Canada’s population growth rate falls to WWI levels in 2020

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 09:00:37 +0000

With an increase in deaths and a decrease in new immigrants, Canada saw its lowest population growth rate since 1916. In 2020, Canada’s population only increased 0.4 per cent, according to Statistics Canada. Population growth has not been this low since the first year of World War I when it was just 0.3 per cent. […]

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How to sponsor your spouse from Lebanon for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2021 09:00:32 +0000

If you are in Canada and your spouse or common-law partner is in Lebanon, the first step to sponsoring them for Canadian immigration is to see if you are eligible. As the sponsor, you have to be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or First Nation over the age of 18. You also need to sign […]

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Canada expanding processing capacity to expedite family reunion

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:50:06 +0000

Canada is expanding the Case Processing Centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia in an effort to process more applications and reunite families faster. IRCC will get new office space and be able to hire 62 additional employees, according to a media release. These new employees will primarily work on family class overseas applications. With these new […]

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Canada accepts spousal or common-law sponsorship applications from out-of-status foreign nationals

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:00:01 +0000

Among the recent challenges arising from the coronavirus pandemic is that many people are not able to travel to where they had planned and are consequently stuck where they are. A notable example of this phenomenon is the predicament of foreign nationals who have to come to Canada to visit their spouse or common-law partner […]

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How you can move to Canada from the U.S.

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2020 09:00:30 +0000

Every year, many people come to Canada from the U.S., whether it is for school, family, work, or the opportunity to start a new life. In 2019 alone, the U.S. was the fifth most popular country of origin of new Canadian immigrants. Those in the U.S. are well-positioned to immigrate to Canada through an economic-class […]

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Canadians see family reunification as biggest priority in 2020

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 12:00:28 +0000

Canadians generally agree that immigration is positive for long-term economic recovery but want to see family members given the priority for immigration. Coronavirus has slashed immigration numbers, especially in family-class sponsorship and refugee resettlement. Family sponsorship was down 78 per cent in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period last year. Refugee […]

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Canada still accepting spousal immigration applications despite coronavirus

Credit to Author: Kara Crudo| Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:00:56 +0000

The Canadian government has announced they will still be accepting and processing spousal and common-law sponsorship applications for partners who are both in Canada and abroad. This is good news for applicants, both inside and outside of Canada, who have not yet had an opportunity to file their applications with the Canadian Immigration authorities. As […]

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Pilot exempting certain family members from lifetime sponsorship ban now in effect

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 21:04:48 +0000

A new two-year pilot begins today that will allow sponsorship applications for certain family members who would normally be banned from obtaining permanent residence under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.  The pilot concerns non-accompanying family members who were not examined and in some cases were not even declared when a foreign national applied for […]

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Canada now issuing temporary resident permits to out-of-status victims of family violence

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2019 16:51:48 +0000

Newcomers to Canada experiencing family violence can now apply for a fee-exempt temporary resident permit that will give them legal immigration status in Canada. New rules governing the permits for out-of-status foreign nationals facing family violence took effect July 26 and allow for the issuance of temporary resident permits (TRP) to victims and their dependent […]

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New pilot for family members previously excluded from Canada will ‘right that wrong,’ immigration minister says

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 31 May 2019 16:02:47 +0000

Sponsorship applications for some family members who were previously banned from obtaining permanent residence under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations will be allowed under a new two-year pilot, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, has announced.  The pilot concerns non-accompanying family members who were not declared and therefore were not examined […]

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