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Quebec seeks greater authority over immigration

Published on: Oct 14, 2019 | Tags: Canada Immigration, Canada Entry Requirements

Introduction Ahead of the October 21 federal election, the six main political party leaders of Canada recently discussed immigration into Quebec. The province wishes to extend its control over immigration beyond the Economic Class selection. Conducted in French, the meeting saw all leaders asked about their stance on Quebec receiving more powers than at present. Quebec is unlike…

Minors or children travelling to Canada

Published on: Jul 25, 2019 | Tags: Canada Entry Requirements, Travelling with Minors, Canada Immigration

Introduction Any visitor arriving in Canada that is under the age of 18 is considered to be a minor, or child, under Canadian immigration rules. These individuals are subject to the same immigration rules as any other visitor, regardless…

The 2018 Results of Canada’s Express Entry System

Published on: Jul 14, 2019 | Tags: Canada Entry Requirements, Canada Immigration

Introduction An end of year report on Canada immigration has just revealed that around 92,000 immigrants came to the country in 2018 through the Express Entry system. This was a 41% increase on the 2017 figures and was announced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on July 2, 2019. However, the seemingly…

Fake news and rumours about Canada issuing immigration invitations

Published on: Jun 14, 2019 | Tags: Canada Immigration, Canada Entry Requirements

Introduction Recently, a rumour has been circulating to say that Canada has invited immigrants from individual countries to come and settle in the country. The news has been spreading on social media, alleging that, as part of Canada immigration, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has invited one million immigrants from countries such as Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, the Philippines and…

Canada is closing the Safe Third Country Agreement loophole

Published on: Mar 20, 2019 | Tags: Canada eTA Eligibility, Canada Entry Requirements, Canadian Refugee

Introduction Canada's Bill Blair, Border Security Minister, has been in discussions with U.S. policymakers about closing a loophole in the border arrangement between the U.S. and Canada, known as the Safe Third Country Agreement. Access to Canada via unofficial border crossings According to the Safe Third Country Agreement, those seeking asylum are not able to ask for…

New Immigration Pilot Shines a Light on Canada's Smaller Communities

Published on: Jan 30, 2019 | Tags: Canada Entry Requirements, Canada Immigration, Canada Visa, Canada eTA

Introduction Ahmed Hussen, Canada's Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has recently announced a new immigration pilot scheme named the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot. This is a five-year scheme that will work with communities and some provincial and territorial governments to access support services for immigrants. The aim is to help new arrivals to integrate into…

A promising outlook for Canada's Provincial Nominee Program

Published on: Jan 12, 2019 | Tags: Canada Immigration, Canada Entry Requirements

Introduction Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) was one of the top Canada immigration programs of 2018 and is likely to be just as important in 2019. The PNP gives provinces and territories the opportunity to welcome a set number of economic immigrants every year by offering them permanent residency. Different nomination methods Some economic immigrants are accepted…

Developments for Canada's Biometrics Program and the Multi-Year Immigration Levels Plans

Published on: Nov 12, 2018 | Tags: Canada Immigration, Canada Entry Requirements, Canadian Visa

Introduction Canada is embarking on an expansion program for biometric data in preparation for December 31, 2018. This is the date when people from certain countries, including the Americas, Asia and the Asia Pacific will be required to provide biometric data if they apply for a Canada visa to visit the country or apply for a work or study permit. It's important to note that biometric…

The Third Quarter of 2018 Sees Records for the Express Entry Scheme

Published on: Oct 22, 2018 | Tags: Invitations to Apply (ITA), Canada Immigration, Canada Entry Requirements

Introduction 22,800 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) was the pinnacle achieved in 2018's 3rd quarter, with July and September producing the record high points. As part of Canada Immigration between July and September 2018, the Express Entry economic immigration system enjoyed a record number of invitations to those non-Canadians wishing to apply for Canada permanent residency. The Express…

Bright Prospects for Parents and Grandparents Looking to Settle in Canada

Published on: Sep 10, 2018 | Tags: Canada Immigration, Canada Entry Requirements, Canada eTA

Introduction Every year in Canada, families wishing to bring their parents and grandparents into the country under Canada immigration laws are looking to sponsor these family members so they can be accepted into the country. The Canadian government is currently aiming to improve the application intake system for parents and grandparents to endorse a greater number of applications in this…

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