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Jun 1, 2021
Changes to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

We receive many calls about the OINP, but the amount of interest in the OINP is out of portion to its size. In 2020, Ontario was only allocated slight...

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Apr 7, 2021
End of Owner/Operator Labour Market Impact Assessments

There are very few good Immigration programs available to facilitate the entry of entrepreneurs and business people. There are several listed on the w...

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Mar 9, 2021
Temporary Rules for Restoration of Status

If you are in Canada to visit, work, or study and your status has expired, you may be able to apply to restore your status even though it has been mor...

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Feb 19, 2021
Immigration and Refugee Processing Update

This is a follow up to our September 28, 2020 news item. Immigration to Canada dropped 46% in 2020. There were 184,370 new permanent residents in 2020...

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Jan 19, 2021
In-person Hearings at the Immigration and Refugee Board

As of January 18, 2021 all in-person hearings at the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) will be held virtually until further notice. The IRB has deci...

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Jan 18, 2021
Start of special program for refugee claimants working in healthcare during the COVID pandemic

On August 14, 2020 the Federal Government announced that there would be a special pathway to permanent residence for failed or ongoing refugee claiman...

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Nov 18, 2020
COVID-19: Downloading an App before Flying to Canada

Since April 2020 everyone entering Canada must either sign up on-line or download as an app into their mobile phone a government program called Arrive...

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Oct 6, 2020
Parents and Grandparents Program will be open for 3 weeks

The long awaited 2020 Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program will open on October 13, 2020 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and will close on...

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Oct 1, 2020
Biometric Examination Exemption

Most people have to undergo “biometric examination” before they can be granted a Canadian visitor, study or work permit or permanent resid...

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Sep 28, 2020
COVID-19’s Impact on our Immigration System

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s target for have many permanent residents it hoped to admit, in 2020 was 341,000 people. In the se...

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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.

Sep 21, 2022
Scheduling of hearings at the Immigration and Refugee Board

The Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) has four branches. They are the Immigration Division (ID), Refugee Protection Division (RPD), Refugee Appeal D...

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Sep 13, 2022
New Online Refugee Claims Portal

Effective September 13, 2022, people who want to make refugee claims from within Canada must use a new online service. This new online service replace...

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Sep 2, 2022
Mandatory online filing for all permanent residence applications

For several years most Economic Class applications for permanent residence have been filed online (i.e. Express Entry). It was still possible, however...

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