Family reunification has always been a cornerstone of Canada’s immigration program and our immigration legislation.
The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) specifically identifies as a fundamental objective ‘to see that families are re-united in Canada’.
But what family members can you bring to Canada and how? Continue reading
For families struggling to decide how to sponsor a spouse who is already in Canada, the answer may initially appear rather simple.
Indeed if you put that question to a Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) call centre representative, their answer is almost always as follows: “If your spouse is in Canada you use the Inland Spousal sponsorship category but if your spouse is outside of Canada, you use the Family Class category.” Continue reading
Once you have gone through the process of becoming a permanent resident of Canada, you are still bound by legislative requirements to maintain your Permanent Residence (PR) status. Continue reading
Canada’s new immigrant selection system for economic immigrants, Express Entry came into effect on January 1, 2015 and has dramatically changed our immigration program. What used to be an immigrant driven self selection model is now a government driven selection model. Continue reading
Last week Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander tabled his Annual Report to Parliament presenting an immigration action plan that will continue to maintain an overall high level of immigration with an increased focus on economic immigration. Continue reading
Getting that visa is an exciting milestone in your life, and it’s time for the next step in your journey. Once all the paperwork is done, including medicals, all your belongings are packed and your goodbyes are said, your Canadian journey has officially begun. Continue reading