New Immigration Plan For Canada

Some of the experts are saying the federal government’s recent roll-out of a “historic” new multi-year immigration plan gives the system clarity but falls short of what the nation really needs in terms of new residents. Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen unveiled the plan Nov. 1. It calls for 310,000 new permanent…

All Talent Welcomed in Canada

Canada is competing with other nations for international talent, and must do even more to attract and retain newcomers, says Minister of Immigration Ahmed Hussen. Hussen made the remarks during a wide-ranging opening address on the opening day of the Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Immigration Summit 2017: Innovating at 150 and beyond. The summit…

Canada Abolishes Conditional Permanent Residence Provision for Spouses and Partners

Spouses and common-law partners sponsored to immigrate to Canada will no longer experience a period of conditional permanent resident status. Instead, they will have full permanent resident status upon landing. The removal of the conditional permanent residence provision was confirmed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on April 28, 2017. By eliminating the condition,…