Beginning March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals will require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to Canada. U.S. citizens are exempt from the eTA requirement. If your study or work permit was issued on or before July 31, 2015, you will need to apply for an eTA if you wish to enter or return […]
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A final suite of reforms to strengthen and modernize Canada’s citizenship laws will be fully in force as of June 11, 2015. The changes – part of a package of measures approved by Parliament last year – ensure new citizens can fully and quickly participate in Canada’s economy and Canadian society.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada has conducted the 6th round of invitations on March 27, 2015. Although results have still not been released as of yet, the criteria, as provided in the Ministerial Instructions, are below:
Under Express Entry, candidates who meet the criteria will be accepted into a pool of possible candidates for immigration to Canada.
Ottawa, January 16, 2015 — Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has received 5,000 new, complete Parent and Grandparent program (PGP) applications for 2015. Intake is now paused and any applications received before intake reopens will be returned to the applicant.
News Source: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2014-12-31.asp December 31, 2014 — On January 1st, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada is changing the citizenship application fee to have applicant fees more closely reflect the costs associated with processing citizenship applications. In order to reduce the burden on Canadian taxpayers, the fee for adult grant and resumption applications will increase from […]
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will resume intake of new applications to sponsor parents and grandparents starting January 2, 2015, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern standard time (EST).
Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, announced significant reforms to the Caregiver Program that acknowledges the valuable contributions caregivers make to Canadian families and the economy.
News Source: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=910619 In-demand immigrants’ applications will be processed in six months or less December 1, 2014 — Ottawa — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today confirmed it’s one month and counting until Express Entry launches a new phase of active immigration recruitment to meet economic and labour market needs. Potential candidates […]
News Sources: news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=893449 http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?mthd=advSrch&crtr.mnthndVl=10&crtr.mnthStrtVl=1&crtr.page=1&nid=893449&crtr.yrndVl=2014&crtr.kw=express+entry&crtr.yrStrtVl=2002&crtr.dyStrtVl=1&crtr.dyndVl=17 Express Entry will provide a faster and more effective way for skilled immigrants to start working in Canada permanently. It will transform the way the Government of Canada manages applications from four existing economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, the Canadian Experience Class, and […]