Canada plans to lift visa requirement for United Arab Emirates

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On May 28, 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced plans to remove the visa requirement for UAE citizens on June 5, 2018. UAE citizens will not need a visa for short visits to Canada (up to 6 months).
Although UAE citizens will not need to apply for a visa, like other visa-exempt travelers, they will still need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada.

Government of Canada brings medical inadmissibility policy in line with inclusivity for persons with disabilities – IRCC

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced changes to the policy on medical inadmissibly policy. “The new policy on medical inadmissibility strikes a balance between protecting publicly funded health and social services and updating the policy to bring it in line with current views on the inclusion of persons with disabilities. “

Growing Canada’s Economic Future – Historic multi-year immigration plan sets out highest levels in recent history – IRCC

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November 1, 2017—Toronto, ON—For years, we’ve seen how immigration strengthens Canada by spurring innovation and economic growth, supporting diverse and inclusive communities. Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced the Government of Canada’s historic multi-year immigration levels plan that will responsibly grow the number of permanent residents Canada welcomes annually. Beginning with 310,000 new permanent residents in …

New definition of age of dependants now in force – IRCC

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Expanded definition of dependent children will help more families stay together in Canada October 27, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada has changed the definition of the age of dependants from “under 19” to “under 22,” fulfilling a key mandate commitment of the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. This change will help more immigrant families stay together. …

Government of Canada implements new legislative changes to the Citizenship Act – IRCC

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October 4, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to provide greater flexibility in meeting requirements for those who wish to obtain Canadian citizenship, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced today a significant milestone in implementing changes to the Citizenship Act through the adoption of Bill C-6. Further to changes introduced upon …

Citizenship requirements will change on October 11

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Citizenship requirements for physical presence, language and knowledge will change on October 11, 2017. Applicants can apply for citizenship under the new rules using updated forms available October 11. The following changes will be expected to come into effect: Physical presence in Canada requirements will be reduced to three out of five years. A portion of time spent in Canada …