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Dec 9, 2015

Alert: CIC Online Portals Plagued by Persistent Outages

December 9, 2015 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is experiencing persistent, on-going system issues with all online immigration systems ...

Dec 3, 2015

Changes Announced for IEC Program

December 3, 2015 – The Government of Canada recently announced a major overhaul of the application process for the International Experience Canada ...

Dec 2, 2015

Refugee Processing May Cause Delays for Other Applicants

December 2, 2015 – Please be advised that in order to meet Canada’s commitment for the resettlement of Syrian refugees, some Government of Canada i...

Dec 2, 2015

Canada to Expand Electronic Travel Authorization Program

December 2, 2015 – The Government of Canada has announced its intention to expand eligibility for the new Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) pla...

Nov 27, 2015

1,559 New Invitations-to-Apply Issued in Latest Express Entry Round

Nov 27, 2015 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has invited 1,559 Express Entry candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada. The ...

Nov 20, 2015

Transition Period Ending for CIC Employer Portal

November 20, 2015 – Please be advised that as of November 21, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will no longer accept form IMM 5802 (O...

Nov 17, 2015

Quota Reached for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Base Stream

November 17, 2015 – The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) announced that it has reached its limit of 2,500 applications for the base stream....

Nov 16, 2015

Administrative Monetary Penalties Come Into Force December 1, 2015

November 16, 2015 – A regime of Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) established in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act will come into f...

Nov 13, 2015

Latest Express Entry Round Results in 1,506 Invitations-to-Apply

Nov 13, 2015 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has invited 1,506 Express Entry candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada. The ...

Nov 6, 2015

Launch of CIC Employer Portal Plagued by Problems

November 5, 2015 – the recently launched Citizenship and Immigration Canada Employer Portal (the Portal) continues to be plagued by problems. The P...

Nov 5, 2015

Trans-Pacific Partnership Means Big Changes for Labour Mobility

November 5, 2015 – The full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been released and the schedule of Canada’s commitments for the temporar...

Nov 4, 2015

New Ministers Announced for Immigration, Labour

November 4, 2015 – Following the recent election of a Liberal majority government, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced his new cabinet, inc...

Nov 2, 2015

Quebec Skilled Worker Program to Reopen November 4, 2015

The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) will begin accepting postal applications on November 4, 2015. The QSWP is a Quebec-run immigration program...

Oct 30, 2015

Ontario to Launch New Entrepreneur and Corporate Streams for Provincial Nominee Program

October 30, 2015 – the Province of Ontario announced today that it will launch two new programs as part of its Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (O...

Oct 29, 2015

Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program to Re-Open in January 2016

October 29, 2015 – The popular Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) is expected to reopen on January 4, 2016. The PGP facilitates family reunificat...

Oct 23, 2015

Express Entry Qualifying Scores Rise for 19th Round of Invitations

Oct 23, 2015 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has invited 1,502 Express Entry candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada. The ...

Oct 20, 2015

Federal Election Results Could Mean Big Changes for Canadian Immigration

October 20, 2015 – The Canadian federal election has swept the Liberal Party of Canada into power with a majority of seats in the House of Commons ...

Oct 2, 2015

Increased Enforcement of International Mobility Program Now Underway

October 2, 2015 – Green and Spiegel has been advised that increased compliance and enforcement of both the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TWFP) ...

Oct 2, 2015

New Invitations to Apply Issued Through Express Entry

October 2, 2015 - Citizenship and Immigration Canada has issued another round of invitations through Express Entry. A total of 1,530 Invitations to...

Oct 1, 2015

International Experience Canada Deadline Approaching

October 1, 2015 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has advised that, in preparation for the 2016 quota, the International Experience Canada...