Category Archives: Immigration law news

Priorities of the Canadian Immigration Policy in 2021

Since my previous mandate letter to you, our country has been confronted by the most serious public health crisis we have ever faced. The global pandemic has had devastating impacts on lives and livelihoods and exposed fundamental gaps in our society. Challenges that existed before the pandemic remain and others have been exacerbated. In light…
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News release

January 8, 2021—Ottawa—International students bring so much to Canada, contributing over $21 billion annually to our economy and supporting the vitality of our communities. Yet the pandemic has presented myriad challenges for international students. Most notably, for many holders of a post-graduation work permit (PGWP), the pandemic’s disruption and uncertainty have jeopardized their chances of…
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Impact of the pandemic on Canadian immigration

Canada’s immigration minister appeared before the Standing Committee as part of a study on the affect coronavirus has had on Canada’s immigration system. Marco Mendicino attended the November 25 meeting along with the Deputy Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Catrina Tapley. They answered questions from members of parliament on the Standing Committee…
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The 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program is now open until November 3rd.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents can now apply to sponsor their parents and grandparents for Canadian immigration. The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) expression of interest window began on October 13 and will remain open until November 3. The PGP enables sponsors to bring their parents and grandparents over to Canada. Parents and grandparents obtain Canadian permanent resident status. After…
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