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Apr 25, 2022
IRCC Processing Fees

Please be alerted that some application fees are changing on April 30, 2022. The increases are not high, but if you forget to include the increas...

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Apr 25, 2022
Post-Graduation Work Permits

Under normal circumstances, a post-graduation work permit cannot be extended. It is issued only once. In a policy announced April 22, 2022, though, th...

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Apr 11, 2022
Changes to Labour Market Impact Assessments/Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Starting immediately there are three changes to the LMIA/TFW Program: there is no longer a limit to the number of low-wage positions that employe...

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Mar 17, 2022
Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET)

On March 17, 2022 the federal government created the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program to help Ukrainians fleeing the ...

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Feb 18, 2022
Bad news for the Express Entry system

The Express Entry system includes the Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trade, and sometimes Provincial Nominee Progr...

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Jan 11, 2022
Parent/Grandparent Sponsorships

Over the last few years, IRCC has typically launched an annual parent/grandparent sponsorship program at the beginning of January. As of January 11, 2...

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Dec 6, 2021
Legal representation in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) matters

The only people who are authorized to act for others for pay when dealing with IRCC are members of a Provincial Law Society or of the federal governme...

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Oct 19, 2021
Making a Refugee Claim in Canada

To start a refugee claim in Canada before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a claimant would fill out and print a set of forms. The claimant would t...

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Sep 24, 2021
Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada's (IRCC) online Portals

This is not a news item. It is a criticism and some warnings. Most communication with IRCC nowadays is through IRCC's web sites, emails, and online "P...

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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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