Category Archives: spousal sponsorship

Men Outnumber Women 2-1 Among Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada

The gender makeup of Canada’s foreign worker population is like that of foreign workers around the world, with men outnumbering women by a large margin. The data, collected by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), shows that over 143,000 men entered … Continue reading

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Parent and Grandparent Immigration Program to Re-Open in 2014

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced on Friday that it will lift the moratorium on new Parent and Grandparent (PGP) permanent resident applications on January 2, 2014. The program has been closed to new applications since November 2011 to give … Continue reading

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Family Class Immigration Increases by 15% in 2012

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced on Tuesday a 15 percent increase in the number of individuals admitted under the family class immigration program in 2012 over the year before. In the announcement, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney promoted … Continue reading

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Toronto Star Reports On Government Efforts Against Marriage Fraud

The Toronto Star, the most widely circulated newspaper in Canada, published a story on Wednesday that describes the marriage sponsorship fraud that authorities are clamping down on and some of the obstacles the anti-abuse measures are imposing on Canadians seeking … Continue reading

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Canadian Immigration Department Releases TV Ad Warning of Marriage Fraud

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) began airing a television ad today warning Canadians of the dangers of marriage sponsorship fraud. The ad tells Canadians that some foreign individuals seek out Canadians and feign genuine affection for them, in order to … Continue reading

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Canadian Immigration Department Enacts New Marriage Sponsorship Rules

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) introduced new spousal immigration sponsorship regulations today to reduce the incidence of marriage fraud. The new rules require sponsored spouses who have no children with their sponsor to be in a live-in relationship with their … Continue reading

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Russian Bride Ditches Canadian Pensioner, Collects $25K in Welfare On His Dime

An elderly Russian woman left her Canadian husband and subsequently collected nearly $25,000 in social assistance payments that have been charged to the 82 year pensioner who sponsored her immigration to Canada, said the Canadian man affected. In an interview … Continue reading

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Charges Laid in Marriage Immigration Scam Involving More Than 600 People

The RCMP laid charges against 39 people on Tuesday for their part in a marriage scam involving Canadian women marrying North African men and sponsoring them for Canadian permanent residency, in exchange for money. The RCMP investigation has so far … Continue reading

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Guinean Deported In Spousal Sponsorship Case Marries New Canadian Woman

A Guinean man who was deported from Canada after his Canadian wife and sponsor for permanent residence alleged that he lied to her about a child he had fathered and walked out on her three weeks after arriving in Canada … Continue reading

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Foreign Sponsored Spouses of Canadians to Face Tougher Rules

A proposed new federal rule aims to clamp down on immigration fraud committed by foreign spouses of Canadians. This type of fraud involves a foreigner marrying a Canadian and getting their Canadian spouse to sponsor them for Canadian permanent resident … Continue reading

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