Canada Immigration Blog

Permanent Residence versus Citizenship: What’s the difference?

Tuesday June 14th, 2016

I am frequently approached by people who say to me "I want to get my Canadian citizenship - what do I need to do?" To...

Owner/Operators Filling the Gap in Business Immigration Programs

Wednesday June 1st, 2016

It has been over two years since June 2014 when the federal government permanently shut down the federal immigrant investor pathway to Canadian permanent residence....

“I want to invite my friend to Canada”

Tuesday May 10th, 2016

I am often contacted by people who have had a visitor visa application for a friend or family member refused and they want to know...

A Cautious Start to the New BC PNP Skills Immigration Intake System

Tuesday April 26th, 2016

In January 2016 the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) announced its new immigration application processing system known as the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS)....

Express Entry 2015 Update: The First Year in Review

Wednesday April 13th, 2016

This past month heralded the release of the Express Entry Year-End Report for 2015. After being introduced in January of 2015, the department of Immigration,...

Immigration Minister Announces Immigration Levels Plan for 2016

Tuesday March 22nd, 2016

On March 8, 2016, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable John McCallum, announced the overall immigration targets for 2016. Ordinarily, the Minister...

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