Canada Immigration Blog

Residency requirements for Permanent Residence and Citizenship – What’s the difference?

Tuesday April 4th, 2017

People frequently tell me that they want to obtain Canadian citizenship when what they mean is that they want the ability to be able to...

Canada Announces Launch Date of Global Talent Stream for Highly Skilled Workers

Tuesday March 21st, 2017

On March 9, 2017, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour announced that Canada’s new...

Express Entry 2017 – “The Gates are Opening”

Wednesday March 8th, 2017

On January 1, 2015 Canada's immigration program was transformed with the introduction of the Express Entry program which restricts applicants to only those selected by...

New Direct Pathway to Canadian Permanent Residence Announced to Rejuvenate Atlantic Provinces

Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

On January 27, 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) announced the first details of a pilot project that offers a direct pathway to Canadian...

The Trump Effect: Turning to Canada’s Immigration program

Thursday February 9th, 2017

Ironically, the above quote is featured on the Statue of Liberty at Liberty Island in the New York City harbour where America welcomed hundreds of...

Immigration Repeals Flawed Four-In, Four-Out Rule

Monday January 23rd, 2017

On December 13, 2016 the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) repealed the “four-in, four-out” rule originally introduced in April 2011 that applied...


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