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Family Reunification

Strengthening Family Reunification: Canada Announces New Measures

On May 26th, 2023, Sean Fraser, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, unveiled a series of enhancements aimed at fortifying family class immigration in Canada. These measures seek to expedite visa processing, introduce dedicated tools, expand work permit opportunities, and extend existing permits. By implementing these changes, the Canadian government aims to reduce processing...


The Status of IRCC Inventory: Over 2 Million Applications with an 800,000 Backlog

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) release the latest data that suggests that the application inventory has surpassed 2 million. As of April 30, the backlog of applications awaiting finalization was at over 800,000. IRCC defines its inventory as the pool of applications that have yet to receive a decision. In 2022, IRCC successfully processed...

Immigrant Settlement Services

Canada Unveils Major Funding for Immigrant Settlement Services

In a recent development, IRCC announced a substantial investment in immigrant settlement services. On May 11th, 2023, the IRCC revealed its plan to allocate over $65 million in funding extensions to various service provider organizations throughout Canada. These investments will focus on enhancing settlement services, including pre-arrival assistance, support for racialized newcomer women, and language...

Prairie Provinces

Attainable Homeownership in Prairie Provinces: A CMHC Report

On April 27th, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released a report highlighting the prospects of homeownership in the prairie provinces for the next three years. This report provides a significant understanding of the housing supply and cost outlook. National Housing Outlook The report describes the current housing market, revealing that the existing housing...

Canada’s New Action Plan for Official Languages 2023-2028 Boosting Francophone Immigration

Canada’s New Action Plan for Official Languages 2023-2028: Boosting Francophone Immigration

Canada’s federal government has recently announced its new Action Plan for Official Languages 2023-2028, with an emphasis on boosting Francophone immigration to Canada. The new action plan aims at allocating $1.4 billion over the next five years to promote official languages. This latest investment makes it the largest ever fund provided by the Canadian government...

Canadian Family Law

How Does Canadian Family Law Handle the Breakdown of a Sponsorship Relationship?

When a spouse or partner is sponsored to come to Canada, there can be legal problems if the relationship breaks down. This is especially true when it comes to family law and immigration law. The issues that can arise in this situation may include concerns about maintaining immigration status, sponsorship undertakings, and spousal financial support....

Immigration Applications

Significance of Accurate Information in Canadian Immigration Applications According to Federal Ruling

A Lesson in Avoiding Misrepresentation in Canadian Immigration Applications. The case of Ting Li, a Chinese citizen who applied for a work permit in Canada, sheds light on the importance of providing accurate and truthful information in immigration applications. Ting had previously obtained a temporary resident visa (TRV) to be with her children who were...

IRCC has Designated March as its Fraud Prevention Month

IRCC has Designated March as its Fraud Prevention Month

Every year in March, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) participates in the Canadian Government’s Fraud Prevention Month to raise awareness about the fraud experienced by newcomers to Canada and how they can protect themselves. Canada’s immigration process is intricate, and it’s not uncommon for prospective immigrants to seek professional help. However, there are fraudulent...

New Immigrants to Canada in 2022

Top 10 Source Countries of New Immigrants to Canada in 2022 Revealed by IRCC

Canada welcomed over 437,000 new permanent residents (PRs) in 2022, according to data released by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This marks a nearly eight percent increase from the previous year and is the second consecutive year that Canada has exceeded its stated immigration target. This feat has been achieved by Canada only three...