Permanent Residence Fees Increasing on April 30, 2024

On April 30, 2024, fees for all permanent residence applications are increasing as part of a routine update. According to the Government of Canada, these fees increase every 2 years to enable the government to manage growing program and service delivery costs and to keep up with inflation. Table of current and new permanent residence […]

Changes to Start-Up Visa and Self-Employed Persons Programs

Today, Monday, April 29, 2024, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”), announced several changes to Canada’s federal business programs to help reduce processing times and the application backlog. These changes take effect on April 30, 2024. To improve the Start-Up Visa Program, IRCC will encourage designated venture capital firms, […]