What will the Parents and Grandparents Program look like in 2023?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2023 10:36:14 +0000

At the moment, no details are available regarding the process that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will utilize for the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) in 2023. A highly sought-after invitation, as of IRCC’s last PGP lottery in October 2022, this program is said to have approximately 155,000 potential sponsors remaining in the pool […]

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Canada’s immigration backlog remains at 2.6 million people

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2022 11:35:41 +0000

Canada’s immigration backlog remains at 2.6 million people according to new Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data. IRCC released updated data, which is current as of September 30, on its website on October 14. The inventory across all lines of business has progressed as follows since July 2021: September 30, 2022: 2,600,000 persons (figure […]

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Canada commits to attracting and retaining more international students

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2022 12:00:13 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have released their response to the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM); on needed measures to attract, aid, and protect international students coming to, and already in Canada. Discover your options to study in Canada CIMM is an internal government committee that studies matters […]

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How to get maintained status in Canada

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2022 12:00:28 +0000

Under Canadian immigration law, all temporary residents have an automatically imposed condition that they are required to leave Canada after their work permit expires. There is, however, section 181 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) which states that temporary residents can apply to extend their authorized period of stay as long as they […]

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IRCC’s application backlog grows beyond 2.1 million people

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 10 May 2022 10:52:03 +0000

Canada’s immigration backlog has grown beyond 2.1 million across all lines of business as of April 29, according to the latest Canadian government data obtained via email by CIC News. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s backlog has progressed as follows since last summer: April 30-May 2, 2022: 2,130,385 persons April 11-12, 2022: 2,031,589 persons […]

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What to do if you have a DUI and want to enter Canada

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Mon, 02 May 2022 13:00:08 +0000

You may be considered inadmissible to Canada with a DUI conviction. Fortunately, there are ways to overcome inadmissibility. Regardless of whether you are coming to Canada to visit, study, work, or immigrate, you will have to resolve admissibility issues before you begin your journey. Canada strengthened DUI in 2018 when marijuana was legalized as part […]

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Canada’s immigration backlog now exceeds 2 million persons

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2022 11:30:04 +0000

Immigration Canada’s processing inventory now stands at more than 2 million people across all lines of business. The temporary and permanent residence backlog has increased. Meanwhile, the citizenship backlog went down to about 400,000 persons in April, compared to more than 453,000 in March. The backlog has progressed as follows since last summer: April 11-12, […]

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IRCC updates processing times tool to provide more accurate information

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2022 19:59:57 +0000

On March 31, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced major updates to the government’s online processing times tool.  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) clients can now see more accurate estimates of how long it will take to process their application.  Most permanent resident and citizenship services will now use dynamic processing times. New calculations will […]

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Canada announces measures to improve immigration processing times

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2022 13:00:23 +0000

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has brought forth Canada’s plans to get the immigration system back on track. In the 2021 Budget, Canada allocated $85 million to reduce processing times across all IRCC lines of business. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also called on Fraser to reduce processing times in the minister’s mandate letter. Fraser is now […]

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