2018 Oct.18

Canada expands its biometrics screening program

by Adminstrator

"Each year, Canada welcomes millions of visitors and accepts hundreds of thousands of students, workers and permanent residents. Canadians understand the importance of immigration and travel to our country’s economic and social well-being. By expanding our biometrics program, we facilitate entry into Canada and protect the integrity of our immigration system by quickly and accurately establishing a traveller’s identity. A key feature of biometrics expansion is that temporary residents will only have to provide their biometrics once every 10 years”.

– The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

2018 Oct.18

A new way forward for some immigration application processing times

by Adminstrator

Improving the service experience of IRCC clients has been a significant point of focus for my department in recent years. This update is an important one to ensure our immigration processing times are as accurate as possible and to help clients better prepare to move to Canada if their application is approved”.

– The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

2018 Oct.18

New elements of the strengthening of Canadian Citizenship Act

by Adminstrator

New reforms that were enforced on June 11, 2015 include new residency requirements to qualify for citizenship, a declaration of intent to reside in Canada, expansion in age for language requirements stronger penalties for fraud and misrepresentation among others.