Immigration News

BC PNP Program Changes

*NEW* Program Changes Effective July 2, 2015 BC PNP has introduced an online application process and electronic payment system. All new Skills Immigration applications and Entrepreneur Immigration registrations must be submitted via BC PNP Online. SKILLS IMMIGRATION: Health Care Professionals, Northeast Pilot Project and all Express Entry BC applications may now be submitted through BC […]

Updates on the Quebec Investor Class

Quebec PNP office (MICC) has announced that Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) will be reopen on August 31, 2015.  MICC will receive a maximum of 1,750 applications- 1,200 application from China for a selection certificate under the Investor Program from August 31, 2015 and January 31, 2016.   Changes All applications must be submitted to Quebec Immigration in Montreal.  The office […]

BC PNP Update News

Effective immediately, the B.C. government is implementing a 90-day pause on new applications to most categories of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The BC PNP will begin accepting new applications in July 2015 with an improved application process and updated program criteria. Those who applied to the BC PNP on or before March 31, […]

First round of Express Entry candidates invited to fill labour market needs and contribute to Canada’s economic growth

First round of Express Entry candidates invited to fill labour market needs and contribute to Canada’s economic growth February 2, 2015 — Ottawa — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced that the first round of top-ranked candidates from Canada’s Express Entry system is already helping to fill demonstrated and verifiable gaps in Canada’s […]

Moratorium on the Food Services Sector’s access to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Jason Kenney, Minster of Employment and Social Development announced on April 24, 2014 that there is an immediate moratorium on the Food Services Sector’s access to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) will not process any new or pending Labor Market Opinion (LMO) applications related to the Food Services Sector. […]

Upcoming changes to Federal Skilled Worker and Canadian Experience Class

Today, The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration announced  that the following measures will take place effective May 1, 2014.   Canadian Experience Class This program is for people who already have skilled work experience in Canada and want to immigrate permanently. Overall cap of 8,000 applications Sub-caps of 200 applications each for any NOC B occupation […]

Quebec Investor Class for 2014

“Great News for Quebec Investors!” Quebec PNP office (MICC) has announced that a maximum of 1,750 applications for a selection certificate under the Investor Program will be accepted between September 8 and 19, 2014.  Same as the last year, MICC will receive up to 1,200 application per country.  If, after this period, the maximum number of 1750 applications has […]

“Express Entry” for Qualified Economic Immigrants

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced that Canada’s active recruitment model for economic immigration will officially be called “Express Entry.” Set to launch in January 2015, “Express Entry” is a major step forward in the transformation of Canada’s immigration system into one that is fast, flexible and focused on meeting Canada’s economic […]

Recent Changes to Canadian Experience Class

Hello Everyone: Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has recently announced that between Nov. 9, 2013 and Oct. 31, 2014, a maximum of 12,000 applications under Canadian Experience Class will be accepted.  In addition to that, there will be sub-caps of 200 applications for each NOC Skill Level B occupation.  This means that applicants who have work experience […]

CIC has announced a new list of eligible occupations for Federal Skilled Worker

0211 Engineering managers 1112 Financial and investment analysts 2113 Geoscientists and oceanographers 2131 Civil engineers 2132 Mechanical engineers 2134 Chemical engineers 2143 Mining engineers 2144 Geological engineers 2145 Petroleum engineers 2146 Aerospace engineers 2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers/designers) 2154 Land surveyors 2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers 2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics […]

Federal Skilled Trade Program

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    Federal Skilled Trades program has been implemented to help ensure that Canada’s immigration system works for employers in need of skilled trade persons. This program is for people who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skill trade. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will accept no more than 3,000 complete […]

Alberta Pilot Project for highly skilled foreign workers

  News Release — Canada-Alberta pilot project expanded to include more occupations   Ottawa, July 16, 2012 — Alberta employers looking to hire highly skilled foreign workers in certain in-demand occupations will benefit thanks to the expansion of a Temporary Foreign Worker pilot project, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney and Alberta Minister of […]

Federal Skilled Worker and Investor Class programs won’t be reopened until 2013

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney yesterday announced the latest step in re-designing Canada’s economic immigration system. Effective July 1st, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will place a temporary pause on new applications to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and federal Immigrant Investor Program (IIP). “We have been making lots of changes to […]

Start-Up Visa for immigrant entrepreneurs

News Release – Minister Kenney launches consultations for a new “start-up visa” for immigrant entrepreneurs Toronto, April 18, 2012 — Recognizing the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship as a driver of the Canadian economy, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney launched consultations today on whether to create a new and specialized program to attract immigrant […]

Proposed Changes on Canadian Experience Class

News Release – Minister Kenney Announces Proposed Plan to Expedite Skilled Workers’ Transition from Temporary to Permanent Residence Winnipeg, April 16, 2012 — To meet Canada’s labour market needs more quickly, highly-skilled temporary foreign workers could soon transition to permanent residence faster than before, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.“Thousands of highly-skilled foreign […]

Economic value of provincial immigration programs

  News Release – Minister Kenney strengthens economic value of provincial immigration programs Saskatoon, April 11, 2012 — Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney today announced changes to strengthen provincial immigration programs. Starting July 1, 2012, most Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applicants for semi- and low-skilled professions will have to undergo mandatory language testing of […]

CIC’s Intention to Create a New Skilled Trades Program

News Release – Citizenship and Immigration Canada Announces its Intention to Create a New Skilled Trades Program Calgary, April 10, 2012 — To fill Canada’s growing labour shortages in construction, natural resources and similar industries, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced plans today to make it easier for skilled tradespersons to immigrate to Canada.The announcement […]

Proposed Change on Federal Skilled Worker

News Release – Government of Canada transforms economic immigration program Ottawa, March 30, 2012 — To create a fast and flexible immigration system that creates jobs and promotes Canada’s long term prosperity, the Government of Canada will eliminate the backlog in the main federal economic immigration program. “The Federal Skilled Worker Program backlog is a major […]

Proposed way to assess foreign education credentials

  News Release – Minister Kenney proposes to assess foreign education credentials before skilled workers arrive Ottawa, March 28, 2012 – Canada is proposing a major change to how foreign skilled workers’ education credentials are assessed, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today. The proposed new requirement would mean that applicants wanting to immigrate […]

Conditional Permanent Residence?

News Release – Conditional permanent residence proposed to deter marriages of convenience Ottawa, March 9, 2012 — Today, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney announced measures to further strengthen the Government of Canada’s ability to crack down on marriage fraud. Under the new proposal, now open for further public input, a spouse or partner […]

Operational Bulletin – November 15, 2011

  Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has published the following Operational Bulletins: Operational Bulletin 299b – Return of incomplete Permanent Resident Card Applications

Operational Bulletin November 10, 2011

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has published the following Operational Bulletin: Operational Bulletin 358 – Confirmation of Permanent Residence Document Amendments

Operational Bulletin – November 4, 2011

Operational Bulletin 351 – Fourth Set of Ministerial Instructions: New PhD Eligibility Stream under the Federal Skilled Worker Program

Operational Bulletin – November 4, 2011

Operational Bulletin 350 – Fourth Set of Ministerial Instructions: Temporary Pause on Family Class Sponsorship Applications for Parents and Grandparents

Operational Bulletin – November 2, 2011

Operational Bulletin 354 – Photo/Data Error Correction for the Confirmation of Permanent Resident Document Fellows are encouraged to review these announcement carefully.

Operational Bulletin – November 7, 2011

Operational Bulletin 353 – Change in Procedures for Processing Family Class Parent and Grandparent Applications Fellows are encouraged to review this announcement carefully.

Operational Bulletin – November 8, 2011

Operational Bulletin 300b – Return of Incomplete Citizenship Proof and Grant Applications Fellows are encouraged to review this announcement carefully.

Operational Bulletin – October 7, 2011

      Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has published the following Operational Bulletins: Operational Bulletin 349 – Special Events – Visa Fee Exempt Special Events: October and November 2011

Operational Bulletin – October 7, 2011

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has published the following Operational Bulletins: Operational Bulletin 347 – Repeal of the Source Country Class of Humanitarian-protected Persons Abroad

CIC-Operational Bulletin – September 30, 2011

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has published the following Operational Bulletin: Operational Bulletin 225-D (modified) – Modified processing instructions for Information Technology work permit applications (software pilot) for British Columbia and Quebec

CIC Operational Bulletin September 19, 2011

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has published the following Operational Bulletin: Operational Bulletin 346 – Temporary Foreign Worker Program—Intra-company transferees—Recaptured time

CIC Operational Bulletin – September 15, 2011

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has published the following Operational Bulletin: Operational Bulletin 339 – Change to the Custodianship Requirement for Minor Students

CIC Operational Bulletin – September 6, 2011

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has published the following Operational Bulletin: Operational Bulletin 345 – Partial Reinstatement of Haiti Special Measures for Work Permits Fellows are encouraged to review this announcement carefully.

CIC Operational Bulletin August 19, 2011

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has published the following Operational Bulletin: Operational Bulletin 340 – Mandatory Referral to Canadian Public Health Authorities for Complex Pulmonary Tuberculosis-Inactive and other Non-infectious Communicable Diseases Cases

CIC Operational Bulletin August 17, 2011

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has published the following Operational Bulletin: Operational Bulletin 341 – Procedures for Requesting Police Certificates from Non-Singapore Citizens

CIC Operational Bulletin August 15, 2011

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has published the following Operational Bulletin: Operational Bulletin 337 – Pilot Program for Spouses/Common-law partners and Working-Age Dependent Children of select Temporary Foreign Workers Destined to British Columbia

CIC Operational Bulletin August 12, 2011

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has published the following Operational Bulletin: Operational Bulletin 342 – Implementation of the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

CIC Operational Bulletin August 8, 2011

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has published the following Operational Bulletin: Operational Bulletin 341 –Procedures for Requesting Police Certificates from Non-Singapore Citizens

The Immigration Conundrum…Minister Kenney says we need more but….

We can’t afford the immigrants we need, Kenney says. Applicants with desirable skills at front of the line BY ALTHIA RAJ, POSTMEDIA NEWS JULY 20, 2011 Canada needs more immigrants to sustain economic growth, but the Conservative government won’t significantly increase immigration because Canadians don’t want too many newcomers and the federal government can’t afford […]

A Consultants worse nightmare!

The phone rings in the middle of the night……it’s a client…..you haven’t heard from them in a couple of years…..you assume everything is okay but the client is calling from the Immigration Detention Center. He has been detained and is being held for staying in Canada illegally! He’s desperate for your help. How can this […]

Updated Immigration Regulation

Dear Imin Clients: This is Daniel Won at Imin Consulting. On June 24th, 2011, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced new guideline in regard to updated Immigration Regulations, which will come into force on July 1st, 2011. There was no huge change except for the Business Immigration Categories. Please let me explain the changes […]

개정이민법 안내

안녕하세요, (주) 법률법인 아이민 고객 여러분. 다니엘 입니다. 오늘 이렇게 뉴스레터를 발송하는 이유는 7월 1일부터 시행되는 개정이민법을 안내해드리기 위함입니다. 작년과는 달리 비지니스 카테고리를 제외한 나머지 이민 프로그램은 큰 변경사항이 없으며, 프로그램 별로 상세히 설명드리도록 하겠습니다. 1. 연방 전문인력이민 (Federal Skilled Worker) 2010년도에 발표된 29개 직업군은 변경사항이 없으나, 각 직업군에 부여된 Cap 의 수는 1000 -> […]

Actualización en regulaciones migratorias

Estimados clientes de Imin: Les escribe Daniel Won para Imin Consulting. El 24 junio del 2011, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) ha anunciado nuevas disposiciones con respecto a las actualizaciones en regulaciones migratorias las cuales entrarán en vigor el 1 de julio del 2011. No hubo grandes cambios a excepción de la clasificación de migración […]