Immigration News

Student Seminars in November

Together with student groups and universities and colleges throughout Ontario, Long Mangalji will be offering free immigration seminars to international students this fall.  Come and join us if you are a member of one of the following groups! Here’s what’s coming up in November:  Niagara College Date: November 10 Time: 11:30 – 1:30 Place: NOTL

Check out the Toronto Star article on our client Yvonne Jele’s story.  Despite being outed in the tabloids of Uganda with a headline that read “City Socialite Hunted Over Lesbo Links”, the current immigration laws did not allow us to present this evidence to the Federal Court.  Happily however, Yvonne was granted a last-minute stay

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Update: On September 20, 2016, the government announced that they are extending the leniency period to November 9, 2016. Starting November 10, 2016 the eTA rules explained below will be enforced.  On September 30, 2016, most nationals from countries that are visa-exempt (except for Americans) will be required to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

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We’re so proud of the amazing Olympic athletes and performers who put on such incredible performances the last few weeks! The games have reminded us of the important contribution that athletes and artists make to Canadian society. In order to attract such talent to Canada, there is a relatively unknown immigration program specifically for individuals

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Do you speak fluent French or know someone who does and wants to come to Canada?  New work permits are now available for francophone persons who want to live outside of Quebec.  Here are some of the details:  Francophone persons who want to work in provinces outside of Quebec can qualify.  To obtain a work

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Ontario PNP Quotas Filled for 2016

The Ontario government has just announced that its quotas for accepting most applications under its provincial nominee program (OINP) are full.  The following applications will no longer be accepted for at least the next 6 months and will be returned:      Masters and PhD Graduate program applications submitted after May 9, 2016. Invitations for

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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

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