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Archives for August 2016
On July 13, 2016, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC, formerly CIC) changed its processing guidelines for certain study permit applications involving conditional admissions through what are known as pathway programs. Under the new procedure, visa officers are instructed to issue a Canadian study permit only for the period of the student’s prerequisite studies, which may be a language course. If and when the student successfully completes these studies, he or she then must apply for a further study permit to cover the period of his or her planned post-secondary academic or technical program. These guidelines are a departure from the previous practice, which saw visa officers issue a single study permit for the entire duration of both programs. [Read more…]
It’s wedding season across Canada, with thousands of couples saying “I do” from coast to coast. For many, this occasion not only marks a marriage of two people, but two cultures as Canadians marry their foreign partners. And although much of the attention is on the wedding day itself, couples and their guests alike have much to consider when it comes to ensuring that their experience of Canadian immigration and customs is a smooth one. [Read more…]
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Canada’s Minister of Immigration, John McCallum, has stated his intention to “substantially increase” the number of new immigrants to Canada in order to fill labour shortages, with a three-year immigration plan expected to be unveiled this fall (autumn). [Read more…]
A total of new 5,000 applications for immigration to Quebec, Canada were successfully submitted to the government of Quebec the morning of Tuesday, August 16. These applications were made under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), which has now reached its intake cap. [Read more…]
New pre-screening system will be mandatory for certain visitors as of September 29, 2016
In just a few weeks, it will be mandatory for visa-exempt visitors to Canada to apply for an electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before departure if traveling by air. Recent reports highlight the need for eTA applicants to disclose their own information rather than relying on third parties such as travel agents, employers, friends or other organizations. These third parties may not be fully aware of the applicant’s history, which may include, among other things, prior criminality. [Read more…]
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