The Province of Nova Scotia has created a new immigration option for aspiring permanent residents called the Regional Labour Market Demand Stream. This stream, which is administered under the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), is particularly exciting because individuals do not need a job offer in Canada to apply. [Read more…]
Archives for March 2014
A number of new regulations for international students will come into force on June 1, 2014. The changes are intended to make the process easier for genuine students and to minimize abuse of the study permit program. [Read more…]
As part of its commitment to family unification, Canadian citizens and permanent residents may sponsor their spouses or common-law partners for permanent residency. For many couples, it is important that the sponsored spouse is able to work in Canada while waiting for their permanent residency to be finalized. [Read more…]
Did you know that you can connect with Canadavisa on different social media websites? We have overhauled the look and feel of our many pages to give you the best online experience possible! Make sure to check us out, and as always feel free to connect with us and share with your friends. Remember, if you are looking for “Your Clear Path to Canada”, you know where to go! [Read more…]
The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian Citizenship and Immigration that took place or were announced over the last two weeks.
Many international students find that their ‘homework’ begins long before arriving in Canada. Before setting foot in the country, they must obtain a study permit, coordinate travel plans, and prepare for their upcoming studies. One of the most important steps that an international student must complete is making sure that they will have health insurance coverage during their time in Canada. [Read more…]
On any given night in one of Canada’s cities, the entertainment options will seem almost endless. There may be a new Russian ballet in town, or perhaps an American musical straight off Broadway. The newest rock group from London may be playing a show, and an international sporting event taking place just down the street. [Read more…]
The Chinese community in Canada has a long and storied history. One of Canada’s largest and most prominent demographics, persons of Chinese descent have played an important role in shaping Canadian society since the first Chinese immigrants landed on the country’s shores over 200 years ago. [Read more…]
As regular readers of CIC News may already know, lawyers are currently challenging two major immigration decisions in courts of law.
The first concerns the decision by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to eliminate backlogged applications to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). In 2012, CIC announced that it would return all FSWP applicants that had been submitted prior to 27 February, 2008. This amounts to almost 300,000 returned applications, along with over $130 million in processing fees. [Read more…]