Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently published an infographic that shows the processing time of complete Express Entry applications is six months or less for 80% of cases. It shows, as of July 31, Canada has welcomed 170,000 newcomers through Express Entry program.
This morning, Immigrant Services Calgary was honoured to host Kent Hehr, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, who made an announcement regarding improvements to the family reunification process on behalf of the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
In 2019, the Government of Canada will accept up to 20000 applications for sponsorship of parents and grandparents. This is 4 times the number of applications accepted when the program reopened in 2014, when the cap was set at 5000 applications.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has taken great strides towards improving its clients’ service experience. A reduction in backlogs and processing times is a cornerstone of that work.
On August 13, 2018, the Minister of IRCC highlighted some of the substantial improvements that IRCC has made over the past year.
On July 31, 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) began using an improved method to estimate processing times for some new permanent residence applications.
The Government of Canada is committed to the safety and security of all Canadians and to the integrity of our immigration system.
On July 31, 2018, all nationals from countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East are required to provide biometrics (fingerprints and a photo) if they are applying for a Canadian visitor visa, a work or study permit, or permanent residence.
Starting July 31, 2018, you may need to provide your biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) when you apply for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or permanent residence. You can find out if you need to give biometrics by using the online tool provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has appointed 10 citizenship judges. The number of citizenship judges has been increased from five to 14. They are located in Halifax, Montreal, the Greater Toronto Area, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Vancouver and Surrey, British Columbia.
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.
May 3, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and José Luís Carneiro, Secretary of State of Portuguese Communities Abroad, today signed a new bilateral Youth Mobility Arrangement between Canada and Portugal. – IRCC
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. “