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Canada to process Express Entry applications within 6 months

Ottawa: Canada has said it will expedite the processing of Express Entry applications, confirming that most new applications will be processed within six months, media reports said.

Canada bans Huawei, ZTE products, services

Washington: The Canadian government has banned Huawei and ZTE products and services and mandated companies who are using such items to remove them, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Francois-Philippe Champagne announced.

Canada to support its seniors by funding in more than 3,000 projects

Ottawa/IBNS: Kamal Khera, Canada’s Minister of Seniors, on Monday announced an investment of $61.34 million to fund over 3,000 community-based projects to support seniors across the country, a news release said.

Canada: British Columbia's skyrocketing mortgage rate brings down home sales

Vancouver/IBNS: British Columbia (B.C,)'s Real Estate Association has reportedly estimated that a balanced market is at least a year away adding that a sharp increase in mortgage rates is pushing the province's home sales down a path to normalizing.

Ottawa gets ready to charter three flights for Ukrainian refugees to enter Canada

Ottawa/IBNS: Three charter flights would reportedly be organized soon by Ottawa in an effort to evacuate Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war and bring them to Canada by flights departing from Poland to three Canadian cities.

Canada's analyst predicts soaring gas prices by five cents this week

Toronto/IBNS: Gas prices could go up another five cents across Canada if Russia decides to intensify its assault on Ukraine, a leading energy price expert, Dan McTeague, president of Canadians for Affordable Energy was reported to say.

Canada's 2021 census data reveals number of transgender, non-binary people for first time

Ottawa/IBNS:  Statistics Canada’s 2021 Census of Population included for the first time a question on gender at birth, allowing all cisgender, transgender and non-binary individuals to report their gender.

Ottawa Police bar vehicles in downtown during weekend demonstration

Ottawa/IBNS: Protesters of the ‘Rolling Thunder Ottawa’ demonstration this weekend will not be allowed to drive into the downtown core, Ottawa Police reportedly said.

Canada issues US-dollar 3.5 billion global bond to strengthen foreign reserves

Ottawa/IBNS: A three-year US $3.5 billion global bond was issued by the Government of Canada last week to facilitate funds to supplement and diversify funding sources for the country’s liquid foreign reserves.

Scottie Barnes from Toronto Raptors was named NBA's rookie of the year

Toronto/IBNS: Scottie Barnes, 20, is the third Toronto player after Vince Carter (1999), Damon Stoudamire (1996) to win the NBA Rookie award of the year on Saturday at Scotiabank Arena.

Canada: 'Bollywood Ki Dhun' promotes young South Asian talent in North America with music concert

Markham/IBNS: Organized by Team 'Bollywood Ki Dhun' in association with Arya Samaj Mandir and South Asians In Ontario, a live Bollywood music concert was held recently in Ontario's Markham.

Canada requires incoming travellers to wear masks for two weeks

Toronto/IBNS: Canada's federal government has ordered masks to be worn by incoming travellers for two weeks, despite the lifting of most of the pandemic restrictions by provinces and territories.

Canada could be first country on Earth to pay international oil royalties: Reports

Ottawa/IBNS: Canada could be reportedly the first country on Earth to pay international oil royalties of millions of dollars due to the Bay du Nord megaproject in Newfoundland and Labrador (N.L.)'s offshore.

Canada's Ontario reports spurt in hospitalisations due to COVID-19

Ottawa/IBNS: Ontario recorded an increase in hospitalisation due to COVID-19 to 1,662 hospitalizations on Wednesday, the most reported during the sixth wave of the pandemic in the province.

Canada's annual inflation rate hits a new 31-year high of 6.7 pct in March

Ottawa/ IBNS: The rise in Canada's inflation rate to 6.7 per cent in March, exceeded economists' expectations with a full percentage point higher than February's already 30-year high, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday.