IRCC increases number of permits it will process under temporary special measures for Palestinian extended family in Gaza

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 28 May 2024 13:00:34 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that it is increasing the number of applications accepted into processing under the temporary special measures for Palestinian extended family in Gaza. Last January, the department announced that it would process 1,000 applications for temporary resident visas (TRVs) for applicants currently in Gaza who are family members […]

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What are my options if I need to defer my enrollment after obtaining my Canadian study permit?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2023 13:00:21 +0000

In some situations, international students in this country may need – or be required by their Canadian Designated Learning Institution (DLI) – to defer their program’s start date to the following semester. This could be the case for a multitude of reasons, including but not limited to: Family emergency Wanting to accumulate more funds Note: […]

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What you need to know about spousal open work permits

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2023 12:00:52 +0000

Spouses, common law and conjugal partners of Canadian citizens or permanent residents can get an open work permit while their sponsorship application for permanent residence is being processed. Sponsor your family for Canadian immigration The benefit of a spousal open work permit is that sponsored individuals can work for almost any employer in Canada and […]

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IRCC application backlog slowly shrinking despite higher number of applications

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2023 11:22:35 +0000

The most recent data from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shows a backlog of 802,600 applications out of a total 2,274,600 as of July 31. Compared to the last update on May 31, the numbers indicate that the backlog is shrinking. In May, there were 820,000 applications considered backlogged out of 2,248,000. This is […]

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Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) 101: What you need to know if you want to visit Canada

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 13:00:04 +0000

Canada welcomes millions of temporary residents each year. Unless an individual is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or from a visa-exempt country, an individual who wants to enter Canada for a temporary purpose must apply for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). Get a Free Legal Consultation A temporary purpose includes tourists, temporary foreign workers […]

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Canada’s commitment to reuniting families and keeping them together

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2023 12:15:29 +0000

Canada recently renewed its commitment to keeping families together, a central goal of the country’s current immigration system. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has put into practice new procedures intended to accelerate family reunification, ensuring that dependants and spouses who may not otherwise be eligible to come to Canada, now have a pathway to […]

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Ukrainians in Canada will be able to apply for permanent residence beginning in October

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2023 14:15:41 +0000

On Saturday, the Canadian government announced that it will introduce a new pathway this October to enable Ukrainians in Canada to apply for permanent residence. Effective October 23, 2023, the new pathway will be available to Ukrainians in Canada with temporary resident status and who have at least one family member in Canada. Immigration, Refugees […]

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Canada introducing visa-free travel to 13 countries

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2023 16:57:45 +0000

Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, visited Winnipeg today for an announcement regarding visa-free travel. Passport holders from 13 countries will now be able to travel to Canada by air without requiring a Temporary Residence Visa. However, this applies only to travellers from these countries who have either held a Canadian visa in […]

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BREAKING: Canada introducing visa-free travel to 13 countries

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2023 16:57:45 +0000

Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, visited Winnipeg today for an announcement regarding visa-free travel. Passport holders from 13 countries will now be able to travel to Canada without requiring a Temporary Residence Visa. Panama Antigua and Barbuda St Kitts and Nevis St Lucia St Vincent and Grenadines Trinidad and Tobago Argentina Costa […]

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Minister Fraser clarifies how IRCC uses AI in application processing

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 31 May 2023 11:00:33 +0000

At a recent press conference in Vancouver, Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser told reporters that “by increasing our use of technology, advanced analytics and streamlining our processing we’ve done a couple of very important things in recent months.” Fraser was speaking about temporary residency (TRV) applications for those waiting for permanent residency under family class […]

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