Immigration News

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New Medical Inadmissibility Changes

The Minister has just announced today important new changes to the medical inadmissibility policy. Individuals and their dependants who apply for permanent residence under most applications in economic categories, some humanitarian and compassionate categories, and some family sponsorship categories such as parents/grandparent sponsorships, are still required to pass medical admissibility.   However, today’s announcement will allow a

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The Parent and Grandparents sponsorship program re-opened for online expressions of interest from January 2 to February 1, 2018. On March 19, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) emailed out invitations to potential sponsors who were randomly selected to submit their sponsorship application. Potential sponsors will have 60 days from the date of their invitation to

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One of the most important benefits of studying in Canada is the ability to qualify for the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). The PGWP program allows international students who have completed a qualifying program at an approved post-secondary institution to obtain an open work permit. Only certain universities and colleges offer programs that are eligible for

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With the start of the new year, Ontario has announced some changes to their provincial nominee program. Here are some of the key details: Ontario’s nomination allocation has increased by 600 to 6,600 for the year 2018 An applicant has 45 calendar days from the day they receive a Notification of Interest (NOI) to submit

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Immigration Options for Skilled Individuals

As immigration options for skilled individuals become more restricted in the United States and Europe, Canada remains one of the most open immigration systems for skilled individuals in the G7.   Some of the main routes for permanent residence in the Economic categories are listed below (see here for videos where we provide more details on some

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The Minister of Immigration has announced that the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship program will be re-opening in 2018. Similar to the new process introduced for 2017, potential sponsors will be required to first express their interest in sponsoring by submitting the online “Interest to Sponsor” form. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will then randomly

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New Citizenship Rules to be In Force

The wait is almost over! Many of the integral changes to the Citizenship Act brought by Bill C6 will be coming into force on Wednesday, 11 October 2017. The main changes include: 1. The requirement for physical residency in Canada will now be changed to 3 out of the 5 years preceding the application date.

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New Work Permits for EU Citizens

Canada has just implemented new immigration provisions under the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). There are several provisions under this category that will make it easier for citizens of members states of the EU to obtain work permits in Canada without Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs).  Here are some of the highlights:

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

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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.  

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C-6 Citizenship Bill is now Law

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

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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