CIC News

Streams that have been paused temporarily may reopen at any time

The Canadian province of Ontario has announced that it is temporarily pausing the intake of applications for select streams through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), while other OINP streams remain open.

Several streams that have been paused temporarily are expected to reopen at a later date.

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Canada is moving closer to bringing new measures into law that would allow immigrants to apply for Canadian citizenship earlier and more easily than is currently the case. Changing the existing Citizenship Act is considered a centrepiece of the new Liberal government’s legislative agenda.

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The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has made a number of important updates to the International Skilled Worker portion of its Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).

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More international undergraduates are coming to Canada to study than to the United Kingdom (UK), with tighter immigration rules in the UK cited as one of the main reasons why the country has now been overtaken by Canada in the competition for these students.

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When we started our social media channels, we had the aim of reaching out to as many people as possible around the world. We wanted to bring the conversation to you, but we also wanted you to bring it to us — and you have. Our most active social media channel, Facebook, is quickly approaching the 200,000 likes mark, but we’ve no intention of stopping there. Over the coming weeks and beyond, you are going to see more and more exclusive content on our page. So, what are you waiting for — join us today!

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The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian Citizenship and Immigration that have taken place over the past couple of weeks.

Our Canadian immigration news briefs bring you the latest news as it happens. When published, these articles are posted across our social media channels, including FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and LinkedIn.

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With the summer wedding season about to get underway, the government of Canada has revealed that processing times for the Outland Spousal/Common-Law Sponsorship Canadian immigration program have, in many cases, been significantly reduced.

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