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公民语言考试 – Jan 30, 2014 (National)

Our founder, Tom Yuan, offers his opinion on the language component of the Citizenship test.

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Following the reopening of CIC’s Parents and Grandparent (PGP) sponsorship program on January 2nd, 2014, our founder, Tom Yuan, offers his opinion and tips on the new application forms.

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First Rounds Open for Two of IEC France Categories

The 2014 International Experience Canada (IEC) initiative with France is now accepting Round 1 applications for two of their four categories: International Co-op Internship (Total: 1,200 places) and Young Professionals (Total: 1,200 places).

On May 14, 2013 Canada and France signed a new agreement on youth mobility. With the new Agreement, French citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 will now be able to travel and work in Canada under IEC’s Working Holiday category for a total period of 24 months (formerly 12 months).

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CIC Fast-tracking Immigration Applications from Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Phillipines

NASA satellite shot of typhoon Haiyan

NASA satellite shot of typhoon Haiyan

A new immigration measure released on November 14, 2013, will see that existing applications from Filipinos “significantly affected” by typhoon Haiyan will be given special consideration. The Canadian Embassy in Manila which remains open and fully functional, will aid in the process by providing full visa, immigration and passport services. The Embassy will also be expediting applications from Canadians who have lost their travel documents in the unfortunate event.

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CIC to reopen parent and grandparent sponsorship in 2014

Today, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney held a news conference to announce Phase II of the federal government’s Action Plan for Faster Family Reunification. One key element of the Action Plan’s second phase will be the re-opening of the Parent and Grandparent (PGP) sponsorship program on January 2nd, 2014. Continue reading