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Archive | February, 2014

Notice – New regulations for international students finalized

News Source: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2014-02-12.asp February 12, 2014 — New rules that aim to strengthen Canada’s status as a study destination of choice for prospective international students will take effect on June 1, 2014. The new regulations will improve services to genuine students, while protecting Canada’s international reputation for high-quality education and reducing the potential for fraud […]

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5,000 complete Parent and Grandparent program (PGP) applications now received since start of 2014

News Source: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/releases/2014/2014-02-03a.asp February 3, 2014 — Ottawa — Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today launched the next phase of the government’s plan to eliminate backlogs in the Parent and Grandparent program (PGP). As promised, earlier this year, the government reopened the PGP program to accept 5,000 new applications. As Citizenship and Immigration Canada […]

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Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) fee changes will be competitive with peer countries

News Source: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/backgrounders/2014/2014-02-03.asp Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) fees have not increased for almost two decades. The modest fee increases are long overdue and will ensure that applicants pay a fee that more accurately represents the true costs involved in processing their applications and will reduce the burden on Canadian taxpayers. […]

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Regulatory Amendments and Ministerial Instructions Coming Into Force

News Source: www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/foreign_workers/notices/reg_change.shtml Effective December 31, 2013, amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) come into force, and new Ministerial Instructions issued by the Minister of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) come into effect that will strengthen the integrity of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). As a result, employers who want […]

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Strengthening and Modernizing the Citizenship Act

News Source: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/releases/2014/2014-02-06.asp Reinforcing the value of Canadian citizenship while continuing to move toward a faster and more efficient system Toronto, February 6, 2014—Today, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander unveiled the first comprehensive reforms to the Citizenship Act since 1977. Bill C-24, the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, will protect the value of Canadian […]

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