Visa Application Centres are re-opening in India

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 16:12:44 +0000

The Canadian government has just announced that its Visa Application Centres (VACs) in India will resume services tomorrow, on November 20, 2020. In a new tweet, the government stated it will schedule limited biometrics appointments in Delhi, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru. It will prioritize international students and family class applicants. Resuming biometrics is […]

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Canada is processing more spousal immigration applications

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 09:00:08 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is now processing more spousal immigration applications following a slowdown at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, Canada was aiming to welcome 70,000 new immigrants under its Spouses, Partners and Children category. Under its new 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan this target will increase to around 80,000 […]

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How to sponsor your wife, husband, or partner for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Kara Crudo| Date: Sat, 07 Nov 2020 05:00:00 +0000

Canada will continue to expedite up to 6,000 spousal sponsorship applications per month until the end of 2020. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) made this major announcement in late-September, as it detailed how it aims to bring loved ones together as quickly as it can amid the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, Canada […]

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How to move to Canada from the U.S.

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2020 10:00:59 +0000

Google data shows a spike in searches on “moving to Canada” within the U.S. during the first debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Irrespective of this fact and the current political context in the United States, there is always interest among those in the U.S. to move to Canada due to the strong […]

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How to sponsor your partner for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Kara Crudo| Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 10:00:26 +0000

Canada is aiming to expedite the processing of 18,000 spousal sponsorship applications by the end of this year. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) made this significant announcement on Thursday, outlining the innovative steps it is taking to try and reunite loved ones as quickly as possible. Looking to sponsor your spouse? Complete this form […]

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Canada to speed up spousal sponsorship application processing

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:48:20 +0000

Canada is seeking to process and finalize 6,000 spousal sponsorship applications each month between October and December 2020. This major news has just been announced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). IRCC has increased the number of staff that will review spousal sponsorship applications by 66 per cent in order to reduce wait times […]

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International couples face immigration processing delays

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2020 12:00:02 +0000

Canadians who have been separated from their foreign national loved-ones for an extended period of time are mounting pressure on the federal government to take action. The coronavirus outbreak is highlighting issues in the spousal and common-law sponsorship program that existed before the pandemic. Temporary Resident Visas (TRV) are often denied for spousal sponsorship applicants […]

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Sponsoring non-status spouses and common-law partners for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:00:38 +0000

There are options for spouses and common-law partners of Canadians to get permanent residence even if they do not have immigration status. Cases involving “lack of status” spouses and partners fall under Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s objective to help keep families together. It also aims to prevent hardship from separating a couple who […]

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What Canadian immigrants can expect in June 2020

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 10:00:47 +0000

There will be some big announcements to watch out for this month, such as whether or not Canada will reopen its doors to foreign travellers at the end of June. The flattening of the coronavirus curve in Canada overall, as well as the incremental reopening of the Canadian economy, points to the possibility of lifting […]

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Staying in Canada with your spouse

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 07:00:20 +0000

Spouses and common-law partners of Canadians who are applying for permanent residence have the option to stay in Canada legally with an open work permit. The Open Work Permit Pilot allows spouses and common-law partners of Canadians to work in Canada while they are applying for permanent residence through spousal sponsorship. In order to be […]

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