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6 Jul 2017

Canada Eases Citizenship Criteria

The Government of Canada has confirmed that Bill C-6, an Act to amend the Citizenship Act and make consequential amendments to another Act, has received Royal Assent on June 19, 2017, resulting in significant changes to the Citizenship Act. These include a number of changes to the physical presence requirement for applying for citizenship, the […]

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21 Jun 2017

Canada’s New Work Permit Rules For Hiring Foreign Global Talent

Global Talent Stream On June 12, 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada introduced a new two-year pilot project within the Temporary Foreign Worker Program – the Global Talent Stream – as part of the Global Skills Strategy. This stream is meant to provide innovative firms in Canada with a faster way of hiring highly skilled […]

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9 Jun 2017

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Announcements

The Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) recently announced the launch of a new Provincial Nomination Stream for skilled tradespeople currently in Canada. The Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream targets skilled trades in the construction and agriculture sectors. In order to qualify, applicants must have a valid profile in the […]

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5 Jun 2017

OINP and EE Changes

Changes to the Express Entry System Effective June 6th 2017 Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is introducing changes to the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System. The changes are as follows: Additional Points for a Sibling in Canada • Applicants with a sibling who is living in Canada will now receive an additional 15 points […]

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9 May 2017

BartLAW’s Canadian Immigration Newsletter

Changes to Visa Requirements for Romanian, Brazilian and Bulgarian Citizens As of May 1, 2017, citizens of Brazil, Bulgaria and Romania who have held a Canadian visa in the last 10 years, or who currently hold a valid United States non-immigrant visa, are eligible to apply for an eTA instead of a visitor visa in […]

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