Category Archives: Applying from Outside Canada

Notice – Changes to the Definition of a Dependent Child

The age at which a child will be considered a dependant is being reduced, from under 22 to under 19.

The exception for full-time students is also being removed. Children of applicants who are 19 or over but are financially dependent on their parents and are enrolled in full-time studies will no longer be eligible to be processed as dependent children.

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2012 – CANADIAN IMMIGRATION NEWS HEADLINES

Hells Angels members deported as refugee board declares bike gang a criminal organization
By Adrian Humphreys, National Post, December 6, 2012

Illegal immigrants sneaking out of Vt. into Canada
By Gina Bullard, wcax.com (Vermont, US), December 6, 2012
Alabama sheriff’s deputy from Canada charged with immigration violation; sheriff unhappy
The Associated Press, December 6, 2012

Canadian immigration slowed by Buffalo closing
BusinessFirst, Buffalo, US, December 6, 2012

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PROVINCIAL NEWS HEADLINES

SASKATCHEWAN INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT FOREIGN WORKERS AND IMMIGRANTS

Full version of the Act:
An Act respecting Foreign Worker Recruitment and Immigration Services

Short summary:
Every employer recruiting foreign workers must register with SK authority
Every foreign recruiter must obtain SK license
No employer or recruiter may charge fees related to obtaining employment
Immigration consultant who is also licensed recruiter must have separate contract with both parties if working for employer and foreign worker
PQ tables weaker-than-planned language bill
By Martin Ouellet, The Canadian Press, December 5, 2012

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Immigrants to Canada not sold on new ‘express entry’ system

The Canadian Press A newly released government study suggests newcomers to the country have misgivings about Ottawa’s intention to ensure would-be immigrants possess skills that are in demand in Canada. The respondents to the study wondered why Ottawa isn’t doing more to find jobs for qualified immigrants already here but who “have been frustrated by the lack of recognition of […]

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