Parents and grandparents sponsorship on hold
CIC is putting in place a temporary pause of up to 24 months on the acceptance of new sponsorship applications for parents and grandparents. The pause comes into effect on November 5, 2011.” More information>>
Parent and Grandparent Super Visa
The government is introducing the new
“Parent and Grandparent Super Visa,” which will be valid for up to 10 years. The multiple-entry visa will allow an applicant to remain in Canada for up to 24 months at a time without the need for renewal of their status. The Parent and Grandparent Super Visa will come into effect on December 1, 2011, and CIC will be able to issue the visas, on average, within eight weeks of the application. (Excerpts from CIC website)
Online application for Permanent Residence
As of July 18, 2011, applicants for Permanent Residence are asked to complete the new Generic Application Form for Canada (IMM 0008). Applicants are encouraged to complete the form electronically and validate the information to generate 2D barcodes before printing. To ensure you have the most recent application form, please use the link to the application form.
Working for an eligible employer
On April 1, 2011, new regulations affecting Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program came into force. More
Allowable duration of work in Canada
The Temporary Foreign Worker Program enables Canadian employers to hire TFWs on a temporary basis to fill immediate skills and labour shortages when Canadians and permanent residents are not available.
The cumulative duration regulation establishes a maximum allowable duration of four years that a temporary foreign worker can work in Canada, followed by a period of four years in which the worker would not be eligible to work in Canada. It takes effect April 1, 2011 for all TFWs; therefore, the earliest date that a TFW could reach the four-year cumulative duration is April 1, 2015. More
Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) work to ensure that the employment of foreign workers supports economic growth and helps create more opportunities for all Canadians. More