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Permanent Residence E-mail Error Causes Confusion!

February 5, 2016
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This week, Mario D. Bellissimo was featured in a Toronto Star article by Nicholas Keung that highlights a recent blunder by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Specifically, 9 000 recipients were sent an e-mail requesting the payment of permanent residence fees –from both those who had already received their PR, and those whose applications were in process. The e-mail was sent in error, thus causing confusion (and an early celebration) for many.

Applicants affected have lost trust in the process, and Mr. Bellissimo was quoted as saying that “[o]nce a system loses credibility, it is a long road back to respectability”.

To read the entire article, please click here.


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