Permanent Residence Upon Arrival For Caregivers Abroad Under New Pilot Programs

Today, Monday, June 3, 2024, the Honourable Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”), Marc Miller, announced two new pilot programs that will give caregivers from abroad permanent residence upon arriving in Canada, a step intended to update and replace existing pilot programs that will wind down later this month. The programs are aimed […]

Government of Canada Introduces Legislation for Citizenship by Descent

Today, Thursday, May 23, 2024, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), introduced legislation that would extend citizenship by descent beyond the first generation. Bill C-71, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (2024), would automatically confer Canadian citizenship to persons born abroad to a Canadian parent who is also born […]

Canada to Extend 35,700 Invitations to Apply under Parent/Grandparent Program

Starting today, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will randomly invite potential sponsors who submitted an interest to sponsor form in 2020 to apply for the 2024 intake. IRCC intends to send 35,700 invitations over the course of approximately 2 weeks. Their stated goal is to accept up to 20,500 complete […]

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, […]