Minister Ahmed Hussen of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced that the changes to Bill C-6 or an Act to amend the Citizenship Act and make consequential amendments to another Act will take effect on October 11, 2017. For the full video announcement, watch here: Specifically, the changes are the following: Applicants must be permanent residents of and physically reside in Canada for at least 1,095 days (three years) during the five years before the date of their application. (instead of 4 years out of 6 years) Eliminating the 183 days of physical presence requirement Restores consideration of time spent in Canada as a non-permanent resident (non-PR) for most applicants to a maximum of one year of credited time. Reduces the period to three years for adult a...
No migrant under no circumstances wants to be deported to his native country, least of all when he’s in Canada, the most sought-after dream country to work for millions of people. However, every immigration destination has the right to deport foreign nationals. Canada is no exception to the privilege and responsibility. Only Canadian citizens have the full protection of the government against banishment from the Canadian nation. Individuals who have been previously deported from Canada is permanently barred from re-entering the Country. Canada is idealistic in state and provides lots of opportunities that help allow possible opportunities for prosperity and improvement, giving it the popular nickname ‘Land of Opportunity’. But just because it is almost always shown in good light
Skilled Filipinos were among the top beneficiaries who gained permanent status in Canada through the country’s Express Entry program according to an annual update by the Immigration, Refugees and Immigration Canada (IRIC). Only applicants from India were ahead of the Filipinos in 2015 who received invitation to settle in Canada through the program for economic immigrants. Express Entry program utilizes the comprehnsive ranking system (CRS) which assigns score of an applicant based on his or her age, educational qualification, language proficiency and work experience. The program, launched in 2015, is aimed at recruiting foreign skilled workers worldwide and giving them opportunity to become permanent settlers in Canada. A total of 31,000 invitations were issued by IRIC to appl
Full permanent resident status will automatically be granted to spouses and common-law partners, enabling them to avoid a period of conditional permanent resident status. The removal of the conditional permanent residence provision upon landing was confirmed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on April 28, 2017. The Liberal government said eliminating the condition addresses concerns that sponsored spouses or partners may be subject to abusive relationships which can be in the form of physical, sexual, psychological and/or financial. The condition was established in 2012 as a means to deter people from seeking to immigrate to Canada through bogus relationships. While the current government admits that cases of marriage fraud may exist, it also states that ‘the majo
Canada has announced changes in its Temporary Foreign Worker policy. John McCallum, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced the first steps in a government effort to remove the notorious “4-in-4-out” policy, seen by critics as the “revolving door” of indentured labor to the country and abused by unscrupulous employers. “In many ways, the four-year rule put a great deal of uncertainty and instability on both temporary workers and employers. We had the sense that it was an unnecessary burden on applicants and employers, and also on officers who process applications,” Immigration Minister John McCallum said in a news release posted late Tuesday. Introduced in 2011 by then con
Canada has been an attractive destination for Filipino emigrants. In fact, since 2014, the Philippines has become among the top source of immigrants to Canada; it tops the number of new settlers coming to the province of Manitoba, along with those from India, China and Nigeria. Canada’s multicultural policy declared in 1971 ensures that rights of all potential Canadians are protected and urges them to integrate with society and be part of its social, cultural, economic and political affairs. Such qualities are appealing to many Filipinos who not only want to provide better future for their families but also assimilate well with fellow immigrants. To get a better grasp of Canadian way of life and reduce impact of culture shock, here are some of the things new immigrants have to no