Air Canada Agent who takes on the role of a CBSA officer We have been representing a family whose troubling case has been featured in the media. This family has been torn apart because in transit to Canada, an Air Canada agent thought that it would be a good idea to “red flag” the family
The Ontario government has just opened a new Permanent Residence program called the “In-demand Skills Stream”. This program is for Farm work and Low-skilled Construction positions in Ontario.
The long awaited Citizenship bill has finally received Royal Assent and became law this week. Here are the main changes that may affect you or someone you know: To qualify for citizenship a permanent resident is required to be physically in Canada for 3 out of 5 years (the old law is 4 out of
The government has announced today that the changes to the age of a dependent child will be in force on October 24, 2017. Starting on that day, the definition of a dependent child will be as follows: Children under the age of 22 who are not married and are not in common-law relationships Children above
The Canadian government has made several important announcements to the definition of dependent children and family class sponsorships which may affect you or people you know. They are: The age of a dependent child will be raised to under 22 likely starting May 3, 2017. The permanent residence status of persons who were sponsored
We have received further information regarding Ontario’s Immigrant Nominee Program for Masters Graduate, PhD Graduate, and Express Entry Human Capital Priorities which may open as early as this afternoon. Here are some of the key details: There have been dramatic changes to how applications will be processed. These include: All applications will be submitted online.
U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that closed the U.S. border to people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen. As we have seen in the news, enforcement of the order has unleashed chaos at airports and many people have been left in immigration limbo. To assist in responding to
A new year is here and we thought we would take some time to highlight expected changes that are likely to happen to the immigration system in 2017. Overall Numbers It is projected that 300 000 immigrants will obtain permanent residency this year. This is the same as in 2016. Permanent Residence granted under the
Update: To enter the parental sponsorship lottery click here. The government of Canada has just announced major changes to the intake process for the 2017 Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program. The most significant changes include the following: Only 10,000 applications will be accepted under this program in 2017. Instead of a first-come, first-serve system, IRCC
The government has just announced major changes to the Spousal Sponsorship program. These changes are designed to simplify the application process and lead to faster processing times. The most significant changes include the following: IRCC will process approximately 80% of new applications within 12 months from the day they are received. About 80% of applications
As of November 10, 2016, most foreign nationals from countries that are visa-exempt (except for Americans) will be required to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to flying into Canada. Here are some of the key points to note: Citizens of the United States of America, Permanent Residents of Canada, and other small
The government announced yesterday significant changes to the Express Entry program that are to come into effect on November 19, 2016. These changes will alter how points are awarded within the current system. The most significant changes include the following: Points will now be awarded to applicants that graduate from Canadian post- secondary institutions. Applicants