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Q & A: Background Clearance vs. Local Jurisdiction

Q. I’ve read in one of the recent posts that a background check is a standard procedure and everyone has to go through it. The post also said that this “background check” starts as soon as the application is lodged. This all sounds great, because I thought this check is only started AFTER the interview […]

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Q & A: Institutions on the CCPE List

Q. My university does not appear on the CCPE list, although it is larger and more prestigious from other universities in my country that do appear on the list. Does this prevent my eligibility to immigrate to Canada? Answer: Appearance of an applicant’s institution on the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE) list does not […]

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Labour Force Survey, May 2000

After a slight pause in April, the upward trend in employment resumed in May with an estimated increase of 42,000 jobs. This brought gains from May 1999 to May 2000 to 413,000 (+2.8%). May’s employment rise pushed the unemployment rate down 0.2 percentage points to 6.6%, the lowest since March 1976. Full-time job gains Full-time […]

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Assisted Relatives

Foreign professionals who apply for a Canadian Immigrant Visa under the “Skilled Worker” category are assessed under a “points” system. Under current Federal Selection Criteria, applicants are awarded “units of assessment” for a number of objective factors, such as age, education, occupational background and language ability. In addition, since 1993, applicants who have a close […]

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Guidelines for Writing a Resume

A resume is a marketing document of sorts in which YOU are the product. Therefore, the first step to writing an effective resume is identifying the skills and abilities you have acquired that will be recognized and valued by potential employers. Studies have been done that indicate that employers spend no more than 20 seconds […]

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Q & A: Live-in-Caregiver

Q. The application of myself and my family has been processed, and we are awaiting landing documents. Once approved, can our nanny accompany us to Canada? Answer: Provisions exist by which you may request inclusion as a “de facto family member.” In our experience, however, applications for such inclusion are often not accepted, and may […]

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Q & A: Canadian Permanent Resident Visiting the USA

Q. I am a citizen of India and recently I settled in Canada as a Permanent Resident. I have a good full time job in Software with a Canadian Company. I need to go to USA for four days to attend a conference. The question is, do I need to obtain any kind of VISA […]

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Labour Force Survey, April 2000

An increase in part-time employment offset a decrease in full-time, leaving employment unchanged in April. The unemployment rate remained at 6.8% for the fifth consecutive month. Part-time employment increased by an estimated 34,000 in April, while full-time declined by 29,000. However, since April 1999, full-time employment has risen by 3.1% (+364,000), a much stronger gain […]

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