Federal government immigration agents can once again be reached by phone after Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reopened call operations. Previously, the call centre had only been reachable by email after call operations were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The ongoing impact of COVID-19 means the service will operate at reduce capacity, with
Special Canada immigration measures are being introduced to help Lebanese citizens and Canadians impacted by the two explosions that rocked Beirut and left hundreds of thousands homeless. “Lebanese citizens in Canada on a temporary basis are … able to extend their stay in Canada if they are unable to return home because of the explosion,”
A federal judge has ruled the Safe Third Country Agreement on refugees between Canada and the U.S. violates the Canadian constitution. Federal Court Justice Ann Marie McDonald said Wednesday that elements of the agreement violate the constitutional guarantee of life, liberty and security. Now Ottawa has six months to respond to what is a landmark
The effect of COVID-19 restrictions on Canada immigration was fully felt in April, as new permanent resident admissions plummeted to 4,140. The figure represents a 78 percent drop on the 19,125 March arrivals, which were already down 26 percent on February. Between February and April, permanent resident arrivals dropped from 25,930 to 4,140, a decline
Canada’s federal government officials tasked with implementing Canada-U.S. border restrictions in place due to coronavirus need to be on the same page in their interpretation of the new rules. Guidance from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on who can cross the border is differing in practice from the interpretation of Canada Border Services Agency officials.
May 17, 2019 – Canada has effectively ended its Designated Country of Origin refugee immigration policy by removing all 42 countries from the DCO list. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says the policy did not achieve the aim of faster processing of refugee claims from DCO countries. “The DCO policy did not fulfil its
Canadá es uno de los firmantes de la Convención de Ginebra de 1951 Sobre el Estatuto de los Refugiados y su Protocolo de 1967. Cada año, Canadá otorga residencia permanente a aproximadamente 30,000 refugiados bajo un elaborado proceso de protección de refugiados que incluye dos componentes principales, el Programa de Reasentamiento de Refugiados y Humanitario
**Desde el 15 de diciembre del 2012, el Formulario de Base de la Solicitud ha reemplazo el Formulario de Información Personal.** Uno de los temas más importantes que surgen en la solicitud de un refugiado es establecer si el solicitante a refugio es creíble. El proceso para establecer credibilidad comienza cuando el solicitante completa y