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Q & A: Occupational Title

Q. I have gone through that list a thousand times and there is no title that matches mine. I have visited the human resources dept. on the internet of Canada to seek further definitions of the limited titles in the occupational list which pertain to the information technology industry and none are equivalent to my […]

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Quality Assurance Interviews

Quality assurance interviews have been implemented by the IAPC in Buffalo as a means of assessment of the viability of the interview waiving process. By randomly selecting and interviewing applicants who would have otherwise been scheduled of an interview waiver (or who had already been scheduled), the visa office hopes to determine whether or not […]

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Centres to Process Business Immigrants

OTTAWA, May 26, 1998 — Lucienne Robillard, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and M.P. for Westmount-Ville-Marie, today identified nine visa offices abroad as Business Immigrant Centres. As of June 1, 1998, all business immigrant applications — that is, as entrepreneurs, investors, and self-employed — must be submitted to one of these nine offices. “This approach […]

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Q & A: Changing Status within Canada

Q. I’ve come to Canada with student authorization and I’m now studying in the University for my PhD. Can I change my visa status from Student authorization to immigrant? Answer: You cannot change one visa to another. You may, however, apply for PR while you are a student in Canada. The application must be submitted […]

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Q & A: Selecting Intended Occupation

Q. In filling in the application form, how do I best select “My intended occupation”? Answer: Your intended occupation should be chosen on the basis of the profession on the General Occupations List in which you have sufficient experience, and are otherwise qualified according to NOC requirements.

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Q & A: Processing Priorities?

Q. Is it true that PR application of a computer professional is processed quicker than other professionals, though they have higher qualifications and points? From my limited experience (well, only one or two!), it seems like that. My friends applied at the same time and the one who is a software professional has got the […]

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ADVISORY: Software Development Worker Pilot Project

SHRC pilot designed to expedite the temporary entry of foreign, software development workers extended to December 31, 1998. OTTAWA, March 1998/SHRC/- The Software Human Resource Council (SHRC) is pleased to announce that Canadian companies in need of temporary, highly skilled software development workers will be able to benefit from the Software Development Worker Pilot Project […]

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Minutes of CBA Meeting with New Delhi Deputy Program Director

Meeting with Herbert Brownstein, Executive Member, Canadian Bar Association Mr. Bob Brack indicated that a policy has been adopted at the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi only to meet representatives of the Canadian Bar Association and the Organization of Professional Immigration Consultants (OPIC). Due to the increase in requests they have been receiving, they […]

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Canada and Saskatchewan Sign Immigration Agreement

REGINA, March 16, 1998 — Canada and Saskatchewan will cooperate more closely when developing immigration policies under the terms of an agreement signed today by the Saskatchewan Minister of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs, Berny Wiens and Citizenship and Immigration Canada Minister Lucienne Robillard. The agreement covers a variety of subjects ranging from immigration planning to […]

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