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Canada to update gender identity policies on passport to cater to transgender passengers

Canada to update gender identity policies on passport to cater to transgender passengers

May, 2017

According to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, the country’s passport will soon have a new marker for transgender travelers.
Express Entry 61: ITA issuance, CSR points increase anew

Express Entry 61: ITA issuance, CSR points increase anew

May, 2017

The latest draw held on May 4, 2017, saw both the Invitation to Apply (ITA) issuance and the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points increasing again after several decreases in the past rounds of invitations.

Coming soon: Nova Scotia to reopen Express Entry route with new Occupations List

Coming soon: Nova Scotia to reopen Express Entry route with new Occupations List

May, 2017

The province of Nova Scotia just revealed on its website that it would reopen the Express Entry route for select and new occupations in the province through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), its provincial immigration scheme.
IRB releases new guideline to eradicate 'inappropriate' questioning on gender

IRB releases new guideline to eradicate 'inappropriate' questioning on gender

May, 2017

The government of Canada has just issued a new ruling that would prohibit Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) board of adjudicators and other officials from asking “inappropriate” and “irrelevant” questions about a refugee claimant’s gender and sexual orientation.
Canadian government to limit applications for Parent and Grandparent Program

Canadian government to limit applications for Parent and Grandparent Program

May, 2017

In a statement released by the Canadian government, it explained why it had to limit the number of applications for the Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP).
Abuses in the Temporary Foreign Work Program expected to decline after Federal Court decision

Abuses in the Temporary Foreign Work Program expected to decline after Federal Court decision

May, 2017

The abuses committed by local employers hiring through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is anticipated to decline significantly in number after the Federal Court of Canada (FC) ruled that stricter guidelines for the program should be implemented immediately.
Alberta to intensify local hiring through a two-year pilot program

Alberta to intensify local hiring through a two-year pilot program

May, 2017

The province of Alberta will temporarily prohibit local employers from acquiring foreign talents for *select occupations through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).
IRCC: Deadline for Parent and Grandparent Program application is on July 24, 2017

IRCC: Deadline for Parent and Grandparent Program application is on July 24, 2017

May, 2017

According to the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), all application submissions for the Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) will only be entertained until July 24, 2017. All submissions sent to the IRCC after this date will be automatically ignored and rejected.
Trudeau administration streamlines faster work permit processing

Trudeau administration streamlines faster work permit processing

April, 2017

It's no secret that increasing the country's immigrant intake to realign the local labour sector serves as the centrepiece of Trudeau's immigration policies.
Quebec government to reopen Immigrant Investor Program next month

Quebec government to reopen Immigrant Investor Program next month

April, 2017

A statement from the province of Quebec indciating that it would reopen its Immigrant Investor Program on May 29, 2017.