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Canada Immigration News Briefs: May 2010

The following is a summary of developments in Canadian Citizenship and Immigration that took place or were announced over the last few weeks. New Brunswick’s foreign credentials recognition process praised as efficient, accessible The head of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick, Andrew McLeod, praised the province’s foreign credential recognition process […]

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David’s Blog: Mother Slays Dragon

This is my belated Mother’s Day tribute to Maria Gallardo, who, in looking out for her son, was willing, and more than able, to take on anyone who got in her way. >>Read full article on Canadavisa.com

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Canadian Immigration Options for Temporary Workers and International Students

Since 2008, the Canadian federal and provincial governments have had programs in place to make it easier for individuals working or studying in Canada to obtain Canadian permanent residency.  The governments recognize that individuals currently living in Canada, contributing to Canadian society and to the economy are likely to be successful Canadian permanent residents.  There […]

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Ontario modifies its Provincial Nominee Program to attract more qualified applicants

This month, the Ontario provincial government updated its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), known as Opportunities Ontario, in order to welcome more skilled immigrants to the province. International students who obtain their PhDs at publicly funded Ontario universities will no longer need a job offer to be eligible for an Ontario Provincial Nomination Certificate. Opportunities Ontario […]

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Canadian Immigration News Briefs

The following is a summary of recent developments in Canadian citizenship and immigration news. Update on family sponsorship debt case In November 2009, we reported that the Ontario Court of Appeal had ordered governments to stop automatically charging individuals for social assistance debt sustained by relatives they had sponsored. The Ontario Court made its ruling […]

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David’s Blog: A Question of Timing

One thing we know for certain is that Fredy Villanueva is dead. How he got that way is currently being questioned at a coroner’s inquest in the city of Montreal. And it is the subject of ardent dispute. >>Read full article on Canadavisa.com

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Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program – Buyer Beware

A good number of qualified candidates applying to immigrate to Canada under the US Visa-Holders category of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) Strategic Recruitment Stream were told this month that their files were being closed due to the current economic climate in the province of Alberta. The affected applicants are largely professionals in the […]

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