Immigration News

The Toronto Star has reported a story about one of our clients today.  You can find the article here.  Here are some more details about the case: A few months ago, we met an amazing woman who had fled an extremely abusive relationship in Botswana.  She came to us after her refugee claim had been

Navigating the New Citizenship Act Rules

Although the new Citizenship Act amendments were passed on June 20, 2014, most of the provisions are not yet in force.  This means that if you submit your application before the government enforces the new changes, you will likely be assessed under the old rules.    If you want to submit an application for Canadian

Dependant Child Definition to Change

Citizenship and Immigration Canada will be changing the definition of dependant children for immigration applications this Friday, August 1, 2014.  All applications submitted after this date for temporary and permanent residence will be affected. Here is the new definition of a dependant child:  A child who is under the age of 19 (previously it was

This summer has been heating up with new rules for international students.  In one of our previous posts we had told you about the new rules regarding study permits and off-campus work permits that came into place on June 1, 2014.  Recently, the government cancelled the post-graduate LMO recruiting exemption for international students who are

Changes to Citizenship Rules

A few weeks ago, Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced the passage of Bill C-24, which significantly alters the Citizenship Act. The new bill effectively makes it more difficult to become a Canadian citizen. Here are some of the major changes:  Applicants will now be required to be physically present in Canada for 4 out of

Canada’s immigration system is transforming rapidly, and this spring, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) introduced new quotas for the number of new permanent residence applications processed under the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades (FST) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) categories. These will be the last batch of applications under current rules, as CIC

At Long Mangalji LLP, we strive to make sure that our clients receive the best possible solutions for their immigration needs. To this end, we are starting a new initiative where we inform our clients and friends in the community of the numerous changes in Canada’s immigration system. If you find that these changes affect

Canada’s immigration system is transforming rapidly, and this week, new regulations were announced that would affect current and prospective international students. As always, if you find that these changes apply to you or someone you know, get in touch with us, and we will be delighted to help you. These new regulations are scheduled to

At Long Mangalji LLP, we are looking to expand our efforts to inform our clients and friends in the community of the recent changes in Canada’s immigration system. If you find that these changes affect you or someone you know, get in touch with us, and we will be delighted to help you! On Thursday,

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