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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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Jul 24, 2020
A warning to potential refugees

Much attention has recently been given in the press to a July 22, 2020 decision of Canada's Federal Court declaring the Safe Third Country Agreement b...

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Jun 29, 2020
Reopening of refugee and immigration in-person hearings

It is hoped that many refugee and immigration hearings will resume in person starting the end of July and beginning of August. On June 19 and June 24 ...

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May 1, 2020
COVID-19 & crossing the US-Canada border

Disclaimer: Immigration’s rules and procedures are changing daily. Information included in this article is current as of May 1, 2020. The US-Can...

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Apr 24, 2020
COVID-19 & PR Applicants

Disclaimer: Immigration’s rules and procedures are changing daily. Information included in this article is current as of April 24, 2020. Immigra...

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Apr 16, 2020
COVID-19 & Visitors

Disclaimer: Immigration’s rules and procedures are changing daily. Information included in this article is current as of April 16, 2020. Until A...

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Apr 9, 2020
COVID-19 & Refugees

Disclaimer: Immigration’s rules and procedures are changing daily. Information included in this article is current as of April 9, 2020. It is s...

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Apr 7, 2020
LMIA-simplified process for Québec

Companies in Québec that have never applied for a work permit under the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) category may be exempt from the ...

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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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