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Immigration update: 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program, Municipal Nominee Program

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Much like the previous years, new Canadians interested in sponsoring a parent or grandparent to the country were eyeing January as the month when the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program would reopen. However, it has been announced that the reopening has been postponed until Ministerial Instructions are issued. This is to ensure that Immigration, Refugees […]

What is Express Entry? Interview with Kerry Molitor, RCIC

Applying for temporary or permanent resident status from within Canada now easier

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Foreign nationals applying from within Canada for temporary or permanent residence, or to extend or renew their visitor visa, work or study permit will now be able to give their biometrics within Canada. Applicants can have their fingerprints and photo taken at any of the 58 designated Service Canada locations across the country.  “Fingerprints and […]

On the airwaves with Immigrants of Toronto

Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership, Canada’s new way to support LGBTQ refugees

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Starting in 2020, the Canadian government will be flagging off the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership, which will help more Canadians in privately sponsoring LGBTQ refugees. This will greatly benefit the scores of people who are fleeing violence and persecution on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The partnership builds on the Rainbow […]

Invites to Parents and Grandparents Program continue to soar

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The Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program has seen many recent improvements and is still persistently climbing – in 2019 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will accept 20 000 sponsorship applications. That’s 4 times the number of invites compared to when the program launched in 2014, when only 5 000 applications were accepted. Things are […]

Canada eliminates conditional permanent residence for spouses and partners

Nova Scotia targets desired workers with new immigration stream

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Nova Scotia launched a new immigration stream that takes a flexible and innovative approach to address the province’s unique labour market needs. The new immigration stream, called Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities, is being introduced on August 8, 2018, and will examine the current needs of the local workforce and invite immigrants who can fill desired positions […]

New immigration program for Atlantic Canada announced

Canada’s medical inadmissibility policy amended

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For individuals with disabilities, medical inadmissibility has been a potential roadblock while applying for temporary or permanent residency. To align the medical inadmissibility policy with Canada’s 21st century outlook, the Canadian government has amended the policy. These changes are intended to update the 40-year-old policy and allow for individuals who otherwise would be able to […]

Immigration fraudsters target refugees, South Asians

Faster than ever, more sponsored couples are being reunited

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The Canadian government has promised that it values family reunification – and it hasn’t let us down. Major improvements to the sponsorship program means significant cuts to the backlog and wait time for spousal sponsors. Over the past year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) fulfilled its promise to reduce the backlog of spousal applicants […]

Pilot program to boost newcomer employment in Canada’s hotel sector

Parents and grandparents sponsorship program reopens for 2018

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For all Canadian citizens and permanent residents looking to sponsor a parent or grandparent in 2018, the month of January is an important time to act. The first step in the application process requires an online “Interest to Sponsor” form to be submitted. Form submissions open noon EST on January 2, 2018 and close a month later […]

Applying for temporary or permanent resident status from within Canada now easier

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