Immigration News

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The government has extended this program which allows certain construction workers who are without status to apply for permanent residence. Eligible applicants can also obtain a Temporary Resident Permit to obtain a work permit while waiting for permanent residence. This program is launched in partnership with the Canadian Labour Congress which will first assess for

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Expanded Family Work Permits

In the first month of 2023, we’ve received some good news from IRCC. Many more family members of work permit holders will be eligible for open work permits starting January 30. Also, the Out-of-Status Construction Workers in the GTA Permanent Residence program has been extended for this year. Here are the details on Family Permits:

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New NOC Codes

Beginning today, IRCC will be implementing the new NOC 2021 system which is the classification for occupations in the Canadian immigration system. This system will affect LMIAs and employer-specific work permits as well as permanent residence applications such as Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs. Here are the specifics for the new NOC codes: Instead

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Parents/Grandparents Sponsorship 2022

The Minister has just released the information about the Parents/Grandparents Sponsorship Program for 2022. Once again, only those who had submitted their interest to sponsor forms for the 2020 program will be eligible to receive an invitation to apply. Here are the details:  Interest to Sponsor Forms – 2020 Only those who had already submitted

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New Measures for International Students

          Earlier today, Minister Sean Fraser announced two important measures for international students. Here’s what you need to know: From November 15, 2022, to December 31, 2023, international students in Canada who are able to work off-campus using their study permit will no longer be subject to the 20-hour per week

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The temporary policy for Post-Graduation Work Permit and TR to PR Work Permit holders to extend their work permits have now been implemented. Here are the main rules: Post graduation work permits that expire between September 20, 2021 and December 31, 2022 will be eligible for an open work permit for up to 18 months.

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New Temporary Resident Program for Ukrainians and Family Members IRCC has just announced the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) which is a new temporary resident program for Ukrainians who are fleeing the war. The details are as follows: Ukrainians and their family members can apply for a CUAET visitor visa allowing them to stay

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Happy Family Day!

To celebrate Family Day in Ontario, our newsletter focused on some recent developments with regard to the family sponsorship programs. Spousal Sponsorships  There continues to be a backlog in spousal sponsorship applications, both in-Canada and visa offices abroad. Processing times are slowly improving but are not yet at pre-Covid levels.    In the Prime Minister’s

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IRCC announced that they will be providing new programs in support of Ukrainians who are fleeing the war. The exact program details have yet been released but we can anticipate the following: 1)   A new program for temporary entry. The Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel will replace the need to obtain a normal visitor visa to

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Parents/Grandparents Sponsorship 2021

The Minister has just released the information about the Parents/Grandparents Sponsorship Program for 2021. This year, only those who had submitted their interest to sponsor forms last year for the 2020 program will be eligible to receive an invitation to apply. Here are the details:  Interest to Sponsor Forms – 2020 Only those who had

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Summer News

There has been a number of important immigration announcements this summer. Here are the top 5: BORDER OPENING Borders are set to open to Covid19-vaccinated travellers from around the world on September 7 (August 9 for American citizens and permanent residents residing in the United States). To qualify you must be fully vaccinated by a

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New OINP EOI System

The Ontario government has recently opened its popular International Student and Foreign Worker streams . Instead of the maddening first-come, first-serve system of the past, the OINP has launched a new EOI points system that allows applicants who qualify to enter first into a pool. The government will subsequently conduct draws to allow those with

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