Canada to Welcome More Yazidi Refugees

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“Our new policy will ensure that more Yazidis and other survivors can be reunited with loved ones so that they can start new lives in Canada.” — the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) Over 1,400 Yazidi refugees and other survivors of Daesh have settled in Canada since 2017. Minister Mendicino announced a …

Move to Calgary through AINP (Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program)

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The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is an immigration program that nominates people for permanent residence in Alberta. Successful applicants must either have skills to fill job shortages in Alberta, or be planning to buy or start a business in Alberta. AINP applicants may be nominated in one of the programs available under these two main streams. Click below to …

Immigrate to Canada through Express Entry (EE) – Useful Links

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There are many different ways for you to legally immigrate to Canada. One of them is immigrating through the Express Entry (EE) system. Express Entry, launched in 2015 by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), is the application process for skilled immigrants who want to settle in Canada permanently. Express Entry manages applications for the following three economic immigration programs: …

Beware of Immigration Fraud – About Immigration Representatives

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March is Fraud Prevention Month. We will post a series of articles helping you find out how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of immigration fraud. Today, let’s take a look at immigration representatives. Immigration and citizenship representatives are those that give you advice, help you choose the best program, fill out and submit your application, and communicate with …

IRCC Added More Staff to Shorten Processing Time for Family Class Applications

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“Expanding the Case Processing Center in Sydney will help us reunite families and process more applications, …” — The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) To process more applications and reunite families faster, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) is expanding its Case Processing Centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia, including the addition of new …

Beware of Immigration Fraud – Marriage Fraud

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March is Fraud Prevention Month. We will post a series of articles helping you find out how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of immigration fraud. Today, let’s take a look at marriage fraud. Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident? Have you met and fallen in love with someone from another country online or while travelling? …

Beware of Immigration Fraud – Internet, Email and Telephone Scams

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March is Fraud Prevention Month. We will post a series of articles helping you find out how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of immigration fraud. Today, let’s take a look at how to identify fake websites, emails and telephone calls. Who can decide to issue you a visa? Only immigration officers from one of the four below can …

Canada Expands Restrictions to International Travel

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Be ready for new measures when you return to Canada by both land and air! For travellers arriving to Canada by land, as of February 15, 2021, all travellers, with some exceptions, are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test result taken in the United States within 72 hours of pre-arrival, or a positive test taken 14 …

IRCC Announces More Measures to Support International Students

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At the end of January 2021, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC), announced that IRCC started to accept applications for open work permits under the new PGWP policy supporting international students. Last Friday (February 12), the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino announced more measures to ensure that international students wouldn’t miss out …