IRCC to Increase the Age of Dependents

On May 3, 2017, the federal government announced new regulatory changes to increase the maximum age of a dependent child from the current “under 19” to “under 22”. The new age limit will come into effect on October 24, 2017 and will apply to new applications for all immigration programs under Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship […]

Streamlining Spousal Sponsorship for Faster Family Reunification

Today, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a new simplified application kit to be released on December 15, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST. The change to the spousal sponsorship process comes just one month following the Ministry’s release of the 2017 Immigration Levels Plan, where they announced their goal to admit […]

OINP Fraudulent Calls – Beware!

May 30, 2016 IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION: Fraudulent Calls Some members of the public have received fraudulent calls from an OINP phone number (416-327-0374) requesting payment of funds, and threatening deportation.  These calls are not being made by OINP staff.  This may be a case of Call ID spoofing which is used by individuals to disguise their […]

Can you have your cake and eat it too?

Article by Sarah Adler PricewaterCoopers Canada  Originally posted on the PwC Law LLP Blog page I just received an interesting call from one of my colleagues regarding the intersection of Immigration and Tax matters in Canada.  The question posed was if you don’t file an income tax return in Canada based on the fact that […]

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