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Some Canadian Immigration Government Fees to Increase April 30, 2020

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be increasing some Government fees, effective April 30, 2020 and every two (2) years, thereafter, in accordance with the cumulative percentage increase to the Consumer Price Index for Canada, published by Statistics Canada, for the two (2) previous years, rounded to the nearest five (5) dollars. A.  EXPRESS […]

Canada to Eliminate Investor and Entrepreneur Categories

On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, the Government of Canada delivered its Budget, wherein it announced its intent to eliminate both the Federal Immigrant Investor Program and Federal Entrepreneur Program. By doing so, the Government of Canada’s goal is to eradicate a large and longstanding backlog of applications, and pave the way for new pilot programs […]

Replacement for Former Entrepreneur Category Announced

On January 24, 2013, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, announced a pilot Immigration program, which will likely permanently replace the former Entrepreneur Category of the Business Class, which ceased to accept new Applications as of July 1, 2011. The new pilot program, “The Start-up Visa Program”, will run for up […]

Canadian Immigration News Update

AKCANADA IMMIGRATION NEWS 2011 is finally at an end. It was a year full of changes and new developments with respect to Canada’s Immigration system. This newsletter is a synopsis of all of those changes/new developments, which will continue to have an impact, well into 2012. I. PARENTAL/GRANDPARENT SPONSORSHIPS – NEW “SUPER VISA” Effective November […]