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Humanitarian and compassionate applications are a type of immigration application for relief from the strict requirements of the law.  They are made pursuant to section 25(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which states: Subject to subsection (1.2), the Minister must, on request of a foreign national in Canada who applies for permanent resident status and who is inadmissible – other than under section 34, 35 or 37 – or who does not meet…

Aug 26
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Government seeking the middle...

In recent comments Immigration Minister John McCallum has expressed his government’s desire to find a middle ground for the admission of foreign workers into Canada. Originally intended as a way to admit highly skilled workers where there was a shortage of skills in Canada, the…

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Aug 26
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IRCC intends to substantially...

According to John McCallum, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Canada needs to substantially increase the number of new immigrants it takes in every year in order to compensate for an aging population and shrinking labour force. McCallum made the comments while speaking to the Canadian Chamber…

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Jul 26
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IRCC Plans to Reduce Spousal...

In response to concerns of out-of-control processing times for spousal sponsorship applications, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced plans to increase the number of sponsorship applications to be processed in 2016, and dramatically reduce waiting times. As part of this initiative, the quota…

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Jul 17
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Mexican Visa Requirement to...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced plans to lift the visitor visa requirement imposed on Mexican citizens by the former Conservative government in 2009.  The restrictions will be lifted by the end of December 2016, although the new requirement to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization…

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Jun 28
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Immigration Now Essential to...

Statistics Canada figures show that Canada has reached an important milestone in its reliance on immigration, in that it has become completely dependent on immigration for further labour market growth. Statistical evidence shows that the number of Canadian-born young people ready to take up jobs…

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