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Posted Tuesday, 15 January, 2019

As a family reunification program, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, announced the Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program that gives Canadians and permanent residents the opportunity to have their parents and grandparents come to Canada to live permanently. With the continuing interest in the program, IRCC has increased the annual cap on applications it will accept in 2019 to 20,000.
The (PGP) Program interest to sponsor form...

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Posted Thursday, 03 January, 2019

Starting December 31, 2018, nationals from countries in Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas will need to give their biometrics (fingerprints and photo) when applying for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or for permanent residence. This same rule has previously been applied to applicants from countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa since July 31, 2018.
Expanding the biometrics collection program helps officials verify travellers’ identities, makes processing...

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Posted Friday, 02 November, 2018

On October 31st 2018, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, announced the new multi-year immigration levels plan for 2019-2021. The new immigration plan will benefit all Canadians because immigrants significantly contribute to Canada’s economic growth and help keep Canada at the forefront of the global economy.
Minister Hussen highlighted the importance of economic immigration in boosting innovation domestically. That’s why the government’s...

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Posted Thursday, 04 October, 2018

In order to bring a greater number of parents and grandparents together with their families in Canada, Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced that the Government of Canada will accept up to 20,000 sponsorship applications from parents and grandparents in 2019. This number represents four times the number of applications accepted at the opening of the program.
This decision increases the number of applications that Immigration,...

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Posted Monday, 04 September, 2017

Several important changes are being made to the Canada Citizenship Act after Bill C-6 was given Royal Assent on June 19, 2017. These changes will be phased in with some taking place immediately, others in fall 2017 and the final modifications in early 2018.
Outlined below are some of the changes that the government expects to take effect:
Remove the grounds for the revocation of Canadian citizenship that relate to national security;
Remove the requirement...

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