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Sep 15, 2023
2023 Parent & Grandparent Sponsorship Intake

On September 8, 2023 IRCC announced that between October 10 and 23, 2023, IRCC will send out 24,200 invitations to apply to potential sponsors. The in...

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Aug 1, 2023
Occupation-based Invitations To Apply under Express Entry

A few weeks ago, IRCC started to give priority to a few limited occupation categories when issuing Invitations To Apply under Express Entry. Prio...

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Jun 29, 2023
Change in rules with regard to studying in Canada

As of June 27, 2023 people who have a Canadian valid work permit or had a work permit application in progress as of June 7, 2023, may now study part-t...

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Jun 19, 2023
Expansion of Francophone Mobility Program

On June 15, 2023 this program was expanded. It allows a Canadian employer located in any province or territory except Québec, to "sponsor" a wo...

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Jun 6, 2023
Major change to Express Entry system – Invitations To Apply based on occupation

At the end of May IRCC announced that they were going to add an occupation based category to the Express Entry system. It is not clear wheth...

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Jun 1, 2023
Open work permits for spouses and common-law partners (and their dependents) during the sponsorship process

On May 26, 2023 the Minister of Immigration made an announcement expanding the class of people who can apply for open work permits if they are within ...

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Mar 23, 2023
Update on Special Rules for Ukrainians fleeing the war in Ukraine

On March 22, 2023 the federal government extended the temporary measures available to Ukrainians. For full details, please refer to IRCC's web site. J...

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Feb 9, 2023
Who can represent you in Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship applications and hearings?

There are two types of authorized Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship paralegals or consultants. One set are regulated by the College of Immigration...

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Jan 4, 2023
8th Anniversary of the Online Express Entry System

Beginning January 1, 2015 the majority of Economic Class applications for permanent residence could only be filed online through the Express Entry sys...

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Dec 9, 2022
More Work Permits for family members of Temporary Foreign Workers (?)

On December 2, 2022 the Minister of Immigration announced that starting in January, 2023, through a temporary two year measure, Canada will expan...

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Recent News

Immigration Law in Canada is constantly changing. Stay up to date with the most recent news pertaining to Citizenship and Immigration Canada laws and regulations.

May 14, 2024
High minimum Express Entry marks under the "general" category

Since last summer IRCC has been giving priority to Express Entry candidates who are proficient in French or have work experience and skills that fit t...

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May 3, 2024
Collapse of the start-up visa and self-employed persons programs

Effective April 30, 2024 the self-employed persons program is paused. The waiting time to be processed had reached 52 months at minimum. The waiting t...

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Apr 4, 2024
Changes to filing fees on April 30, 2024

Please be warned that multiple IRCC filing fees are changing on April 30, 2024. If you are doubtful whether you will be able to file your application ...

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