South Africans hoping to gain permanent residency in Canada under the Start-Up Visa program are enjoying a level of success that is nothing short of remarkable. An amazing 90 per cent of South African applicants to Canada’s Start-Up Visa program are accepted, far in excess of the average overall acceptance rate of 38 per cent,
Ottawa is willing to give open work permits within the next month or so to tens of thousands of applicants for permanent residency in Quebec who have seen their applications held up by lengthy processing delays. Quebec’s provincial government and several organizations within the francophone province have asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to provide
Quebec’s immigration minister is calling on Ottawa to put an end to the lengthy delays in processing applications for permanent residency to the francophone province. “It is deplorable that the delays are so long for these immigrants – who have already been selected by Quebec – to get their permanent residency,” tweeted Quebec Immigration Minister
2015-02-12 | 2015 FC 172 | IMM-5323-13 Barua v Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) Principle Established: A foreign national applying for a work permit with the intention of eventually becoming a permanent resident can be validly excluded from Canada if it seems likely that he will not leave Canada upon the expiration of his work permit.
2015-01-06 | 2015 FC 13 | IMM-3613-13 Ebi v Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) Principles Established A settlement between an applicant and CIC does not constitute a court ordered settlement under 87.4(2) of the IRPA. An immigration decision made by operation of law cannot be contested on grounds of procedural fairness. Facts Ebi applied for judicial review of
2015-02-18 | 2015 FC 206 | IMM-446-14 Asoyan v Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) Principle Established Once an applicant indicates that she is having trouble receiving e-mails from CIC, it is CIC’s duty to ensure that the applicant receives all subsequent e-mails. Facts Asoyan applied for judicial review of CIC’s decision to reject her application for permanent residency.
2015-01-16 | 2015 FC 67 | IMM-4516-13 Ijaz v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) Principle Established In the context of education received in a foreign country, there is ambiguity in the IRP regulations concerning whether educational qualification points should be awarded based on equivalent years of education or equivalent completed degrees. Facts Ijaz applied for judicial review of
The NDP has criticized the recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program that will force many people waiting for permanent residency to leave the country, and has called on the Canadian government to grant them an extension of stay. The changes require all temporary foreign workers who have been working in Canada for four
Thousands of petitioners will be protesting on Parliament Hill on March 1, urging the government for an audit of Citizenship and Immigration Canada which has a backlog of about 10,000 spousal immigration applications. Petitioners say the long delays are putting their lives on hold, as they have to wait while being unemployed and with no
More immigrants chose to make Nova Scotia their home last year than at any time in the last 10 years, the provincial government said Monday. According to a statement issues by Immigration Minister Lena Metlege Diab 2,661 immigrants settled in the province in 2014. Since 2004, when 1,771 immigrants arrived in Nova Scotia, the number