Recently, Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC), issued a statement about plans to safeguard Canadians, prospective newcomers and good-standing immigration and citizenship consultants against fraudulent consultants. “The government is taking decisive action to hold immigration and citizenship consultants to a much higher standard as we do with other professions, such as lawyers […]

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Caregivers, or people who look after children, the sick, differently abled, or elderly, now have new ways to work towards immigrating to Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced on February 23, that two new 5-year caregiver immigration pilots are underway. With these, not just caregivers, but their families as well could come to […]

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The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) is an immigration program that connects newcomers to permanent residency if they have an offer of employment. Check out what these New Brunswick immigrants have to say about their experience settling here, and finding employment after getting their education at the local university.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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A multi-year immigration plan has been announced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that sets out to welcome more immigrants in the coming years than Canada has seen in recent history. Starting in 2018, there are an expected 310,000 permanent residents to immigrate to Canada. The following years 2019 and 2020 will bear even […]

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Immigrant entrepreneurs are receiving a leg up from the government of Canada with the new permanence of a pilot program that helps newcomers launch their Canadian businesses. The five-year pilot called Start-up Visa Program was designed to encourage entrepreneurs to immigrate to Canada. Professionals can apply for permanent residence after their company is accepted into […]

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