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 …
Caregivers will soon have access to two new 5-year caregiver programs. These new programs will allow caregivers to come to Canada with their family and have a pathway to permanent residence. Caregivers will have greater flexibility to be able to change jobs quickly and any barriers preventing family members from coming to Canada will be removed.
The Government of Canada would like to remind travelers crossing international borders that if they have any kind of medication, even prescription drugs, it can sometimes lead to various problems. To prevent any of these problems, The Government of Canada advises travelers the following suggestions.
After submitting the 2019 interest to sponsor form, you will have received a confirmation number that can be used to check the status of your application. The next steps will be waiting to see if you have been invited to apply for the sponsorship. Invitations to apply will be sent in the same order that the interest to sponsor forms …
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.
January 24, 2019—Ottawa, ON— The Government of Canada is committed to supporting immigration strategies that will enable smaller communities to enhance their economic, social and demographic vitality.
Pre-arrival services are free online or in person programs for individuals who received a Confirmation of Permanent Resident letter and live outside of Canada.
In 2019, 20,000 sponsors for parents and grandparents to become permanent residents will be accepted. The re-opening of the parents and grandparents sponsor program will be opening late January 2019.
“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 …
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.