Canada Cracks Down On Namibian Immigration Violators

Monday, September 17, 2012 |

Canada chose Namibia as the greatest violators of immigration laws of Canada. Namibia and Botswana along with Swazis of alleged human trafficking and counterfeiting.

This situation has led the Canadian government visa requirements for Namibians to travel to Canada to conduct a review of the exemption from the visa requirement for the Namibians before.

Regarding to the violation of Canadian immigration laws, Namibia was 81 percent in 2011, compared to other African countries. We also found that nearly 71 percent of Namibian passport, came to Canada to seek asylum. Therefore, the citizens of Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland now need a visa to travel to Canada.

Namibians present asylum in Canada of fraudulent claims to support its alleged need for asylum. These include reasons for not training in Namibia that homosexuals are discriminated against, denied freedom 51 percent unemployment and domestic violence.

These changes allow Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and its partners to ensure that Namibian's will be visiting Canada to return to their country of origin, rather than stay longer or commit immigration violations.



The Canadian High Commission in South Africa also said that anyone who wants to travel to Canada, applications via e-mail, mail or in person are valid, but in the coming months, travelers can apply online for all temporary resident visa .

Canada to create new visa for immigrant entrepreneurs

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 |

Canada intends to create a new visa category, attracting high-tech entrepreneurs and from countries to immigrate, hopes to establish new company, officials announced lately.

It has imposed a moratorium on issuing the contractor income valid visa, an immigrant is not required, a person for a year, and intends to launch a visa issued to persons identified by venture capital funds as candidates for entrepreneurship in Canada. The venture capital fund would be required to invest in start-ups.

Mutual funds may choose to invest in entrepreneurs and the government is trying to welcome them in Canada in mere weeks. The idea is to bring Canadian money and foreign leaders. A first source of foreign candidates in the high tech industry in the United States who do not have residency status landed frustrated.

The program will be presented in detail later in the year, one would need external guarantees and spot checks to ensure that the venture capital fund to be applied as promised. The Government will set aside 2,750 visas per year for entrepreneurs and start their families. Last year, more than 700 visas in the old business category were granted, in which an immigrant can be something as simple as buying a supermarket and hire a person would then leave the company after a year .

The Immigration Department based in Vancouver, said Version One companies in new technology and Internet companies between five and 10 in Canada and the United States spends each year, was one of the venture capital funds, has been consulted in program development visa. "It's never enough brains in the country," Version One Ventures, founder Boris Wertz. "Each country is to get the best minds in the world."

New Reforms Review by Citizenship and Immigration Canada During Past 12 Months

Monday, September 10, 2012 |

Minister Jason Kenney said the government had made great progress in recent years and would try to have more improvements and reforms in the coming years.

After a historically important number of new immigrants to Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), here is an overview of the most important reforms last 12 months.

According to CIC, these changes have contributed to strengthening the integrity and responsiveness of current economy through immigration.

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney said:
"Our government has a plan to ensure the fastest, the immigration system more flexible and can be adapted to best meet the economic needs of Canada, while continuing to fulfill our humanitarian obligations". "Changes are immigrants to improve their living conditions, and the Canadian economy grow."
After reviewing some of the outstanding achievements of the CIC in the past year include:
  • Approve the "Law on the Protection of the Canadian immigration system" helps improve the asylum system against human trafficking and allow the collection of biometric data from visa applicants Canadians;
  •  From "Economic Action Plan 2012" to promote the economic flow is faster and more flexible Canadian jobs, growth and prosperity. Plan also eliminates the accumulation of old apps skilled Canadians who underwent seven years waiting times;
  • The introduction of the "quick removal of foreign criminals" of foreign criminals would delay the deportation finally tracked down.

There are also regulatory changes announced regarding conditions of family reunification in Canada:
  • The success of the parent and grandparent super visa applications accepted about 3,700 in the first six months; avoiding accumulation of sponsoring parents and grandparents.

Canadian Immigration minister to announce 2900 being stripped of citizenship for fraud

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A broader immigration fraud investigation conducted by the Canada immigration and citizenship department has identified an alarming number of people getting Canadian immigration (and afterwards citizenship) by providing misleading information to the authorities.

Repression expand federal identified a record number of people acquire Canadian citizenship and immigration status of suspected fraud, according to a government source.

The number of newcomers to deform is examined in the treatment of Citizenship and Immigration Canada an historic 11,000 increased as a result of national implementation.

That's almost double the federal government's 6500, less than one year ago, suggesting that Canadian citizenship and immigration fraud problems can more widespread than previously thought.

 2900 being stripped of Canadian citizenship

Often assisted by immigration experts such type of frauds can sponsor foreign relatives and qualify for Canadian passports, benefits and the right to vote - all without having lived in Canada for a longer period.

Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, was expected to reporters about the new figures on Monday. A source said it would announce the 2900 Canadian officials were stripping their citizenship fraud.

The announcement comes nine months after Mr. Kenney said his department is working with the Agency and Canada Border Services RCMP to combat this problem and promised to prosecute the person concerned, and stripped of their citizenship.

At least 5,000 of the 11,000 permanent residents currently investigating fraud residence, where applications for immigrants in Canada looks suspicious, but actually living abroad. Immigrants are required to actually live in Canada, in order to maintain their status. However, officials have a growing number of those who come to Canada long enough to document their immigration papers stamped.

Then go back to their country of origin. However, they intend to live in Canada, and to support parents. For Canadian citizenship after three years in some cases residence defrauded route designed to help establish the impression of living in Canada.

A common scenario involves migrant families. While the spouse and children live full time in Canada, is the head of the family to work abroad, but has received immigration status in Canada. Researchers identify these cases, in part thanks to a phone line that leads recently founded.

A source told the climax amount of fraud was also the result of a case management system to alert enforcement officials when large numbers of immigrants to the same home address in Canada - which can be an indicator residency fraud.

Revocation of permanent residency scam is quite simple, but a decree of the Council of Ministers is obliged to withdraw Canadian citizenship. Some challenge the decision in court.

More changes in the Canadian Immigration system to come

Friday, September 7, 2012 |

Canada citizenship and immigration department is going through a lot of reforms and changes to the existing immigration system. The whole idea is to make if more robust and transparent, so that the country gets the benefits of diversity from all over the world.

The current immigration system is full of flaws and delays which is a big disappointment for the potential immigration candidates. From all over the world, applicants are waiting in processing queues for a long time. Some are reported to have been waiting to get their application processed for as long as 6 to 7 years!

According to Canadian immigration minister, Jason Kenney,
  “Our government has a plan for a faster, more flexible system that will better meet Canada’s economic needs while continuing to uphold our humanitarian commitments.”
The minister is also putting efforts that will ensure the Canadian citizenship and immigration department will come up with procedures that will make the entire immigration process more logical, reasonable and faster than before.

The Canadian immigration and citizenship department has enforced the following changes recently:

• A proposal has been submitted to develop new Federal Skilled Trades Program.

• Live-In Care giver program has been planned for further improvement.

• Existing immigrants will get their parents and grandparents visit visa with ease for longer validity.

• Preference will be given to young immigrants so that they contribute better to the economy of the nation.

• To reduce backlog, applications submitted before February 2008 have been returned along with the processing fee refunded.

• More emphasis has been put on language proficiency for both English and French.


• Canadian Experience Class to be changed.


• To spread new immigrants all over different pars of Canada, provincial nominees programs for different provinces are under redefinition.

In short, Canada citizenship and immigration department is make big changes to current Canadian immigration system for the betterment of the country.

Canadian Skilled Worker and Immigrant Investor Programs Freeze

Thursday, June 28, 2012 |

The Canadian government is planning to issue a notification on new immigration applications under the popular Federal Skilled Worker Program and the Immigrant Investor Program.

As per the schedule, both immigration programs were planned to reopen to potential applicants on July 1 (Canada Day), but efforts are still in process to revamp the programs by the end of the 2012.

As it seems logical, the government doesn't want to accept new applications until it's dealt with the current backlogs. This decision might be announced by the Immigration Minister Jason Kenney on Thursday.

 


Immigration minister has suggested the minimum investment of $800,000 compared to $400,000 in 2010, and it should be a permanent investment in the Canadian economy.


It is worth noting that the Immigrant Investor Program backlog has currently about 25,000 applications which involve approximately 86,000 people.

As per a few immigration lawyers, this decision makes sense to flourish Canada further with the help of foreign investment. Canada is in the need of people in health sciences and professions like nurses and pharmacists are in demand right now.


Canada is continuously shaping its immigration system to attract skilled manpower with strong language (English or French) skills, employment experience that is in demand by the current labour market and Canadian experience. Minister Kenney declared a variety of initiatives to that end, which include replacing the entrepreneur program with a startup visa and allowing employers and provinces to "pick and choose" immigrants based on their occupation, experience and skills set.

The moratorium to freeze skilled and investor immigration program is expected to be lifted after the complete plan is in place.


Proposed Canadian legislation would ease deportation of foreign criminals

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 |

Minister of Canadian Immigration, Jason Kenny has proposed a new legislation to make the deportation process easy for those foreigners who are involved in crimes in Canada. Once become a law, this will provide the authority to law enforcing agencies to deport visitors, refugees and even immigrants who are in the jail for more than 06 months and have convicted serious crimes. Under the new law, foreign criminals would have no right to appeal against the decision of deportation order.

Kenney is firm to eliminate crime and criminals from the immigration system and said:
"These tough but fair measures will ensure that foreign criminals won't be allowed to endlessly abuse Canada's generosity. Canadians believe that even foreign criminals should get their day in court. But they shouldn't get endless years in court, delaying their inevitable deportation."
He further added,
 It's time to send a clear message to foreign criminals:
"If you commit a serious crime in Canada, we're going to send you packing as quickly as we can."
 Under the existing system, any foreigner in jail who is sent to prison for less than 02 years has the right to appeal against their removal from the country.

 

The new law will also make it extremely tough for those who are a potential risk to Canada to enter the country in the first place. A ban of 05 years would be imposed on the applicants who try to enter Canada illegally by providing false information on their immigration applications.

Take a look a the following video where the minister is referring the case of a criminal named Clinton Gayle. He was a drug dealer who received a sentence of less than two years and was able to appeal his deportation as a result. While he was delaying his removal, he shot a Toronto police officer named Todd Baylis.


Proposal to tighten Canadian immigration rules

Thursday, June 21, 2012 |

A legislation proposal is submitted by Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney in the house of commons on Wednesday June 20th, 2012 regarding implementation of tight conditions for foreigners visiting  Canada and targeted especially to “foreign criminals.”

Kennety told reporters that:
The government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper “is putting a stop to foreign criminals relying on endless appeals in order to delay their removal from Canada during which time they continue to terrorize innocent Canadians."
Immigration attorney Lorne Waldman told in an email message that:
The proposed change “means that there will be no review of all of the circumstances and how the deportation order might affect children or spouses, family, etc., It means deportation regardless of how long the person is in Canada.”

Keep in mind that the legislation, once approved, would allow the Immigration Ministry the authoritative power to reject a candidate’s request for temporary residence for reasons of “public interest.”

Canada Immigration lawyers are commenting on this hot issue in their twitter accounts as follows:

 







Report urges Canadian immigration to setup appeals process for biometric system

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 |

Starting in 2013, a number of foreign nationals willing to get Canadian immigration or visas will be required to provide their fingerprints and photo graphs as part of the visa application process. 

This security measure will be launched to assist security agencies to verify the identity of the person arriving in Canada. The information provided will be matched against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police database to ensure that the visa holder is the same person as the applicant.

An internal report urges the government authorities to make the whole process flawless by creating a proper appealing process for immigration and/or visa applicants who might get rejected due the the inaccuracy of bio-metric system.


It is urged in the report that the Canadian Immigration department should make a documented process and give the immigration and visa applicants all the information while adopting complaint procedures, in the event of issues arising due to inaccurate results in fingerprint accuracy etc.

In efforts to make Canadian immigration and visa system more robust, the government feels that implementing biometric system will enhance the integrity of the whole process. This will further reduce fraud rate by culprits who try to cheat the system by attempting to gain unlawful access the Canada.

Adoption of this system will also help visa applicants by making it possible to restrict the use of their IDs fraudulently like may other countries of the world.



List of Canadian Eligible Skilled Occupations for Immigration Program

Monday, June 4, 2012 |

Canadian immigration requirements for skilled workers category keeps on changing dynamically as per the demand of skilled workers in various categories. Recently, those people applying for immigration to Canada on or after 1 July, 2011 must fall in one of the occupations listed in Skill Type 0, Skill Level A or B of the Canadian National Occupation Classification List (NOC). 

It means that between 1 July, 2011 and 30 June, 2012, 10,000 skilled workers applications under federal program will be considered for processing. Furthermore, for any given occupation a maximum of 500 application will go through the processing in this time frame.

Here is the list of Canadian Eligible Skilled Occupations:

Code Occupations
0631 Restaurant and Food Service Managers
0811 Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture)
1122 Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management (cap reached for June 2011 year)
1233 Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners
2121 Biologists and Related Scientists
2151 Architects
3111 Specialist Physicians
3112 General Practitioners and Family Physicians
3113 Dentists
3131 Pharmacists
3142 Physiotherapists
3152 Registered Nurses (cap reached for June 2011 year)
3215 Medical Radiation Technologists
3222 Dental Hygienists & Dental Therapists
3233 Licensed Practical Nurses
4151 Psychologists
4152 Social Workers
6241 Chefs
6242 Cooks
7215 Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades
7216 Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades
7241 Electricians (Except Industrial & Power System)
7242 Industrial Electricians
7251 Plumbers
7265 Welders & Related Machine Operators
7312 Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
7371 Crane Operators
7372 Drillers & Blasters - Surface Mining, Quarrying & Construction
8222 Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service


In short, if you are willing to get Canadian immigration under Federal Skilled Worker program, you must have experience of 10 years in an of the above listed occupations.

Additionally, one might be eligible to apply for Canadian immigration under a Federal Skilled Worker visa program, if s/he has at least one year of experience in one or more of the following in-demand occupations.


Ontario settlement agencies directory

Sunday, May 27, 2012 |

Accessible Community Counseling and Employment Services (ACCES)
489 College St., Suite 100, Toronto
416-921-1800
Afghan Women’s Counseling & Integration Community Support Organization
789 Don Mills Rd., Suite 312, Toronto
416-588-3585
African Training and Employment Centre
1440 Bathurst St., Suite 110, Toronto
416-653-2274
Bradford Immigrant and Community Services
11 Holland St. East, Box 1564, Bradford
905-775-3343
Brampton Neighborhood Resource Centre
50 Kennedy Rd. South, Unit 24, Brampton
905-452-1262
Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
194 Jarvis ST., 2nd Floor Toronto
416-363-1066
Catholic Community Services of York Region
21 Dunlop St., Richmond Hill
905-770-7040
Chinese Family Services of Ontario
3330 Midland Ave., Suite 229, Scarborough
416-979-8299
Cornwall and District Immigrant Services Agency
55 Water St. West, Suite LL30, Cornwall
613-933-3745
COSTI Immigrant Services
1710 Dufferin St., Toronto
416-658-1600
Council of Agencies
Serving South Asians
1992 Yonge St., Suite 205, Toronto
416-932-1359
Dixie Bloor Neighborhood Centre
1420 Burnhamthorpe Rd. East, Suite 315, Mississauga
905-629-1873
Enhanced Language Training for Immigrant Women
3660 Midland Ave., Scarborough
416-396-4436
Job Start
219 Dufferin St., Suite 1C, Toronto
416-231-2295
JVS Toronto
2255 Sheppard Ave. East, Suite W307, Toronto
416-491-0552
Guelph & District Multicultural Centre
926 Paisley Rd., Unit 4, Guelph
519-836-2222
Halton Multicultural Council
635 Fourth Line, Unit 48, Oakville
905-842-2486
Inter-Cultural Neighborhood Social Services
3050 Confederation Pky., 4th Floor, Suite 401, Mississauga
905-273-4884
JVS Toronto
74 Tycos Dr., Toronto
416-787-1151
Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre
102 King St. W. Kitchener
519-745-2531
Malton Neighborhood Services
3450 Morning Star Dr., Malton
905-677-6270
Mississauga Community Connections
6790 Century Ave., Suite 401, Mississauga
905-814-8406
New Canadians’ Centre of Excellence Inc.
660 Ouellette Ave., Suite 206, Windsor
519-258-4076

New Canadians Centre of Peterborough

205 Sherbrooke St., Unit D, Peterborough
705-743-0882
Newcomer Services for Adults
2870 Ellesmere Rd., Scarborough
416-393-0285
Newcomer Services for Youth
3424 Weston Rd., North York
416-395-2045
Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto
745 Danforth Ave., Suite 401, Toronto
416-469-0196
North York Community House
700 Lawrence Ave. West, Suite 226, Toronto
416-784-0920
Ontario Inter-Cultural Community Services
1454 Dundas St. East, Unit 104, Mississauga
905-279-0481
Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization
959 Wellington St. West, Ottawa
613-725-0202
Parkdale Intercultural Association
1257 Queen St. West, Toronto
416-536-4420
Peel Multicultural Council
6630 Turner Valley Rd., Mississauga
905-819-1144
Polycultural Immigrant Community Services
3363 Bloor St. West, Etobicoke
416-233-1655
Quinte United Immigrant Services
P.O. Box 22141, Belleville
613-968-7723
Rexdale Women’s Centre
23 Westmore Dr., Suite 400, Etobicoke
416-745-0062
Salvation Army, Immigrant and Refugee Services
7 Labatt Ave., Suite 204, Toronto
416-360-6036
Settlement and Integration Services Organization
360 James St. North (Liuna Station) Lower Concourse, Hamilton
905-521-9917
Skills for Change
791 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto
416-658-3101
St. Joseph Immigrant Women’s Center
8 Main St. East, Suite 101, Hamilton
905-529-5209
St. Stephen’s Community House
91 Bellevue Ave., Toronto
416-925-2103
The Cross-Cultural Community Services Association
310 Spadina Ave., Suite 301, Toronto
416-977-4026
Thorncliffe Neighborhood Office
18 Thorncliffe Park Dr., Toronto
416-421-3054
Thunder Bay Multicultural Association
17 North Court St., Thunder Bay
807-345-0551

Tropicana Community Services

670 Progress Ave., Unit 14, Scarborough
416-439-9009
WoodGreen Community Services
815 Danforth Ave., Suite 300, Toronto
416-645-6000, ext. 2100
Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc.
647 Ouellette Ave., Suite 201, Windsor,
519-256-6621
Working Skills Center
350 Queens Quay West, Suite 204, Toronto
416-703-7770
YMCA Newcomer Services
42 Charles St. East, 2nd Floor, Toronto
416-928-3362
YWCA Toronto
80 Woodlawn Ave. East, Bongard House, Toronto
416-961-8100

For a complete list of settlement agencies across Ontario, visit Settlement.Org

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) for Prince Edwards island is a serious failure

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 |

Federal Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has expressed his fears about Prince Edward island's mismanagement of the Provincial Nominee Program may have distorted Canada’s goodwill all over the world.

On his latest statement he said:
“This was a serious failure that was not just about the Island, it affected the integrity of our Canadian immigration system,” Kenney said in an interview with The Guardian. “We haven’t seen anything that bad in any other part of the country, at least to my knowledge. And I hope it hasn’t caused any reputational damage for Canada or for the Island overseas for prospective immigrants.”
Provincial Nominee Program in P.E.I has been under controversy since 2008. This program offered permanent residence in Canada to those individuals or families who invested the amount of between $105,000 and $200,000, some of which went into an Island company. The program was launched to attract foreign investors to boost local economy of Prince Edward island by establishing local businesses and get the Canadian immigration at the same time.

Kenney further added:


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