IRCC Gradually Resuming Express Entry Draws

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Newcomer Information

Good news! Starting July 6, 2022, IRCC has gradually resumed inviting qualified candidates to apply for permanent residence through the Federal Skilled Trades Program, Federal Skilled Worker Program and the Canadian Experience Class Immigrate to Canada through Express Entry (EE) – Useful Links Stay informed and updated: Sign up for Express Entry latest news Instructions that explain how the rounds …

IRCC Announced Enhancements to Canada’s Super Visa Program

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Newcomer Information, Seniors

These new enhancements will make it easier for Canadians to reunite with their parents and grandparents in Canada and will allow super visa holders to stay for a longer period of time. New changes will come into effect on July 4, 2022. the length of stay for super visa holders will be increased to 5 years per entry into Canada …

IRCC’s Ukrainian Emergency Efforts

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration

The Government of Canada is steadfast in its commitment to help Ukrainians and their family members. Here are some of the efforts that IRCC has recently announced to help Ukrainians in crisis. New Canada Information Centre in Warsaw, Poland offers in-person services to people who need to give their biometrics as part of their Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel offers …

IRCC Looking to Modernizing Canada’s Immigration System

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is working on modernizing Canada’s immigration system to support economic recovery improve client service. Highlights of progress include but are not limited to the following areas: Permanent Residence (PR) online PR applications, including PR card renewals easier access to status updates on some family class (FC) applications processing FC and Canadian Experience Class applications within …

IRCC Special Programs Supporting Afghan Nationals

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

Canada has announced the resettlement of up to 20,000 vulnerable Afghan nationals to Canada. This will be done through two special programs run by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Immigration program for Afghans who assisted the Government of Canada. Eligibility criteria: you’re an Afghan national and your employment involved a significant and/or enduring relationship with the Government of Canada, …

IRCC Reminder: Avoid Becoming a Victim of Fraud

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently posted a reminder for resettling Afghans who assisted Canada: “Avoid becoming a victim of fraud. There is no fee to be considered for the special immigration program for individuals and their families who provided support to Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan. Only Global Affairs Canada or the Canadian Armed Forces can identify people. Only …

IRCC to Send More Invitations for Parents and Grandparents Program 2021

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

In October 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited Canadians and permanent residents who wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada to submit an interest to sponsor form online.  On July 20, 2021, IRCC announced that they will use the same random selection process and send our more invitations to those who have already submitted an …

IRCC Launches Dedicated Refugee Stream for Human Rights Defenders

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) has officially launched a dedicated refugee stream for human rights defenders Today, The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of , Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) announced the launch of a dedicated refugee stream to provide a safe haven for human rights defenders at risk who are fleeing persecution in their home country. The Government …

IRCC Announced Three New Initiatives to Welcome More Refugees

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

Prior to World Refugee Day on June 20, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) announced on June 18 the following actions to strengthen refugee protection and integration efforts: A new public policy will help remove unique barriers qualified refugees often face, so that they can apply through existing economic programs. Through the …

IRCC Approved My PR Application but I Haven’t Landed in Canada. What Should I Do Now?

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Newcomer Information

Today, let’s take a look at travel information in place for permanent residents who haven’t landed in Canada. To finish the application process, you have to land as a permanent resident. Landing refers to the final interview with an immigration officer at either a port of entry or a local IRCC office within Canada. During this interview, you officially become a …