The government of Canada has extended its Open Work Permit Pilot Program for spouses and common-law partners applying for Canadian immigration. The pilot program, first launched in December 2014, allows spouses and common-law partners of Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are currently being sponsored on an application for permanent residence through the Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada (SCLPC) Class to work in Canada during the processing of the application. [Read more…]
Archives for 2016
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, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn. Follow us across these channels to get the latest news as it occurs.
Welcome to CanadaVisa Social! We’re now excited to announce the launch of the Canada Study News Twitter. As your go-to resource for studying in Canada, Canada Study News brings you the best information and latest updates for current and potential international students in Canada. We’ll be tweeting frequently, so join us today and see where studying in Canada could take you.
Canada’s federal Immigration Minister, John McCallum, has announced that processing times for the spousal/common-law partner categories of Family Class immigration programs are to be reduced to 12 months, from the current average of 24 months, with an additional goal to eventually reduce processing times to as low as six months.
The Minister made the announcement in Brampton, Ontario on December 7. [Read more…]
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has explained its reasoning behind the recent reform of the required duration of qualifying job offers for candidates in the Express Entry pool. IRCC stated its aim to address perceived disadvantages in the system before improvements were brought in last month. [Read more…]
Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici.
Update: Changes to the application process for the Parent and Grandparent Program have been made since the publication of this article. An overview of the changes is available in this comprehensive article.
The Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) for immigration to Canada is scheduled to open on January 3, 2017 with an application intake cap of 10,000 new applications. Demand for space is expected to exceed the quota, effectively meaning that potential applicants who are not ready to submit an application by early January are unlikely to be successful. Conversely, recent history shows that applicants who are prepared are best placed to sponsor their parent(s) or grandparent(s). [Read more…]
Le programme de parrainage des parents et des grands-parents pour l’immigration au Canada s’ouvrira le 3 janvier 2017 avec un plafond de 10 000 nouvelles demandes. Le nombre de demandes devrait dépasser ce quota, ce qui signifie que les demandeurs éventuels qui ne sont pas prêts à soumettre leur demande au début de janvier ont peu de chances de réussite. De plus, il a été démontré dernièrement que les demandeurs qui sont préparés sont les mieux placés pour parrainer leur(s) parent(s) ou grand(s)-parent(s). [Read more…]