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A more convenient way to validate permanent residence from within Canada thanks to pilot project

A more convenient way to validate permanent residence from within Canada thanks to pilot project https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/notices/validate-permanent-residence-within-canada-pilot-project.html Ottawa, March 19, 2018 — As part of our initiatives to improve client service, we will be testing an option for clients to have their permanent residence (PR) validated at an IRCC office without needing to make an appointment. This […]

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Notice – Invitations going out this week to selected potential sponsors of parents and grandparents

Notice – Invitations going out this week to selected potential sponsors of parents and grandparents https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/notices/invitations-going-out-to-selected-potential-sponsors-of-parents-and-grandparents.html Ottawa, March 19, 2018 — Family reunification is a top immigration priority for the Government of Canada. In 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced a new application intake process for the Parents and Grandparents sponsorship program, which we […]

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Processing family class applicants: Handling changes in circumstances

Processing family class applicants: Handling changes in circumstances On this page If a family member is added to an application during processing Change in the principal applicant Switching categories between spouses, common-law partners and conjugal partners Changes in a sponsor’s circumstances If a family member is added to an application during processing https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/permanent-residence/non-economic-classes/family-class-circumstance.html During processing, […]

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Program delivery update: Self-employed farmer program applications temporarily suspended – March 12, 2018

Program delivery update: Self-employed farmer program applications temporarily suspended – March 12, 2018 https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/updates/2018-temporary-suspension-temporaire.html As of March 10, 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will no longer be accepting new applications under the farm management stream of the self-employed persons program. Applications received before March 10, 2018, will continue to be processed and a decision rendered. The temporary […]

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Program delivery update: Study permits: Off-campus work – March 12, 2018

Program delivery update: Study permits: Off-campus work – March 12, 2018 https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/updates/2018-off-campus.html Additional guidance is available regarding the off-campus work program for study permit holders in Canada. Clarification has been provided on the following: determination of full-time status definitions of terms related to the off-campus work program commencement of off-campus work completion of studies as […]

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Program delivery update: Express Entry Police certificate requirements – February 27, 2018

Program delivery update: Express Entry Police certificate requirements – February 27, 2018 https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/updates/2018-police-certificates.html The requirements for police certificates have changed for permanent residence applications received on or after January 1, 2015. Police certificates are now required for any country or territory, other than Canada, where the applicant has spent 6 months or more in a row within the last […]

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Program delivery update: Instructions on assessing employers for temporary workers applications – February 23, 2018

Program delivery update: Instructions on assessing employers for temporary workers applications – February 23, 2018 https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/updates/2018-employer-review.html New program delivery instructions (PDIs) on temporary worker applications have been published to expand on step 3 of the steps to determine the work and assessment of work permit applications, in which the officer assesses whether the employer is genuine and eligible […]

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Proof of funds – Skilled immigrants (Express Entry)

Proof of funds – Skilled immigrants (Express Entry) https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/become-candidate/eligibility/proof-funds.html You must show that you have enough money to settle in Canada to meet the minimum requirements of: the Federal Skilled Worker Program or the Federal Skilled Trades Program You can’t borrow this money from another person. You must be able to use this money to […]

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Operational changes to the spousal sponsorship program

Operational Bulletin 633 (modified) – February 14, 2018 https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/bulletins-2016/633-december-15-2016.html Operational changes to the spousal sponsorship program Summary This Operational Bulletin (OB) provides instructions for processing applications to sponsor a spouse, partner or dependent child received on or after December 15, 2016, the launch date of the redesigned application process for spouses, partners and dependent children. […]

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Priority processing (14 days) of work permits under the Global Skills Strategy

Priority processing (14 days) of work permits under the Global Skills Strategy https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/temporary-residents/foreign-workers/two-week-processing.html  As part of the Global Skills Strategy (GSS), Ministerial Instructions on the priority processing of work permit applications were issued on June 12, 2017. Theses instructions allow certain highly skilled foreign nationals applying from outside Canada to be eligible for a 2-week […]

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