May 17, 2019—Ottawa, ON—The Government of Canada is committed to a well-managed asylum system that’s fair, fast and final. Effective today, Canada is removing all countries from the designated country of origin (DCO) list, which effectively suspends the DCO policy, introduced in 2012, until it can be repealed through future legislative changes.
The Interim Pathway for Caregivers is a limited time pathway to permanent residence for qualifying in-home caregivers and their families. If you have work experience in Canada as a home child care provider or home support worker, you may be able to apply for permanent residence. The deadline for this application is June 4 2019.
From April 24 – April 27th 2019, invitations to potential sponsors were sent out to submit a complete application. If you received an invitation, the deadline to submit your application is on or before June 28, 2019. Any applications received after the deadline will be returned to you and you will not receive another invitation.
March is Fraud Prevention Month in Canada. Newcomers and immigrants can be targets for fraud such as advertisements promising work permits or guaranteeing high-paying jobs in Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will be raising awareness of the different types of immigration fraud, how to recognize scams and fraudulent website, how to properly choose an immigration or citizenship consultant and how to report fraud.
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.