can students enter the MITT Social Media Contest? Step1: Follow their

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Not Just for Skiing: Unique Winter Destinations in Canada

Visiting Canada during the winter can have common and fun events such as skiing and snowboarding. However, there are many other adventures to experience in this beautiful country that should be added to your bucket list. Take a look at these unique and unforgetful experiences that prove why Canada is

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Add Your Bucket List: Place to Celebrate New Year 2023 in Canada

Christmas and New Year’s Eve can be some of the most exciting days of the year! Canada’s vibrant cultural diversity can support you and your loved ones. Here are some ideas of places to celebrate New years’ eve in Canada. Enjoy a dazzling firework display and brightly lit streets filled

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Today’s NOC Changes Will Affect Express Entry Candidates

IRCC has been working on transitioning to the NOC 2021 system since the announcement on July 27, 2022. This change will affect Canada’s 100+ immigration programs, including Express Entry. NOC 2021 changes skill type and level to TEER categories The requirements will be aligned with the NOC 2021 structure for

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Learn more about Columbia College with Campus Tour

One of Canada’s oldest international non-profit colleges, Columbia College was founded in 1936. A large number of Canadian and international students have completed their qualifications at Columbia College and have gone on to achieve success in their university careers. Over the years, Columbia College sends a large number of international

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New Immigration Plan for Canada: New Goal of 500K Immigrants a Year by 2025

As of November 1, 2022, today the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, has announced Canada’s 2023–2025 Immigration Levels Plan. In order to manage the social and economic challenges Canada will face in the decades ahead, the plan focuses on immigration as a strategy for helping businesses

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International Students Can Work Off-campus for Over 20 Hours a Week in Canada

Employers have been facing unusual challenges in finding and retaining the workers they need during this period of economic recovery and growth. The Government of Canada is continuing to take concrete actions to address current industry needs. Today, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, has announced

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Canadian border restrictions on COVID-19 will be lifted on October 1

Since Covid-19 has influenced the world, Canada had some border restrictions to protect the health and safety of Canadians. However, today, the federal government of Canada officially has announced that starting October 1, 2022, all COVID-19 border requirements, including vaccination, mandatory use of ArriveCAN, and any testing and quarantine/isolation requirements

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Share your experience and earn $1,000: Study in BC writer’s award

Do you currently study at a post-secondary institution in BC as an international student? Get valuable writing experience, share your experience as an international student, and be eligible to receive $1,000 towards your tuition by sharing your journey. Study in BC Writer’s Award is now available. Why Study in British

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What you need to do about mandatory random COVID-19 testing in Canada

ArriveCAN will continue to require mandatory travel information, subject to a few exceptions, within 72 hours before arriving in Canada, and/or before boarding a cruise ship destined for Canada, as of August 22, 2022. Also, people must do mandatory random COVID-19 testing when selected. What must you do if you


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