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IRCC pledges to have most PR applications from Live-in Caregiver Program completed in 2018

IRCC pledges to have most PR applications from Live-in Caregiver Program completed in 2018

Posted in Immigration News

December 4, 2017  By Stephen Smith   Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada says it will have the backlog of permanent residence applications through the old Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) largely cleared by the end of 2018.   In an announcement on Dec. 3, IRCC said its goal is...


Changes coming to Canada’s medical inadmissibility rules

Changes coming to Canada’s medical inadmissibility rules

Posted in Immigration News

November 23, 2017 By Stephen Smith CIC News  Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says current medical inadmissibility rules for newcomers are out of touch with Canadian values and need to be reformed. Hussen appeared before Parliament’s Standing Committee on Immigration on Wednesday...


30 Refugee Participants Needed for a Nursing Study about Social Networks and Connections in Regina

30 Refugee Participants Needed for a Nursing Study about Social Networks and Connections in Regina

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Saskatchewan Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Sask Polytechnic and University of Regina - Research Project      A study entitled “How does Maintaining and Creating Social Networks affect the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Refugees in Saskatchewan" is being conducted by 2 Nursing graduates, who...


Citizenship Preparation Classes for Adults - at the Library!  Next Class -Thursday Dec. 7th at 7pm.  Call to register

Citizenship Preparation Classes for Adults - at the Library! Next Class -Thursday Dec. 7th at 7pm. Call to register

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Citizenship Class for Permanent Residents who are registered in RPL's Literacy Services Unit. (You can register with Literacy Services at the class)   Call 306-777-6009 for more information.       Next acheduled class:   Thursday Dec 7   7-8 pm   Central Adult Library Boardroom (2311 -...


Immigration rejuvenates local pigeon racing scene

Immigration rejuvenates local pigeon racing scene

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News / Youth / Families

Immigration rejuvenates local pigeon racing scene       Regina Leader Post  Nov 28/17  - Story by Arthur White-Crummy     Orville Lopez, 20, views racing pigeons as a hobby, or a form of therapy. “They can be stress relievers,” he said. “It makes you feel a lot better about your day.”November...


Nearly 25% of Canadian workers are immigrants, new data shows

Nearly 25% of Canadian workers are immigrants, new data shows

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Nearly 25% of Canadian workers are immigrants, new data shows     CIC News November 29, 2017  by Stephen Smith and Eman Katem     Census data reveals insights on immigration and labour. Immigrants have made important gains in Canada’s workforce over the last 10 years and more than 50 per...


 Highlights: Statistics Canada's final release of 2016 census data

Highlights: Statistics Canada's final release of 2016 census data

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada issued its sixth and final batch of 2016 census numbers Wednesday, this one focused on education, labour, journey to work, language of work and mobility and migration.  THE CANADIAN PRESS - Published on: November 29, 2017  Some highlights: — Canada ranked first...


New Google earbuds offer real-time translation feature

New Google earbuds offer real-time translation feature

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News / Youth / Families

A demonstration of translating languages through Google Pixel Buds at a Google event at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)    Published Thursday, October 5, 2017 CTV News   Google on Wednesday introduced new Pixel ear buds that the company says...


What is Abuse?  A booklet that explains abuse and possible courses of action.  Available in numerous languages!

What is Abuse? A booklet that explains abuse and possible courses of action. Available in numerous languages!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News / Youth / Children / Families

Abuse is Wrong in any Language (The complete booklet is below, so it can be translated using Google Translate on the RRLIP website, as not all languages have a PDF version available)  Justice Canada would like to thank the Shield of Athena for its contribution to this booklet. This booklet...


IRCC expands its presence in China through new Visa Application Centres (VACs)

IRCC expands its presence in China through new Visa Application Centres (VACs)

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News Release from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada November 17, 2017 – Ottawa  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is expanding its Visa Application Centre (VAC) Network in China, increasing its geographic reach as Canada looks for new ways to support the growth...