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Category: Immigration Programs

The obligations of the sponsor in the sponsorship process

As part of the family sponsorship process, the sponsor commits to support the sponsored person during a certain period after obtaining permanent residence. This applies regardless of the family member sponsored: spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, child, parent or grand-parent.

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Educational Credential Assessment

The Federal Skilled Worker Program, now processed via Express Entry, requires the main applicants to assess their educational credentials prior to expressing interest for permanent residence.

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Alternatives to the FSW

The Federal Skilled Workers program created a lot of expectations yet it is very limited: only 24 eligible occupations, 300 applications per profession, maximum of 5,000 applications in total… The number of received applications has yet to be updated on

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News for Quebec Skilled Workers – Certified copies

Starting March 2012, the Quebec government made various changes in the regulations for the submission of an Application for a Quebec Selection Certificate, one being the requirement to present most documents only in certified copies (or originals). Obtaining a certified

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New Immigration Changes

As announced in our blog some months ago, only one year of work experience will now be required in order to be eligible under the Canadian Experience Class program.  Another welcomed change is the creation of the Federal Skilled Trades

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Federals Skilled Worker Program news

Today, August 17, 2012, the Canadian Government published some proposed changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Program. The program is expected to be reopened in January 2013 upon approval of these changes.

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News about the Quebec immigration process

Based on a decision published in the Official Gazette on June 29, 2012, the suspension of the receipt of certain applications for a Quebec Selection Certificate is now in force, with slight changes to the new regulations published in March

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