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Canada’s national francophone immigration week Statement from the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

WVN – The Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, has issued the following statement on National Francophone Immigration: “Each year National Francophone Immigration Week gives Canadians the chance to learn more about, celebrate, and promote the contribution of French-speaking immigrants to the vitality of Francophone minority communities. This week, filled with activities […]

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Immigrants make up 21.9% of Canada’s population – StatsCan In 2016, Canada had 1,212,075 new immigrants who had permanently settled in Canada from 2011 to 2016.

WVN – Statistics Canada has released results from the 2016 Census which provide a new national statistical portrait of immigration and ethnocultural diversity in Canada. On Census Day, 21.9% of the population reported they were or had ever been a landed immigrant or permanent resident in Canada. This proportion is close to the 22.3% recorded during the 1921 Census, the highest […]

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5 charts that show how migration is changing the world’s cities New cosmopolitans ... most of the world's migrants end up living in a city

WVN – (WEF) – n 2015, over a billion people migrated: 244 million went abroad and 763 million moved within their home country. Some boarded planes to start a new job in another country. Some risked their lives in overcrowded boats, fleeing war or famine. And others left the countryside in search of jobs and […]

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South Africans can visit these 91 countries without a visa nightmare The pain of paperwork can put you right off your holiday or business trip. But your SA passport is more handy than you might think at getting you through the world's immigration desks.

WVN – The South African – Did you know: South Africans now need a visa in order to enter New Zealand and Colombia? That wasn’t the case a year ago, but then these whimsical government tit-for-tat decisions are rarely made with us simple travellers in mind. However, despite this double blow to your freedom of […]

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Singapore becomes most powerful passport in the world

WVN – Paraguay has removed visa requirements for Singaporeans, propelling Singapore’s passport to the top of Passport Index‘ most powerful ranking with a visa-free score of 159. Paraguay helps Singapore overtake Germany for the top spot. Historically, the Top 10 most powerful passports in the world were mostly European, with Germany having the lead for […]

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The New York Times wants to hire a journalist to travel the world

WVN – Every year, The New York Times recommends 52 Places to Go, one place to dream about exploring each week. The list is an ambitious forecast of which beaches will remain unspoiled, which starchitect-designed museums will live up to their renderings and which culinary treasures are worth hopping a flight to eat. This year, […]

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