Canadians from all over the country are gearing up to celebrate the nation’s 150 years of history! July 1st will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Canada Day is a time to come together in unity to proudly celebrate our achievements, shared values and heritage. Cities, from coast to coast, have been working hard to organize events [...]

IRCC to Increase the Age of Dependent...

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 ...

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 [...]

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)...

The enforcement of the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) requirement will begin on September 29, 2016. As of this date, all air carriers will use the Canada Border Service Agency’s (CBSA) Interactive Advance Passenger Information (IAPI) to verify that foreign nationals seeking to travel to or transit through Canada by air have a valid eTA, before [...]


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