Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker

June 15, 2019 – Toronto – Canada is launching 2 new pilots that will help caregivers who come to this country make it their permanent home.The Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots will open for applications on June 18, 2019, replacing the expiring Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots.Caregivers will now only receive a work permit if they have a job… Read More »Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker

IRCC sending invitations to selected potential sponsors of parents and grandparents

Ottawa, March 19, 2018 — Family reunification is a top immigration priority for the Government of Canada. In 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced a new application intake process for the Parents and Grandparents sponsorship program, which IRCC is continuing to use in 2018.  From January 2 to February 1, 2018, interested potential sponsors were able to fill out an online interest to sponsor form to tell the Department… Read More »IRCC sending invitations to selected potential sponsors of parents and grandparents

Sponsorship process improvements have led to backlog reduction and shorter processing time

February 14, 2018 – Mississauga, ON – Over the past year, the Government of Canada has made significant improvements to the spousal sponsorship process, making it faster and easier for Canadians and permanent residents to reunite with their spouses. In December 2016, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that it would reduce the backlog of spousal applicants by 80% and shorten processing times to 12 months. It also announced improvements… Read More »Sponsorship process improvements have led to backlog reduction and shorter processing time

OINP Announced an Increased Allocation for 2018

January 18, 2018: Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) has opened its most popular Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream along with other seven streams and announced an increase in allocation for 2018. The federal government has recognized the success of OINP and its importance to the Ontario’s economy, and increased the allocation by 600 to a total of 6,600. The OINP is now accepting applications to the following streams: Employer… Read More »OINP Announced an Increased Allocation for 2018

Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) announced that it would issue targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates who qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream and who have work experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. The OINP targeted candidates in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector with work experience in the following NOC codes: NOC 0131: Telecommunication Carriers Managers NOC 0213: Computer and… Read More »Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream

Changes that have been made to the Citizenship Act

This chart explains the changes that have been made to the Citizenship Act and indicates when these changes are expected to come into force. Changes that take effect immediately upon Royal Assent on June 19, 2017 Previous Citizenship Act Citizenship Act with Bill C-6 Amendments Citizenship could be revoked from dual citizens convicted of treason, spying and terrorism offences, depending on the sentence received, or who were a part of… Read More »Changes that have been made to the Citizenship Act

Bill C-6, An Act to Amend Citizenship Act, Receives Royal Assent

June 19, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Today, Bill C-6, an Act to amend the Citizenship Act and make consequential amendments to another Act, received Royal Assent. Changes to the Citizenship Act reflect the Government’s commitments to streamline the citizenship process, enhance program integrity, and repeal certain provisions of the Act that treated dual citizens differently than other Canadians. Some changes to the Citizenship Act take effect immediately upon Royal… Read More »Bill C-6, An Act to Amend Citizenship Act, Receives Royal Assent

Lowest Ever CRS Requirement for Skilled Workers

On May 31st IRCC held another draw, inviting 3,877 candidates to apply for permanent residence (PR). Candidates with a score of 413 and higher were selected from the Express Entry pool.  This is the LOWEST CRS score of all time. In the first 5 months of 2017, the IRCC has invited 47,876 candidates from the Express Entry system to apply for permanent residence.   This is more than all of 2016… Read More »Lowest Ever CRS Requirement for Skilled Workers

Changes to Regulations Will See Age Increased for Dependent Child

May 3, 2017—Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada has published regulatory changes to increase the maximum age of a dependent child which will allow more families to stay together. This change showcases the Government’s commitment to family reunification. The new age limit of “under 22” will come into effect this fall, on October 24, 2017, raising it from the current “under 19” requirement. The increased age will apply to new applications for… Read More »Changes to Regulations Will See Age Increased for Dependent Child

Bill to Amend Canadian Citizenship Act, Passes Senate

Bill C-6 has at last been passed by the Senate with amendments, conveying the enactment nearer than any time in recent memory to getting to be law. Thus of this bill, immigrants to Canada would have the capacity to apply for Canadian citizenship prior and more effortlessly than some time recently. C-6 decreases the measure of time permanent resident need to live in Canada so as to wind up plainly… Read More »Bill to Amend Canadian Citizenship Act, Passes Senate