From Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Newsroom Ottawa, April 30, 2020—In order to manage increasing program and service delivery costs, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is increasing permanent residence fees for most economic immigration programs, except caregivers, as of April 30, 2020. Permanent residence fees have not increased since 2002. As such, they do not reflect the rise in inflation over the last 18 years and the increasing cost
From Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Newsroom Ottawa, March 27, 2020—Due to the current focus on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will delay the opening of the 2020 Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program to accepting new applications. The launch of the annual call for expressions of interest to apply was anticipated in the coming weeks. Given the present circumstances, however, we are prioritizing
Kathleen Harris · CBC News · Posted: Jan 02, 2020 The federal government plans to bring in a new immigration program that will allow cities and towns to pick newcomers based on local labour needs. The Liberals promised to create a municipal nominee program during the election campaign. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau instructed new Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino to begin work on the project in his recent mandate letter. The
By Adam MacVicar Global News On any given day, Roy’s Place in Claresholm, Alta., is packed with customers hoping to grab a quick bite to eat. The restaurant has been open for 12 years and serves roughly 3,000 orders of food weekly, which has kept the 22 full-time and part-time workers on staff busy. But lately, the restaurant has had to close its doors some days due to staff shortages.
Ottawa, September 6, 2019 – When people apply to become permanent residents in Canada, they’re asked to declare all family members on their application (spouse, common-law partner, dependent children), including those who aren’t accompanying them to Canada. For various reasons, including lack of awareness or lack of knowledge of a family member’s whereabouts in a conflict situation, many newcomers failed to declare some family members on their application. By not