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Month: November 2011

Provincial Nominees Program Visas to be Increased

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) recently announced that it intends to welcome 42,000 to 45,000 persons to Canada under the Provincial Nominees Program (PNP) category in 2012. This number is inclusive of the nominees, their spouses and dependents. In 2010, Canada welcomed 36,000 persons under the PNP. CIC is still accepting applications in this category …

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Federal Skilled Worker Program Visas to be Increased in 2012

“The government’s number one priority remains the economy. We recognize the importance of immigration to our labour market and we value the contributions of skilled immigrants who add to our international competitiveness,” said Minister Kenney. “We are committed to facilitating the arrival of the best and the brightest to our country.” These were the words …

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CIC Rollout of Phase I to Expedite Family Reunification

The Canadian Government announced on November 4, 2011 that it is planning on taking immediate action to reduce the backlog and wait times for sponsored parents and grandparents under the Family Class Sponsorship. It is reported that there are more than 165,000 parent and grandparents are still waiting for a final decisions in regards to …

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