Category Archives: Canadian Immigration News

Parents/Grandparents Sponsorship Interest to Sponsor Form Deadline

If you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident living in Canada who  wants to sponsor the following family members living abroad, you have until noon EST on February 1, 2018 to fill out an “Interest to Sponsor” form. On January 2, 2018, the Government of Canada started receiving online submissions from potential sponsors who would like to sponsor their parents or grandparents to become permanent residents of Canada. The current quota for this year is 10,000. After February

Ottawa axes $1,000 application fee to hire foreign nannies and caregivers

OTTAWA—Some families seeking foreign caregivers to look after their children or family members with a disability will be exempt from paying a $1,000 application fee. The federal government published new regulations around hiring foreign caregivers on Wednesday, following through on a budget promise to change a system many felt placed an unfair burden on lower income families. The $1,000 application fee to hire foreign workers had been implemented in 2014 to address abuses in the broader temporary foreign worker program.

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

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

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: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Deaf+daughter+caregiver+allowed+into+Canada/11163537/story.html#ixzz3hIxGwmYo”  

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