Immigration News

 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

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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

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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

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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

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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...


New Funding for Settlement Service Delivery Improvement Opens Nov 14! Check out the information from IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

New Funding for Settlement Service Delivery Improvement Opens Nov 14! Check out the information from IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

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New Funding Opportunity from IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)    Competition opens today - Tuesday, Nov 14/17.     Settlement service delivery improvement funding from IRCC! IRCC is looking to fund projects that will help us improve our settlement services and help us...


Canada's Census Information  - 2016 - in an interactive tool by CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

Canada's Census Information - 2016 - in an interactive tool by CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

Are you interested in finding out how you compare with other Canadians - age, ethnic background, income, employment, etc?  CBC has an interactive tool with numerous areas of interest, showing Census information in a fun, interactive format! This site does NOT keep your information - it is...


New immigration program helping Canada in the global war for high-tech talent

New immigration program helping Canada in the global war for high-tech talent

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High tech workers fast-tracked in Canada By Renée Filippone, CBC;  Nov 08, 2017  Petra Axolotl came to Canada under the Global Skills Strategy in July. It only took 10 days to get her work permit approved under the pilot project. (CBC) A pilot program that makes it easier for highly skilled...


SGI - New Resources - Newcomers can read the Driver's Handbook, take a practise quiz, and read the Driver's Test in their own language

SGI - New Resources - Newcomers can read the Driver's Handbook, take a practise quiz, and read the Driver's Test in their own language

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SGI has implemented an electronic translator application on all testing computers. English is not the first language of many of SGI's customers, and trying to pass the exam in English has been a very frustrating experience for some. This feature allows new residents to read a translation of...


RRLIP Project Coordinator speaks at launch of Francophone Immigration Week - explains the RRLIP  Refugee Photo Project

RRLIP Project Coordinator speaks at launch of Francophone Immigration Week - explains the RRLIP Refugee Photo Project

Speech details - at the Francophone Immigration Week Launch: RRLIP Refugee Photo Project My name is Carol and I am the Project Coordinator of the Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership (RRLIP). The RRLIP was launched in 2014. Funded by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada),...


Immigrants make up 21.9% of Canada’s population, Statistics Canada recent numbers show:

Immigrants make up 21.9% of Canada’s population, Statistics Canada recent numbers show:

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Immigrants Make Up 21.9% of Canada’s Population: StatsCan   October 25, 2017 By Hugo O'Doherty And Eman Katem  The share of Canada’s growing population made up by immigrants has risen to 21.9 percent, up from 20.6 percent in 2011, and the majority of recent immigrants arrived through an...