Quebec Plans to end the first come, first served basis

The Minister of Immigration of Quebec, Kathleen Weil, today announced the introduction of a new selection system called economic immigrants. Beginning in 2017, the requests will not be processed in order of receipt, but sorted according to labour market needs. People who wish to immigrate to Canada will first need to complete a “statement of…

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CIC improves work permits for service work

Effective 21 May 2015, CIC has simplified the process for  service workers entering Canada  to obtain  work permits, if they are coming in  to service equipment on which the warranty has expired. A work permit is still required (unlike warranty service work) and the new employer compliance measures are in place as they are for…

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New Canadian Citizenship Rules

In June 2014, new Citizenship Act came into effect. There are many changes to this new law. The most important change is the time period you must have lived in Canada as a permanent residence prior to applying for Canadian citizenship. Under the new rules, a permanent resident applying for Canadian Citizenship must: A permanent…

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Express Entry

In January 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will start a new electronic system called Express Entry to manage applications for permanent residence under certain economic immigration programs. Express Entry will manage applications for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs: 1. Federal Skilled Worker Program 2. Federal Skilled Trades Program 3. Canadian Experience…

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