15 May 2008

Canada's New Brunswick area attractive to visa holders

With a new direct flight from London, a provincial nominee agreement and fast-tracked visa applications, more Canadian immigrants may be choosing to set up a home in New Brunswick. The area has recently seen a boost with the first flight directly to its capital city Fredericton leaving from Gatwick airport earlier this month.

The area is also now a better option for people considering Canadian immigration due to a new Provincial Nomiee Agreement, which was launched with the federal government. It allows the area to make its own choices on which immigrants are allocated a Canadian visa. The agreement also allows certain applications to be processed quickly and so providing a better service to potential visa holders.

Some people have already taken advantage of the new flight service, with one couple, Robert and Catherine Charman, considering immigrating to the area. Mr Charman said: "The people are friendly and welcoming and Fredericton is only a few hours from London. We want to live to work and not have to work to live."

Canada welcomes new immigrants: The Canadian Visa Bureau can assist skilled workers interested in Canadian immigration. More information on Canadian visas is available on the website. Anyone applying for a Canadian visa should begin by completing the online Canadian visa application to see if they meet the legislative requirements.

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