Category: Canada News

January 2, 2018 Samantha Skerrett

October 27, 2017 – The Government of Canada has changed the definition of the age of dependants from “under 19” to “under 22,”. This  completes  a key mandate commitment of the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. The change will help more immigrant families stay together. When newcomer families are able to stay together, their…

November 14, 2011 canadavisa No comments exist

One of the goals of Canadian immigration is to reunite families in Canada. Earlier this year, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenny announced that the Canadian government would be increasing the number of family reunification visas, especially for spousal and child sponsorships. Family reunification is made possible through the Family Class Immigration Program

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This month Canada celebrated Citizenship Week (October 17 to 23) and held more than 60 citizenship ceremonies and celebrations across the country to mark the occasion. While many were celebrating their new citizenship, some people were concerned with a recent announcement by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in which they stated the Government of Canada…

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As the regulatory body for immigration consultants, the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC/the Council) has introduced initiatives to help improve consumer protection. A searchable database of all Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) is now available on the Council’s website.  This tool will allow the public to verify quickly that a person is authorized…

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Ottawa, September 14, 2011 — Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney today called on the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC) to do its utmost to ensure a smooth transition to the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), the new regulator of immigration consultants. “The ICCRC is the designated regulator of immigration consultants…