Canada’s Minister of Immigration, John McCallum, has stated his intention to “substantially increase” the number of new immigrants to Canada in order to fill labour shortages, with a three-year immigration plan expected to be unveiled this fall (autumn). [Read more…]
A total of new 5,000 applications for immigration to Quebec, Canada were successfully submitted to the government of Quebec the morning of Tuesday, August 16. These applications were made under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), which has now reached its intake cap. [Read more…]
New pre-screening system will be mandatory for certain visitors as of September 29, 2016
In just a few weeks, it will be mandatory for visa-exempt visitors to Canada to apply for an electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before departure if traveling by air. Recent reports highlight the need for eTA applicants to disclose their own information rather than relying on third parties such as travel agents, employers, friends or other organizations. These third parties may not be fully aware of the applicant’s history, which may include, among other things, prior criminality. [Read more…]
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Individuals interested in immigrating to Canada through the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) have less than two weeks remaining to create an online account in anticipation of the program reopening for applications on August 16. The QSWP is a points-based program that operates on a first-come, first-served basis, unlike the ‘Expression of Interest’ systems that have become popular across Canada over recent months and years. [Read more…]
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Provincial and territorial Premiers also call for more powers over selection of newcomers
The leaders of Canada’s provinces and territories have agreed to reach a target of 5% francophone (i.e. French-speaking) immigration outside the province of Quebec. This target follows the objective of the federal government that, by 2018, francophone newcomers will represent at least 4% of all economic immigrants who settle outside Quebec. [Read more…]
Les premiers ministres provinciaux et territoriaux demandent également davantage de pouvoirs quant à la sélection des nouveaux arrivants.
Les dirigeants des provinces et territoires du Canada ont convenu d’atteindre un objectif de 5% d’immigration francophone en dehors de la province de Québec. Cette cible s’aligne sur l’objectif du gouvernement fédéral qui veut que d’ici 2018, les nouveaux arrivants francophones représentent au moins 4% de tous les immigrants économiques s’établissant à l’extérieur du Québec. [Read more…]
Every summer season, hordes of foreign nationals flock to Canada for vacation, eager to take advantage of the natural beauty, bustling cities, vibrant culture, and near perfect summer weather. Despite their enthusiasm, however, each year a good number of these would-be visitors are denied entry into Canada for reasons of criminal inadmissibility. [Read more…]