Significant Changes to Quebec Immigration
“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” -Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr On March 28 2018, Quebec has announced significant changes to the Quebec immigration program. Quebec Revamping their Intake System for Skilled Workers The Quebec Government has unveiled plans to revamp their intake system for skilled workers and will be modeled similarly to the federal […]
The Citizenship Rules Have Changed!… Sort of.
Bill C-6, an Act to amend the Citizenship Act received Royal Assent. The Citizenship Rules will take effect at different stages, in the next 6 months. Changes That Will Happen Now As of now, applicants are no longer required to intend to continue to live in Canada once granted citizenship. Changes That Will Happen in ‘Late […]
When will the Canada citizenship rules be updated?
It’s been some time since the promised changes in the citizenship rules started on its path towards becoming law. Bill C-6 has been working its way through the legislature since February of 2016. These are the steps C-6 has taken: House of Commons First Reading – Introduction and First Reading – 2016-02-25 Second Reading – Second […]
Express Entry update
Today, we’re discussing the new changes in the express entry scoring system. My name is Alex Khadempour – Let’s talk Canadian Immigration! On November 19th, the changes in the express entry system were implemented. Things moved quickly between the announcement and the implementation of the points, which is a change compared to what we […]
Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers -TFWP- in Numbers
Ahead of a major parliamentary committee report on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) set for release this month, a new report by Conference Board of Canada’s National Immigration Centre provides a comprehensive overview of the state of Canada’s foreign worker population. The report, A Primer on Canada’s Foreign Workers, suggests that while Canada’s Temporary […]
Canadian Immigration Minister Wants to “Substantially” Increase Immigration
If Immigration Minister John McCallum gets his way, Canada will significantly increase immigration beyond its current record level as a IRiway to fill the country’s labour needs. Pointing to an aging population and looming labour shortages, McCallum made the pitch in Manila during a speech to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines on Friday. “So why not substantially increase the […]
When will the new Citizenship rules be implemented?
Since the announcement by the Liberal government in regards to the changes in the Citizenship rules, many have been waiting for the changes to be implemented. Some of the highlights of these changes are: Repealing citizenship revocation and intent to reside provision 3 out of 5 years residency requirement (from 4 out of 6) Allowing […]
An overview of proposed changes to the Canadian Citizenship Act
Proposed changes to the Canadian Citizenship Act was introduced on February 25, 2016. The changes in the legislation would provide greater flexibility for applicants trying to meet the requirements for citizenship, and help immigrants obtain citizenship faster. They would also repeal provisions of the Citizenship Act that allow citizenship to be revoked from dual citizens […]
BC PNP Skilled Worker – 2016 – An overview
On January 27th, 2016, the province of British Columbia launched a new intake system for the Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). The BC PNPs new Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) is a points-based system that gives candidates a registration score that determines whether they are invited to apply. Their score is based on a […]
BCPNP Introduces a New skilled Worker Sub Category ahead of January 2016 re-launch
While the skilled worker program under British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) is closed until early January 2016, a new sub category stream has been introduced to qualified applicants. On September 1st, 2015, the Skilled Immigration stream stopped accepting applications. However, as of November 10, 2015, the Skilled Immigration category has seen an addition of […]