News from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada facilitates the arrival of immigrants, provides protection to refugees, and offers programming to help newcomers settle in Canada. It also:
- grants citizenship,
- issues travel documents (such as passports) to Canadians; and
- promotes multiculturalism.
A proposal to reduce the age of dependents from under 22 to under 19 was pre-published in the Canada Gazette Part I on May 18, 2013, along with the proposed regulatory changes to the PGP program. The proposal to change the age of dependent children will not be coming into force at the time the Priority Guidance Plan or PGP program re-opens on January 2, 2014.
Effective immediately, Czech nationals no longer require a temporary resident visa to visit Canada and can now stay in Canada for up to six months visa-free.
Citizenship and Immigration has announced changes to its Canadian Experience Class program.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada has announced that the list of Designated Countries of Origin (DCOs) is expanding to include Chile and South Korea.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada presents new information on family reunification, including new qualifying criteria for permanent residency sponsorship.
Conditional Permanent Residence Measure for Spouses and Partners in Relationships of Two Years or Less and who Have no Children in Common
This is information from Citizenship and Immigration Canada about recent changes to immigration regulations.
The federal government announced today that it is eliminating supplementary health-care benefits for eligible protected persons (including resettled refugees), refugee claimants and others who do not qualify for provincial or territorial health insurance plans.
You can have your say on Citizenship and Immigration Canada's parent and grandparent program by completing the questionnaire.
Government of Canada imposes a temporary pause on the acceptance of new sponsorship applications for parents and grandparents
To prevent the build-up of an unmanageable number of new applications during these consultations and to further reduce the 165,000-strong backlog of parent and grandparent applicants, Citizenship and Immigration Canada is putting in place a temporary pause of up to 24 months on the acceptance of new sponsorship applications for parents and grandparents. The pause came into effect on November 5, 2011.
Let's Talk is an initiative of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Ontario Region (CIC). It is an electronic repository of tools, resources, and information about interpretation for people with limited English language proficiency, designed to help organizations better deliver services to immigrants.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada has created a web tool that is meant to help users learn how they might visit, study, or live in Canada.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada is proposing changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Program to help Canada select immigrants who have the best chance of integrating and making a better contribution to the Canadian economy. CIC will be consulting with stakeholders and the public on the proposed changes beginning immediately.
This new program provides funding under two streams, Projects and Events, each with its own updated objectives, funding guidelines, and processes.
This Citizenship and Immigration Canada web page explains what the law's effects will be.
A Citizenship and Immigration Canada news release says new rules will make it easier to take citizenship away from those who have acquired it by fraud and crack down on crooked citizenship consultants.
The federal government has introduced legislation to crack down on crooked immigration consultants who exploit prospective immigrants.
Date February 5, 2010
Time 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where East Scarborough Storefront 4040 Lawrence Ave. E
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is participating in a number of information sessions for the Haitian community in Toronto in order to provide people with information on the special immigration measures and on how they can sponsor members of their immediate family who were directly and seriously affected by the earthquake in Haiti.