New Permanent Residence Online Application Portal to Become Available by September 2021.

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently announced the launch of a new Permanent Residence Online Application Portal (PR Online Application Portal) by September 2021, enabling authorized (paid) immigration representatives to submit permanent residence applications (non-Express Entry) online on behalf of their clients. Once the representative has filled out the application, the client will need to log in to …

Your Support Is Needed for Helping Afghan Refugees Make Canada Their New Home

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Settlement News, Updates

After the First Group of Afghan Refugees Arriving in Canada on August 5, Canada welcomed more flights of Afghan refugees. With more flights planned in the days ahead, refugees will continue to be resettled through the immigration program for individuals and their families who provided support to Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan. Many refugees need extra help getting settled in Canada. …

First Group of Afghan Refugees Arriving in Canada

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The first group of Afghan refugees arrived in Canada on August 4, 2021. They will be resettled through a special immigration program for individuals and their families who provided support to Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan. The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) and the Honourable Minister Maryam Monsef welcomed them at the aiport. These …

Government of Canada offers refuge to Afghans who assisted Canada

Ellie K Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

On July 23, 2021, IRCC announced a special program to resettle the Afghans who were integral to Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan. In recognition of their service to Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is implementing special immigration measures that will offer a path to protection in Canada for those at risk due to their work. The work at Global …

IRCC to Send More Invitations for Parents and Grandparents Program 2021

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

In October 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited Canadians and permanent residents who wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada to submit an interest to sponsor form online.  On July 20, 2021, IRCC announced that they will use the same random selection process and send our more invitations to those who have already submitted an …

Canada to Ease Border Measures for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Updates

On July 19, the Government of Canada announced a plan to gradually re-open our borders.  Starting August 9, 2021: Canada plans to begin allowing entry to American citizens and permanent residents, who are currently residing in the United States, and have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entering Canada for non-essential travel.  International flights carrying passengers will …

IRCC Launches Dedicated Refugee Stream for Human Rights Defenders

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) has officially launched a dedicated refugee stream for human rights defenders Today, The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of , Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) announced the launch of a dedicated refugee stream to provide a safe haven for human rights defenders at risk who are fleeing persecution in their home country. The Government …

New Open Work Permit for Recent PR Applicants (Essential Workers and International Student Graduates Currently in Canada)

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

Earlier on May 6, 2021, , Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) has officially launched a new pathway to permanent residence for eligible essential workers and international graduates from a Canadian institution. Today, The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of , Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) announced that, beginning July 26, 2021, individuals who have applied for this recently opened …

Reminder: All Travellers Entering Canada Must Use ArriveCAN

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19

All travellers entering Canada (with limited exceptions) are still required to provide the following information within 72 hours before your arrival to Canada through the ArriveCAN app: Contact and travel information 14-day travel history Quarantine plan Pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result COVID-19 symptom self-assessment Proof of vaccination (only for fully vaccinated travellers) ArriveCAN is available to download as a mobile app or …

Online Portal for Confirming Your Permanent Residence

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Uncategorized

The confirmation of permanent residence can now be done through an online portal! Once Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has approved your Permanent Residence application, they will send you an invitation to confirm if you want to use the portal, your email address and all email addresses for each person on your application. If you confirm you want to …