Ontario is taking steps to strengthen its role in immigrant selection by introducing legislation today that would, if passed, help meet the province’s future labour market needs and support economic growth.
Building on the government’s Immigration Strategy, the proposed Ontario Immigration Act would, if passed, assist the province in working with the federal government to maximize the social, cultural and economic benefits of immigration by: Continue reading
2014 Family day in Ajax Ontario with Chris Alexander (ministry of CIC). ethiofidel.com was there to cover the event and interview the organizer Chris Alexander, and bring his message to Canadian Families Continue reading
An Ethiopian scholar suggested for a coordinated effort to attract more professional Diaspora volunteers.
Dr. solomon Belay Faris presented an auto ethnographic research on Diaspora Volunteerism and international development in Ethiopia Guyana, and Canada. Solomon’s study examined the extent , challenges and future directions of diaspora volunteerism in the 3 countries Continue reading
To date, the Ontario Bridge Training Program has supported 50,000 highly-skilled immigrants by providing vital services, such as education and skills assessments, clinical or workplace experience, occupation-related language training and exam preparation for professional licensing. Foreign-trained nurses, engineers, accountants, bankers, optometrists and IT specialists are among those getting the support, licensing and certification needed to connect them with jobs in their profession or trade.
Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today pledged aggressive action to reunite more families in 2014. Alexander also announced that the backlog of Parent and Grandparent (PGP) program applications will be almost 50 percent lower by the end of 2013 than it was just two years ago.
“Our Government is keeping our promise to overcome the massive backlogs we inherited and reunite families faster,” said Alexander. “These numbers represent the highest level of parent and grandparent admissions in nearly two decades and are a clear expression of our commitment to family reunification as a key part of our immigration plan.”
“Our changes will make Canada’s asylum system faster and fairer,”said Minister Kenney.
“For too long, Canada’s generous asylum system has been vulnerable to abuse. Under the new asylum system, genuine refugees fleeing persecution will receive protection more quickly. At the same time, bogus asylum claimants and those who abuse our generous system at great expense to taxpayers, will be removed much faster.”
As of February 6, 2012, sponsors and applicants for Permanent Residence are asked to complete both the new Application to sponsor, Sponsorship Agreement and Undertaking (IMM 1344) form and the Generic Application Form for Canada (IMM 0008). Sponsors and applicants are encouraged to complete the forms electronically and validate the information to generate 2D barcodes before printing. To ensure you have the most recent application forms, please use the link to the application forms.
Older versions of sponsorship application forms will still be accepted, but only until March 31, 2012.