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Immigration Canada cites lack of money in denying woman a visa

Josh Pennell Published on April 03, 2014

Filipino was being brought over by Catholic group

A Filipino woman who was invited to do a cross-island tour by the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace was denied a two-week visa because of her lack of travel history and low salary.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada released its reasons for denying Glenda Alawiran-Plaza a visa to The Telegram after Alawiran-Plaza gave her consent for it to do so.

The Telegram reported last week about Canada’s denial of a visa to the Filipino woman.

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Winnipeg: Sears employee suspended over racist rant caught on cam

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Canada’s immigration minister admits that Chinese nationals abused old Immigrant Investor Program

Canada’s immigration minister hints at new investor program

21 February 2014

Chris Alexander, Canada’s immigration minister, has given an interview to a Chinese newspaper just days after scrapping the Immigrant Investor Program which was extremely popular with Chinese applicants.

He has said that Chinese citizens were still welcome in Canada and will be able to apply for Canadian visas under a new investor program which will open later this year.

Mr Alexander told The South China Morning Post on Wednesday 12th February 2014 that Chinese applicants were also welcome to apply for any of Canada’s other permanent resident visa programs. He said ‘All of our other immigration programs are available to you. Find the one that fits best for your situation’.

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Canada takes measures to stop Chinese investors’ pathway-to-Canadian-citizenship scheme

Chinese millionaires turning backs on Canada: Report

  • 8:49 am, February 16th, 2014


Wealthy Chinese are moving to the U.S. and Europe because Canada has been scaling back entry, the South China Morning Post reported Sunday.

The story about the shifting preferences of Chinese millionaires came in the wake of Canada scrapping its investor visa scheme which has allowed waves of rich Chinese to move here since 1986. The announcement was made in last week’s budget.

“For decades, [the investor scheme] has significantly undervalued Canadian permanent residence, providing a pathway to Canadian citizenship in exchange for a guaranteed loan that is significantly less than our peer countries require,” Jim Flaherty said.

The paper says nearly 46,000 mainland applications for visas will not be processed and applicants will have their fees refunded.

“I think I made a good choice,” Hu Xiaofeng, a banker who obtained permanent residency in the U.S. last year through an investment program, told the South China Morning Post. “I wanted to move to Canada, but my agent told me the process was more complicated and the chances of obtaining Canadian residency status were slim.”


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Passport investigator Trina Kennedy reassigned for alleged affair with Iran-linked businessman Arian Azarbar

Passport investigator reassigned for alleged affair with Iran-linked businessman


, Last Updated: 2:13 PM ET

MONTREAL — Passport Canada has reassigned a senior investigator for an alleged affair with an Iranian-Canadian businessman.

Trina Kennedy is the second Canadian public official to be reassigned for alleged links to Montrealer Arian Azarbar.

Montreal police Sgt.-Det. Philippe Paul was reassigned last month amid allegations he had leaked information to Azarbar.

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EDMONTON: Alvin Jackson Goh accused of 208 incidents of theft with a combined value of over $750,000

Alvin Jackson Goh, 37, is accused of 208 incidents of theft from his employer, with a combined value of more than $750,000 over a four-year period.

Edmonton food fraudster admits to stealing $735,000 from a Rexall Place food service provider to pay for lavish lifestyle


An Edmonton man admitted Friday to stealing nearly $735,000 from a company that provides food services to Rexall Place and spending it on a “lavish lifestyle.”

Court heard that lifestyle included extensive travel, entertainment and jewelry for Alvin Goh and his wife and a wedding ceremony in New York’s Central Park that was followed by a reception along the Hudson River on a chartered yacht and a party at the Waldorf Astoria hotel.

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