Citizenship and Immigration Canada
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CANADA’S NEW GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES FIRST PHASE OF FOREIGN CREDENTIALS REFERRAL OFFICE

24 May 2007

The first phase of the Foreign Credentials Referral Office was launched by the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. The Office is designed to help internationally trained individuals who plan to work in Canada get their credentials assessed and recognized more quickly.
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Renew your Permanent Resident CardRENEW YOUR PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD

23 April 2007

If you are a permanent resident and thinking of travelling outside Canada, you need a valid permanent resident card to return to Canada. The permanent resident card is valid for five years. Check the expiry date on your card and apply for a new one at least two months before you travel.
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Questions on CitizenshipQUESTIONS ON CITIZENSHIP?

1 April 2007

Recent media reports, and the need to have a passport to fly to the U.S., have put Canadian citizenship issues in the spotlight. Do you have questions on your citizenship status? Not sure if you are a Canadian citizen? CIC has created a dedicated unit at its Call Centre for you to contact if you have questions about citizenship issues. If you are living in Canada, contact the CIC Call Centre at 1‑888‑242‑2100.
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Celebrate CitizenshipCELEBRATE 60 YEARS OF CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP

16 February 2007

This year, we will reflect on how far Canada has come in these past 60 years—and what Canadian citizenship means to us.
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Photo of Constable ShenSUCCESS STORY:
To Serve and Protect

In his five short but action-packed years in Canada, Shen has gone from a computer programming masters student at Dalhousie University to a constable with the Toronto Police Service. In between, he got married, his wife had a baby son, he became a Canadian citizen and he ran his own business.
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