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RP Embassy in Ottawa issues advisory on Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Embassy of the Philippines Ottawa ADVISORY ON CANADA’S TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKER PROGRAM (TFWP) (Source: http://www.vancouverpcg.org/) Following consultations with relevant Canadian authorities to whom concerns of Filipino temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in Canada were conveyed, the Philippine Embassy calls the attention of affected Filipino nationals to the following program changes and situations relative to the TFWP. 1. … Continue reading

Minister Poilievre congratulates first Canada Apprentice Loan recipients from SAIT and highlights number of apprenticeship grants benefitting residents of the Calgary area

Minister Poilievre congratulates first Canada Apprentice Loan recipients from SAIT and highlights number of apprenticeship grants benefitting residents of the Calgary area

News Release Minister Poilievre congratulates first Canada Apprentice Loan recipients from SAIT and highlights number of apprenticeship grants benefitting residents of the Calgary area Calgary, Alberta – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, along with the Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Member of Parliament for Calgary–Nose Hill, yesterday … Continue reading

Dispatches: Military Abuses in Southern Philippines; Military operations are `the main driving factor of displacement’ in Maguindanao

Dispatches: Military Abuses in Southern Philippines; Military operations are `the main driving factor of displacement’ in Maguindanao

Dispatches: Military Abuses in Southern Philippines Military operations are “the main driving factor of displacement” in Maguindanao By Carlos H. Conde Human Rights Watch Here’s a snapshot of the plight of tens of thousands of internally displaced people in the Philippine province of Maguindanao after an anti-insurgent military operation: women, children, and the elderly endure … Continue reading

One-day blitz aims to boost number of organ, tissue donors; Albertans can register intent to donate Monday at Alberta Blue Cross office

One-day blitz aims to boost number of organ, tissue donors; Albertans can register intent to donate Monday at Alberta Blue Cross office

News Release One-day blitz aims to boost number of organ, tissue donors Albertans can register intent to donate Monday at Alberta Blue Cross office EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is partnering with Alberta Blue Cross to host a one-day organ and tissue donor registry drive to kick off National Organ Tissue Donor Awareness Week, … Continue reading

CIC’s Express Entry to manage applications for permanent residence under certain economic immigration programs

CIC’s Express Entry to manage applications for permanent residence under certain economic immigration programs

Source: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/express/express-entry.asp As of January 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has a new electronic system called Express Entry to manage applications for permanent residence under certain economic immigration programs. The Express Entry system is the first step to immigrate to Canada under these programs. Potential candidates can complete an Express Entry profile at any time. … Continue reading

Friends of Medicare: Prentice’s cuts for low-income diabetics must be reversed

Friends of Medicare: Prentice’s cuts for low-income diabetics must be reversed

News Release Prentice’s cuts for low-income diabetics must be reversed As the PC government makes announcements to Albertans about the great things they will do, they have quietly targeted 16,000 low-income diabetic Albertans, who as of June 30th will be left without coverage for medical supplies. Under the Alberta Monitoring for Health Program, the government … Continue reading

Victim Services Advocates comfort victims of crime; Families affected by criminal incidents also comforted

Victim Services Advocates comfort victims of crime; Families affected by criminal incidents also comforted

News Release Victim Services Advocates comfort victims of crime Families affected by criminal incidents also comforted Mayor Don Iveson has issued an official proclamation designating April 19 to 25 as Victims of Crime Week in Edmonton. Councillor Scott McKeen will present the proclamation to EPS Investigative Support Bureau Inspector Dan Jones on: Monday, April 20, … Continue reading

EPS, RCMP and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, combine efforts to keep streets safe for all motorists

EPS, RCMP and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, combine efforts to keep streets safe for all motorists

News Release EPS, RCMP and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, combine efforts to keep streets safe for all motorists The Edmonton Police Service and its partners will be rolling out a one-day, joint traffic initiative on roadways throughout the Alberta capital today, Friday, April 17, 2015, in an effort to keep all motorists safe. “Altering driver behavior … Continue reading