IRCC extends Open Work Permit Pilot for sponsored spouses and common-law partners in Canada


The Government of Canada has once again extended the Open Work Permit Pilot for sponsored spouses and common-law partners who are applying for permanent residence. In an update issued Dec. 15, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said the pilot program under the Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada (SCLPC) Class was being extended until Jan. […]

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Labour shortage pushes Canadian job vacancies to record high, says report


Job vacancies in Canada’s private sector rose to a record high in the third quarter of 2017, says a new report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. Canada’s private sector job vacancy rate stood at 2.8 per cent for the quarter, the report says, noting the last time Canadian employers faced a similar situation […]

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House of Commons report calls on IRCC to repeal ‘excessive demand’ rules


A Parliamentary committee is recommending the repeal of a controversial section of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act that refuses entry to immigrants deemed likely to cause “excessive demand” on the country’s healthcare system. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration held hearings over the last few weeks on the Act’s medical […]

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Nova Scotia Demand Express Entry Stream reopens briefly over weekend


Category B of the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry immigration stream briefly reopened on Saturday, Dec. 9. The Government of Nova Scotia said it would accept between 175 and 225 applications during this latest opening of the the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry (NSDEE). As with previous openings, the NSDEE, which operates on a first-come, first-served basis, […]

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AFP: Legal processes will be followed before arrest of NDFP members out on bail

Edgard Arevalo

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is monitoring the movements of communist leaders out on bail so they could easily arrest them once bail has been revoked following legal proceedings, according to Col. Edgard Arevalo, chief of the AFP Public Affairs Office.

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Alberta reaches nomination allocation for 2017


The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program, one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs, has reached its maximum allotment of 5,500 nomination certificates for 2017. All applications that have already been submitted will be processed, the AINP said, but no further certificates will be issued until 2018. As of Dec. 4, the AINP reported that more than 3,050 […]

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Canada invites 2,750 candidates to apply in new Express Entry draw


The Government of Canada has invited 2,750 candidates in the federal Express Entry pool to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw that took place Dec. 6. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System score for this draw was 452. The draw once again made use of the tie-break procedure that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada […]

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