What's New in Immigration

Global Talent Stream and What You Should Know About It
09 Mar
The Government of Canada introduced the Global Talent Stream in June 2017. Aimed at streamlining labour market impact assessments (LMIAs) for specific NOC numbers, this stream is intended to enable...
Nova Scotia targets physicians with new immigration stream
01 Mar
The Nova Scotia Nominee Program has unveiled a new stream aimed at attracting general practitioners, family physicians, and specialist physicians. This new stream is intended to expedite the immigration process...
Ontario Programs Re-Opened for 2018
30 Jan
On January 18, 2018, the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) announced the re-opening of many of its nominee programs. OINP has been granted an extra allocation of 600 nominations for...
2018 Increases to Settlement Funds Required to Qualify as for Federal Skilled Worker or Federal Skilled Trades Program
22 Jan
IRCC recently updated the amount of funds necessary for the Federal Skilled Worker and Federal Skilled Trades Programs. Number of Family Members Funds Required (in Canadian dollars) 1 $12,474 2...
Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship – Interest to Sponsor Re-Opened
16 Jan
The parent and grandparent sponsorship program is currently open for 2018. The program requires all those interested in sponsoring their parents or grandparents to submit an Expression of Interest through...
IRCC Stalls on Increasing Oversight of Immigration Consultants
12 Dec
This past June, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration issued a report called Starting Again: Improving Government Oversight of Immigration Consultants. The report reviews the ways...
IRCC promises to clear backlog of PR applications from Live-in Caregiver Program by 2018
04 Dec
IRCC has announced its goal to finalize 80 percent of the applications for permanent residence submitted on or before October 1, 2017, by caregivers and their family members through the...
Government of Canada’s Ambitious Immigration Plan
17 Nov
On November 1st, 2017, the Government of Canada announced its new, multi-year Immigration Levels Plan, dubbed the “most ambitious immigration plan in recent history” by the government. This plan aims...
Dependent Age Back Up to Under 22
02 Nov
Last week on October 24, 2017, the new definition of ‘dependent child’ came into effect. Under the new definition, a dependent child is defined as a child who is under...
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program – Master’s Graduate Stream – Closed Again for Registrations
24 Oct
Ontario’s Masters Graduate Stream is once again closed for registrations. This program has been opened to accept new registrants three times in 2017 with the longest opening only lasting approximately...