Immigration Backlog Reduced by Forty Percent

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Faster processing times for workers and families

As a result of actions taken by the government since 2008, the backlog of permanent resident applications has been reduced by about forty percent, paving the way for a faster and more effective immigration system in 2013 and beyond, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced on March 26.

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Is This Really Cutting A Backlog?

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Returning applications and freezing programs

By Kevin Lamoureux, MP
Liberal Party of Canada Immigration Critic

There is more than meets the eye to the Conservative Government's boastful claim about cutting the immigration backlog. In fact, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney reduced the backlog by freezing programs, returning applications, and not accepting new ones.

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Over 100,000 International Students Welcomed

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Canada welcomed a record number of international students in 2012, announced Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced on February 26. Last year was the first time in Canadian history that Canada has welcomed over 100,000 international students, an increase of 60% from 2004.

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Immigration: March is Fraud Prevention Month!

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Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney advised Canadians and newcomers, during the Fraud Prevention Month, to inform themselves to avoid becoming victims of immigration fraud.

“I have heard stories from victims across the country that have been left emotionally and financially devastated because of immigration fraud,” said Minister Kenney. “The best way to protect oneself is to become informed. I encourage Canadians, and especially newcomers, to visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website during Fraud Prevention Month to learn about their rights and responsibilities as they relate to citizenship and immigration so they can protect themselves.”

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Liberals: Minister Appear Before Committee on EI Inspectors

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The Human Resources Minister must answer for her government’s heavy-handed decision to deploy Employment Insurance Fraud Inspectors to the homes of 1,200 Canadians across the country, said Liberal Human Resources and Skills Development critic Rodger Cuzner on March 5.

“The Conservatives are unilaterally moving our Employment Insurance system from one of legitimate investigation to deliberate intimidation when it comes to verifying EI claims, and they are using misinformation as a justification,” said Mr. Cuzner.

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11 Work Projects Get Funding to Help Integrate Immigrants

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By Kelly Pollack
Executive Director of Immigrant Employment Council of B.C.

The Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC) announced the awarding of $1.4 million from the Employer Innovation Fund (EIF) for 11 innovative projects to assist employers, industry and business associations in developing initiatives and resources to integrate skilled immigrants into B.C. workplaces.

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Ontario Taking Action to Protect People with Dementia

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Alzheimer’s safety campaign a step in the right direction

The new Ontario Government, in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, is launching a groundbreaking multicultural safety awareness program for people with dementia who may go missing.

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Bollywood: Vancouver Hosts Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA)

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Awards to honor exceptional cinematic talent and promote the Hindi Film Industry across the world

The Times of India Group brings, to fans worldwide, a global and democratic award - the Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA) that honors and recognizes excellence in Hindi Cinema. Felicitating the best from the field of acting, direction, music, choreography and scripting, the awards will be held annually at diverse international destinations, thus taking the charm of Hindi Cinema overseas. In its first year, TOIFA partners with British Columbia to hold the prestigious awards in Vancouver, Canada, from April 4 - April 6, 2013.

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BMO Title Sponsor of PIFF 2013

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Festival to feature films, stars and events across GTA

Building on the success of the first ever Punjabi International Film Festival (PIFF) – Toronto last year, the much anticipated event is back and will be even bigger and better in 2013.

As title sponsor, BMO Bank of Montreal is partnering this year to showcase Punjabi culture, films and music across the GTA, May 16 – 20, and will support all festival events and activities.

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Women Entrepreneurs & Professionals (WEP) Committee Launched

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To coincide with the International Women’s Day on 08 March, Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) launched the Women Entrepreneurs & Professionals (WEP) Committee. The committee was launched at a panel discussion the Chamber organized on that day.

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ICCC’s Reception for Indian Delegation in Toronto

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Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) organized a business reception for the Indian delegation attending the Prospects & Developers Association Convention (PDAC) in Toronto. RH Khawja, the Deputy Minister and Principal Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Government of India, led the delegation comprising senior representatives from government and private sector mining entities.

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OCTOBER 2017

Vol. 12 - No. 3










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