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Government plans to make it easier for Canadian parents to adopt foreign-born children
Monday, May 15, 2006 – the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, introduced a new bill in the House of Commons to reform the Citizenship Act. The plan is intended to streamline the foreign adoption process by amending bureaucratic hurdles that lengthen the time it takes to unite Canadian parents with their foreign-adopted children.

New law will ease the way for professional credentials recognition in Quebec
Foreign-trained doctors, nurses and other professionals will be offered a “fast-track” to credentials recognition in Quebec with the introduction of Bill 14.

Right of Permanent Resident Fee reduced by half
The Government of Canada has reduced the Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF) from C$975.00 to C$490.00 effective Wednesday, May 3, 2006.