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    by C.K. Now that winter is over and spring had finally sprung, it’s time to spend more outdoors than indoor activities.  I’m  sure that even the pets we have wants to wonder around in this wonderful weather.  I just got a glimpse of the crocuses on our rock garden and a few perennials  coming back from [...]

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Canada welcomes largest number of parents and grandparents in almost twenty years

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Up to 35,000 parents and grandparents to be reunited with families
Mississauga, November 5, 2012 — After the first year of the Action Plan for Faster Family Reunification, major progress has been made in reuniting families more quickly and reducing the backlog of Parent and Grandparent ( PGP ) program applications, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister [...]


News Release — A review of the past 12 months and beyond at Citizenship and Immigration Canada “It’s been a busy time, but we are not done yet,” says Minister Jason Kenney

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Ottawa, August 24, 2012 — With historically high numbers of new immigrants arriving in Canada, the Government of Canada has introduced a number of significant reforms over the past year to strengthen the integrity and economic responsiveness of the immigration system.
“Our government has a plan for a faster, more flexible, [...]


Ministers Kenney and Fletcher celebrate Canada Day with new citizens

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Gatineau, July 1, 2012 — Fifty-seven people became Canada’s newest citizens at a special ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Civilization today.
Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney marked the occasion by launching the newest audio version of the popular citizenship study guide, Discover Canada: the Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship. A number [...]


Get a mortgage solution that’s right for you

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Buying a home can be a very exciting time and everyone’s mortgage needs are different. That’s why it’s important to find the right mortgage solution – whether for your first home or your third home.  At Scotiabank, we provide so many attractive options it’s easy to find the one that’s right for you.
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Reform of the Interim Federal Health Program ensures fairness, protects public health and safety

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Ottawa, April 25, 2012 — A federal program that provides health-care benefits to protected persons, refugee claimants and others is being reformed to ensure fairness for Canadian taxpayers while emphasizing the need to protect public health and safety, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.
““Our Government’s objective is to bring about transformational changes [...]


Parent and Grandparent Super Visa a great success

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Super Visa approval rate now at 83 percent
Ottawa, May 18, 2012 – More than 3,500 Parent and Grandparent Super Visa applications have now been approved since the Super Visa was introduced on December 1, 2011, with an overall approval rate of 83 percent, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.
“The Parent and Grandparent [...]


Minister Kenney commends CBSA for immigration fraud investigation

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Ottawa, May 18, 2012 — Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney offered his appreciation today to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for their ongoing efforts to investigate fraud in Canada’s immigration system.
The CBSA has issued two warrants for the arrest of a Halifax, Nova Scotia, immigration consultant and two of his employees for [...]


Minister Kenney proposes to assess foreign education credentials before skilled workers arrive

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Ottawa, March 28, 2012 – Canada is proposing a major change to how foreign skilled workers’ education credentials are assessed, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.
The proposed new requirement would mean that applicants wanting to immigrate as Federal Skilled Workers would have their foreign education credentials assessed and verified by designated organizations [...]


Government of Canada transforms economic immigration program

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Ottawa, March 30, 2012 — To create a fast and flexible immigration system that creates jobs and promotes Canada’s long term prosperity, the Government of Canada will eliminate the backlog in the main federal economic immigration program.
““The Federal Skilled Worker Program backlog is a major roadblock to Canada’s ability to respond to rapidly changing labour [...]


Report from the Legislature

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Carl M. Benito

March 7, 2012

New property tax deferral program would help seniors stay in their homes
Alberta seniors would be able to stay in their homes longer, under proposed new legislation introduced by the Alberta government allowing them to take advantage of homeownership.
Bill 5, the Seniors’ Property Tax Deferral Act, would help seniors who own [...]


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