Canadian passport ranks higher as a desirable travel document

Canadian passport ranks higher as a desirable travel document

Canadian passport ranks higher as a desirable travel document
This year, the Canadian passport has moved from eighth to sixth place in the Henley Passport Index rankings. The passport scored 186 points but has climbed higher rankings than other countries’ passports. The Henley Passport Index compares 199 passports for 227 travel destinations, giving 104 rankings for the top ones. Canada is known for having one of the world’s most powerful passports, offering visa-free access to 185 destinations. The top-ranked passport is from Singapore, with a score of 193.

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Saskatchewan is criticized for limiting immigration from only specific countries
Saskatchewan is being criticized for limiting immigration to workers from only eight countries in their latest Express Entry and Skilled Worker Occupations-In-Demand draws. In mid-August, the province invited candidates from Ireland, India, Poland, Czechia, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia, and Ukraine. Public policy experts have raised concerns about Saskatchewan’s undermining of Canada’s points-based system. The province defends that the country-specific pilot is an attempt to target newcomers who are most likely to stay in Saskatchewan, and the August draws were inspired by the province’s success in retaining Ukrainians who have arrived in the past year.

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Immigrants face more fraud as Canada increases the immigration levels
Canada is welcoming a large number of immigrants this year, and fraudsters are taking advantage of this opportunity. They use various tactics such as phishing emails, phone calls, fake immigration websites, and offering job offers for a fee. To avoid these scams, prospective immigrants are advised to be careful when entering private information online and only give out personal information if they know whom they are dealing with. No official Canadian immigration office asks for payment through email or phone, and special deals for immigration are false.

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Newfoundland and Labrador employers are encouraged to register for upcoming virtual immigration fairs
Employers in Newfoundland and Labrador can join free global virtual employment fairs from September 20, 2023, to March 27, 2024. These fairs, hosted by the Department of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills, aim to fill staffing needs with international workers, starting with East and South East Asia and Oceania. Interested employers can attend an online session on September 6 at 10:30 a.m. NDT or email questions to The fairs target key sectors such as healthcare, education, technology, and hospitality to support the province’s goal of welcoming 5,100 newcomers annually by 2026.

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