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New Work Permits for Francophones

The government has just announced that starting on June 1, 2016, francophone persons (people who are fluent in French) will be entitled to special work permits throughout Canada.  Here are some of the details:  Francophone persons who want to work in provinces outside of Quebec can qualify To obtain a work permit they must be

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The government had previously announced that starting March 15, most nationals from countries that are visa-exempt (except for Americans) will be required to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) prior to flying into Canada.  See here for more details. However, the government has recently announced that there will be a “Leniency Period” from now

Last week, the government introduced a bill to make significant changes to the Citizenship Act. This bill is currently being discussed in Parliament and may come into force later in the year. Here are some of the main points of the proposed changes:   The amount of time required to be physically present in Canada

UPDATE: The government has announced a “Leniency Period” until Fall 2016 where travellers can still enter Canada without a ETA.  See here for more details. On March 15, most nationals from countries that are visa-exempt (except for Americans) will be required to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) prior to flying into Canada. Here

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The government has announced that parental sponsorships will open again on January 4, 2016.  There will also be a quota again this year.  Here are some things to keep in mind if you plan on sponsoring your parents or grandparents: A quota means that your window of opportunity to apply is very limited.  Last year,

This year, the Canadian government implemented the Express Entry system which has drastically changed the landscape of the economic categories for permanent residence. Candidates have been entering into the Express Entry pool where they are given a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score based on an established criteria. Every 1-4 weeks, the government announces a draw

Aylan and his family never had a chance to come to Canada.  Their lives were in danger and they couldn’t wait for the years that it would have taken to be able to be sponsored.  The dangerous rowboat over the Aegean Sea was their only hope. 

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The new Caregiver program that replaced the old Live-in-Caregiver program has created much confusion for families who want to hire caregivers and for workers who want to immigrate under this program.  Here are some of the tips about the program that may help you:  It has become quite difficult to get a positive Labour Market

  The government has just announced that the new citizenship rules will come into effect on June 11.  This means that anyone whose citizenship application does not reach the CIC office by June 10 will be subject to the new rules.  Some of the main rules that could affect your ability to obtain citizenship are: 

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There are two new recent changes to the Express Entry permanent residency system.  These changes may affect your case if you are already in or are considering entering the Express Entry Pool:   1. The Ontario Provincial Nominee Program will be selecting certain candidates from the Express Entry pool to be invited to apply for

4-In, 4-Out Rule for Work Permits

On April 1, many work permit holders who have worked in Canada for over 4 years may not be able to renew their work permits.  This is because the government implemented a regulation known as the “4-in, 4-out rule”.  Here’s how it works:  Most foreign workers who have worked in Canada for four years since

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Starting from last Saturday, February 21, 2015, the government has begun to impose new processes and fees for applicants who want to apply for work permits that don’t require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).  Here are some of the main changes: Employers who want to hire foreign workers with work permits that are LMIA-exempt

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