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New Ministers of Immigration

On January 15, 2002, Denis Coderre was appointed Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Mr. Coderre is the Member of Parliament for Bourassa (Montreal). He had been Secretary of State for Amateur Sport since August 3, 1999. Following his appointment, Mr. Coderre, noted that Canada was largely built by immigrants, and called his new appointment […]

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Q & A: Sponsoring a Fiancé

Q. I’ve phoned Immigration Canada 3 times to get information on getting permanent residence for my fiancé (he’s an English citizen, I’m Canadian). I was told 3 different things by 3 different people, and I’m really confused. He’s currently still in England, we are planning to get married early 2002. One story we heard was […]

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Q & A: Passed Paper Screening

Q. If you pass the minimum number of points to qualify for an interview (pass pretty comfortably), does that mean that you’ve got a good shot at getting in? Or, is this only the first hurdle? I mean, is a lot decided in the interview? Answer: The answer to your question would depend considerably on the […]

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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: Resumption Of Regular Service In Islamabad, Pakistan: As the situation in the region is stabilizing, CIC’s mission in Islamabad, Pakistan as been taking gradual steps to return to full services. As a result, […]

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Proposed Regulations

As many may know, a first “tranche” of proposed regulations was published on December 15, 2001. This first set of Regulations sets out the details and procedures needed to administer the new Act. This pre-publication gives the opportunity to interested parties to review them and express their views before the regulations receive final approval and […]

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Q & A: Passing Paper Screening

Q. If you pass the minimum number of points to qualify for an interview, does that mean that you’ve got a good shot at getting in? Or, is this only the first hurdle? Answer: The answer to your question would depend considerably on the circumstances. If your score at paper screening is high, if your […]

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Q & A:Effect of Layoff on an Interview Waiver

Q. I have recently been laid off from my position in the USA and have returned to my home country. My application for Canadian permanent resident status was already pending at Buffalo. Am I still eligible for an interview waiver? Answer: It is difficult to estimate your likelihood of an interview waiver without all the details […]

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New Updates

The following is a summary of issues which have arisen recently which may affect those seeking temporary or permanent relocation to Canada: Warsaw Relocates: Following over a year in temporary facilities, the Warsaw visa office has relocated its operation to a permanent establishment. Although the relocation caused some disruption to service, the long term effect […]

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Alberta Seeks to Attract More Immigrants

EDMONTON — To solve Alberta’s chronic labour shortage, 10 provincial ministries have come up with some unusual proposals, including enticing skilled workers to come to the province, even temporarily. Other plans include fast-tracking skilled immigrants to the province and encouraging employers to hire from “non-traditional” sources such as aboriginals, older workers and the handicapped. “We’ve […]

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