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Q & A: Returning from an Extended Absence

Q. ” I am a Canadian Green Card holder. I landed in June, 1996. I have been working in the U.S. and have not come back to Canada since landing. I wonder if I can go back to Canada, and if I will face the withdrawal of the GC when I enter Canada.” Answer: As […]

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Q & A: Is CCPE assessment still mandatory?

Q. “The new application kit (published Feb,98) for Independent Applicants does not ask for an assessment by CCPE for engineers. I checked “Appendix C: Checklist for Independent Immigrants” section. This assessment used to be a required document before. Is this still required? If ‘yes’ .. does “Engineering Physicist and Engineering Scientist”(NOC 21483) have to do […]

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Q & A: NOC Classification

Q. “…what would Computer Software trainers be classified as in the job classification, and is there scope for people like us to work in Canada presently. My wife and I both trainer the Microsoft Office suite, E-mail / internet, various email packages and organizers as well as the lotus smartsuite. My wife has also worked […]

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Citizenship Policy

Other than Exceptional Circumstances, a citizenship applicant must have accumulated three years (1095 days) of physical presence in Canada in the four years preceding the date of application. Exceptional Circumstances: An applicant may be absent from Canada and still maintain residency for citizenship purposes in certain exceptional circumstances. In assessing whether the absences of an […]

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Q & A: Debts and Settlement Funds

Q. I have Car Loan almost 15,000CAD which I have taken in US; I am supposed to show this in the application form for PR. What is the effect of this? Answer: You should indicate the debt. You may also indicate the value of the vehicle in the assets section of the form.

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Q & A: Inclusion of a Fiance(e)

Q. I am about to be engaged next month and would like to apply for my fiancee too so that we can possibly undergo medical/interviews/landing etc together. Answer: If you be married prior to the conclusion of your application, it would not be a problem to have your future spouse included in the application as […]

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Q & A: Medical Condition of a Dependent Applicant

Q. A dependent daughter has been diagnosed with Polio. She has problems in both of her feet. Other than that she is smart and doing well in school. What would be the impact of such a condition on the application. Answer: The medical officer’s handbook does not provide any specific information on Polio. The legal […]

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Operations Memorandum

Title: Software Development Workers: Pilot Project / Effective Date: January 30, 1998 / Expiry Date: March 31, 1998 Extensions and Amendments to Temporary Employment Authorizations issued to workers doing jobs fitting within the job descriptions of the Software Development Workers Pilot Project PURPOSE This message is to revise the direction, … dated May 5, 1997, […]

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Jurisprudence: On the Job Training

[1] This application is for the judicial review of a decision of Irma Roa, a Visa Officer at the Canadian Consulate General in Los Angeles, California, dated April 23, 1997 wherein the applicant’s application for permanent residence in Canada was refused under the Independent category as a chef-cook or cook of foreign foods. [2] The […]

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