Immigration

  • Canada’s refugee acceptance rate peaked in four years
    Canada’s refugee acceptance rate shot up drastically last year with two out of three claims granted asylum, according to latest data from the Immigration and Refugee Board. In total, adjudicators rendered 5,414 positive decisions and rejected 2,732 claims out of 9,171 decisions made. The rest were either abandoned or withdrawn by ...
  • Immigration regulator launches multilingual fraud awareness campaign
    The Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) is launching a worldwide multilingual campaign to encourage the public to take extra measures to ensure that individuals offering immigration and citizenship assistance are authorized. March is Fraud Prevention Month in Canada, and 2017 marks ICCRC’s fourth consecutive annual campaign. “Our 2017 theme ...
  • Saskatchewan Express Entry sub category fills up within hours
    The International Skilled Worker – Express Entry immigration sub-category opened by the Canadian province of Saskatchewan is already full. This popular sub-category forms part of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), through which the province welcomes new permanent residents who have the ability to settle and establish themselves economically. News of the reopening of ...
  • How to prove you’re in a common-law relationship for immigration applications
    Most Canadian citizens and permanent residents who fall in love with and get married to a non-Canadian understand that they can sponsor their spouses to immigrate to Canada, and will often do so shortly after they get married. Many Canadians also understand that they don’t have to be technically married; ...
  • Ahmed Hussen appointed Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced changes to his cabinet today and appointed Ahmed Hussen as the new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. Ahmed Hussen is the member of Parliament for the riding of York South-Weston, and a Member of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. A lawyer and ...