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News Briefs – Campaign to expand definition of immigration ‘family class’

Canadians and landed immigrants should have the right to sponsor a wider range of relatives to help families reunite and the country meet its immigration targets, supporters of proposed federal legislation said Friday. The initiative is important because Canada has fallen “dramatically short” in the numbers of immigrants it attracts and because it would help […]

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Economy poised for growth above four per cent, says Bank of Canada

LONDON, Ont. (CP) – The economy is showing signs of recovery and should grow by more than four per cent in the final quarter of this year, the governor of the Bank of Canada said Monday. Consumer spending and business investment are healthy while export demand should soon increase, thanks to a boom in the […]

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Evidence of Language Ability

Q. Is documentation of language skills mandatory? Answer: The present immigration Regulations do provide immigration officials with the authority to require evidence of language skills as part of the application. More an more visa offices are relying on such provisions in an effort to reduce the processing delays for skilled worker applicants by reducing the […]

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News Briefs – Quebec, federal government plan to help immigrants to get jobs

Federal Immigration Minister Denis Coderre said Monday Canada is facing a shortage of skilled workers and companies are beginning to realize it’s important to integrate immigrants into the workforce. Coderre said Ottawa is now working with the provinces to devise a plan that would allow foreign professionals to be accredited in Canada. Quebec Social Affairs […]

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Q & A : Canadian Job Offer

Q. Will a Canadian job offer speed up an immigration application? Answer: An offer of employment from a Canadian company can expedite an immigration application or relocation to Canada in either of two ways: 1. If the offer of employment is confirmed by the Human Resources Development Canada office responsible for the jurisdiction of the […]

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Effect of Sept 18th Changes

Q. I would like to know what are the impacts of the new guidelines issued on Sept 18 on Transitional Cases. I had applied for Immigration under Independent Category in Nov 2001. On Feb 2002 Received the acknowledgment card from the Canadian High commission London.On July 2002 Received intimation that Interview is required and the […]

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News Briefs – Projects Aimed at Helping Immigrants Find Jobs

A new umbrella group of representatives from government, businesses and civic groups aims to help newcomers find work — especially skilled immigrants who have trouble getting jobs in their fields. Called the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, the new group had its inaugural meeting yesterday. The new council announced two pilot programs yesterday. One, called […]

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Q & A: Intra-Company Transfer

Q. I am a software consultant employed by a large software company based in the United States. I was hoping to transfer to the company’s Canada office for various reasons. Is this possible? Answer: The details of your qualifications and of the nature of the job offer would determine the available avenues for employment authorization […]

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Q & A: Part-time Experience

Q. I am wondering if my current work as a research assistant in a university in Canada can fetch me some points under the working experience factor as well as points for having worked for at least one year full-time in Canada since I have been on this job for up to 2 years part-time. […]

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