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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

Philippine Consulate General reminds community to drive safely during the winter season

Philippine Consulate General reminds community to drive safely during the winter season

News Release PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL REMINDS COMMUNITY TO DRIVE SAFELY DURING THE WINTER SEASON The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver mourns the death of three more Filipino citizens who perished in another deadly car accident in Alberta over the weekend. We condole with their next of kin and the rest of the Filipino community, and … Continue reading

Government protects private sector pension plans

News Release Government protects private sector pension plans Cabinet has extended a moratorium on solvency for a group of private sector pension plans, protecting the benefits of 158,000 plan members. In their December 18 meeting, Cabinet approved two changes to the Employment Pension Plans Regulation, which applies to private sector pension plans. One of the … Continue reading

Metro Line testing this Saturday;  Testing taking place between MacEwan and NAIT stations

Metro Line testing this Saturday; Testing taking place between MacEwan and NAIT stations

News Release Metro Line testing this Saturday Testing taking place between MacEwan and NAIT stations The City of Edmonton is asking motorists and pedestrians to stay safe while contractors run tests on the street-level portion of the Metro Line this Saturday, December 20. Trains will be running between MacEwan and NAIT stations as part of … Continue reading

Action Plan for Faster Family Reunification: Parent and Grandparent program re-opening January 2, 2015

Action Plan for Faster Family Reunification: Parent and Grandparent program re-opening January 2, 2015

News Release Reuniting more families Parent and Grandparent program re-opening January 2, 2015 Ottawa — Today, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced that the parent and grandparent program (PGP) will re-open on January 2, 2015. Alexander highlighted the success of the PGP, stating that Canada has welcomed more than 70,000 parents and grandparents … Continue reading

Police issue Amber Alert; Adult male, children last seen in 2002 red Kia Sedona with licence plate BPB6141

Police issue Amber Alert; Adult male, children last seen in 2002 red Kia Sedona with licence plate BPB6141

News Release Police issue Amber Alert The Edmonton Police Service has issued an Amber Alert for three Caucasian, male children who were allegedly abducted by an adult male from north Edmonton at approximately 9:45 a.m. today (Friday, Dec. 19, 2014). Police believe the adult male is known to the children. Child #1: 2 years old, … Continue reading

Risk of freezing rain early this evening, says Environment Canada

http://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/ab-50_metric_e.html Issued: 11:00 AM MST Friday 19 December 2014 Today A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy this afternoon. Risk of freezing rain late this afternoon. High minus 4. Tonight Clearing late this evening. Risk of freezing rain early this evening. Low minus 8. 24 Hour Forecast – Edmonton 19 December 2014 12:00 -8 … Continue reading