One year later: How the pandemic is affecting Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 09:00:51 +0000

Days after Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced plans to increase immigration in 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the world that the Canadian border would be closed on March 18— one year ago today— as a public safety measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Initially, the border was just supposed to be closed until […]

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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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How family members of TFWs can come to Canada amid travel restrictions

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2020 15:42:56 +0000

Family members of temporary foreign workers are not exempt from travel restrictions, but they may still be able to come to Canada. When we talk about “family members” here, we’re referring to spouses, common-law partners, and dependent children. These family members of permanent residents and citizens are exempt as long as they’re coming for more […]

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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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