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Canada Welcomes New Immigration Minister Marc Miller
Marc Miller has been appointed as the new Immigration Minister of Canada. This announcement was made during a recent cabinet shuffle conducted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The outgoing Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, will now assume the position of Minister of Housing, Infrastructure, and Communities. Fraser has been serving as the Immigration Minister since October […]
Canada Changes Passport Look with New Features
The Canadian passport is one of the world’s most powerful and respected travel documents. Some people use it to reconnect with family and friends, to explore the country, and to have fun. Others see it as the pinnacle of their immigration journey, as they become Canadian citizens and become part of a varied and inclusive country […]
IRCC Strike 2023: How Did This Affect Canadian Immigration?
May 1st, 2023 Update: Following a strike that impacted over 155,000 public servants, including those at Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Federal Government have reached a tentative agreement. PSAC, the union representing the striking federal employees, claims the draft agreement contains higher compensation that will […]
Canada Makes Changes to Vaccine Requirements and ArriveCan App Optional
Beginning October 1st, Canada’s federal government intends to eliminate the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for people entering Canada, the same day it will end random testing of travelers and make the ArriveCan app optional. The air and travel industries have been lobbying the government to ease international travel restrictions, claiming that they deter visitors and are out of […]
Vaccine Mandates to be Suspended for Domestic Travel in Canada
According to recent news, the federal government will declare this week that vaccination obligations for internal travel on aircraft and railways and incoming overseas travel will be suspended. As stated by top government sources, the announcement will be made on Tuesday, and the change will take effect on Wednesday. According to a government statement, the […]
Will I Be Able to Buy a Home in Canada? Options Around New Ban
In an effort to cool off a hot housing market, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s administration said Thursday that foreign investors and non-Canadian companies will be barred from buying residential real estate in Canada for the next two years. In releasing the federal budget for the year, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland outlined a number of steps […]
New Immigration Minister Plans to Improve Visa Processing Times
After COVID-19 caused a massive backlog in the processing of immigration applications and long delays for persons seeking status in Canada, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser says the government will be back on schedule by the end of the year. The government said last year that it will spend $85 million to process the backlog of […]
Latest COVID-19 Travel Restrictions in Canada
As of November 2022, there are no COVID-related travel restrictions when traveling to or from Canada. Since March 2020, Canada has experienced different closures, travel restrictions, and processing changes due to COVID-19. More specifically, to stop the spread of the virus, travel restrictions have been put into place and altered a few times. Canadian officials […]
What to Expect for Canadian Immigration in 2022
In 2021, Canada’s immigration systems faced considerable difficulty and delays as a result of policy changes in reaction to the COVID-19 epidemic. Many candidates inside Canada were provided new immigration programs and policies in 2021 to make it easier for them to stay, but many applicants outside Canada were banned from consideration due to the […]
Canadian Immigration 2021: Year in Review
Many major immigration changes have taken place in Canada in the year 2021, especially due to the ongoing changes to immigration caused by COVID-19. Nonetheless, most visas are still being applied for and Canadian immigration continues to grow. Regardless of an ongoing pandemic, Canada welcomed a record number of immigrants in 2021! Below, we explain […]
New COVID-19 Variant Omicron: Latest Canadian Travel Restrictions
Note: This article may be out of date and travel restrictions may have changed. Click here to explore the most recent updates and travel restrictions in Canada! Just as things were starting to get back to normal for those traveling to Canada, a new COVID-19 strain has been discovered. As officials continue to gather information […]
Becoming a Victim to Immigration Advanced Fee Fraud!
Every day foreign nationals across the nation are making the decision to start their immigration journey and we can’t stress enough how important is it to do it right the first time. Immigration processing can be long and complex, but it is worth it to thousands of individuals each year who are making Canada their […]
Canada Announces New Immigration Minister: What’s Next for Immigration?
On October 26th, 2021 Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the newly appointed immigration minister as Sean Fraser. He will be replacing Marco Medicino who will now become Canada’s public safety minister. The IRCC will continue to focus on leading the country into safety post-pandemic and carry out their plan to invite thousands of foreign […]
What Canada’s 2021 Federal Election Means for Immigration
On September 20th, there is a federal election that will change Canadian immigration for the next four years. Whoever is elected will be in charge of managing and shaping the Canadian immigration system which makes each election very important. Immigration is a joint federal-provincial authority, according to the Constitution, with the federal government having the […]
US Extends Border Restrictions for Canadians Another 30 Days
Note: This article may be out of date and travel restrictions may have changed. Click here to explore the most recent updates and travel restrictions in the United States! The United States Department of Homeland Security has made the decision to extend US border restrictions until September 21st, 2021 due to the increase in cases […]