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
Nova Scotia is launching two new business immigration streams to attract international entrepreneurs and to retain international graduates of provincial universities and colleges.
“The launch of the Entrepreneur Stream and the International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream will attract, and help retain, entrepreneurs who create new jobs here in Nova Scotia,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Bringing more entrepreneurs here will strengthen the Nova Scotian economy.” Continue reading
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that a re-elected Conservative government will make it faster, fairer and more affordable for new Canadians and Canadians trained abroad to get their foreign credentials recognized in Canada. 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
Halifax, May 12, 2015 – The Province of Nova Scotia launched its second new immigration stream this year called Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry. 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
Saskatchewan is streamlining rules for entrepreneurs who want to immigrate to the province.
Jeremy Harrison, who is the minister for immigration, jobs, skills and training, says changes to the entrepreneur and farm category under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program will speed up applications. Continue reading
This year is the beginning of my seventeenth year in Canada. Seventeen years of working to help immigrants succeed and thereby give back to the country I adopted. Here are some tips beyond my 7 Success Secrets! Continue reading
February 2, 2015, Ottawa (CIC) — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced that the first round of top-ranked candidates from Canada’s Express Entry system is already helping to fill demonstrated and verifiable gaps in Canada’s labour market. Continue reading
Ottawa, January 1, 2015 (CIC) — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander celebrated the successful launch of Express Entry – a highly anticipated new application management system designed to get people with the skills to succeed in Canada’s economy here faster than ever. Continue reading
December 19, 2014, Ottawa (CIC) — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced that the parent and grandparent program (PGP) will re-open on January 2, 2015. Continue reading
December 16, 2014, Vancouver (CIC) — Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced that Canada will unveil a pilot program in January 2015 to attract experienced business immigrants who can actively invest in the Canadian economy, stimulating innovation, economic growth and job creation.
In-demand immigrants’ applications will be processed in six months or less
Ottawa, December 1, 2014 (CIC) — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander 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 can create their profile on January 1st, 2015, with the first Invitations to apply issued within weeks. Continue reading
November 13, 2014, Fredericton (CNW) – Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced that the founders of Ara Labs Security Solutions are the latest successful applicants for permanent residence through the Start-up Visa Program. Continue reading
November 13, 2014, Halifax (CNW) – Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, announced the renewal of the foreign credential recognition funding agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of Nova Scotia. Continue reading