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Immigrants easing IT job shortfall

Tundra Semiconductor Corp. recently conducted an innovative experiment that had nothing to do with making chips. The Ottawa-based company placed a map of the world on the wall of its games room and asked its 200 employees to identify where they came from. At last count, 23 nationalities from Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe […]

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Q & A: Maintaining Residency after June 28th 2002

Q. Suppose I land by july. In order to maintain PR status I have to stay in Canada 183 days per year or 2 years out of 5? Answer: You would be required to be physically resident for 2 out of 5 years. The following is an excerpt from the information published by the immigration […]

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Q & A: Extension of Employment Authorization

Q. Today I got my employment authorization extended for 1 year, but states: “not valid for re-entry.” The visa I originally got 2 years ago was “multiple entry.” Is this accurate? Answer: When you extend your employment authorization, your visitor record is extended as well. This means that you are allowed to remain in Canada […]

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Provincial Nominee Programs

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has entered into a series of bilateral agreements with interested provinces to permit the admission of a limited number of provincial nominees under provisions that exist in the current Immigration Legislation. To date, agreements have been entered into with Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. The Provincial Nominee Program […]

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Standing Committee Report

In March 2002, the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration released a report following the pre publication of the Regulations under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Bill C-11). The Standing Committee’s report was composed of 10 parts passing in review issues relative to the new selection system for skilled workers, as well as issues […]

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Q & A: Good Score

Q. In the Independent type of immigration, what’s considered in your experience a “good” score from the self-assessment? or in another words, what’s the average or normal score range for people that succesfully got the visa (with or without interview)? I know that a minimum of 60 is required before the interview, and that the […]

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Q & A: Implementation Date

Q. Has implementation of the New Regulations been delayed until 2003? Answer: No, implementation is still expected to take place on June 28 2002. The Canadian Minister of Immigration announced a plan to ease the transition to the proposed immigration rules. Those who applied to immigrate to Canada in the skilled-worker category before December 17 2001 […]

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News Updates

The following is a summary of issues which have arisen recently which may affect those seeking temporary or permanent relocation to Canada: 2nd “Tranche” of Regulations Released Most Applications for Permanent Residence will increase by $50 cdn for all age groups and categories of immigration to cover the cost of the new permanent resident card. […]

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Feds retreat on immigration rules

OTTAWA — The federal government will refund 70,000 would-be immigrants $70 million in application fees they paid to come to Canada, Immigration Minister Denis Coderre said yesterday. In making the announcement, the newly appointed minister backed down from controversial new immigration rules imposed by his predecessor, Elinor Caplan. Coderre said he expects the refund decision, […]

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