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Canada will not be opening the intake of Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship in January 2020 The Canadian government has announced that it is postponing the next round of parent and grandparent sponsorship program as a new intake process is currently being developed. In January 2019, the program opened and closed in a matter of few minutes, leaving a number of sponsors disappointed. Many called the selection process being unfair and lacked transparency. However, the government’s position is that they wish to extend a fair chance to everyone interested, hence the endeavor to overhaul the intake process. This will need time and therefore the intake will not take place in January 2020. The new date will be announced during the course of the new year. Needless to say, this news is upsetting for families looking forward...
Student Direct Stream (SDS) offers fast and efficient processing of Study Permit Applications for Canada to students from Pakistan, India, China, Morocco, the Philippines. Senegal and Vietnam. The processing time is quick and within 20 calendar days for most of the applicants. The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is an efficient and expedited study permit processing program for students from selected countries who can demonstrate their financial sufficiency and suitable language skills required for them to pursue their studies in Canada successfully.  The SDS program is currently available to legal residents who also reside in: China, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam, Senegal, and Morocco. Most SDS applications are processed within 20 days. Students applying through the SDS stream must provide the following documents with their application:...
Communities in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Project have started accepting Applications. To address the aging population shortages, a new 5 years Immigration Pilot Project for Rural and Northern territories is now in effect that will help to bring new skilled worker immigrants to small communities. Requirements: In order to be considered in the pilot, communities must have: Population of 50,000 or less and be located at least 75km from the core of a Census Metropolitan Area, OR Population of up to 200,000 people and be considered remote from other larger cities, according to the Statistics Canada Remoteness Index. For the time being, following 3 communicates are considering applicants for nomination: Marie – Ontario. Altona/Rhineland – Manitoba. Thunder Bay in Ontario is inviting interested local employers to become part of the...
JOIN US ON FACEBOOK LIVE IMMIGRATION SESSION Click here to see it on Facebook 00Days 00Hours 00Minutes 00Seconds  5/5 Amir Ismail Authorized Immigration practitioner Based in Toronto, Canada, Mr. Amir Ismail is an Authorized Citizenship and Immigration Practitioner who has been associated with immigration advisory industry since 1991. Mr. Ismail is a Member in good standing with the ICCRC and CAPIC. Media Appearances https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07mtokkdMdshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyHyG22EYTUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_rDH_yKMT4&t=774shttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmrzDExDAaY&t=1shttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPN_KuUv3fI&t=9shttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-NLu1SWyQQ “Amir Ismail and his team are true professionals. They are fully aware of each and...
Last week, draws were held for the Provincial Nominee Program in the following provinces: British Columbia (B.C.): The Skills Immigration and Express Entry draw held on October 15, resulted in a total of 277 invitations from five separate streams. The minimum score across all categories recorded 102 as the highest in EE category, compared to the 94 score of October 1st. Prince Edward Island (PEI): On October 17, invitations were issued for 146 candidates in Labor and Express Entry and 12 in Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category. The minimum score recorded 122 unlike September 19 draw presenting 115. Saskatchewan: The draw held on October 17 was the largest of the three provinces, issuing a total of 986 invitations through the Express Entry program. The minimum score for this round was 67, which was 2 points lower than the draw of October 8. Read more:...
Canadian law requires that any immigration consultant residing and doing business in Canada orabroadwho provides Canadian immigration services for a fee must be registered with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) as a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC). Before acquiring the services of an immigration adviser, it is important to understand the difference between a Regulated Canadian Immigration Adviser and an unauthorized provider of immigration services. Regulated Immigration Advisers are required to abide by a strict Code of Conduct. Authorized Representatives (AR) have the training, experience, and the professional knowledge to assist immigration clients effectively. ARs are accountable to their respective regulators, and are required to abide by the regulators Code of Ethics and Professional...
Toronto, 14 November, 2015 It appears that the new Prime Minister of Canada Honourable Justin Trudeau means business and is firm in his commitment to bring positive and meaningful changes to Canada’s immigration, citizenship and refugee policy. It is evident that the Prime Minister is and his newly elected team is determined, focused and very much ready to bring about reforms that could benefit Canada significantly. The Prime minister of Canada has issued instructions to the Hounourable Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. John MacCallam to start working toward the following important changes: Lead government-wide efforts to resettle 25,000 refugees from Syria in the coming months. As part of the Annual Immigration Levels Plan for 2016, bring forward a proposal to double the number of entry...
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will now recognize Members of the ICCRC as authorize representative for Citizenship applications as well. It is now an offence for anyone other than an authorized representative to provide advice or representation regarding an application for Canadian citizenship – or offer to do so – for a fee or other consideration, at any stage of a citizenship application or proceeding, including the period before an application is submitted. Anyone offering paid advice or representation to applicants for Canadian citizenship must now be members in good standing with the ICCRC or members in good standing of a provincial or territorial law society or the Chambre des notaires du Québec. Amir Ismail is a Toronto-based licensed immigration consultant who is a Member in good standing with...
May 23, 2014: Canadian Citizenship applicants will be required to stay in Canada for four years out of six preceding their application in order to meet the residency requirement. This change is expected to come into force this summer. The change was included in the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act. The applicants will also be required to meet the “Physical” presence test and provide proof of income tax filings with the income tax department (the Canada Revenue Agency) for each of the qualifying years. As evident, it will be more difficult for permanent resdience to qualify for citizenship in near future. As such, permanent resdient applicant who have resided in Canada for at least 1095 days in the preceding fours years should consider submitting their applications for Citizenship as soon as possible to benfit from the...