14 April 2021

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New pathway to residency for 90,000 essential workers and graduates

by AKM Law
Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino says his department is creating a new pathway to permanent residency for 90,000 essential workers and international graduates who are currently in Canada. There are two streams that foreign nationals may qualify under: Temporary workers in health care...

15 March 2021

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Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program to introduce an Expression of Interest System

On March 15, 2021, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development announced that it will introduce an Expression of Interest system for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). They are amending the regulations made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 to introduce an Expressio...

5 March 2021

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IRCC Announces Faster Processing for Outside Canada Spousal Sponsorships

by AKM Law
IRCC announces today, that in an effort to process more applications and reunite families faster, its Case Processing Centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia will be expanding. This includes the addition of new office space and the hiring of 62 new employees. They stated "The new space and additio...

24 February 2021

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Eligibility Requirements for New Open Work Permit Public Policy

On January 8, 2021 Immigration Refugees, and Citizenship Canada ("IRCC") announced that they would be introducing a new public policy to enable foreign nationals to work towards their goals of obtaining permanent residency through express entry. The government has recognized the impor...

4 February 2021

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New Initiatives Announced by The Minister of Immigration Expediting Permanent Residency for Eligible Hong Kong Residents

by AKM Law
Today, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced several new initiatives to help more Hong Kong residents to come to Canada. These announcements come against the backdrop of the recently enacted National Security Law in Hong Kong and the deteriorating human rights s...

19 January 2021

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Does the New IELTS Indicator Test Comply With Canadian Immigration Requirements

by AKM Law
"In Today's era of volatility, there is no other way but to re-invent. The only sustainable advantage you can have over others is agility, that's it." - Jeff Bezos, Founder, Amazon As the pandemic continues, businesses and organizations have been grappling with innovative wa...

10 December 2020

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Permanent Residence Application for Refugee health-care worker to start on Dec 14, 2020

by AKM Law
Refugee claimants who are working in Canada's health care sector and providing direct care to patients will now be able to benefit from a new public policy released by Immigration Canada. The public policy targets foreign nationals who worked in a designated occupation (see below) providing...

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