City Zoning

There seems to be a lot of confusion about the names of the municipalities in Vancouver. I did not know what geographical difference there was between the City of North Vancouver, and the District of North Vancouver, until our head office has moved 3 blocks South, and we had to obtain a new business license. Now I live in East Vancouver, which technically is just Vancouver bordering with Burnaby. And what is considered a part of Metro Vancouver, formally known as Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD), appears to be different from what I used to consider Vancouver.

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“Bridging” Open Work Permits for Certain Federal Economic Class applicants

I have found myself in a situation, where I may have to renew my work permit in order to maintain my legal status within Canada. My current Post-Graduate Work Permit expires in April 2014, and my PR application is nowhere near to be approved (my estimate is that it will take 6 to 12 more months, depending on how fast my medical examination will reach them, and how long it will take for a background check). Luckily, there is a “Bridging” Open Work Permit Program for applicants under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)Canadian Experience Class (CEC)Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) or the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).

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