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Canada to Cap Number of International Study Permits by 35%

The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, announced today that Canada will reduce the number of international student permits by 35 per cent next year as part of a temporary two-year cap on foreign enrollment. The cap will cut the number of approved study permits in 2024 to 364,000. The 2025 […]

Parent/Grandparent Sponsorship Program to Reopen

Citizenship and Immigration Canada will resume accepting applications of Canadian citizens/permanent residents, wishing to sponsor their parents and grandparents to immigrate to Canada, on January 2, 2015. Application forms, guides and information on how to apply to the Parent/Grandparent Sponsorship Program became available this week. Highlights of the Parent/Grandparent Sponsorship Program include: 1. The sponsorship […]

New Federal Skilled Worker General Occupations (Demand) List and Quotas

On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced new eligibility criteria for the Federal Skilled Worker Class. A maximum of twenty-five thousand (25,000) Federal Skilled Worker Applications will be considered for processing from May 1, 2014 until April 30, 2015. Within the twenty-five thousand (25,000) cap, a maximum of one thousand (1,000) Federal […]

Quota for 2014 Parent/Grandparent Sponsorship Program Full

On February 3, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced that the 2014 quota of 5,000 new Parent/Grandparent Sponsorship Applications had been met. No new Applications will be accepted for processing until January 2015, at which time it is anticipated that the quota will be raised from 5,000 new Applications to 20,000 new Applications. Further details […]

Parent Grandparent Sponsorship Program Relaunched

After a more than two (2) year moratorium on new Applications, which took effect on November 5, 2011, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will resume accepting applications of Canadian citizens/permanent residents, wishing to sponsor their parents and grandparents to immigrate to Canada, on January 2, 2014. Application forms, guides and information on how to apply to […]

New Federal Skilled Worker Class Eligibility Criteria Announced

On Thursday, April 18, 2013, Citizenship and Immigration Canada made a major announcement, concerning the Federal Skilled Worker Class. Once again, there will be a General Occupations (Demand) List for the Federal Skilled Worker Class; however, the jobs on the List, the number of jobs on the List, the overall quota for the category and […]