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Canadian Immigration News Briefs for December 2012

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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 two weeks.

CIC Proposes Changes to International Student Program

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has proposed changes to the International Student Program. >>Read more…

Certain Visitors to Canada Must Now Provide Biometric Data

Beginning in 2013, the Canadian government will begin requesting biometric data from some temporary visitors to the country. >>Read more…

BREAKING NEWS: Federal Skilled Worker Program Will Reopen in May

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced that the new points system for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) will take effect on May 4th, 2013. >>Read more…

Work Permit Restrictions Relaxed for Some Federal Applicants

A new rule change will allow some applicants for Canadian Permanent Residency to be considered for a ‘bridging open work permit’ if their current work permit is set to expire. >>Read more…

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