Quebec Value test for new permanent resident

While Quebec’s move to impose a values test on immigrants has prompted some criticism, experts say it likely won’t cause the same uproar as the province’s ban on religious symbols.The values test for new immigrants to Quebec will be enforced starting Jan. 1, 2020. The government has said immigrants will be expected to obtain “an attestation…

Building my life in French in Canada

Every year, thousands of Franco-phones immigrate to Canada and settle in French speaking communities outside Quebec. Throughout their journey, many Franco-phones organizations across Canada support and encourage them in planning their new life.  

Language training options for newcomers to Canada

Understanding the Canadian Language Benchmarks

Canada recognizes the extension of validity of Venezuelan passports

Canada recognizes the decree published by the Venezuelan National Assembly on June 7, 2019, to extend the validity of Venezuelan passports (excluding provisional passports). Venezuelan passport holders who want to travel to or stay in Canada can now continue to use their passport if it expired less than 5 years ago or will soon expire. Applicants…

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,…