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Citizenship Act Revised

OTTAWA, December 7, 1998 — The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and M.P. for Westmount-Ville-Marie, Lucienne Robillard, today tabled a new citizenship act. The Citizenship of Canada Act constitutes the first major reform with respect to citizenship in more than twenty years. “The time had come to modernize the Act, in order that it might […]

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Q & A: Returning Resident Permit

Q. Has anybody (i.e., any landed immigrant) received RRP for receiving a paid practical training in the US ? I want to know what to do in order to receive RRP while working to gain some paid vocational training (while on PT), and gain some experience in the US. Answer: Recently, the immigration Department has […]

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Q & A: Evaluation of MCSE certification

Q. Does a certificate i.e.: MSCE certificate hold the same “value” or weight as a degree from a university? Answer: For the purpose of the immigration procedure, no, it does not. As the MCSE does not have a specific time frame in which the studies are undergone, it is often the case that this certification, […]

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Q & A: Prior Refusal

Q. My cousin applied for Canadian PR couple of years ago and got refused due to lack of work experience. Now he has experience and he is thinking about applying again. Can he just send an application with proper fee since Buffalo already has everything from him (his old file). or he needs to send […]

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Q & A: Offshore processing in Buffalo

Q. I have sent my application forms to Singapore a year ago. I would like to transfer my application to Buffalo. I will go to Buffalo for the interview if need be. How long will the transfer take? The processing time at Buffalo is shorter, about 4-6 months, according to what I read in this […]

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Immigration Levels: Canada Maintains Same Objective for 1999

The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and M.P. for Westmount-Ville Marie, Lucienne Robillard, today tabled in the House of Commons the 1999 Immigration Plan, in which she sets out the immigration levels forecast for the coming year and the anticipated results for the current year. Canada is expected to receive between 180,000 and 200,000 immigrants […]

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Disruption in Processing at Belgrade

The visa operations of the Canadian Embassy in Belgrade have been disrupted because of the crisis over Kosovo. We hope the situation improves so that we can get back to normal soon but, for now, our ability to provide service is somewhat restricted. VISITOR VISAS: We resumed Visitor Visa service in Belgrade on October 1 […]

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Q & A: NOC designations

Q. I know that some of the occupations listed in the National Occupational Classification have multiple jobs combined. To be successful in obtaining PR do you have to performed all the duties mentioned here or one/two of the duties mentioned above? Answer: The Career Handbook, which accompanies the NOC, segregates those occupations which contain multiple […]

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Q & A: Engineering Assessment

Q. I would like to know if CCPE are the only Engineering Society able to give an informal assessment of qualifications in Canada. I am a Civil Engineer and I have recently been accepted as an associate member of the CSCE (civil engineering) and I was wondering if CSCE have the authorization to do this […]

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