Publisher's Note

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    It was 22 years ago when I arrived in Canada and chose Calgary, Alberta to be my home.  Leaving my family and friends behind, it was a new adventure for me to be in a new country without knowing anyone.  That was the time I looked for a Filipino community paper and never found any, [...]

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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, [...]


New support for Alberta’s women entrepreneurs

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The Alberta government is helping Alberta’s women entrepreneurs expand and grow their businesses through the Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program.
Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) will receive $101,863 in funding through the CARES program for PeerSpark – a program that brings together like-minded women entrepreneurs to explore opportunities for accelerated business growth in a peer [...]


Miss Universe France Iris Mittenaere Crowned MISS UNIVERSE 2016

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Iris Mittenaere from France is Miss Universe 2016! Iris was born in Lille in the Nord Pas de Calais region in northern France.
Iris is in her fifth year of pursuing a degree in Dental Surgery. Besides dental school, she has always been fond of extreme sports, including skydiving, bungee bumping and hang gliding. She also [...]


Growth of good jobs for Canadians the goal of the Global Skills Strategy

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Putting highly-skilled workers on the fast track will support innovation, investment

November 30, 2016— Mississauga, ON – Today, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains announced that companies will soon be able to bring in the highly-skilled experts they need to grow, flourish and provide good [...]


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