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Jul 6, 2015

UPDATE: Technical Glitch at US State Department Corrected

July 6, 2015 – The US State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is once again scheduling interviews and issuing visas, after a technical glitch...

Jun 17, 2015

UPDATE: Computer Glitch at US State Department

June 17, 2015 – UPDATE:  A computer glitch that forced the suspension of visa processing and the issuance of other travel documents at US consulate...

Jun 15, 2015

U.S. Consulates and Embassies Unable to Issue Travel Documents Due to Computer Glitch

June 15, 2015 – The U.S. State Department has announced that a technical problem with its Consular Consolidated Database has left its embassies and...

Jun 6, 2015

New Residency Requirements for Canadian Citizenship and Other Provisions Coming Into Force on June 11, 2015

June 6, 2015 – The Government of Canada announced yesterday that the remaining provisions of the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act will come i...

Jun 4, 2015

Government of Canada Announces New Biometric Requirements for Visitors

June 4, 2015 – Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today an expanding of Canada’s biometric program to all visitors and permit seekers from non...

Jun 4, 2015

Ontario Announces New Immigration Programs For Express Entry

June 4, 2015 – Ontario has announced the creation of two new application streams for the federal Express Entry system. The new pathways, part of On...

May 29, 2015

New Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act Provisions Come Into Force Today

New Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act Provisions Come Into Force Today May 29, 2015 – The Government of Canada announced today the coming int...

May 26, 2015

9th Draw of Express Entry Profiles

May 22, 2015 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has issued its 9th round of Invitations to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence, following a...

May 26, 2015

LMIA Exemption Broadened for Equipment Repair

May 21, 2015 - Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced a broadening of the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exemption category...

May 21, 2015

New Physical Residency Requirements Coming Into Force Soon

May 21, 2015 – New residency requirements included in the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act are expected to come into force this summer. These...

May 4, 2015

Quebec to Re-open Immigrant Investor Program

The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) will reopen for applications from August 31, 2015 through January 29, 2016. The QIIP facilitates immig...

Apr 8, 2015

Temporary Foreign Worker Update: ESDC Updates Median Wage Tables

On April 30, 2015 the Temporary Foreign Worker Program will begin using the latest provincial/territorial median wages based on the 2014 Labour For...

Mar 30, 2015

Four-In/Four-Out Rule Takes Effect April 1, 2015

On April 1, 2011, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) imposed a cumulative four-year cap on the length of time most Temporary Foreign Workers ...

Mar 30, 2015

New Round of Express Entry Invitations Continues Downward Trend in Qualifying Scores

March 30, 2015 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada has completed another round of draws from the new Express Entry pool.  The draw, completed on M...

Mar 23, 2015

Express Entry Issues Fifth Round of Invitations

March 23, 2015 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has issued its fifth round of Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence, after complet...

Mar 20, 2015

Four Year Cumulative Cap on Temporary Foreign Workers Takes Effect on April 1, 2015

On April 1, 2011 Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) introduced a four year “cumulative duration” limit on the length of time certain Temporar...

Mar 3, 2015

Express Entry Issues Fourth Round of Invitations to Apply

March 3, 2015 - Citizenship and Immigration Canada has issued its fourth round of Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence under the new Expres...

Mar 2, 2015

Germany, Australia International Experience Programs Opening Soon

March 2, 2015 - Citizenship and Immigration Canada has announced the opening of the following country-specific programs in the International Experi...

Feb 24, 2015

International Experience Canada Program Now Open

February 24 2015 – The International Experience Canada (IEC) program is officially open for 2015. IEC is the result of reciprocal agreements with ...

Feb 23, 2015

Express Entry Draw Results in 849 Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residency

On February 20, 2015 the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration invited 849 Express Entry candidates to apply for Permanent Residency in Canada.  ...