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Canadian Immigration News Briefs for December 2011

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The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian Citizenship and Immigration that took place or were announced over the last few weeks.

Tests now required for language points under Quebec Skilled Worker program

As of December 5th, new candidates to the Quebec Skilled Worker program who want to receive points for language for French and/or English, will have to submit test results along with their application. >>Read more…

Live-in caregivers can now get work permits significantly sooner

Foreigners in Canada under the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) can now receive open work permits immediately after completing their caregiver commitments, and submitting an application for permanent residence (PR). >> Read more…

Some no longer must submit passports once granted permanent residence

A final step during the application for Canadian Permanent Resident status, submitting your passport to the visa office so it can be stamped, is no longer necessary for citizens from Visitor Visa exempt countries. >> Read more…

Montreal the only hip city in North America

Montreal recently made the New York Times list of globally hip cities — the only one in North America, alongside such luminaries as Shanghai, Berlin, and Barcelona. >>Read more…

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