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Getting to know Canada’s immigration categories

A recent announcement that as of July, Canada will resume Express Entry invitations to all candidates is welcome news for those who had their immigration plans put on hold by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Express Entry is just one way to immigrate to Canada and with an overwhelming number of pathways, it can be difficult […]

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You might not have Canadian citizenship if you are in one of these situations

While there are a few ways to become a Canadian citizen, if you are unsure, you may want to get proof of citizenship. This document provides definitive proof that you are a citizen of Canada, and can be used to apply for a Canadian passport. You likely are not a Canadian citizen if you: were […]

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Express Entry applications to be processed within 6 months again

Prior to the pandemic, the Canadian government aimed to process most Express Entry immigration applications within six months. Due to the pandemic, however, applicants have had to wait much longer. Non-Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Express Entry applicants are waiting well over 20 months on average for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to finalize their […]

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How a legal opinion letter can help you come to Canada with a criminal record

A lawyer may be able to write a letter that can help you cross the border if you have concerns about criminal inadmissibility. A legal opinion letter does not override criminal inadmissibility, but it can explain to a border official why you are not actually inadmissible in the first place. It offers a legal analysis […]

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How many immigrants will Canada welcome over the coming years?

Canada is on track to welcome record numbers of new immigrants between 2022 and 2024. Despite the pandemic, Canada reached record numbers in 2021 with over 405,000 people becoming permanent residents. For 2022, Canada has recently released a revised target of over 432,000 immigrants and even higher numbers in 2023 and 2024. The numbers may […]

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Canadian politician wants to improve Super Visa for parents and grandparents

Canadian Member of Parliament Kyle Seeback is proposing a new bill to support parents and grandparents coming to Canada. The proposed changes would affect the Super Visa for parents and grandparents. Currently, the Super Visa allows parents and grandparents of Canadians to visit for two consecutive years without having to renew their status. The visas […]

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How can Canada avoid major immigration backlogs in the future?

Earlier this month the Canadian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM) began a study on IRCC’s application processing times and backlogs. The purpose of CIMM is to provide oversight of the immigration system and release studies that contain recommendations for improvement. CIMM invited me to Ottawa to participate in this study, which I […]

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Canada planning major Express Entry changes

The Canadian government is planning changes to the Express Entry system, which would allow the immigration minister to invite candidates based on an economic goal. Aiden Strickland, a spokesperson on behalf of the immigration minister, said in an email to CIC News that these proposed changes will improve Canada’s ability to select applicants that match […]

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Quebec, BC and PEI release immigration draw results

Two Canadian provinces released their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results this past week, and Quebec held a recent draw through Arrima. Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Through these programs, interested candidates may be invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Although provincial nomination […]

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Alberta to create more film and TV jobs

The world has seen Alberta in some of the most popular American films and TV series. Interstellar, Ghostbusters, Fraggle Rock, The Last of Us, and Fargo are just some of the big-name productions that were filmed in Alberta. The Alberta provincial government recently announced it would be investing more in the film and TV sector. […]

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