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

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

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

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...


 INVOLVE Program for Youth 13 -18!  Leadership Training for Youth wanting to make a difference in their community!  Free!

INVOLVE Program for Youth 13 -18! Leadership Training for Youth wanting to make a difference in their community! Free!

Posted in Community Programs / Youth

Youth INVOLVE starts January 5, 2018! This program is a great way for youth to hone their leadership skills, become involved in the community through volunteerism and establish a strong supportive network among other youth and the community through cross-cultural sharing and other...


Holodomor - Commemoration of the Ukrainian Famine-Genocide - Film 'Bitter Harvest'

Holodomor - Commemoration of the Ukrainian Famine-Genocide - Film 'Bitter Harvest'

Posted in Community Programs / Youth / Families

National Holodomor Awareness Week is being held across Canada - with different events.     In Regina, screening of the film 'Bitter Harvest' is taking place on Saturday Nov 25.   UNF Hall, 1737 St. John St., Regina   Doors open at 4:30 pm   Film starts at 5:00 pm  Hosted by the...


Youth (16-30) Skills Training (Employment Program) at RIWC  is now accepting applications!   Registration Deadline Dec 1/17.

Youth (16-30) Skills Training (Employment Program) at RIWC is now accepting applications! Registration Deadline Dec 1/17.

Posted in Community Programs / Youth

STAIY Program Outline The Regina Immigrant Women Centre (RIWC) offers the Skills Training to Advance Immigrant Youth (STAIY) Program. STAIY is a fully funded Government of Canada program that helps immigrant youth integrate successfully into the Regina labour market. Group-based...


Canadian Western Agribition in Regina - November 20 - 25, 2017 at Evraz Place

Canadian Western Agribition in Regina - November 20 - 25, 2017 at Evraz Place

Posted in Community Programs / Youth / Children / Families

Are you interested in finding out more about agriculture in Saskatchewan?  A Regina opportunity!   Canadian Western Agribition, located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, is the best beef show on the continent and the largest livestock show in Canada. The show is anchored by beef cattle...


 IRCC invites 2,750 Express Entry candidates to apply in November 15 draw

IRCC invites 2,750 Express Entry candidates to apply in November 15 draw

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has invited 2,750 candidates in the Express Entry pool to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw that took place on Nov.15.  The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of the lowest-ranked candidate issued an Invitation to Apply...


Google Adds 21 New Languages to Voice Typing

Google Adds 21 New Languages to Voice Typing

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News / Youth / Families

Google is used around the world - and is updating it's service to include more languages.   Info from a Google article Using your voice to dictate a message can be up to three times faster than typing. With this in mind, Google is bringing voice typing (talking to your phone instead of typing)...


 After Syria initiative, UN looks to Canada as a refugee haven

After Syria initiative, UN looks to Canada as a refugee haven

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, says there is an urgent need to resettle women. ‘They are vulnerable to violence, to exploitation.’ Rohingya women stand atop a hill near the border with Myanmar in September. Photo Sergey Ponomarev/NYT Story Les...


Express Entry tie-break procedure explained

Express Entry tie-break procedure explained

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Express Entry tie-break procedure explained   CIC News November 15, 2017 By Stephen Smith   The two most recent draws from the Express Entry pool saw Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) make use of the tie-break procedure that it introduced in June.   The new procedure...


Bringing Death Out of the Shadows - Regina Death-Doulas help ease passage for those near end of life and their families

Bringing Death Out of the Shadows - Regina Death-Doulas help ease passage for those near end of life and their families

Posted in Community Programs / Families

"There was time for people to say their goodbyes and the whole process was a natural process. I think we’ve just gotten so far away from that."     14 Nov 2017  Regina Leader-Post by Jennifer Ackerman    Joyce Bethune, left and Ruth Blaser worked with Regina-based death doulas to help ensure...