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  • Publisher’s Note

    It’s been 22 years ago, when I finally took the risk of a big CHANGE in my life.  From being an executive secretary in a German company, I didn’t know what will happen to my career when I decided to immigrate to Canada.  No one knows our future except our maker up above, but it [...]

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Parents and Grandparents Program reopening in new year

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Potential sponsors will soon have the opportunity to express their interest to sponsor

December 22, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian citizens and permanent residents will soon be able to take the first step in applying to bring their parents and grandparents to Canada, when the Parents and Grandparents Program reopens in 2018.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) [...]


Federal government continues to make family reunification a priority Processing surge puts Government on track to largely eliminate Live-in Caregiver Program backlog by end of 2018

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December 3, 2017— Toronto, ON – Caregivers and their families will be reunited and the inventory of Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) applications will be largely eliminated by the end of 2018, thanks to the commitments made today by the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
Great progress has been made on the backlog [...]


Calgary Cancer Centre construction starts early

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Construction is two months ahead of schedule on the $1.4-billion Calgary Cancer Centre, which will add 1,500 jobs to the Calgary economy over the next six years.
“Our government continues to make good on its promise to make life better for Albertans by investing in much-needed infrastructure projects like the new Calgary Cancer Centre. I’m proud [...]


Government of Canada implements new legislative changes to the Citizenship Act

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October 4, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to provide greater flexibility in meeting requirements for those who wish to obtain Canadian citizenship, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship,announced today a significant milestone in implementing changes to the Citizenship Act through the adoption of [...]


Minister Hussen announces major step forward in gender equality by making changes to passports and immigration documents

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August 24, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – As Canadians, we know that protecting and promoting fundamental human rights is an imperative for governments and individuals alike. This includes gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced that the Government of Canada will be working to implement [...]


Pilot program for newcomers launching companies in Canada to be made permanent

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Canadians are welcoming to people and ideas from around the globe. Welcoming entrepreneurs who have the expertise to turn their ideas into successful companies is one way that Canada’s openness can help build a world-class innovation economy.
The Start-up Visa Program, a pathway to permanent residence for cutting-edge entrepreneurs launching a start-up company in Canada, will [...]


Citizenship Bill Receives Royal Assent

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June 19, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Today, Bill C-6, an Act to amend the Citizenship Act and make consequential amendments to another Act, received Royal Assent.
Changes to the Citizenship Act reflect the Government’s commitments to streamline the citizenship process, enhance program integrity, and repeal certain provisions of the Act that treated dual citizens differently [...]


Improvements to the Express Entry

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News Release
Express Entry to begin awarding additional points to candidates with siblings in Canada and to candidates with strong French language skills
June 5, 2017—Markham, ON – Improvements to the Express Entry system taking effect tomorrow help support the integration of skilled workers as they build their new life in Canada. This benefits Canada as newcomers [...]


Alberta implements provisional ban on temporary foreign workers

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ALBERTA, Canada – The Alberta province recently implemented a 24-month ban on the hiring of temporary foreign workers (TFW) to prioritize Canadians or permanent residents.
Applicants of jobs under the TFW program, which includes 29 skilled occupations, will be on a “refuse to process list.”
Employment and social development Canada said the 29 skilled occupations were chosen [...]


April 2017 photo enforcement locations

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In response to community needs identified through statistical analysis, collisions and citizen concerns, mobile radar will be set up on Crowchild Trail, Deerfoot Trail, Barlow Trail, Stoney Trail, Macleod Trail, Sarcee Trail and Glenmore Trail.
Photo radar will be focusing on the communities of Altadore, Banff Trail, Deer Run, Douglasdale/Douglasglen, Falconridge, Forest Lawn, Glendale, Killarney/Glengarry, Martindale, [...]


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