Canada issues 95,000 multiple-entry visas in 1 Month

As proof that Canada wants your tourist dollars – especially for legitimate travelers –Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced earlier this week that Canada has issued 95,000 multiple visas (MEVs) barely a month after announcing the visa program.

Minister Chris Alexander says 95 percent of visitors visas issued were MEVs for applicants going to Canada on vacation or visit family.

The MEV is part of the changes the Canadian government is undertaking “to facilitate legitimate travel, including investing $42 million over two years to improve the way Canada processes temporary resident applications. This investment, which began in 2013, aims to meet the growing demand to process applications for those who want to come to Canada temporarily.”

Quick facts from the Immigration Minister announcement:

If you need additional information or assistance in applying for visit visas to Canada, US, Autralia, New Zealand or European nations including the Schengen states, you may call the Immigrant Visa Center at (02) 634-8717.  For easier access, Quezon City residents as well as those from Caloocan, Malabon, Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac and Pangasinan may visit IVC’s new office in Quezon City.

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