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SOPA (Settlement Online Pre-Arrival) Virtual Open House!

SOPA (Settlement Online Pre-Arrival) Virtual Open House!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Live, interactive information session: Preview the SOPA courses Meet our Intake Counsellor and Course Facilitators Learn about the benefits of the program Hear success stories and testimonials from clients      September 21, 2016 at 10:00 am CST To...


Saskatchewan's International Skilled Worker: Occupations In-Demand Sub-Category Reopens for up to 700 new Applications

Saskatchewan's International Skilled Worker: Occupations In-Demand Sub-Category Reopens for up to 700 new Applications

Posted in Immigration News

Canadian Immigration News  30 August 2016 (from CIC News) The International Skilled Worker: Occupations In-Demand sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) reopened the morning of Tuesday, August 30, 2016. This SINP sub-category allows skilled workers with experience in...


Canada’s Immigration Minister Wants to “Increase Substantially the Number of Immigrants

Canada’s Immigration Minister Wants to “Increase Substantially the Number of Immigrants"

Posted in Immigration News

Canadian Immigration News 15 August 2016 (from CanadaVisa.com)   John McCallum, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, has stated his goal of significantly increasing immigration to Canada beyond its current record level as a way to fill the country's labour needs and rise to the...


Assess Your Canadian English Level!  FREE Online Tool!

Assess Your Canadian English Level! FREE Online Tool!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

A FREE Online Assessment Tool!  Assess Your English Level! http://www.clb-osa.ca/  (Information below taken from CLBOSA website) Welcome...The CLB-OSA is an online self-assessment tool for people who are interested in assessing their English as a Second Language (ESL). These tests are based...


Canada’s Immigration Minister Seeks to “Substantially Increase” Immigration Numbers!

Canada’s Immigration Minister Seeks to “Substantially Increase” Immigration Numbers!

Posted in Immigration News

Canada’s Minister of Immigration, John McCallum, has stated his intention to “substantially increase” the number of new immigrants to Canada in order to fill labour shortages, with a three-year immigration plan expected to be unveiled this fall (autumn).   AUGUST 16, 2016 - from...


Immigrant Access Fund!  New Micro-Loan Program for Refugees!

Immigrant Access Fund! New Micro-Loan Program for Refugees!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

IAF announces new loan product for REFUGEES!   IAF Canada’s board of directors have approved a new program: a micro loan specifically for refugees in Canada. Refugees can apply for a loan at no interest cost to them, with the interest funded through donations from the community. The new loan...


Immigrant Access Fund!  Information About Micro-Loans! For Internationally Trained Immigrants!

Immigrant Access Fund! Information About Micro-Loans! For Internationally Trained Immigrants!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Immigrant Access Fund Canada supports newcomers who arrive in our country equipped with excellent professional skills and knowledge but face significant barriers to employment. Often they fall into poverty as they become stuck in unemployment or low paying “survival” jobs. As they lack...


Information about Refugee Settlement in Regina!  RODS Annual Report!

Information about Refugee Settlement in Regina! RODS Annual Report!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

2015-2016 has been an unprecendented year for Newcomer Settlement in Regina! The 2015-2016 Annual Report from Regina Open Door Society (RODS), the Regina organization responsible for settling Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) in Regina, is very informative. The Syrian Initiative,...


Study Reveals: Newcomers Arrive Healthy But Lose Advantage Over Time!

Study Reveals: Newcomers Arrive Healthy But Lose Advantage Over Time!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

A University of Regina researcher believes the health of new immigrants in Canada is being overlooked, however that may not be the case in Regina.   13 Jul 2016   by Kerry Benjoe   Leader-Post   Michele Degelman’s study, Immigrant status and having a regular medical doctor among Canadian...


Follow-up Information About Heritage Language Funding - Questions at the Legislature!

Follow-up Information About Heritage Language Funding - Questions at the Legislature!

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

Update on Petition to Restore Heritage Language Funding (from Saskatchewan Organization of Heritage Languages - SOHL)  Thank you to everyone who has sent in signed petition forms thus far. With your help, we have collected an impressive number of signatures. Though the Legislative Assembly is...