UAE residents told no need to hire immigration consultants

 

U.A.E. (UNITED ARAB EMERITES) has no income tax

UAE expat alert: Immigration consultant not really needed, says Canada Embassy

But if you hire one, these are the things you should pay attention to…

Published Wednesday, December 26, 2012
“You do not need to hire an immigration representative,” said a Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) spokesperson to this website.
“It is up to you. Your application will not be given special attention or guaranteed approval if you use one.” Continue reading

After 5 years of waiting, adopted child from Ethiopia makes emotional Christmas addition to Tiffany Gillespie’s family

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Tiffany Gillespie (in black shirt) watches as her newly adopted daughter Edan (in pink) greets her new sisters Cristiana (in purple) and Aliya (in white) at Pearson airport Wednesday. Tiffany was returning with Edan after adopting her from an orphanage in Ethiopia.

A long journey from Ethiopia, a storybook ending at Pearson
Published on Wednesday December 19, 2012

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Tiffany Gillespie (in black shirt) watches as her newly adopted daughter Edan (in pink) greets her new sisters Cristiana (in purple) and Aliya (in white) at Pearson airport Wednesday. Tiffany was returning with Edan after adopting her from an orphanage in Ethiopia.
Paul Hunter
Feature Writer

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The text to her partner came from the immigration line on the other side of sliding glass doors at Pearson airport’s Terminal 1.

“You’d better have Kleenex for me.”

Tiffany Gillespie was puddling up again. Inching closer and closer to one last border officer, the tears were flowing more frequently now. Soon, the 5-year-old at her side, the one with the trusting eyes, gap-toothed smile and colourful beads braided so perfectly into her hair, would officially be a landed immigrant. Continue reading

Fraudster Walter Garrick found guilty of defrauding former Argos Damon Allen and Michael “Pinball” Clemons

Walter Garrick convicted of defrauding former Argos Damon Allen and Michael “Pinball” Clemons
Published on Wednesday December 19, 2012

 Walter Garrick  posing as a wealthy investor convicted of defrauding former Toronto Argonauts players Michael “Pinball” Clemons and Damon Allen and others out of nearly $250,000.

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Walter Garrick received his judgment on Wednesday at 361 University Ave. and walked out of Osgoode Hall.
Jennifer Pagliaro
Staff Reporter
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A man posing as a wealthy investor has been convicted of defrauding former Toronto Argonauts players Michael “Pinball” Clemons and Damon Allen and others out of nearly $250,000.

Walter Garrick sat motionless in a University Ave. courtroom on Wednesday as Justice David McCombs found him guilty on eight of 10 counts of fraud and theft over $5,000.

The judge said he rejected “completely” Garrick’s evidence at trial, saying it was “full of obfuscation, implausibilities, and outright lies.” Continue reading

New licensing process with College of Nurses of Ontario jeopardizes dreams of Filipino nurse

 

Filipino nurse Shieraden Dalisay and other foreign-trained nurses worry they won’t qualify to work in their profession under new College of Nurses of Ontario rules.

Foreign-trained nurses face abrupt game change in Ontario licensing
Published on Tuesday December 18, 2012
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Filipino nurse Shieraden Dalisay and other foreign-trained nurses worry they won’t qualify to work in their profession under new College of Nurses of Ontario rules.
Nicholas Keung 
Immigration Reporter

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Filipino nurse Shieraden Dalisay came to Toronto to work as a live-in caregiver in 2008. His dream was always to remain in Canada, but return to his trained profession.

Four years after he began the licensing process with the College of Nurses of Ontario, Dalisay has been told by the professional regulator that he will have to start the entire process over if he doesn’t complete his registration before January 1, when new regulations come into effect.

Under the new rules, an applicant’s previous nursing experience counts toward their licence only if the person worked in nursing within the previous three years, rather than within five years as is the current requirement. Continue reading

Canada will no longer “passively” accept immigrants, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says

Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks immigration, opens up about religion in TV interview

Published on Friday December 21, 2012

FRED CHARTRAND/THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE PHOTOPrime Minister Stephen Harper said in a year-end interview that he prays regularly to “ask for strength and for wisdom.”
Bruce Campion-Smith
Ottawa Bureau chief

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OTTAWA—Canada will no longer “passively” accept immigrants as it shakes up its immigration system to ensure it gets the newcomers it needs to fill growing labour shortages, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says. Continue reading