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Q & A: Definition of Applicant within Jurisiction

Q. I am an Indian national staying in UK. If I apply from UK, would I be considered as a priority candidate or offshore applicant? Answer: If you are normally resident within the UK at the time of submission of your application, your case should be treated as within the office’s jurisdiction. Where documentation must […]

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Q & A: The Selection Interview

Q. I have applied as a “Computer Hardware Engineer” I am getting ready for the interview to be held on Jan 21st, 98 at Damascus Syria. I am worried about the question they are going to ask. I got my degree 4 years ago, do they ask a lot of questions from the books I […]

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Quality Assurance Interviews

“In order to assess the integrity of the interview waiver policy currently in place at the Regional Processing Centre, the Buffalo … office will be conducting a series of quality assurance interviews of cases selected from the pool of applicants whose interviews were waived. Approximately 10% of the waived cases will be selected randomly for […]

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Immigration Report Card – 1996

1. PROCESSING TIMES: 21 months because of workload and officers, targets etc. 2. ONE STEP PROCESSING: is still required in Manila – Manila has independent kits and family class kits, but no business kits, therefore use the Ottawa business kit. 3. PROCESSING OF OFF-SHORE CASES (INCLUDING PRC CASES): they neither encourage nor discourage them. Off-shore […]

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Q & A: Imported Requirements?

Q. I have been working for an international company in China as an Executive Secretary for 4 years. I have two university degrees, one is English and one is International business. I applied under the category of Executive Secretary. During my interview, the officer told me that I had to have some formal secretary training […]

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Q & A: Failed Visitor Visa Application following Refugee Application

Q. Following a failed refugee application, I have been refused an extension of my student authorization on the grounds of tendency to immigrate. Is this justified? Answer: A student authorization is essentially a visitor visa, with authorization to study. To be approved as a visitor, an immigration official must be satisfied that the applicant does […]

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Q & A: Opening a Business as a Skilled Worker Applicant

Q. Could anyone please tell me, if it is possible to come to Canada as ‘Independent Immigrant’ and get a business license (software development). Answer: You may create and operate a business in Canada, despite acceptance in the skilled worker program. It should be noted, however, that an intention to operate your own business is […]

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Q & A: Supporting Documentation

Q. If one cannot obtain a Reference letter from his X- company from few years back, Can He send a copy of the letter he had received at that time. Answer: As a general rule, yes. The document should contain the information requested by the IAPC, however. In a recent implementation of new policy at […]

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Business Cases Submitted in the USA

Effective December 1, 1997 all business category applications (entrepreneur, investor and self-employed) to be processed in the United States must be submitted at the Regional Program Centre in Buffalo. Commencing December 1, all initial processing will occur in Buffalo (file creation, paper-screening, records checks, document referral, etc.). If an interview is required the application will […]

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