Calgary selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community

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Calgary has been selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community as a part of Canada’s Action Plan for Official Languages. This initiative will have 14 communities across Canada that will receive funding so they can create programs and support to help French speaking newcomers feel welcomed and integrated into the Francophone minority communities. This initiative will seek to enhance the vitality …

Reminder: 2019 Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program – Interest to Sponsor form will be open today

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Today at 10:00 AM MDT, the 2019 interest to sponsor form will be available on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) website. You will need to submit this form in order to start the process of sponsoring parents or grandparents to Canada. As soon as IRCC receives enough submissions, the form will be no longer available.

Canada’s new biometrics rule will soon apply to temporary and permanent resident applicants from Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas – IRCC

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“Canada is expanding its biometrics collection program. Starting December 31, 2018, nationals from countries in Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas will need to give their fingerprints and photo (biometrics) when applying for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or for permanent residence. This same rule has applied to applicants from countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa since July …

Canada signs agreement to address migration

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Government of Canada announced today that they had signed the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). The GCM recognizes the barriers migration poses but also highlights the positive effects of migration and the benefits of regulated, well managed migration systems. The GCM has 23 objectives that focuses on different aspects of migration. These objectives will increase migration’s visibility in regional and UN forums. Participating states are not expected to implement each action but rather view them as guidelines. This is a significant milestone and represents the first multilateral framework for the global response to migration.