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Q & A: PR in Canada and USA

Q. Can an individual get a Canadian GC and continue work in US and also apply for US Permanent residency? if so by what time has one to decide which one he or she should stick with ? Answer: There is no bar to applying for permanent resident status in either Canada or the USA […]

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Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

In June of 1998, the province of Manitoba signed the Provincial Nominee Agreement, allowing for the selection and nomination of prospective immigrants. A separate selection criteria was created for evaluation of such applicants. Applicants exceeding the minimum requisite 55 points are eligible for nomination. The application for nomination is submitted within Canada, to the Immigration […]

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Damascus Newsletter

Our first newsletter was circulated over one year ago (in May/June of 1 997). Our original desire to produce newsletters on a quarterly basis fell victim to significant increases in the workload here in Damascus. INTRODUCTION The purpose of this edition of the newsletter will, in part, be to inform you as to the impact […]

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Q & A: Points for Arranged Employment

Q. Could anyone tell me how many points will I get on arranged employment if I am currently working as full-time computer programmer in Canada? Answer: The fact that you are presently employed in Canada does not entitle necessarily you to the points for arranged employment. The permanent job offer would have to be validated […]

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Q & A: Application and Pregnancy

Q. My spouse is presently married. Following the submission of our application, how will her delivery affect processing of the case? Answer: If the baby is delivered any time prior to your landing, medical examinations would be necessary, and the child would be amended to the application. This may entail returning the landing documents if […]

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Q & A: Questions about Historical Processing Times

Q. I am currently in US. From the previous edition of the Canada Immigration Newsletter, I saw that the waiting time for skilled workers is 8 months in Mexico and 16 months in Buffalo. Is Mexico really 8 months faster than Buffalo? If I send my application to Mexico, what should I be aware of? […]

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Minister’s Press Release Regarding Spousal Employment

OTTAWA, September 30, 1998 – Lucienne Robillard, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Pierre S. Pettigrew, Minister of Human Resources Development, and John Manley, Minister of Industry, today announced a pilot project that will help Canada gain a competitive advantage in attracting highly skilled foreign workers for temporary assignments. Under this pilot project, spouses accompanying temporary […]

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Vegreville Policy on Dual Intent

The following points were determined following a Canadian Bar Association meeting with the assistant manager at the Case Processing Centre in Vegreville. It should be noted that the CPC does not handle the processing of the PR applications referred to. Vegreville does NOT have a policy of refusing visitor’s extensions for people who have applied […]

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Processing Post Closures and Openings

Office Closures: The visa office in Lisbon, Portugal closed on June 30, 1998. Responsibility for processing applications from Spain and Portugal, along with all existing files, has moved to Paris. Our office in Riyadh will cease processing visitor visas from the Gulf as of November 11. Nonetheless, a locally-engaged employee will be retained in Riyadh […]

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