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2003 Immigration Plan

In 2003, CIC expects to bring to Canada between 220,000 and 245,000 newcomers as permanent residents. Of these, 60% (132,000-147,000) are expected to be selected in the economic class, 26% (59,000-64,500) in the family class, 13% (28,100-32,500) as protected persons and less than 1% in other categories (see table 6). The plan underlines CIC’s commitment […]

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Q & A: Maintaining Residency

Q. If an individual landed in Canada 3 years ago, and was subsequently absent with a valid Returning Resident Permit for 2 years, is he eligible to return to Canada now? Will status be lost since he has been absent for more than 183 days without the RRP? Answer: The 2/5 year rule applies to […]

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Q & A: Self-Employed Experience

Q. I have 4+ years of work experience in one of listed occupations in occupation open list but since last two years I am self employed (teaching students at home). My question to all experts is it possible to apply under the Skilled Worker category if you have required experience with in last ten years […]

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News Briefs – Temporary Resident Visas now Required for Citizens Of Malaysia

The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, announced today that citizens of Malaysia will require a Canadian temporary resident visa to travel to Canada as of 00:01 EDT, September 24, 2002. Minister Announces Creation of Advisory Committee on the Immigration Consulting Industry Following up on his commitment to address problems within the immigration consulting industry, the […]

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Minister Seeks to Encourage Settlement Outside of Metropolitan Centres.

STEINBACH, Manitoba — Lidia Tschritter comes to the door barefoot to meet her nine children as they return home from school. Her hair is tied in a kerchief and she wears a homemade flower-print dress that reaches her ankles just as she did in her native Mennonite village in Kazakhstan. The front yard of her […]

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Q & A: Evidence of Employment

Q. I need to provide evidence of employment for my positions in US. Could you tell what can be provided as evidence of employment is it a copy of my H1? Answer: If a letter of reference from your employer is not available, then you can use substitute documents such as your H1 documentation, taxation […]

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Q & A: Offer of Employment

Q. My present employer may be willing to offer me a position at a Canadian affiliate after I immigrate to Canada. Would this benefit my case? Answer: Evidence that you are likely to have a position of employment waiting for you upon your arrival in Canada can have a significant benefit to the case, although […]

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News Briefs – Nova Scotia Joins Nominee Program

Nova Scotia is the latest province to join the Provincial Nominee Agreement with the Federal Government. This province is seeking the ability to recruit 200 immigrants per year, based on its own criteria. The criteria of the program has not yet been established. Immigration Minister Advocates Rural Settlement Canadian Immigration Minister, Denis Coderre, is proposing […]

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Visa Office to open in Chandigrah

OTTAWA, August 02, 2002 — Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is establishing an immigration processing office in Chandigarh, India. The office, which will serve the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, should be open for business by the end of summer 2003. “This is an important improvement in service which the Prime Minister recently announced,” […]

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