Impact on Immigration Applications for Expectant Parents

From time to time, our married Canadian Immigration clients become expecting parents prior to the issuance of their Canadian immigration visas. A pregnancy during an application for permanent residence, or prior to filing an application to sponsor a wife can create delays in processing. When the medical examination is conducted, a chest x-ray is required. […]

New Immigration Legislation Will be Slow to Impact Skilled Workers

Prior to the last major change in legislation that took place in June of 2002, Canadian immigration applicants in the skilled worker category had an Education and Training Factor (ETF) and Occupational Demand with specific points for each of those two areas assigned to every profession. In that way, it was clear that immigrants to […]

New Immigration Legislation Receiving Final Reading

On Monday, June 16, 2008, the proposed immigration changes received the third and final reading in the House of Commons. Despite objections to the contents of the proposed legislation, the opposition did not vote against the Conservative government’s bill in order to avoid triggering an unwanted election. Consequently, the proposed changes appear destined to become […]

First Anniversary of the Foreign Credentials Referral Office

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, marked the first anniversary of the launch of the Foreign Credentials Referral Office (FCRO) by announcing new funding as well as plans to expand its overseas services. To date, more than 2,000 people have participated in the overseas orientation sessions and more than 3,000 are registered […]

Canada and Yukon Announce New Agreement on Immigration

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration for Canada and the Honourable Patrick Rouble, Minister of Education for Yukon, announced in May the new Agreement for Canada Yukon Cooperation on Immigration and launched a new immigration Web portal for the territory. The new agreement helps strengthen the partnership between the two governments to […]