Archive | March, 2011

partnership

Government Proposes to Crack Down on Partnership Shams

Partnership should last two years before permanent residence is granted   In an effort to curb abuse of immigration laws, the federal government is proposing that a Canadian sponsor must remain in a partnership with their sponsored spouse or partner for two years in Canada before the sponsored party can seek permanent residence status.  During […]

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Changes to Foreign Worker Program Puts Onus on Employers

Employers will need to ensure a genuine job offer   On April 1st, the Temporary Foreign Worker Program will include changes that will protect foreign workers from unacceptable work conditions offered by employers.  Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) are updating the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. Immigration […]

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Discover Canada Study Guide is Revamped

New Discover Canada guide offers information to immigrants and citizens   Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced that new information has been added to the study guide for new immigrants, Discover Canada: the Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship.  All the information from the previous edition remains, and the new version further explores Canada’s values.  Kenney explained […]

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Canadian Immigration Department Earns Employment Award

Award given to successful Internship Program Citizenship and Immigration Canada was presented with the Employer Excellence Award for the Federal Internship for Newcomers program.  The program offers new immigrants valuable work experience in Canada by offering temporary work placements within the federal government.  The award, which recognizes employers that integrate skilled immigrants, was given to […]

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Citizenship and Immigration Launches Canadian Quiz App

Quiz about Canada introduced as app for mobile devices A quiz about Canada is available as an application known as “How Canadian are You, eh?” within Facebook and for mobile devices such as the iPhone, Blackberry and Android.  The app, created by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, presents questions about Canada’s history, values, symbols and political […]

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