At 12 p.m. Eastern Time on January 1, 2015, the government of Canada launched its much anticipated Express Entry selection system for immigration to Canada. This marks the culmination of years of planning and discussion between the federal government, provincial governments, Canadian employers, immigration advocates, and other interested parties. [Read more…]
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The government of Canada has launched a pilot program issuing open work permits to certain spouses and common-law partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents in the Spouses or Common-Law Partners in Canada class (SCLPC). Applicants making an Inland application (i.e. while residing in Canada) for permanent immigration to Canada may now be issued open work permits before the ‘approval in principle’ decision has been made on their application. [Read more…]
As many newcomers to Canada from coast to coast ring in the new year, we would like to take the opportunity to wish all our followers a very happy and prosperous 2015. Many people around the world will be making the resolution that this will be the year they finally immigrate to Canada, and the CanadaVisa Social Team will be with you every step of the way.
We keep our followers informed about the latest immigration news and share inspiring stories about Canada and Canada’s immigrant community. Interacting with our community helps us understand the concerns and needs of everyone interested in Canadian immigration, and allows us to create the best content possible. [Read more…]
Every month, Attorney David Cohen will answer a few general Canadian immigration questions submitted by our readers. Here are this month’s questions and answers. [Read more…]
The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian Citizenship and Immigration that have taken place since the beginning of this month. [Read more…]
It is fitting that the Canadian government has chose the first day of a new year for the launch of the Express Entry immigration selection system.
Gone are the days when most economic immigrants were selected by a supply-driven, first-in first-out system. That has been replaced by a shiny new demand-driven expression of interest model named Express Entry that aims to issue Canadian permanent resident visas within six months of submitting a full application. >>Read more . . .
The new selection system for immigration to Canada, Express Entry, is scheduled to come into operation on January 1, 2015 — just two weeks from today. Express Entry will change how Canadian immigration is managed by moving it from a supply-driven system to a demand-driven one and, as such, new practices will be put into place. However, we have observed some recurring misconceptions about the system over recent weeks and months. This article aims to clarify some of the more common misconceptions that remain. [Read more…]
The governments of Canada and Quebec have both released information about forthcoming investor programs for Canadian immigration this week. These programs aim to attract high-net-worth investors to invest in the economies of Canada and Quebec, respectively. Successful applicants, as well as their spouse or common-law partner and dependent children under the age of 19, will become permanent residents of Canada. [Read more…]
Les gouvernements du Canada et du Québec ont tous deux annoncé de nouvelles informations relatives aux programmes à venir des immigrants-investisseurs. Ces programmes tendent à attirer des investisseurs aisés, prêts à investir au sein de l’économie canadienne ou québécoise. Les candidats retenus, ainsi que leur conjoint(e)/époux(se) et enfants à charge âgés de moins de 19 ans deviendront ainsi résidents permanents canadiens. [Read more…]