Tag: minister

  • Woodhouse welcomes positive migration figures

    Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse is welcoming two reports out today showing that net migration is continuing to increase as fewer people leave New Zealand and more people are permanently migrating.The 13th annual Migration Trends and Outlook report confirms that 7900 more people moved to New Zealand in 2012/13 than left…

  • Reuniting Families Faster

    Ottawa, February 3, 2014 – Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today launched the next phase of the government’s plan to eliminate backlogs in the Parent and Grandparent program (PGP).

  • Building a stronger Canada: the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act

    Vancouver, February 18, 2014 – Today Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander reinforced that the government is taking firm steps toward ensuring that new citizens demonstrate a genuine attachment to Canada.

  • Overstayer numbers drop to new low

    Michael Woodhouse | Immigration Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has welcomed new figures showing New Zealand overstayer numbers are continuing to fall. “A new report estimates 13,151 overstayers are living in New Zealand. This is the lowest number this century, down 893 (6.3%) from last year, and 33 per cent lower…