IRCC now issuing new invitations to apply under Parents and Grandparents Program


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada began sending out invitations this week to potential sponsors through its Parents and Grandparents Program. In a March 19 update, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that potential sponsors have now been selected at random and have 60 days (from the date of invitation) to submit a complete application. […]

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Parents and Grandparents Program now open to interested sponsors


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has now reopened its Parents and Grandparents Program to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents in 2018. The Interest to Sponsor online form went live around 12 p.m. on January 2. All interested sponsors must first fill out this form, which will be available until […]

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IRCC to reopen Parents and Grandparents Program in January


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will reopen its popular Parents and Grandparents Program on Jan. 2, 2018. IRCC said the Interest to Sponsor online form will be available starting at 12 p.m. EST that day. Those who wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents in 2018 must first fill out this form, which will be […]

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IRCC extends Open Work Permit Pilot for sponsored spouses and common-law partners in Canada


The Government of Canada has once again extended the Open Work Permit Pilot for sponsored spouses and common-law partners who are applying for permanent residence. In an update issued Dec. 15, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said the pilot program under the Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada (SCLPC) Class was being extended until Jan. […]

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Increased Family Class Immigration Targets Follow Other Government Initiatives


When Canada’s Minister of Immigration Ahmed Hussen stood before the gathered press in Toronto last week to reveal and explain the government’s new multi-year immigration plan, he was keen to point out that the majority of the nearly one million permanent residents to be admitted to Canada over the next three years would be economic […]

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CanadaVisa News Briefs for November, 2017


The following is a summary of Canadian immigration and citizenship news events that took place over the past week. Our Canadian immigration news briefs bring you the latest news as it unfolds. When published, these articles are posted across our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn. Follow us on social to get […]

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Immigrants Make Up 21.9% of Canada’s Population: StatsCan


The share of Canada’s growing population made up by immigrants has risen to 21.9 percent, up from 20.6 percent in 2011, and the majority of recent immigrants arrived through an economic immigration program. These are just a couple of the many insights published by StatsCan, based on data gathered in last year’s census. The immigrant […]

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Children Under 22 Now Considered Dependents on Canadian Immigration Applications


As of October 24, 2017, children under the age of 22 are considered as dependents on all immigration programs administered by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), including for economic migrants and refugees. For the past three years, only children under the age of 19 were considered as dependent. Children who are 22 years of […]

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CanadaVisa News Briefs for October, 2017


The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian immigration and citizenship that have taken place over the past couple of weeks. Our Canadian immigration news briefs bring you the latest news as it happens. When published, these articles are posted across our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn. Follow us […]

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Important Changes to Canada’s Citizenship Act to Come Into Effect Next Week


Permanent residents of Canada can enjoy a quicker, simpler citizenship naturalization process after key measures contained in Bill C-6, Changes to the Citizenship Act, come into effect next week on October 11. Speaking in Brampton, Ontario on October 4, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Ahmed Hussen, stated that changes have been “long awaited by permanent residents” […]

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