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Canadian Expat Network NewsJune 12th, 2012
Three Canadian Cities Nominated for the 2012 Intelligent Community Awards in New York City
2012 Intelligent Community Awards
This year's Intelligent Community Awards seven finalists featured three Canadian cities. Saint John, NB, Quebec City, Que and Stratford, Ont. This is the third city in New Brunswick to be nominated as one of the seven finalists. Fredericton and Moncton have also been nominated. This year Riverside, Ca won the 2012 Intelligent Community Award. 
Feature Articles:


New Passport Canada video - It highlights the key rules to follow and offers tips and advice to help Canadians avoid some of the most common mistakes found in submitted passport applications -- mistakes that can delay delivery of the passport, or even cause the application to be rejected.

'72 Project Story: Canadians in Boston - I was a freshman at Bridgewater State College, now University, when that game was played. I had made friends with several other dedicated Boston sports fans and remember watching the game in my friend's dormitory room.

Canadians Voting Abroad (Donations)  - If you would like to make a donation to assist with the costs of this case please send a cheque payable to Cavalluzzo Hayes Shilton McIntyre & Cornish in Trust with the subject line "Canadians Voting Abroad".

Preparing to Exit the United States for Canada? - A move to Canada from the United States is not as simple as many individuals and their advisors believe. Misconceptions exist due to a lack of experience and training. There are a variety of reasons for emigrating to or moving back to Canada.

Turmoil no factor in NHL GM decision-making - Are drafting decisions of general managers in the NHL different among teams that are more stable and those exhibiting greater volatility? Peter Tingling of Simon Fraser University's Beedie School of Business says an initial study finds that turmoil in a hockey club makes no real difference, likely because GMs, like most CEOs, are mainly focused on the short term.

Immigration News Flash! - The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) provided a 'cap count' for its Fiscal Year 2013 H-1B numbers. These are new H1B applications filed on or after April 1, 2012 for a start date of October 1, 2012.

Carly Rae Jepsen Is Blowing Up - The BC singer's very catchy song, Call Me Maybe, is arguably THE single for spring, having been platinum-certified and selling more than two million copies. The official video has been seen over 80 million times.    


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