The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, completed successful visits to New Zealand and Australia, where he had the chance to share Canada’s experiences and discuss lessons learned on matters related to immigration.
Canada and Australia Announce Amendment to Youth Mobility Arrangement
I’d like to begin by acknowledging that we are gathered on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and the Squamish Nations. And I’d also like to thank my colleagues, of course, Sukh Dhaliwal, Ken Hardie, Dan Ruimy and Randeep Sarai for joining me this morning for this really important announcement.
To help reunite even more parents and grandparents with their families in Canada, today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced that the Government of Canada will accept up to 20 000 applications for the sponsorship of parents and grandparents, in 2019. This is 4 times the number of applications accepted when the program reopened in 2014, when the cap was set at 5000 applications.
The Edmonton Eskimos will kick off the Canadian Football League (CFL) Diversity is Strength campaign by welcoming 50 new Canadian citizens at a special citizenship ceremony today at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. After reciting the oath of citizenship in front of family and friends, Canada’s newly sworn citizens will head to the football field to sing the Canadian national anthem alongside football players and thousands of fans.
The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the safety of Canadians and keeping our border secure. At the same time, asylum seekers must be treated with compassion and afforded due process under the law.
An OVERALL 8.5 BAND SCORE was achieved by ACCESS Institute student Ram Shankar in the IELTS(General) test. This adds yet another feather in the cap of ACCESS Institute, having trained numerous candidates using skillfully designed techniques, strategies and exam oriented practice. It is evidence of the successful scombination of expert guidance and individual effort.
His individual section wise Band Scores –
READING-9.0 [FULL BAND SCORE]
OVERALL BAND SCORE-8.5/9.0