The Minister has just released the information about the Parents/Grandparents Sponsorship Program for 2021. This year, only those who had submitted their interest to sponsor forms last year for the 2020 program will be eligible to receive an invitation to apply. Here are the details: Interest to Sponsor Forms – 2020 Only those who had
Yesterday, IRCC announced 4 unprecedented public policies creating new time-limited programs to facilitate permanent residence for individuals working in Canada. Here’s what you need to know: Policy 1 – Individuals Working in an Essential Occupation International workers who have completed at least 1 year of work experience in Canada, within the past 3 years, in
The Canadian Immigration Minister has recently announced the opening of a permanent residence program for caregivers in Canada, called the Interim Caregiver Pathway, that is open until June 4, 2019. Read here for more details.
Our lawyers at Long Mangalji LLP are often approached and asked about the process of immigrating to Canada. Below, we’ve collected some of the most frequently asked general questions FAQ regarding the Economic Class programs for your perusal. What are the best ways for me to immigrate to Canada based on my skills and experience?
As cannabis becomes legalized in Canada, the new Driving Under the Influence (DUI) laws will mean much harsher immigration penalties for permanent residents and foreign nationals (see here for our previous newsletter explaining some of these changes). We have received an update from the Minister regarding how the new laws will be applied to people who had
While studying in Canada is an excellent path to permanent residence, there are many immigration landmines an international student will want to avoid along the way. Here are some pieces of advice we have for students: Post-graduation work permits (PGWP): Each international student is only allowed ONE post-graduation work permit, so use it wisely! There are
On August 20, 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced major changes to the parent and grandparent sponsorship program which will take effect in 2019. Some of the most relevant details include: The 2019 cap has been increased to 20 000 applicants from 17 000 applicants in 2018. There is a new process for 2019.
On July 31st, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will be expanding the collection of biometrics to all applicants between the ages of 14-79. Start dates for the requirement vary depending on the applicant’s nationality. Some of the most relevant details include: Who Will be Affected and When Biometric data must be submitted by everyone applying for:
The Canadian Parliament has recently passed legislation legalizing some possession of cannabis (marijuana) and also to increase the punishment for driving under the influence. These laws will come into effect on October 17, 2018 and will have harsh penalties for permanent residents and foreign nationals who have DUI or possession of “illicit” cannabis. We have
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