Online intake form for Parent and Grandparent Program closes in minutes

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 17:52:22 +0000

At 12:12 p.m. EST today (9:12 a.m. PST), Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced on its Facebook page that the interest to sponsor form for the 2019 Parent and Grandparent Program is now closed. When the new intake process was announced a few weeks ago, IRCC called it a “new and improved intake process that […]

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New immigration pilot for rural communities

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2019 22:51:23 +0000

Communities can now apply to be part of new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot It’s common knowledge that many immigrants are attracted to the big cities, with Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal still the most desirable, and smaller centres like Calgary and Winnipeg coming up close behind. But it’s actually often the smaller, rural communities that are […]

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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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AMSSA calls for stronger newcomer integration in B.C.

Report calls for new strategies to attract, retain and integrate newcomers better in B.C. The Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA), the umbrella group for more than 70 newcomer serving agencies in the province, released a report calling for action from the Government of B.C. to increase support for the integration of […]

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Cannabis Act stricter driving rules can impact immigrants

With the legalization of marijuana comes stricter driving laws, which could have an impact on immigrants and visitors The possession of marijuana for personal use has been legalized in Canada. But, along with that, there are new laws on transportation-related offences that could impact visitors and immigrants in Canada. On June 21, 2018, Bill C-46, the […]

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Improved estimates for Canadian immigration processing

Better estimates of Canadian immigration application processing times as of July 31, 2018 How Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) estimates immigration processing times has been changed, hopefully for the better. “We understand how frustrating it can be when applications take longer than expected. That’s why we have made changes to improve the experience for […]

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