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New Rules for Immigrants and Working Students


On April 18, 2005, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Joe Volpe announced new rules to make it easier for immigrants to re-unite with their relatives, and permission for students to work part-time.

Part of Volpe's $72-million plan will make it easier for people in Canada to sponsor the immigration of their parents or grandparents, a process that now takes five to 10 years because of the backlog. He says that over the next two years, the number of parents and grandparents given landed status will be tripled, to 18,000 a year from 6,000. And for those parents and grandparents still waiting, there will be five-year, multiple-entry visas to make it easier to visit families living in Canada.

Changes are also coming for foreign students. They will be allowed to work up to 20 hours a week to gain Canadian experience while they are being trained in this country. Upon graduation they will be able to work for one year if they stay in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto – and for two years, if they move to a smaller community. There will also be other incentives to encourage new Canadians to settle outside the major urban centres.


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