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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What to expect from the Parents and Grandparents Program in 2021

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sat, 09 Jan 2021 10:00:03 +0000

Canadians and permanent residents who submitted interest to sponsor forms for the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) in 2020 are currently receiving invitations from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Earlier this week, IRCC held its PGP 2020 lottery and will be issuing invitations over a 10-day period. Candidates were able to submit their interest […]

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VACs in India reopen offering biometrics for families and students

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 23:31:51 +0000

Canadian visa service centres have now reopened across India. The newly reopened Visa Application Centres (VACs) will allow study permit and family sponsorship applicants to submit biometrics. Four more centres are being opened in addition to those that were reopened on November 20. VACs are now open to clients in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, […]

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The Mixed-Orientation Couple: a dramatic development in Canadian immigration law

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 09:00:56 +0000

Immigration law both shapes and reflects the society that produces it. A recent and pioneering case, A.P. v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 906 (CanLII) makes this adage clear. In it, we see the dialogic, interpretative, and pragmatic nature of Canadian policy and law. The Federal Court of Canada recently confronted a case involving […]

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The Mixed-Orientation Couple: a dramatic development in Canadian immigration law

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 09:00:56 +0000

Immigration law both shapes and reflects the society that produces it. A recent and pioneering case, A.P. v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 906 (CanLII) makes this adage clear. In it, we see the dialogic, interpretative, and pragmatic nature of Canadian policy and law. The Federal Court of Canada recently confronted a case involving […]

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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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