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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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Program delivery update: Procedures for requesting dispensation for Immigration Medical Exams

Program delivery update: Procedures for requesting dispensation for Immigration Medical Exams https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/updates/2018-medical-dispensation.html The instructions regarding information that the call center should gather when directing dispensation requests for applicants in Canada (doctor’s contact information and confirmation that the doctor is willing to conduct the medical examination) have been clarified. Updated instructions Who may perform an immigration […]

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Program delivery update: Global Skills Strategy – February 6, 2018

Program delivery update: Global Skills Strategy – February 6, 2018 https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/updates/2018-global-skills.html The program delivery instructions (PDIs) on the Global Skills Strategy (GSS) have been updated to provide clarifications on the short-term (15 or 30 days) work permit exemption, the short-term (120-day) work permit exemption for researchers, and priority processing (14 days) for work permits under […]

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Instructions for processing work permits for foreign physicians coming to work in Quebec

Immigration Operational Bulletin 650 – Instructions for processing work permits for foreign physicians coming to work in Quebec Instructions for processing work permits for foreign physicians coming to work in Quebec https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/bulletins-2017/650.html Summary To meet the needs of the Quebec Department of Health and Social Services (MSSS) and address a shortage of French-speaking physicians in […]

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Program delivery update: Electronic travel authorization requirements for study and work permit renewals – December 22, 2017

Program delivery update: Electronic travel authorization requirements for study and work permit renewals – December 22, 2017 https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/updates/2017-eTA-study-work-permit.html The program delivery instructions on temporary residents have been updated to provide guidance on the issuance of electronic travel authorizations with study and work permit renewals. Updated instructions Temporary resident visa and electronic travel authorization applications: Fees […]

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Program delivery update: The procedures regarding the withdrawal of citizenship applications – December 19, 2017

Program delivery update: The procedures regarding the withdrawal of citizenship applications – December 19, 2017 https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/updates/2017-12-14-withdrawal-citizenship-applications.html The program delivery instructions have been updated to include changes to the acceptance of a client’s request to withdraw their citizenship application if misrepresentation is suspected and to provide clarification on who may assess the requests for any withdrawals of […]

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Notice – Work permit pilot extended to 2019 for spouses and common-law partners applying for permanent residence from within Canada

Notice – Work permit pilot extended to 2019 for spouses and common-law partners applying for permanent residence from within Canada http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2017-12-15a.aspOttawa, December 15, 2017 – Family reunification is a key immigration priority for the Government of Canada. We recognize that when families can live and work together, their integration outcomes are improved. That is why the […]

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Revocation of citizenship

Revocation of citizenship  https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/canadian-citizenship/acquisition-loss/revocation.html Bill C-6, an Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act, received Royal Assent on June 19, 2017, and amended the decision-making model for citizenship revocation. As part of the changes made in Bill C-6, the Federal Court becomes the decision maker for citizenship revocation cases […]

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Pilot project to confirm selected in-Canada permanent residents by telephone

Pilot project to confirm selected in-Canada permanent residents by telephone https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/notices/pilot-project-confirm-selected-in-Canada-permanent-residents-telephone.html Ottawa, December 1, 2017— In an effort to provide better client service, IRCC is testing a new method to confirm permanent residence (PR) by telephone. Once a PR application has been approved, selected clients, who are already in Canada, will be sent an email from […]

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Politique d’intérêt public temporaire concernant les demandes pour traiter les demandes d’enfants âgés de 19 à 21 ans à titre de personnes à charge

Temporary public policy regarding requests to process children aged 19 to 21 as dependants Background http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/laws-policy/age_dependants_2017.asp A regulatory amendment to raise the age limit for dependent children from under 19 to under 22 was published in the Canada Gazette, Part II on May 3, 2017, and came into force on October 24, 2017. The higher age limit applies to applications […]

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