Many individuals know that people who are exempt from the requirement to obtain a Temporary Resident Visa can apply for a Work Permit at a Canadian Port of Entry.  What many do not realize is that this extends to people from any country who are returning to Canada after a trip to the United States.  Specifically, r. 190 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations states that: (3) A foreign national is exempt from the requirement to obtain a temporary resident visa if they are seeking to enter and remain in Canada solely (f) to re-enter […]

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Comparing Immigrant Assimilation in Canada and the United States

The Wall Street Journal was out with a piece over the weekend titled Immigrants Are Still Fitting In.  It is a summary of a recent study by the Manhattan Institute which compared immigration assimilation in North America and Europe. The WSJ produced the following chart which summarizes the study’s findings: As the chart shows, the study found that Canada ranks highest amongst Western democracies in terms of assimilation. The study cited the following possible reasons for why Canada might rank ahead of the United States in this regard: Two facets of […]

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