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 to sponsor your spouse from India

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 09:00:40 +0000

Are you interested in finding out how to sponsor your spouse from India for Canadian immigration? Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) allows Canadian citizens or permanent resident to sponsor their spouses, common-law partners, dependent children and conjugal partners from abroad. If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and you are married to […]

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Thousands of foreign nationals reuniting with Canadian spouses

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2021 09:00:10 +0000

Many Canadians are reuniting with their foreign spouses in Canada after being separated because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Toronto Star. The pandemic has resulted in a slowdown in the processing of applications for immigration to Canada. In September, however, the federal government announced that it would speed up the processing of spousal […]

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Canada holds 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program immigration lottery

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 19:53:22 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has held its 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) lottery. The lottery was set to take place by the end of 2020, but was delayed due to the global coronavirus pandemic, among other reasons, according to IRCC. Those who have been drawn from the lottery have 60 days to […]

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Canadian immigration in 2021: What can we expect?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 09:00:15 +0000

2020 was the year of the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to have a significant impact on Canada’s immigration system. After welcoming 341,000 new immigrants in 2019, Canada continued to accept high levels of new immigrants at the start of last year but the immigration system was completely upended when COVID-19 emerged as a global crisis […]

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How to sponsor your partner for Canadian immigration from inside Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2020 09:00:51 +0000

So you’re ready to sponsor your spouse or common-law partner for Canadian immigration. If you are applying with your partner who is living with you in Canada, the process has slightly different steps than if you were applying from abroad. The Spouse or Common-Law Partner in-Canada class is for Canadian citizens and permanent residents who […]

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Canada easing income requirements for family-class immigration

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 21:10:25 +0000

Canada is easing income requirements on family-class immigration applicants to allow people to sponsor their loved ones, even if they lost income due to coronavirus. The new temporary public policy means that Canadians who are sponsoring their foreign national family members do not have to make 30 per cent more than the minimum income requirement […]

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Canadians call for faster family reunification

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:00:02 +0000

Protesters once again took to the streets across Canada this past weekend, calling on the government to address delays in spousal and family sponsorship applications. Foreign spouses and common-law partners of Canadians are exempt from coronavirus travel restrictions, however, many couples are finding that they cannot even get a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) for their […]

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New immigrants stitch masks that are comfortable with hijab

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2020 16:00:56 +0000

A Winnipeg-based social enterprise employing newcomers has turned to making masks as a way to help people get through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cutting Edge employs immigrant women and trains them to operate sewing machines. So far, the program has made thousands of masks. Operations director Anne-Lydie Bolay told CBC News that there has been […]

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