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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What to expect in Canadian immigration this December

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 00:01:56 +0000

Canada’s immigration system is set for a busy end to what has been an eventful 2020. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is expected to keep holding Express Entry draws throughout the holiday season. In previous years, there have been at least two draws in December. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) activity is also expected to […]

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Visa Application Centres are re-opening in India

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 16:12:44 +0000

The Canadian government has just announced that its Visa Application Centres (VACs) in India will resume services tomorrow, on November 20, 2020. In a new tweet, the government stated it will schedule limited biometrics appointments in Delhi, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru. It will prioritize international students and family class applicants. Resuming biometrics is […]

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Canada is processing more spousal immigration applications

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 09:00:08 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is now processing more spousal immigration applications following a slowdown at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, Canada was aiming to welcome 70,000 new immigrants under its Spouses, Partners and Children category. Under its new 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan this target will increase to around 80,000 […]

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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 to sponsor your wife, husband, or partner for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Kara Crudo| Date: Sat, 07 Nov 2020 05:00:00 +0000

Canada will continue to expedite up to 6,000 spousal sponsorship applications per month until the end of 2020. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) made this major announcement in late-September, as it detailed how it aims to bring loved ones together as quickly as it can amid the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, Canada […]

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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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The Parents and Grandparents Program 2020 closes next week

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:00:10 +0000

Canadian citizens and permanent residents have until next Tuesday to notify Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada about their desire to sponsor their parents and grandparents. The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) expression of interest window opened on October 13 and closes on November 3 at 12 PM EST. Through the PGP, parents and grandparents can obtain Canadian […]

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How to sponsor your parents and grandparents for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2020 09:00:30 +0000

Canadian citizens and permanent residents can now apply to sponsor their parents and grandparents for Canadian immigration. The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) expression of interest window began on October 13 and will remain open until November 3rd. The PGP enables sponsors to bring their parents and grandparents over to Canada. Parents and grandparents obtain Canadian permanent […]

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