Immigration News

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IRCC has recently announced a number of programs that would allow refugees or family members from certain countries to obtain permanent residence in Canada. These are great alternatives to the overseas refugee programs. Many of the new program have a cap or deadline so it is critical to apply as soon as possible. Here are

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Parent and Grandparent Updates – Fall 2023

IRCC has announced some important updates to the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program for the 2023 lottery. Only those who had submitted their name in 2020 would be eligible to participate in this year’s lottery. Here are some key points to note: Starting on October 10, 2023, IRCC will begin emailing out invitations to potential

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New Immigration Policies this Summer

It has been a busy summer and several important immigration policies were announced. Here are the details 1. Study while Working Workers who have held a work permit since or had applied to extend their work permit on or before June 7, 2023 are able to study without a study permit until the end of

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  The Minister has announced that Iranian citizens who have temporary resident status in Canada can now apply for open work permits and study permits. Here are the details: Iranian citizens who are in Canada with visitor status, temporary resident permits, study permits, or work permits that confer temporary resident status qualify Those who qualify

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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