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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

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 […]

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

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 […]

A guide for first-time voters

Pilot program for immigrant entrepreneurs to be made permanent

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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 […]

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program

Celebrate Canada Day with citizenship events

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With July 1st right around the corner, Canadians all over the country are preparing for celebrations of the country’s 150th birthday. Citizenship events and activities are being held across Canada in the coming weeks. There will be 55 special citizenship ceremonies held all over the country with the purpose of welcoming in new citizens of […]

Gustavo’s story: I have the responsibility to give back to Canada

New countries added for expedited refugee processing

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Starting in June 2017, refugee claimants from Afghanistan, Burundi, Egypt, and Yemen will be eligible for expedited processing if they are already in Canada.  Claimants selected for expedited processing will have an opportunity to submit documents to support their claim.  Then a decision-maker from the Refugee Protection Division will either accept the claim based on […]

Nova Scotia targets desired workers with new immigration stream

Canada eliminates conditional permanent residence for spouses and partners

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After being in effect for five years, the Canadian government eliminated the immigration rule of conditional permanent residents. This means that sponsored spouses or partners of Canadian citizens or permanent residents no longer have to live with their sponsor for two years to keep their status in Canada. This action is in accordance with the […]

Faster than ever, more sponsored couples are being reunited

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