Canada Visa

Canada Used Loophole To Justify Ebola Visa Ban: WHO

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Canada appears to have used a loophole — a rather large one — to justify to the World Health Organization its decision to stop issuing v...

Canada Shuts Its Doors To Visitors From Ebola-Hit Countries

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Travel

TORONTO - Canada is following in Australia's footsteps and has closed its doors, effectively immediately, to people from the West African countries ba...

How To Tell If You're Suffering From Severe Rewards Card Accumulation

David Martin | Posted 12.20.2014 | Canada Living
David Martin

First there was the obligatory second credit card everyone said I needed as an emergency backup. But it wasn't long before the card slots in my wallet began rapidly filling up. One soon held a blue Air Miles card, the one that requires years of collecting to get a one-way trip to Hamilton. From then on, the acquisition of cards continued unabated.

Michael Sam and the Fight Against the Christian Right

Lio Perron | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Living
Lio Perron

For the first time in U.S. history gay rights took centre stage during the NFL's entry draft, a three-day media bonanza carried live on television. The St. Louis Rams picked Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, who kissed his partner on the lips on live television.

Fast Track Visa To Surrey For Filipino Teen?

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Filipino woman working in Surrey, B.C., is returning to the Philippines with the hope Canada will fast track a visa for her daughter, who survived d...

Three Secrets to Getting Paid Faster

Kirk Simpson | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Business
Kirk Simpson

Entrepreneurs often underestimate how long it can take to get paid. Whatever the reason for late payments, it's another headache taking your focus away from what you really love about your business. Here are some simple strategies you can adopt to help encourage timely payment and even speed up the process.

Visa's Smallenfreuden: German for "a Really Bad Idea"?

Dan Kelly | Posted 08.30.2013 | Canada Business
Dan Kelly

CFIB was quick to counter Visa's ill-advised campaign with an online campaign of our own, re-framing the whole notion of smallenfreuden in a way that exposes what it really is: another cash grab by the card companies and banks.

Most Fees, Expiry Dates Dropped On RBC Prepaid Visas

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - With an eye to the holiday shopping season, the Royal Bank has become the first major financial institution to move on upcoming regulations ...

How Using Credit Cards Hurts Small Businesses and You

Dan Kelly | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Business
Dan Kelly

If you want to know what's bugging the average small business owner, ask for his or her opinion about the credit card processing fees. Every time you buy something with a credit card, it costs the merchant. And here's the rub: Visa and MasterCard rules say that merchants must accept all the cards within their brand. That isn't fair, and consumers are paying the price for premium cards. Instead of charging the cardholders a bit more, merchants are forced to raise their prices on everyone to make up the difference.

Introducing, The SUPER VISA

CBC | Posted 01.31.2012 | Canada Politics

A program that allows Canadians to apply for so-called super visas launches Thursday, but the NDP immigration critic is worried that the ...

Auditor General: Close Holes In Visa System

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's border watchdogs need to tighten the visa system with better health and security screening for people who want to come to Canada eit...

Financial Firms' Blockade Works: WikiLeaks Stops Publication Over Money Woes

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada Business

LONDON - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Monday that financial problems may lead to the closure of the notorious secret-spilling site at the end...

Visa Cuts Off Syria

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.25.2011 | Canada Business

BEIRUT - Syria's state-run bank says Visa cards issued in the country are no longer valid.The Commercial Bank of Syria said in a statement faxed to Th...