Category Archives: Canadian Immigration News

Parents/Grandparents Sponsorship – Re-opening January 4, 2016

  On January 4, 2016, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will be opening the Sponsorship Application for Parents/ Grandparents at 8:00 A.M. , Eastern Standard time. Just like the previous years, CIC will be imposing cap on how many applications they will accept.   To maximize the chance of getting your application in, you have to make sure that you meet the following guidelines:   Applications will only be accepted on or after January 4, 2016 at 8:00 AM. There

Canada Gets Just Six Applicants for Millionaire Immigration Program

"Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander expects to see ‘new markets,’ such as in Europe, develop as a result of expedited immigration.
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From The Globe and Mail (Published Thursday, Jul. 23, 2015 3:18PM EDT): “Canada has received just six applications for its pilot immigration program for millionaires, far fewer than for its investor class visa that was scrapped last year amid criticism it was allowing rich Chinese to buy their way into Canada. “I knew it wasn’t going to work. It was poorly designed,” said Richard Kurland, a Vancouver immigration lawyer who filed an Access to Information request for the data. Canada

Deaf Daughter Finally Allowed Into Canada

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From The Vancouver SunBy Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun June 24, 2015 By Tara Carman, July 24, 2015 “Citizenship and Immigration Canada has reversed its decision to deny permanent residency to the 14-year-old daughter of a Vancouver caregiver from the Philippines because she is deaf. This means Jazmine Talosig will likely be able to join her mother, Karen Talosig, in Vancouver, after seven years of separation. Read more:”  

Philippines Now The Top Source Country

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Philippines is NOW the top source country for permanent residents to Canada. From the Government of Canada website: May 8, 2015 — Ottawa — Canada welcomed more than 40,000 permanent residents from the Philippines in 2014—up over 30 percent from 2013, making the Philippines Canada’s top source country for permanent residents last year. During the state visit to Canada by Benigno Aquino III, President of the Philippines, from May 7–9, 2015, Prime Minister Stephen Harper paid tribute to Canada’s strong

Fake Marriages Are A Big Concern

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Fake marriages are a big concern right now in Canada. From the CanIndia News ( April 17, 2015 A Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) report has warned that “marriages of convenience” in India “have become a threat to the integrity of Canada’s immigration program.” Lexbase, Canada’s leading immigration publication under well-known lawyer Richard Kurland, obtained the May 2013 report under Access to Information from the “Migration Intelligence Section, Intelligence Operations and Analysis Division-Enforcement and Intelligence Operations Directorate” of CBSA. The

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