Canada boosts immigration targets: Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2022 23:51:13 +0000

On November 1, 2022, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser tabled Canada’s 2022 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration. 

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Clearing the backlog: Upcoming measures to reduce processing times

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2022 18:38:09 +0000

After several years of unfulfilled promises from IRCC that processing times would decrease there is reason to believe this may be changing and that backlogs may soon be meaningfully reduced, says our Immigration columnist.

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Misrepresentation in immigration applications and its consequences

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 21:26:55 +0000

Canadian immigration law requires that applicants be honest in their applications.  The need for people to be thorough and truthful has perhaps never been more imperative than ever, as IRCC is becoming increasingly effective and strict in detecting misrepresentation.

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Canada to increase super visa length of stay for parents and grandparents to 5 years

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2022 23:07:51 +0000

On June 7, 2022, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced enhancements to Canada’s super visa program that will allow super visa holders to stay for a longer period of time.

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Visiting a spouse in Canada: How to best present your application

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Mon, 09 May 2022 13:31:48 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s processing standard for spousal and common-law sponsorship applications is generally around twelve months.  The actual processing time can be much longer, or shorter, depending on an applicant’s country of origin, and the delays for certain countries have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Given these wait times, many foreign […]

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Navigating IRCC’s PR Online Application Portal

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2022 20:41:33 +0000

In 2021, IRCC launched a new online portal for submitting electronic permanent residence applications. This new portal is accessible both to self-represented applicants, as well as applicants applying with the assistance of an authorized immigration representative.

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Can your country of origin affect your visa application?

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2022 18:33:40 +0000

An unfortunate reality of Canada’s immigration system is that one’s country of citizenship can impact the likelihood of success in a visa application. When it comes to visitor visas, study permits and work permits, certain source countries consistently have higher approval rates than others. 

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Growing backlogs at IRCC: What 2022 will bring for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 01:41:20 +0000

In order to understand the options that IRCC has in 2022,  it is important to understand that the government has no choice but to find a way to deal with the current backlog.

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What can happen to permanent residents convicted of criminal offences?

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 20:57:14 +0000

Immigrants to Canada are typically aware that if they are convicted of certain criminal offences that they could lose their permanent resident status. When immigrants are charged with criminal offences, immigration lawyers and criminal defense counsel will often work together as needed to ensure that those charged do not lead to deportations.  It is therefore […]

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How the Federal Court will review visa refusals going forward

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 22:03:51 +0000

Significance of the recent decision that a person born in Canada to undercover Russian spies is a Canadian citizen On December 19, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Minister of Citizenship and Immigration v. Alexander Vavilov created a revised framework for the standard of review in judicial review applications. This case […]

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