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Provincial Nominee Programs

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has entered into a series of bilateral agreements with interested provinces to permit the admission of a limited number of provincial nominees under provisions that exist in the current Immigration Legislation. To date, agreements have been entered into with Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. The Provincial Nominee Program […]

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Standing Committee Report

In March 2002, the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration released a report following the pre publication of the Regulations under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Bill C-11). The Standing Committee’s report was composed of 10 parts passing in review issues relative to the new selection system for skilled workers, as well as issues […]

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Q & A: Good Score

Q. In the Independent type of immigration, what’s considered in your experience a “good” score from the self-assessment? or in another words, what’s the average or normal score range for people that succesfully got the visa (with or without interview)? I know that a minimum of 60 is required before the interview, and that the […]

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Q & A: Implementation Date

Q. Has implementation of the New Regulations been delayed until 2003? Answer: No, implementation is still expected to take place on June 28 2002. The Canadian Minister of Immigration announced a plan to ease the transition to the proposed immigration rules. Those who applied to immigrate to Canada in the skilled-worker category before December 17 2001 […]

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News Updates

The following is a summary of issues which have arisen recently which may affect those seeking temporary or permanent relocation to Canada: 2nd “Tranche” of Regulations Released Most Applications for Permanent Residence will increase by $50 cdn for all age groups and categories of immigration to cover the cost of the new permanent resident card. […]

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Feds retreat on immigration rules

OTTAWA — The federal government will refund 70,000 would-be immigrants $70 million in application fees they paid to come to Canada, Immigration Minister Denis Coderre said yesterday. In making the announcement, the newly appointed minister backed down from controversial new immigration rules imposed by his predecessor, Elinor Caplan. Coderre said he expects the refund decision, […]

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Q & A: Delaying Application

Q. Rather than trying to speed the immigration process up, I would like to know if there is a way of slowing it down. I am a U.S. citizen and I would like to apply for immigration now (because my situation may be less ideal later), but, if I am approved, I do not wish […]

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Q & A: Family Class or Skilled Worker?

Q. I have a European fiancée who has post-graduate education but no experience in her field (history) and is fully bilingual in our two official languages (…and speaks a few more!). I’m a Canadian PhD student living on scholarships, research grants, and study related jobs. Although I have never been unemployed since the age of […]

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News Updates

The following is a summary of issues which have arisen recently which may affect those seeking temporary or permanent relocation to Canada: New Routine Laboratory Test – HIV According to a new directive sent by Dr. Gushulak, Director General of Medical Services Branch, Citizenship and Immigration Canada to Designated Medical Practitioners, effective January 15, 2002, […]

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