Harper Government helps families save for their children’s post-secondary education

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June 29, 2015 – Gatineau, Quebec – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today marked the end of the school year by highlighting the Harper Government’s continued commitment to enhancing access to post-secondary education by removing financial barriers for families. Minister Poilievre outlined the details of federal education savings incentives available …

Becoming a Citizen

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration

On June 19th, 2015, Citizenship Judge Joe Woodard from Citizenship and Immigration Canada visited Immigrant Services Calgary to deliver a workshop entitled ‘Becoming a Citizen’. At the workshop, Judge Woodard spoke to over 90 attendees about the changes to citizenship requirements that came into effect on June 11th, 2015. He explained why these changes were important to strengthening citizenship and …

Harper Government Introduces Oath of Citizenship Act

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Bill will ensure all citizenship candidates show their face as they take the Oath June 19, 2015 — Ottawa — Today, the Government of Canada introduced the Oath of Citizenship Act, to ensure Canadian citizenship applicants show their face while taking the Oath of Citizenship during citizenship ceremonies. The Oath of Citizenship Act will ensure that candidates are seen and …

Changes to Citizenship Act Effective June 11, 2015

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On June 5, 2015, the Government of Canada announced that the remaining changes to strengthen Canadian citizenship would be effective on June 11, 2015. Anyone applying for Canadian citizenship on or after June 11th will need to apply using the new application form and will need to meet the new requirements for citizenship. These changes are part of Bill C-24, …

Remaining Citizenship Act reforms coming into force

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June 5, 2015 — Ottawa, ON — A final suite of reforms to strengthen and modernize Canada’s citizenship laws will be fully in force as of June 11, 2015. The changes – part of a package of measures approved by Parliament last year – ensure new citizens can fully and quickly participate in Canada’s economy and Canadian society. The first …

Becoming a Citizen

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration

Citizenship Judge Joe Woodard will be discussing the changes to the Citizenship process and requirements. Join us! Date:            Friday June 19th, 2015 Time:           3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location:    Room 540, 910 – 7 Ave. SW Immigrant Services Calgary  

Canada welcomed record numbers from China in 2014

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Permanent residents, international students and visitor visas account for record year May 29, 2015 — Ottawa — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, marked the finale of Asian Heritage Month by announcing at Markham’s Sino-Canada Educational and Cultural Festival that Canada welcomed nearly 361,000 visitors from China in 2014 – up 34 percent from the previous year. In addition to …

Protecting Canadians

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Government of Canada now able to revoke citizenship of dual citizens convicted of terrorism May 29, 2015 — Ottawa — Measures came into force officially today that enable Canada to revoke citizenship from dual nationals convicted of terrorism, treason and high treason, and/or spying for foreign governments. Canadian citizenship can now also be revoked from dual citizens for taking up …

Maximizing the benefits of immigration for the Canadian economy

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Meeting of federal, provincial and territorial ministers of immigration focused on economic immigration May 22, 2015 — Toronto — Federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) governments reiterated their shared commitment to maximizing the economic benefits of immigration at today’s meeting of FPT Ministers responsible for immigration. The selection of economic immigrants and the improvement of settlement and labour market outcomes for …