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
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 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
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.