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Q & A: Education and Training Requirements

Q. I have a BA arts, but I have been working for 4+ years as a programmer / analyst. How would this affect my application for PR as a programmer / analyst? I do have reference letters from previous assignments as programmer / analyst. Appreciate any replies Answer: Without relevant education or training in your […]

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Q & A: Fiance(e) vs. Spousal Sponsorship

Q. What are the differences between a spousal sponsorship and a fiance(e) sponsorship? Answer: The main differences between the two applications that you refer to are: 1. you may not apply for spousal sponsorship until married; 2. a spousal sponsorship may often be processed inland if the sponsoree is admitted as a visitor; 3. a […]

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Labour Force Survey, January 1999

Labour Force Survey January 2000 Employment rose by an estimated 44,000 in January, continuing the strong growth of the past three years. Job gains were matched by an increase in the number of people participating in the labour market, leaving the unemployment rate unchanged from December at 6.8%, the lowest since April 1976. Full-time employment […]

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Dual Intent – Operations Memorandum

Citizenship and Immigration Canada recently released a draft Operations Memorandum on the complicated and often confused issue of Dual Intent. Dual Intent, in the context of Canadian immigration matters, refers to the intention of seeking entry to Canada for a temporary purpose and a permanent purpose at the same time. At first glance, this concept […]

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Right of Landing Fee Eliminated For Refugees

OTTAWA, February 28, 2000 — Elinor Caplan, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, today announced that, as part of the federal Budget, the Right of Landing Fee (ROLF) is eliminated for refugees. This change is effective as of 16:00 EST on February 28, 2000. “After extensive consultations, the Government of Canada has decided to eliminate this […]

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Q & A: Assisted Relatives

Q. In the case that I am the principal applicant, does it help if my wife’s sister is a PR? Answer: The legislation does not specify that the relative of an accompanying spouse may allow the associated assisted relative bonus for the principal applicant. Previously, most visa offices have typically granted such points, however, in […]

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Q & A: Benefit of Spouse’s Qualifications

Q. When assessing an application under the independent class, do they take into account what your spouse does for a living? If their occupation has a high ETF number, would this be helpful if my points were in the low – mid 60’s? Answer: The scores are not combined in the manner you suggest. If […]

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Labour Force Survey, December 1999

The labour market continued its positive performance in December, with employment rising by an estimated 42,000, building on robust growth in the previous three months. ecember’s employment growth was matched by an increase in the number of people participating in the labour market, leaving the unemployment rate unchanged from the previous month at 6.9%. Between […]

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Launches Integration-Net

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has launched a new resource for newly arrived immigrants. Integration-Net provides up to date information on issues governing settlement in Canada. Resources are available to assist newcomers, and the general public, in obtaining answers to questions on issues such as employment, taxation, health care and more.

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