In a move that is likely to be of great benefit to immigrants to Canada who ultimately wish to obtain Canadian citizenship, the Liberal government of Canada has proposed a range of sweeping amendments to the Citizenship Act. These changes will allow people who have made the decision to immigrate to Canada to apply for and obtain citizenship sooner and more easily than is now the case. [Read more…]
Archives for March 2016
As program hierarchy system changes, fewer applicants will be subject to settlement funds requirement
Latest draw marked the second time this year that the CRS point requirement has been as low as 453
The department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC, formerly known as CIC) has confirmed that it is changing the hierarchy system with respect to the immigration programs managed through the Express Entry selection system. [Read more…]
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The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), one of the few remaining Canadian immigration programs operating on a first-come, first-served basis, will have an application intake period this coming June. Following this, another intake period will take place. Both of these intakes will receive up to 5,000 applications from individuals interested in settling in one of Canada’s most vibrant and diverse provinces. [Read more…]
Le Programme Régulier des Travailleurs Qualifiés (PRTQ), l’un des rares à fonctionner sous le principe du premier arrivé-premier servi, connaîtra une nouvelle période de réception des demandes au mois de juin prochain. Par la suite, une autre période de réception des demandes aura lieu. Ces deux périodes de réceptions recevront respectivement 5,000 demandes de la part de candidats désireux de s’établir dans l’une des provinces les plus dynamiques du Canada. [Read more…]
CanadaVisa is dedicated to helping individuals from across the globe to come to Canada. One of the most effective ways to get our message to prospective immigrants is through CanadaVisa Social. We keep our followers informed 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 and most engaging discussion possible. [Read more…]
Every month, Attorney David Cohen will answer a few general Canadian immigration questions submitted by our readers. These questions cover immigration programs, eligibility, processing, language requirements, investing in Canada, landing, admissibility, studying in Canada, working in Canada, and much more.
Here are this month’s questions and answers.
Our Canadian immigration news briefs bring you the latest news as it happens. When published, these articles are posted across our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.
A recent article in the Toronto Star highlighted the case of Marcelina Gilles, a Filipino-Canadian who has been waiting 17 years to reunite with her husband and three children in Canada.
Seventeen years. Do you remember what was going on in 1999? It was the year of Y2K fear and a long time before your first smart phone. It was the year when Bill Clinton, still president of our neighbour to the south, came to Ottawa to dedicate the new Embassy of the United States in Canada.
In short, it was a long, long time ago. >>Read more . . .
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