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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

RP Consular outreach on June 2-4 in Edmonton
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RP Consular outreach on June 2-4 in Edmonton

News Release Announcement on Online Appointment Booking for Edmonton, AB The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver announces that a special consular outreach will be held in Edmonton, Alberta on 02-04 June 2016 to provide consular services to Filipinos who were affected by the wildfires in Fort McMurray. The online appointment system for the consular outreach … Continue reading

Government meets commitment to support student jobs
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Government meets commitment to support student jobs

News Release Government meets commitment to support student jobs   The Alberta government is meeting its commitment to support approximately 3,000 student jobs under The Alberta Jobs Plan through the Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP), which begins this month. Since the program launched in January, more than 2,600 applications have been received from employers across … Continue reading

Reception centre maintains services to evacuees
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Reception centre maintains services to evacuees

News Release Reception centre maintains services to evacuees   The City of Edmonton’s Reception Centre for evacuees from the Fort McMurray region continues its service 17 days into the emergency situation. Services provided at the centre include: Clothing, toiletries, food and lodging A “Personal Services” desk to go ask questions Limited medical and mental health … Continue reading

Mailed ballots received by May 9th, before 12 noon considered valid, says ConGen office in Vancouver
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Mailed ballots received by May 9th, before 12 noon considered valid, says ConGen office in Vancouver

News Release IMPORTANT NOTICE: Overseas Voting 2016 – final batch feeding of ballots The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver wishes to inform the public that in accordance with COMELEC OFOV Guidelines 2016-009, mailed ballots received by the Consulate on May 9, 2016 before 12:00 noon local time shall be considered valid and included in the … Continue reading

Edmonton ACCC accepts evacuees’ pets
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Edmonton ACCC accepts evacuees’ pets

News Release Information for evacuees with pets Wildfire impacting Animal Care and Control’s regular services The City of Edmonton’s Animal Care and Control Centre (ACCC) has accepted many pets belonging to evacuees and is nearing capacity. If necessary, the Centre has access to alternative accommodation sites in outlying areas for evacuated animals needing shelter. If … Continue reading

Wildfire update: More than 500 firefighters currently battling blaze, fire conditions remain extreme
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Wildfire update: More than 500 firefighters currently battling blaze, fire conditions remain extreme

News Release Update 8: Fort McMurray Wildfire (May 8 at 4:15 p.m.) May 08, 2016 Media inquiries Today, Premier Notley delivered the following update on the wildfires around Fort McMurray: “Our goal yesterday was to complete the evacuation of the 25,000 residents who fled to the north of Fort McMurray. I’m pleased to say we … Continue reading