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Immigration Lawyer Michael Niren Quoted: Immigration Minister Kenney Wants more power for who is Denied Entry to Canada

We have mentioned Bill C-43– the Faster Removal of Criminals Act – which would result in the deportation of permanent residents from Canada for minor offences. The Bill, which passed its second reading in Parliament earlier this week, would also allow Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney more authority when it comes to who […]

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Stories From Immigrants Stuck in the Waiting List

Stories From Immigrants Stuck in the Waiting List

When we hear about the government legislating away the applicants on the waiting list, we only hear about numbers. The waiting list is 280,000 applicants long, and applications older than four years will be legislated away to the tune of $130 million in application fees refunded. After that, they’ll have to start over. But hopeful […]

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New 10-year multiple entry visas coming soon

10-year multiple entry visas announced According to Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney, a new, easier way to travel to Canada is coming soon with the 10-year multiple entry visa. “More applications and higher expectations mean that Citizenship and Immigration Canada needs a more responsive and flexible processing system,” said Minister Kenney. “To achieve […]

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Canadian Government plans to reduce refugees revealed in letter

Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program affected It was revealed last week that Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney sent a letter to non-profit refugee sponsorship organizations telling them the Canadian Government was planning on reducing the number of refugees allowed to be sponsored by Canadians under the PSR Program. Refugees to Canada declining […]

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A few Canadian immigration updates from Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Canadian Immigration Minister proposes eliminating refugee class Canadian Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has submitted a proposal to remove one of the three refugee classes in Canada. The class which would be eliminated is the source-country class, which has a list of specific countries from which people can apply to Canada for refugee […]

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George Galloway to sue Canadian Immigration Minister

George Galloway, a former member of the British Parliament who was refused entry to Canada for a year-and-a-half has announced he is planning on suing Canadian Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney as well as the Canadian government for damaging his reputation. Galloway was active in British Parliament and is known for his opinions […]

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India to crack down on Canadian Immigration consultants…maybe

Beware of Canadian Immigration consultants abroad Last week Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney visited India in order to discuss how the country’s police force can deal with immigration consultants who guarantee their clients a life in Canada through fraudulent means. As Kenney left, he said that officials in the Indian government had promised […]

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New Canadian language testing requirements "abusive" for Canadian Permanent Residence

New Canadian language testing requirements The Canadian Bar Association said last week that the changes made to processing permanent residence applications in Canada are “underhanded and abusive” and even circumvent  the law. Previously under Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, applicants had a choice between taking International English Testing System (IELTS) or Test d’evaluation de Francais […]

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Canada announces Haitian visa fast-tracking success

Haitian visa fast-tracking in Canada In a news conference in Ottawa on July 13th, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced that the special visa fast-tracking program introduced right after the devastating earthquake in Haiti has reunited many Haitians with their families in Canada. Since the earthquake six months ago, Citizenship and Immigration Canada […]

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United States and Canada discuss sharing of Immigration and Visa information

Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney as well as United States Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano met last week to discuss border security, immigration in Canada and fast-tracking travel and business between the two countries. The two signed a Terms of Reference for the Visa Policy Working Group, which would allow for information […]

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Canadian Governments at all levels must improve Immigration System

A meeting was held in Ottawa on June 15th to determine the best course of action with regards to improving the Canadian immigration system as well as attracting the skills Canada needs to create a younger, functional workforce in the face of the impending retirement of baby boomers. Immigration may very well be Canada’s lifeblood […]

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Refugee Reform Compromise: Update

Another update for you on the  proposed refugee reform bill: On Thursday June 10th, it was announced by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney that the bill had finally been tweaked enough to create a compromise with the opposition parties, not only regarding the proposed refugee system changes but to reduce immigration fraud in […]

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Canada apologizes to India after Visa Refusals

Visa Refusals lead to apology from Canadian government Canadian Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney recently apologized for the decisions of Canadian Visa officers in India to reject the applications of several Indian nationals because of their prior military services. In a statement, Minister Kenney said, “Canada has the highest regard for India, its […]

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French family's Permanent Residence Appeal denied: Now facing Deportation

Family’s Permanent Residence Appeal denied because of daughter’s illness We had previously blogged about the Barlagne family, a family that immigrated from France almost 5 years ago after being told by immigration officials that they were exactly what Canada was “looking for”. However, the family’s youngest daughter has cerebral palsy, something that is not contagious […]

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