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New Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Eleven communities have been chosen by the Canadian Government for the new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, aiming to draw newcomers to settle in these areas and bolster middle-class employment opportunities. With Canada’s aging population and declining birth rates leading to a diminishing rural workforce, this initiative seeks to attract individuals essential for economic expansion […]

Changes to Dependents Definition

Change to definition of dependent children to help  families stay together in Canada 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 […]

A Closer Look at Canada’s Family Class Program: Spousal Sponsorships

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

Getting Canadian Citizenship Might Get Harder

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 […]

The Council takes steps to improve consumer protection

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 […]