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Parents and Grandparents Program reopening in new year

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

December 22, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian citizens and permanent residents will soon be able to take the first step in applying to bring their parents and grandparents to Canada, when the Parents and Grandparents Program reopens in 2018.


Federal government continues to make family reunification a priority

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Caregivers and their families will be reunited and the inventory of Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) applications will be largely eliminated by the end of 2018, thanks to the commitments made today by the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.


Canada lifts visa requirements on Romania and Bulgaria

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

December 1, 2017– Ottawa, ON – Citizens of Romania and Bulgaria no longer need a visa as of 9 a.m. ET (4 p.m. EET) today, to travel to Canada for short stays (normally for up to six months) for business, to visit family and friends, or for tourism.


Canada, Ontario to cooperate on maximizing the benefits of immigration

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement creates a framework to attract, select and support skilled newcomers November 24, 2017 – Toronto, ON – A comprehensive agreement on immigration was signed today in a ceremony at Queen’s Park by the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable Laura Albanese, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.


IRCC expands its presence in China through new VACs

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

November 17, 2017 – Ottawa – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is expanding its Visa Application Centre (VAC) Network in China, increasing its geographic reach as Canada looks for new ways to support the growth in applications. So far this year, more than 500,000 applications have been received from China, a 15 per cent increase from 2016.


Widespread support for most ambitious immigration plan in recent history

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada announced its historic multi-year levels plan – setting the most ambitious immigration levels in recent history, on November 1st. Stakeholders from across the country applauded the Government’s decision, which takes into consideration Canada’s need for more immigrants to support economic growth, while balancing our fiscal responsibilities. Here’s what stakeholders, provinces and service providers organizations have said.


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