Category: Canada Immigration

December 16, 2017 Samantha Skerrett

IRCC extends Open Work Permit Pilot for sponsored spouses and common-law partners in Canada The Government of Canada has again extended the Open Work Permit Pilot for sponsored spouses and common-law partners who are applying for permanent residence. In an update issued Dec. 15, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said the pilot program under…

December 19, 2011 Samantha Skerrett

Cracking Down on Crooked Consultants Act The Canadian Governments plans to gain more control over immigration consultants’ activities, has led to the new Bill C-35, formerly called the Cracking Down on Crooked Consultants Act coming into force on June 30, 2011. In addition to this, there is a new regulatory body for the consultant community in…

November 30, 2011 Samantha Skerrett

OTTAWA — Only two people appointed to the Immigration and Refugee Board on the recommendation of Immigration Minister Jason Kenney have links to the Conservative party, Kenney said Tuesday. He was responding to questions in the House of Commons about accusations by a former IRB chair, Peter Showler, that the board is no longer fully…