Parent sponsorship program opens January 28

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 19:09:17 +0000

2019 Parents and Grandparents Program has new changes to intake process and a cap of 20,000 applications Want to sponsor your parents or grandparents to Canada? The 2019 Parents and Grandparents Program “interest to sponsor” form will be available starting at noon EST on January 28, 2019. This year’s program brings some changes, namely a […]

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Biometrics now required for visa applicants from Asia and Americas

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2019 07:29:47 +0000

Canada is expanding its biometrics collection program for 2019. Now, nationals from countries in Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas — in addition to Europe, Middle East and Africa — will need to give their fingerprints and photo (biometrics) when applying for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or for permanent residence. This same […]

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PRs need to follow Impaired Driving Act law carefully

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 21:30:57 +0000

Op/ed: Senator Mobina S.B. Jaffer and Senator Ratna Omidvar It has been over a month since the Cannabis Act and its companion legislation, Bill C-46, Impaired Driving Act, have come into force. While the Cannabis Act itself was widely discussed in public, there was comparatively little debate about Bill C-46 — which may have disastrous […]

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Should courts defer to immigration officers’ decisions?

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 21:18:43 +0000

Supreme Court of Canada Vavilov decision could have broad impact on immigration law In 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada will release what could be its most impactful decision on Canadian immigration law in a decade. The case, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration v. Alexander Vavilov is about whether a child who was born in […]

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Canada adopts Global Migration Compact

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:29:40 +0000

The United Nations’ Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration is the first global framework on international migration More than 258 million migrants in the world are living outside their country of birth today — a 49 per cent increase compared to 2000. Of these, 68.5 million are refugees who are forced to flee their […]

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Why conservatives should support immigration

The conservative case for confidence in Canada’s immigration system From 2008 to 2013, Jason Kenney, currently the leader of Alberta’s United Conservative Party, then a member of Parliament with the Conservative Party of Canada, served as Canada’s minister of citizenship and immigration. During his time as the head of the federal immigration department, Kenney implemented many […]

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Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit this November

Conference Board of Canada summit to explore business immigration in Canada Beyond its humanitarian tradition, one of the main reasons behind Canada’s modern immigration policy has been about offsetting the aging population and declining birth rates, while boosting the country’s economic growth as a result. A recently published article from Statistics Canada analyzes past studies […]

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Taking Citizenship Week in Canada to new heights

Celebrating Canadian citizenship It’s Citizenship Week (October 8 to 14, 2018) and there are 72 special citizenship ceremonies happening across the country this week, including a special CN Tower ceremony in Toronto where six new citizens braved the EdgeWalk,  the world’s highest hands-free walk, while taking the oath of citizenship — 116 storeys from the […]

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How to become a Canadian citizen

A guide for permanent residents looking to achieve citizenship status in Canada Congratulations. You’ve made the decision to move to Canada, you’ve settled and started your life here, and now you’re ready for the next step: becoming a Canadian citizen. While this is an exciting time for you, it can also be intimidating; the process […]

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