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Q & A: CCPE Definition?

Q. Does anyone have CCPE’s definition for Chemical Engineers or know where to find it? Answer: The CCPE is not responsible for the definition of occupations for the purpose of evaluation of eligibility for immigration to Canada. The CCPE simply evaluates engineering education for consistency with Canadian labour market requirements. The individual should refer to […]

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Q & A: Permanent Resident Employed Abroad

Q. I have a chance to be sent by a Canadian company to work in the US. The company recruits and then sends engineers all over N. America. Will this mean I am still subject to the 6 months rule during my 3 year wait on PR (before getting a Canadian passport)? Or as its […]

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Q & A: Completion of Medical Examinations

Q. How much time is given within which one has to undergo the medical exam once the notice of assessment is sent out ? Is it possible to wait for a tentative approval of application before going for the medical ? Answer: If medical examination forms are issued prior to the interview date, the applicant […]

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Q & A: Returning Resident Permit Refusal

Q. My family got PR and landed in Canada. Because I have not finished my Ph.D. degree, I applied for RRP in Bonn. In my application I showed a proof from my professor. He wrote that I will finish my degree till 30th. Sept. 1999. However, our application is refused. Please tell me what I […]

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Q & A: Change of Medical Status?

Q. In the event that my spouse becomes pregnant following issuance of landing documents, does the visa office have to be advised of this change in medical status? Answer: I am not personally aware of visa offices requesting information about change of medical status at the issuance of landing documents. They do, however, require notification […]

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Jurisprudence – Failure to Assess Requested Occupation

BETWEEN: OLANREWAJU OLATUNJI OLAJUWON (Applicant) – and – THE MINISTER OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION (Respondent) REASONS FOR ORDER MacKAY, J.: [1] This is an application for judicial review of and an order setting aside, the decision of the visa officer at the Canadian High Commission in London, dated August 14, 1997, whereby the applicant’s application […]

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Processing Times: January – June 1998

The following information has been reproduced with the permission of Lexbase, a monthly immigration law journal, Editor-in-Chief, Richard Kurland, email: lexbase@interlink.net The table indicates the time in months that is required to process 80% of all final cases in every overseas immigration processing post for the most recent quarter. Indication is also given of the […]

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Q & A: NOC Education Requirements

Q. Based on the new occupational code (NOC) that was put into effect in May, 1997 that I will be disqualified from receiving points altogether (15 ETF points and 10 occupational points) because of the lack of a degree. It seems unfair. Is this true? Is there any way around it? Answer: Yes, it is […]

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Q & A: Background Clearance

Q. I am keen to know a few facts about the background check such as how long does it take?, what do they check? Answer: The background clearance is to maintain and protect the safety and good order of Canadian society by preventing the admission of persons who threaten the internal security of Canada or […]

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