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Feb 17, 2015

UPCOMING WEBINAR: EXPRESS ENTRY PLAYBOOK

Got Express Entry Questions?  We've Got Answers. On January 1, 2015, the Government of Canada launched a new immigration application management ...

Feb 13, 2015

Update: New Employer Fees and Requirements for LMIA-Exempt Work Permits

February 13, 2015 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has provided further information about changes to the fee and application requirements...

Feb 11, 2015

New Fees and Requirements Announced for LMIA-Exempt Work Permits

Starting February 21, 2015, employers seeking work permits for foreign nationals through the International Mobility Program will face new fees and ...

Feb 3, 2015

Cap Reached for Canadian Experience Class Program: Applicants Must Now Use Express Entry

February 3, 2015 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has indicated that the cap for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) stream was reached o...

Jan 29, 2015

Cap Reached for Parent and Grandparent Program

January 19, 2015 - The Government of Canada has announced that intake for the Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) is now closed. The program, whic...

Dec 22, 2014

New Expedited Work Permit Applications for Spousal Sponsorship Applicants

December 22, 2014 – The Government of Canada has announced that, effective immediately, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will expedite the issuin...

Dec 22, 2014

Canada Announces Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program

December 22, 2014 - The Government of Canada has announced that it will grant Permanent Residency to approximately 50 Immigrant Investors as part o...

Dec 22, 2014

Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program Re-Opens January 2, 2015

December 22, 2014 – The Government of Canada has announced that the Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) will reopen on January 2, 2015.  The PGP a...

Dec 4, 2014

Update: Applications for Permanent Residency Under Express Entry

December 4, 2014 - The Government of Canada has released further details of its much anticipated Express Entry immigration system. Express Entry i...

Nov 27, 2014

Canada Lifts Visa Requirements For Visitors From Chile; Imposes New Visa Requirements On Visitors From St. Kitts and Nevis

On November 22, 2014 the Government of Canada announced that Chilean citizens would no longer require a visa to visit Canada. This means that Chile...

Nov 25, 2014

President Obama Announces Executive Action on Immigration

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that he would take a series of executive actions, also known as Immigration Accountability Executiv...

Nov 24, 2014

Express Entry - A New Immigration Recruitment Model to Launch January 2015

November 24, 2014 – The Government of Canada is preparing to transform Canada’s immigration program with “Express Entry”, a new immigration rec...

Nov 3, 2014

Government of Canada Suspends Visa Processing for Ebola Affected Countries

November 3, 2014 – the Government of Canada announced that, effective immediately, it will no longer issue visas in the worker, student or visitor ...

Nov 3, 2014

Government of Canada Announces Major Overhaul of Live-In Caregiver Program

October 31, 2014 – The Government of Canada today announced major changes to the live-in caregiver program.  The live-in caregiver program provides...

Oct 16, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Paves The Way For Gay Marriage

On October 6, 2014 the United States Supreme Court made a landmark decision on the subject of gay marriage, by making no decision at all. The Supre...

Oct 8, 2014

Quebec Immigrant Investor Program Reopens January 5, 2015

Quebec’s Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) will reopen on January 5, 2015. The QIIP facilitates immigration for qualified investors who undertake t...

Sep 20, 2014

Changes to Labour Market Impact Assessment Applications Mean More "High-Wage" Applications, Increased Access to Expedited Processing

September 20, 2014 – Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has updated the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application forms. This...

Sep 9, 2014

Update: Concurrent Processing of Work Permits and Labour Market Impact Assessments

Green and Spiegel LLP has learned that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will continue its longstanding practice of processing work permit e...

Sep 4, 2014

New U.S. Consular Fees Take Effect September 6, 2014

A new schedule for U.S. Consular fees will take effect on September 6, 2014. Some employment based immigrant and non-immigrant visa fees will be lo...