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.
Sponsorship of a spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner or dependent child living outside Canada
Canadian Immigration News (2013)Ottawa to play matchmaker for foreign workers
Globe and Mail, January 1, 2013
Nova Scotia nominates highest number of immigrants to date
The Halifax News, January 1, 2013
Canada at 150: Immigration Minister Jason Kenney to highlight value of citizenship as part of Canada’s 150th birthday celebration
By Tobi Cohen, Postmedia News, January 3, 2013
Immigration Regulation Change Notes for 2012 and for coming in 2013 ， Federal Skilled Worker Program， Canadian Experience Class (R87.1) ，Federal Skilled Trades Class (R87.2) ，
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
SASKATCHEWAN INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT FOREIGN WORKERS AND IMMIGRANTS
Full version of the Act:
An Act respecting Foreign Worker Recruitment and Immigration Services
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
Consent for an Access to Information and Personal Information Request (IMM 5744)
As of January 1, 2013 IMM5476 and IMM5475 will no longer be accepted
Application For Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)
As of December 15, 2012, you may complete and submit your application online. Using our online services is quick and easy. The system guides and assists you while you complete your application, thus reducing errors that can cause additional processing delays. Applying online saves you time and money since there is no cost to mail your forms and documents.
Meetings are taking place across Canada, with more being planned, to make sure business and leading employers are ready for the country’s new Express Entry immigration programme which launches in 2015.
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 […]
the residency requirements of those applying for citizenship have been strengthened and applicants are now required to provide Notices of Assessment issued by the Canada Revenue Agency to prove they were resident in Canada for income tax purposes for the required time period.