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A new Citizenship Act for Bangladesh is on the card. The draft of the new Citizenship Act is expected to be placed before the Cabinet for approval soon.
Immigration.ca
Join us in our latest Face Book live stream series as Managing Partner Colin Singer answers selected questions on the latest developments in the Canadian immigration industry.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appoints Ahmed Hussen as Canada's new immigration minister. Watch our live stream video as Managing Partner Colin Singer discusses what to expect in 2017.
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January 11, 2017 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 2nd round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 52nd overall, inviting 3334 candidates for permanent residence, the largest to-date. The lowest CRS score was 459, a further decline from previous draws.
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Join us in our latest Face Book live stream series as Managing Partner Colin Singer discusses the latest developments in the Canadian immigration industry.
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From foreign travellers to dual citizens and even Canada's own border agents: It seems everyone could do with clear guidance on exactly who requires an electronic travel authorization (eTA). The holiday period saw frequent cases of people not being able to travel because they sought admission without an eTA.
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A new sponsorship form for those wishing to bring parents and grandparents to Canada is now available. Canadian citizens and permanent residents have until February 2, 2017 to submit an online, short form application after which 10,000 candidates will be drawn at random and invited to complete a full application.
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January 4, 2017 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 1st round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 51st overall, inviting 2902 candidates for permanent residence, a record number. The lowest CRS score was 468, a further decline from previous draws.
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The plight of Canada's temporary foreign workers and the businesses that employ them has been a regular agenda item of the federal government throughout 2016.
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December 22, 2016 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 27th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 50th overall, inviting 2878 candidates for permanent residence, a record number. The lowest CRS score was 475, a substantial decline from the previous draw.
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Canada's immigration landscape has a significantly different look heading into 2017 than it did 12 months previously.
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A bill that will expand U.S. border pre-clearance in Canada was approved by the American congress. The move is aimed at enhancing trade and security on both sides of the border.
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December 16, 2016 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 26th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 49th overall, inviting 1936 candidates for permanent residence. The lowest CRS score was 497, a substantial decline from the previous draw.
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The federal government has abolished the four-in, four-out rule under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, with immediate effect. Under the previous rule, temporary foreign workers who had been in Canada for four years became ineligible to work here for the subsequent four years.
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Ottawa has implemented a new application procedure for Canada's Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program to begin January 3, 2017. Under a lottery system, names will be drawn at random from a list of interested candidates.
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The Liberals have managed to achieve a significant increase in annual immigration numbers while the headlines have suggested otherwise. This represents something of a policy coup.
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The Canadian federal government has introduced a new 12-month standard processing time for family reunification immigration applications.
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Ottawa announced this week it will create a one-stop agency to attract much needed foreign investment. For good measure, it should also consider improving its failed immigration policies to attract high net worth investors.
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Immigrants have an undeniable long-term benefit for advanced economies and make a contribution over time that results in boosting the GDP of the country they move to.
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Join us in our latest Face Book live stream series as Managing Partner Colin Singer discusses the latest developments in the Canadian immigration industry.
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The plight of Canada's temporary foreign workers and the businesses that employ them has been a regular agenda item of the federal government throughout 2016.
Immigration.ca
December 16, 2016 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 26th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 49th overall, inviting 1936 candidates for permanent residence. The lowest CRS score was 497, a substantial decline from the previous draw.
Immigration.ca
January 4, 2017 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 1st round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 51st overall, inviting 2902 candidates for permanent residence, a record number. The lowest CRS score was 468, a further decline from previous draws.
Immigration.ca
January 11, 2017 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 2nd round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 52nd overall, inviting 3334 candidates for permanent residence, the largest to-date. The lowest CRS score was 459, a further decline from previous draws.
Immigration.ca
December 22, 2016 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 27th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 50th overall, inviting 2878 candidates for permanent residence, a record number. The lowest CRS score was 475, a substantial decline from the previous draw.
Immigration.ca
Canada's immigration landscape has a significantly different look heading into 2017 than it did 12 months previously.
IndusLaw
In response to growing demands to introduce dual citizenship from its overseas diaspora, India introduced the concept of the person of Indian origin (a "PIO") in 2002 and an overseas citizen of India (an "OCI") in 2006 as categories of persons who enjoy certain legal rights in India.
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December 1, 2016 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 25th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 48th overall, inviting just 559, only provincial nominee approved candidates, for permanent residence. The lowest CRS score was 786 a substantial, but temporary increase from previous draws.
LawQuest
Australia's temporary activity visa framework has been modified to simplify the application process.
Immigration.ca
A new sponsorship form for those wishing to bring parents and grandparents to Canada is now available. Canadian citizens and permanent residents have until February 2, 2017 to submit an online, short form application after which 10,000 candidates will be drawn at random and invited to complete a full application.
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