Changes To Canada’s Citizenship Act To Come Into Force This Week

There has been a lot of talk about Citizenship Act during last two year. Lots of reforms and changes were gradually announced but those long-awaited changes to Canada’s citizenship laws will finally come into effect this week by Thursday, June 11. The reforms result from a bill of law passed by the Canadian Parliament last […]

Saskatchewan Opens Express Entry Category For Canadian Immigration

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has opened its Express Entry category for Canadian immigration under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). This category enables the SINP to nominate individuals in Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Express Entry pool and who have required skilled work experience, education, language eligibility and other requirements to aide them in successfully […]

Bill C24 - Second Class Citizenship, Changes to Canadian Citizenship Act

Bill C-24: Second class citizenship goes into effect

Last Friday, part of Bill C-24 went into effect, “officially” creating a two-tier citizenship system. So now it seems we have Second Class Citizens. This means that people who are dual citizens and who have immigrated to Canada can have their citizenship taken away. In a press release last week government of Canada tried to […]

Ontario has Announced Details Of Human Capital Priorities Stream

The province of Ontario has announced details of a new Canadian immigration stream called ‘Opportunities Ontario: Human Capital Priorities Stream’, aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. This stream enables Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OOPNP) to nominate candidates who qualify for the Express Entry pool and who meet the required level of education, […]

CIC makes Technical Amendments to CRS

Effective May 30 2015, CIC has made some technical amendments to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of Express Entry. Many candidates have seen point increase as a results. The changes made are to the way in which points are awarded to candidates with Canadian work experience. So the changes have impacted only those who have […]

News Release: Canada’s Start-up Visa Program helps launch six new companies in Canada

May 29, 2015 — Toronto — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, touted the success of the Start-up Visa Program today with the announcement of more successful applicants who have been approved for permanent residence in recent months. The Start-up Visa Program is helping to spur entrepreneurialism and create economic growth across the country […]

Which legal document recognizes the cultural diversity of Canadians?

So this is another question which has some confusion around it. There are two possibilities. Canadian Multiculturalism Act (for its obvious name) Canada Charter of Rights and Freedoms (because rights and freedom means cultural and religious rights as well) The Canadian Multiculturalism Act was passed in 1988, and the aim was to preserve and enhance […]

Early immigrants who got the first dibs on Express Entry are already in Canada

So recently a report came out showing many early immigrants who got the first dibs on Express entry are already in Canada. According to the report, “Nearly half of the skilled immigrants who qualified for a chance to obtain permanent residency within the first three weeks of the launch of a new immigration system were […]

Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Programs across Canada

Here is information about Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Programs across different provinces of Canada. Educational accreditations are typically validated by provincial organisations, so funding for this loans program is provided to nine community-based organizations in selected communities across Canada, including: S.U.C.C.E.S.S., in British Columbia; Immigrant Access Fund, in Alberta; Immigrant Access Fund, in Saskatchewan; SEED […]

Major Canadian Immigrant concerns addressed in 2015 Federal Budget

In April 2015 Budget, government of Canada have addressed two concerns that are of major importance to new Canadian Immigrants. The budget addresses – Help with Training and smooth transition of newcomers. – Ease in sending money to families back home. Help with training and smooth transition of newcomers Pilot loan program made permanent In […]