Immigration

  • Temporary pause to the sponsorship program for parents and grandparents for 2020 The federal government has announced a temporary pause to the popular Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program for 2020. The program will not be accepting new applications at this point. The Program usually opens for application once a year, which is often in January. According to the Ministerial Instructions on Parents and ...
  • Advice for international students: the importance of study permit compliance In 2020, over 400,000 international students at the post-secondary level in Canada will return to school.  Many will want to stay and work in Canada after graduating.  All will be subject to mandatory conditions of their stay as a student in Canada.  It is important for all international students, and ...
  • The Digital Nomad and Canadian Immigration Over the course of the past several years I have noticed a steady increase in the number of what I call digital nomads seeking to immigrate to Canada.  These individuals, often avid readers of Tim Ferriss’s The Four Hour Work Week, typically work from home.  They are hyper efficient, and ...
  • Interim pathway for caregivers deadline June 4 Caregivers who came to Canada to provide care to Canadian families, in the hope of becoming a permanent residents can apply to the Interim Pathway for Caregivers. The deadline is June 4 to apply. “Caregivers came to Canada to provide care to families that need it, and it’s time for ...
  • Immigrant children’s health declines rapidly after arrival in Canada By: Hassan Vatanparast, University of Saskatchewan and Ginny Lane, University of Saskatchewan A healthy, happy future, free from poverty: This is the aspiration of many new immigrants and refugees to Canada and the United States. Leaving harsh conditions and food scarcity behind, they embrace the safety and relative affluence that North ...