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Jul 24, 2015

Canada's New Immigrant Investor Program a Failure

August 5, 2015 ? Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has released its mid-year report on Express Entry, Canada?s new immigration application m...

Jul 22, 2015

Latest Express Entry Draw Results in 1,581 Invitations to Apply

July 24, 2015 ? Canada?s new program aimed at attracting high net-worth immigrants is a failure, according to documents obtained through an access-...

Jul 16, 2015

Quebec Immigrant Investor Program Opens August 31, 2015

July 20, 2015 ? Citizenship and Immigration Canada has issued its 13th round of Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence, following a drawing o...

Jul 13, 2015

Administrative Monetary Penalties Come Into Force December 1, 2015

July 16, 2015 ? The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) will reopen for applications on August 31, 2015 through January 29, 2016.? The QIIP fa...

Jul 9, 2015

Applications for Electronic Travel Authorization to Begin August 1, 2015

July 13, 2015 ? A regime of Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) established in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act will come into force...

Jul 6, 2015

UPDATE: Technical Glitch at US State Department Corrected

July 6, 2015 - Ravi Jain, in the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto Summer Newsletter, discusses how recent changes to Canadian Citizenship hav...

Jul 6, 2015

The Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act Raises a Number of Concerns

July 9, 2015 ? Canada will begin accepting applications for its new Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) program on August 1, 2015.? As of March 1...

Jun 17, 2015

UPDATE: Computer Glitch at US State Department

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 15, 2015

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

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 6, 2015

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

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 4, 2015

Ontario Announces New Immigration Programs For Express Entry

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

Government of Canada Announces New Biometric Requirements for Visitors

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

May 29, 2015

New Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act Provisions Come Into Force Today

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 26, 2015

LMIA Exemption Broadened for Equipment Repair

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

9th Draw of Express Entry Profiles

New Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act Provisions Come Into Force TodayMay 29, 2015 ? The Government of Canada announced today the coming into ...

May 21, 2015

New Physical Residency Requirements Coming Into Force Soon

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

May 4, 2015

Quebec to Re-open Immigrant Investor Program

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

Apr 8, 2015

Temporary Foreign Worker Update: ESDC Updates Median Wage Tables

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

Mar 30, 2015

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

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

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

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