2020-03-12 – Canada could welcome up to 390,000 new immigrants per year by 2022 according to the new multi-year immigration levels plan released by the federal government on Thursday. Ottawa’s plan includes mid-range targets of 341,000 new immigrants in 2020, 351,000 in 2021 and 361,000 in 2022. However, the plan also projected high-range immigration levels
2020-01-30 – Saskatchewan officials are continuing to push the federal government to give it more power over immigration to the province. Following talks in December 2019, provincial Immigration Minister Jeremy Harrison spoke with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland earlier in January on the issue. Although no formal request has been tabled, Saskatchewan is pushing to
December 14, 2018 – Nearly 225,000 Indian citizens will become Canadian permanent residents over the next three years if current trends continue, immigration numbers reveal. In the first 10 months of 2018, 60,915 out of 276,380 new Canadian permanent residents were Indian citizens, or 22 per cent. Applying that percentage to Canada’s three-year immigration levels
November 25, 2018 – In the latest immigration.ca livestream, Canada Immigration Lawyer Colin Singer discusses the immigration levels plan. Immigration.ca Managing Partner Singer discusses how the plan will impact immigration in key areas, including the Economic Class Family Class Provincial Programs Refugee Claims Processing times. Watch the video here: Singer on Canada’s managed immigration increases,
Operational Bulletin 369 – January 17, 2012 Replacing the Principal Applicant on an Application for Permanent Residence by a Parent or Grandparent sponsored as a member of the Family Class Summary Typically, the Principal Applicant (PA) submits the parent or grandparent application for permanent residence in the Family Class. In some situations, the Principal Applicant
Last week, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander issued a statement setting out the federal government’s opposition to Canadian municipalities becoming “sanctuary cities” for illegal immigrants. The sanctuary city concept is one in which a city agrees not to take action against illegal immigrants. In Canada, at least two cities including Toronto and Hamilton, Ont.
This month the Department of Citizenship and Immigration announced that in 2013 it accepted more parent and grandparent (PGP) sponsorship applications than it has in two decades. This, officials say, is just part of a larger immigration strategy intended to prioritize family reunification. Immigration Minister Chris Alexander says that his department has massively reduced the
Operational Bulletin 396 – March 07, 2012 Instructions to Visa Officers on Making Determinations on Membership in the Family Class Summary This Operational Bulletin (OB) provides instructions to visa officers. It instructs them on the process to follow when they assess applications submitted for permanent residence. The applicants would need to submit these applications