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Terminated programs: Federal Immigrant Investor and Entrepreneurs

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Express Entry As of January 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has a new electronic system called Express Entry to manage applications for permanent residence under certain economic immigration programs. The Express Entry system is the first step to immigrate to Canada under these programs. Potential candidates can complete an Express Entry profile at any…

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Changes to Citizenship processing on January 1, 2015

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On January 1st, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada is changing the citizenship application fee to have applicant fees more closely reflect the costs associated with processing citizenship applications. In order to reduce the burden on Canadian taxpayers, the fee for adult grant and resumption applications will increase from $300 to $530. With this fee increase,…

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Changes to the definition of a dependent child

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Effective August 1, 2014, the definition of a dependent child is changing for Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC’s) immigration programs. The age at which a child will be considered a dependant is being reduced, from under 22 to under 19. The exception for full-time students is also being removed. Children of applicants who are 19…

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New rules that aim to strengthen Canada’s status

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New rules that aim to strengthen Canada’s status as a study destination of choice for prospective international students will take effect on June 1, 2014. The new regulations will improve services to genuine students, while protecting Canada’s international reputation for high-quality education and reducing the potential for fraud and misuse of the program. Here is…

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