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Under the expanded Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), the province will now be making Canadian Permanent Residency nominations for individuals in manufacturing, food and beverage, transportation, and hospitality occupations. Alberta employers have been suffering from chronic labour shortages in these industries; the new PNP is designed to alleviate them.

Several Canadian Members of Parliament (MP) have spoken up recently in defence of dual citizenship. Their comments came in response to recent calls for the newly elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada Stephane Dion..

Recently, Canadian newspaper editorials have called into question our policy of recognizing multi-citizenships.

The Canadian ideal has been to distinguish ourselves as a "mosaic" rather than a melting pot. In 1971, Canada became the first country in the world to officially adopt a policy of multiculturalism.


In a press release issued Thursday, Canada?s minister of Citizenship and Immigration the Honourable Diane Finley addressed concerns that some Canadians have discovered that their citizenship has expired according to a little known provision in the Citizenship Act..

The ceremony was held to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Canadian citizenship. Also in attendance was Her Excellency the Right Honorable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, the Right Honorable Beverly McLachlin,Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and Senior Citizenship Judge Michel Simard."I am proud to be a part of 60th-anniversary celebrations.

In an effort to encourage Canadian permanent residents to become fully engaged Canadian citizens, Canada's most recent former Governor-General has founded The Institute for Canadian Citizenship. The Right-Honourable Adrienne Clarkson will serve as co-chair of the new non-profit organization with her husband, philosopher John Ralston Saul.

Canadians who adopt children abroad will find it easier to have their newest family members become Canadian citizens. The new law allows children adopted abroad by Canadian citizens to obtain Canadian citizenship without first having to become permanent residents. After Dec. 23, 2007, citizenship can be granted to them after the adoption is complete, after submitting an application for citizenship.

Receiving the gift of a lifetime this holiday season, a family in the small town of Oliver in British Columbia?s Okanagan Valley facing a deportation order received a phone call from the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, that they will be allowed to stay in Canada. .

About 2,000 foreign children are adopted by citizens or permanent residents of Canada every year. Canada's immigration system works to deal with these adoptions as quickly as possible. However, international adoption can be a long process. This article describes the process of Immigrating and Adopted Children to Canada. While the process may seem long, it is necessary to protect adoptive children.

There are more than 200,000 undocumented individuals, more commonly known as illegal immigrants, currently residing in Canada.

Most have integrated in Canadian society and contribute to our economy by working at jobs that would otherwise go unfilled. The problem is that they did not play by the rules in getting to Canada or if they did enter legally, they have since overstayed the date by which they should have left.

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