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Q & A: Negative CCPE Assessment

Q. I received my qualification assessment result from CCPE yesterday. The results is different from what I applied. As I worked as a geological engineer in the field for more than 10 years responsible for the mineral exploration, how can they assessed me as a geologist? Is there any influence for my application to Canada […]

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Q & A: Inclusion of Parent as Accompanying Dependent

Q. Hello, I’d like to accompany my mother to Canada. There surely is no place for ‘parent’ in IMM008; Can I register her as my dependent? I have read a couple of articles on sponsoring parent, after landing. But in my case, I cannot get a permit for migration *unless* the whole household, including my […]

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Letter to Representatives from Bonn, Germany

Dear Madam/Sir, It has been several months since you received our last “Bonn Immigration Service Standards” report which was for the second quarter of 1997. I have not produced one for the third quarter as new developments made our projection of processing times too uncertain to be useful. This interim message is to provide you […]

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Message from Hong Kong regarding Processing Times

“For both new applications and those transferred from offices in the US, the time to interview is roughly the same. Applicants will be advised of their interview time and date approximately six months following initial assessment of the application and initial assessment generally takes four months from the date of receipt of a perfected application. […]

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Q & A: Amending an Application Following Submission

Q. My Permanent Residence was approved recently and I will be getting married before I land in Canada. What procedure(s) must I follow for my spouse to come to Canada with me? Answer: At such time as you marry, you must advise the visa office of such, and return the landing documents for modification. You […]

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Q & A: Post-Graduate/Co-op Work Experience

Q. I am doing my first year for my Ph.D program, and work in a research lab. I am wondering if this would satisfy the one year minimum full time requirement for the PR immigration application, or is a research assistant job counted only a part time job? I work at most 20hrs a week. […]

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Province Wants More Choice of Immigrants

Quebec- The Quebec government plans to increase the percentage of immigrants it selects in a move designed to increase the number of French-speaking newcomers to the province. Speaking to reporters, Immigration Minister Andre Boisclair said Quebec wants the number of immigrants selected by provincial officials – as opposed to Ottawa – to increase from the […]

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Labour Market Shortages in Software Development in Canada

Canadian industry has indicated it is facing a shortage of software development workers which is hurting its competitiveness. These labour market shortages are specific to certain skill sets that cannot be found within the current Canadian labour market. Industry also claims that its ability to attract foreign workers to staff these positions on a temporary […]

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Amendment to Immigration Regulations, 1978 Implemented

As scheduled, the amendments to the Immigration Regulations were implemented as per the proposals tabled by the Minister on March 15 of this year. This amendment, which was prefaced with the claim that it was only “technical in nature,” had the main effect of shifting from the Canadian Classification and Dictionary of Occupations (CCDO) to […]

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