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Russian Immigrants in Canada in Russian Language

icon_Search5_Hi everyone who is reading my blog about Russia and Canada and immigration from one to another one and back. As many of you might already know, new immigrants who want to apply for a Canadian citizenship must provide so called “language evidence”. Unclear instructions provided by the government caused anger and frustration, since applications are being returned to applicants with very little explanation. 

Returned papers contain one line:

The language evidence is not acceptable… because it is not in the list of acceptable evidence.

This funny line was sent to applicants in Nova Scotia in particular, sometimes not once. Despite that they provided their valid LINC certificates which is in the list of acceptable evidence. They picked up the phone and called Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and after talking with a representative it was said that the LINC certificate looks valid and it was suggested to resend the application with detailed explanation, so the accepting officer could have a look.

Guess what? The second attempt failed with the same reply:

The language evidence is not acceptable… because it is not in the list of acceptable evidence.

Some applicants decided to go to lawyers, some went to the organization that helps immigrants, some went to the school where they received their LINC certificates. The teacher from the school kindly contacted the CIC, but haven’t received any valuable explanation either.

See the full story below (after a couple of annoying long ads) and this is just one example.

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