As of February 2, 2011, only members of the ICCRC who are registered with the government of Quebec will be permitted to advise, assist or represent a perspective foreign national on matters related to immigration to Quebec, with the exception of Quebec lawyers, notaries and those with a special authorization under the Professional Code (R.S.Q. c. C-26).
On May 14, 2013 Canada and France signed a new agreement on youth mobility. With the new Agreement, French citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 will now be able to travel and work in Canada under IEC’s Working Holiday category for a total period of 24 months (formerly 12 months).
A new immigration measure released on November 14, 2013, will see that existing applications from Filipinos “significantly affected” by typhoon Haiyan will be given special consideration. The Canadian Embassy in Manila which remains open and fully functional, will aid in the process by providing full visa, immigration and passport services. The Embassy will also be expediting applications from Canadians who have lost their travel documents in the unfortunate event.