(British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) A Look at 10 Important Issues Affecting Provincial Nominee Programs in the West By Mark Holthe (AB), Sofia Mirza (MB) & Marina Sedia (BC) ___________________________________ 1. General Issues a. Trends in processing i. Staffing ii. Processing Times iii. Implied Status 2. Representation 3. Semi-Skilled Workers / Approval Rates & Low Income Threshold 4. Language […]Read more
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Beautiful landscapes. A diverse, welcoming culture. A rich, storied history. Canada’s tourism industry truly is world-class. And every day, tour operators, retailers, hoteliers, restaurateurs—many small business owners—welcome thousands of tourists from around the world. It is these hardworking Canadians that give us a welcoming, inclusive and warm reputation for which we are famous. Tourism is a vital part of the […]Read more
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Current instructions last amended on May 30, 2015. Notice: Amendments will be made to the Ministerial Instructions for the Express Entry Application Management System and will come into force on November 19, 2016. The Ministerial Instructions will be modified to: Remove the Labour Market Impact Assessment requirement for certain qualifying job offers to receive Comprehensive […]Read more
Ministerial Instructions Amending the Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Express Entry System, 2016-1
1 The definition qualifying offer of arranged employment in section 1 of the Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Express Entry System is replaced by the following:
qualifying offer of arranged employment means any offer of employment referred to in subsection 29(2). (offre d’emploi réservé admissible)Read more
The details of one of Canada’s largest immigration scams were laid bare at a sentencing hearing Friday for three Richmond women who helped hundreds of Chinese applicants lie and cheat their way to permanent residency and citizenship.Read more
Notes to the applicant TAKE THIS SPECIFICATION SHEET WITH YOU TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER PHOTOGRAPH SPECIFICATIONS: PERMANENT RESIDENT Card 5445eb-e Make sure you provide the correct number of photos specified in your application guide. You must provide identical and unaltered photographs. Photographs may be in colour or black and white. Photographs must be original and not altered in any way or […]Read more
The permanent resident card (PR card) has been updated with enhanced security features and to keep pace with changing technology.
New permanent residents (PRs) will automatically receive the new card as part of the immigration process. Current PRs only need to get a new card once their existing card expires. In the meantime, their existing card is still valid.Read more
To qualify for urgent processing, you must be travelling within the next three months due to:
your own serious illness,
the serious illness of a family member,
the death of a family member;
a job opportunity, or
work related to your current job.
THE August international visitor numbers are in and they are proof that this past summer has been an exceptional time of growth for tourism in British Columbia.
Year-to-date figures show an 11.5% increase in international visitors over the same time period last year (January to August). That represents close to four million total overnight international visitors (3,990,574) that came to B.C. during the first eight months of this year.Read more
The Government of Canada believes that when you have an economy that works for the middle class, you have a country that works for everyone. The Minister of Finance established the Advisory Council on Economic Growth in March 2016 to develop advice on concrete policy actions to help create the conditions for strong and sustained long-term economic growth.Read more