Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Amir Ismail, Certified Canadian Immigration Consultant's Visit to Pakistan

Amir Ismail, the Toronto based licensed immigration practitioner will be visiting Pakistan in May 2009. Interested clients can contact Mr. Ismail at our Karachi offices to set up an appointment to discuss their immigration matters.

Amir Ismail & Associates (AIA) - Karachi Office
Licensed Immigration Practitioners
Suite # 706, 7th Floor, Kashif Centre
Shahrah-e-Faisal, Next to Hotel Mehran
Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: 021-5652860-1-2
Cell: 0300-2516207
Email: info@amirismail.com
http://www.amirismail.com

OR contact us in Toronto at: +1-647-835-0660 or +1-647-343-5645 before May 15, 2009.

To keep their Canadian citizenship, some Canadians born abroad must confirm their citizenship before their 28th birthday.

If you were born outside Canada, you were a Canadian citizen when you were born if, at that time, at least one of your parents was Canadian. However, if your Canadian parent was also born outside Canada (which would make you a second generation Canadian born abroad), you have to take steps to retain your citizenship before you turn 28. This rule applies if you were born on or after February 15, 1977, and if your parent born outside of Canada was also born on or after February 15, 1977, or was born before February 15, 1977, but the birth was not registered until after that date.

On April 17, 2009, the law will change to end the need to retain citizenship for many people. However, people born outside Canada who are subject to the retention rules and who turn 28 before the new law comes into effect must still take action to retain their citizenship.

Source: http://www.cic.gc.ca

Friday, April 17, 2009

Amir Ismail's Interview on ZabFM 106.6 (Karachi, Pakistan)

Listen to Amir Ismail's interview in SZABIST Superstar Show on ZabFM 106.6 on Friday, April 17, 2009 at 2000Hrs and on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 1300Hrs (Pakistan Standard Time) or listen online at http://live. zabfm.org

Regards,

Amir Ismail
Certified Canadian Immigration Consultant
Member of Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants
Fellow of Canadian Migration Institute
www.amirismail. com

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Why Choose Canada?

From the natural beauty to the strength of its economy, Canada is one of the best places for you and your family to live, to work, to thrive.

Living in Canada
Canada is a land of exceptional beauty, freedom and opportunity:

Consistently ranked by United Nations as one of the best places to live in the world (based on health, longevity and education of its citizens) One of the highest standards of living in the world, a safe environment and a modern health-care system with equal access for all Member of G8 group of countries One of the world's best-educated nations - broad network of public and private schools, and over 100 universities and colleges One of the most multi-cultural and tolerant societies in the world - virtually every culture and ethnic community is represented within Canada

Working in Canada
Canada is an excellent place to do business:

Among the world’s top economies, with outstanding trade and expansion opportunities Largest trading partner of the United States, excellent trade relationships in the Americas and around the world Under North American Free Trade Agreement, Canada has broad access to the entire North American market of nearly half a billion people Vast natural resources, including one of the world’s largest oil and gas reserves

New Workers, New Skills

Insightful article regarding the tough issues faced by the Newcomers

http://www.thestar.com/newworkers

Why I came here?

Why I Came here is a regular feature that explores the myriad reasons why people choose Toronto as home.

Visit http://www.thestar.com/whyicamehere to learn more about the experiences and the reasons of people who made Toronto their home in Canada.

IMMIGRATION QUICK FACTS

PMs who were immigrants: John Turner: Richmond, Surrey, England; Mackenzie Bowell: Rickinghall, Suffolk, England; Alexander Mackenzie: Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland; John A. Macdonald: Glasgow, Scotland

Toronto's net labour market growth comes completely from immigration.

Seven of Canada's 25 billionaires are immigrants.

For the first time in more than 10 years, China is not the top source country of Canadian immigrants. The top source country is now the Philippines. Nearly 80 per cent of immigrants who arrived in 2000 or later and are currently working in marketing/sales, clerical/administration or production positions are over-educated for their jobs.