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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 […]

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program

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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.

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’s existing immigration programs see important changes

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 […]

Nova Scotia’s new immigration streams

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 […]

Canada’s 2017 immigration plan supports economic growth

Minors will now pay less for Canadian citizenship

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Minors (under the age of 18) applying to the Citizenship Act under subsection 5(1) will be paying much lower application fees now than before. Citizenship application forms 5(1) are for minors that are applying without a Canadian parent or without a parent who is also applying for citizenship at the same time. Previously, the fee […]

Pilot program for immigrant entrepreneurs to be made permanent

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 […]

French-speaking temporary workers encouraged to come to Canada

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 […]

Faster than ever, more sponsored couples are being reunited

Ambitious Canadian immigration plan to occur over next three years

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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 […]

Nova Scotia’s new immigration streams

Second wave of Citizenship Act amendments mean important changes to your application

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Bill C-6 is rolling out its second round of amendments to the Citizenship Act on October 11, 2017. Changes include adjustments to physical presence requirements and the age range that determines which applicants need to meet language and knowledge requirements. Bill C-6 was introduced on June 19, 2017 as an amendment to the former government’s […]

Canadian citizenship ceremony: what you need to know

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