Parent & Grandparent Program Scheduled to Re-Open on January 2, 2014

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News Release

New Parent and Grandparent program re-opens January 2, 2014

Mississauga, May 10, 2013 — Citizenship  and Immigration Canada will re-open the Parent and Grandparent (PGP) program for  new applications on January 2, 2014, by which time the backlog and wait times  in the program are expected to have been cut in half.

“The  Action Plan for Faster Family Reunification is on track to meet the goals of  cutting in half the backlog and wait times in the Parent and Grandparent  program,” said Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney.  “It is very important that we continue to make progress and not return to the  old broken system with wait times as long as a decade—that would be  unfair to families.”

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List of Eligible Occupations for Federal Skilled Worker Program

Posted by: on Apr 19, 2013 in News | 2 Comments

The eligible occupations stream will have an overall cap of 5,000 new applications and sub-caps of 300 applications in each of the 24 occupations on the list.

Eligible occupations (with their corresponding 2011 National Occupation Classification code):

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Breaking News: Federal Skilled Worker Details Revealed Today

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Breaking News: Federal Skilled Worker Details Revealed Today

On April 18, 2013, Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced final details about the Federal Skilled Worker Program, scheduled to begin accepting applications on May 4, 2013.

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Citizenship Workshops Coming Soon!

Posted by: on Mar 6, 2013 in News | No Comments
Citizenship Workshops Coming Soon!

 

Session 1: Discover Canada – Friday March 8 @ 7:00pm

  • The rights & responsibilities of Citizenship
  • Get ready for the Citizenship Exam
  • Learn about Canadian history, economy, regions & political system from history expert, Wendy Swann

Session 2: Applying for Citizenship – Tuesday March 19 @ 7:00pm

  • How & when to apply?
  • What are the new requirements?
  • Learn about the Citizenship application process and ask your questions to Immigration Consultant, Anika Henderson from Imagine Immigration & Consulting

Attention: Philippine Passport Holders – Passport Renewal Available in Regina March 23-26, 2013

Posted by: on Mar 2, 2013 in News | No Comments

CONSULAR OUTREACH PROGRAM IN REGINA, SK

The Philippine Consulate General will conduct a Consular Outreach Program in REGINA, SK on 23-26 March 2013.
For instructions on getting appointments and for more information, please go to: Press Release Consular Outreach, Regina, SK

NOTE: PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT PHONE CALLS WILL BE ANSWERED DURING OFFICE HOURS, FROM 9:00am to 4:00pm ONLY. VOICEMAILS WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED TO AVOID CLOGGING OF THE CONSULATE’S PHONE SYSTEM.

The numbers to call to make reservation are as follows: (416) 346-3268 / 355-2787 / 355-2778 / 355-2783

Imagine Immigration Seeking Skilled Research Professional

Posted by: on Mar 2, 2013 in News | No Comments

Imagine Immigration & Consulting is looking for someone with professional experience in the following areas:

– Client service review and analysis
– Client service strategy, policy and process development
– Research
– Employee engagement and training
– Writing of training materials and manuals
– Interviewing and group facilitation

If you or someone you know fits this description, please contact me as soon as possible.

Thank you

Minister Kenney Announces New Start-Up Visa, First of its Kind in the World

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Minister Kenney Announces New Start-Up Visa, First of its Kind in the World

Canada will launch a brand new program on April 1 to recruit innovative immigrant entrepreneurs who will create new jobs and spur economic growth, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.

“Our new Start-Up Visa will help make Canada the destination of choice for the world’s best and brightest to launch their companies,” said Minister Kenney. “Recruiting dynamic entrepreneurs from around the world will help Canada remain competitive in the global economy.”

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New Federal Skilled Worker Program to accept applications beginning May 4, 2013

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New Federal Skilled Worker Program to accept  applications beginning May 4, 2013

Ottawa, December 19, 2012 — The new selection system for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) will take effect on May 4, 2013 at which time the program will re-open for applications, Citizenship, Immigration, and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.

“The government’s number one priority remains jobs, economic growth, and long-term prosperity,” said Minister Kenney. “The new Federal Skilled Worker Program criteria will ensure Canada is selecting the skilled immigrants our economy needs, who are the most likely to succeed and fully realize their potential in Canada.”

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News Release — “The Jig is Up on Marriage Fraud,” says Minister Kenney

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News Release — “The Jig is Up on Marriage Fraud,” says Minister Kenney

Mississauga, October 26, 2012 — In an ongoing effort  to deter people from using marriages of convenience to cheat their way into  Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) introduced a new regulation  that requires certain sponsored spouses live in a legitimate relationship with  their sponsor for two years or they risk losing their permanent resident status.

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News Release — Minister Kenney announces new language rules for citizenship applicants

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News Release — Minister Kenney announces new language rules for citizenship applicants

Ottawa, September 28, 2012 — Most citizenship  applicants will soon be required to provide up-front objective evidence of  their language ability at the time they apply, Citizenship, Immigration and  Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.

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