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Faster Spousal Temporary Resident (Visitor) Visa Processing Times; New Open Work Permit for Spousal and Family Class Applicants

Today, Friday, May 26, 2023, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced new measures to strengthen family reunification, which include: faster temporary resident visa (TRV) processing times for spousal applicants new and dedicated processing tools for spousal TRV applicants a new open work permit for spousal and family class applicants open […]

Canada to Speed Up Spousal Sponsorship Application Processing

On September 24, 2020, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC), announced that the Government of Canada would be taking action to speed up the processing of Spousal Sponsorship Applications. IRCC has increased the number of decision makers on Spousal Sponsorship Applications in Canada by 66%, to process these applications […]

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 […]

Toronto wins 2015 Pan Am Games

Finally, Toronto is a winner, awarded the 2015 Pan Am Games on a first-ballot vote Friday. The victory seems all the more sweet since the city and region have lost two Olympic bids, two Commonwealth Games bids in Hamilton and couldn’t even get a bid for the world expo off the ground. “Our commitment, our […]

Newcomers to Canada benefit from the Library Settlement Partnership at Ottawa Public Library

  Ottawa Public Library (OPL) staff, along with partners from Citizenship and Immigration Canada and various settlement agencies, celebrated the Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) program, a service now available at the OPL that will help newcomers to Ottawa more successfully settle and integrate into their new home. Made possible through a three-way partnership between Citizenship […]

Indian police uncover fake Canadian visa scam

Anil Kumar allegedly heads a ring that may have cheated victims out of more than $650,000. TORONTO STAR/NEW DELHI POLICE New Delhi – Indian police say they have cracked a ring of criminals who conspired to operate one of the biggest fake visa scams in years involving Canada. The alleged crooks lurked on the leafy […]