Canada ends the ‘flagpoling’ post graduation work permit practice

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2024 02:03:34 +0000

 In a significant policy shift, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) have announced that foreign nationals can no longer apply for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) at a port of entry when entering Canada.

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Bill C-71: Proposed changes to Canada’s citizenship laws

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Mon, 27 May 2024 15:22:19 +0000

A newly proposed legislation will extend citizenship by descent beyond the first generation. If passed, the Bill extends automatic citizenship to anyone who was born outside of the country to a Canadian parent. The Bill also proposes to restore citizenship to “Lost Canadians”.

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Strategies for making progress on a delayed immigration application

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2024 23:07:39 +0000

So, what recourse do you have with a delayed application? Thankfully, there are several different strategies available. Each option has its own advantages and drawbacks, requiring careful consideration based on your specific circumstances and often, a multi-faceted approach.

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Path to permanent residence: How to boost your express entry score in 2024

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2024 02:43:26 +0000

Today perhaps the biggest obstacle to obtain permanent residence is getting an opportunity to apply in the first place. And it’s all thanks to the continued trend of high Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores for Express Entry draws.

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Review of sweeping reforms to study permit policies: What to expect in 2024

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2023 14:21:43 +0000

For foreign nationals, a study permit represents an excellent opportunity to come to Canada, learn new skills and provide options to work and remain in Canada after graduation. IRCC has announced four key changes to study permit policies, impacting both current and prospective international students.

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Review of sweeping reforms to study permit policies: What to expect in 2024

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2023 14:21:43 +0000

For foreign nationals, a study permit represents an excellent opportunity to come to Canada, learn new skills and provide options to work and remain in Canada after graduation. IRCC has announced four key changes to study permit policies, impacting both current and prospective international students.

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A closer look at Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2023 22:12:49 +0000

The Immigration Levels Plan contains a details of admissions in several categories. What is somewhat remarkable is that not only will the overall admissions from 2025-2026 remain the same, but the planned admissions in each category will as well, which could likely mean difficulties for many temporary residents as well as application backlogs.

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Immigration to Canada becoming less predictable

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2023 23:09:10 +0000

Uncertain times could be ahead for Canadian immigration as an apparent rapid rise in population, and particularly temporary residents, is being blamed as a contributing, if not material, factor in the housing affordability crisis.

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Clearing the visitor visa backlog

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2023 16:15:19 +0000

On June 29, 2023, IRCC posted two public policies on its website to facilitate the processing of visa applications currently in the inventory by streamlining eligibility requirements” in order to “position Canada for a clean start and a return to pre-pandemic processing times.”

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Recent trends in study permit application refusal reasons and appeals

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2023 21:42:38 +0000

Foreign nationals outside of Canada who are applying for Canadian study permits for post-secondary studies must convince visa officers that they meet all requirements,

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