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Month: March 2013

CIC News Update—Backlog Reduced

Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced Tuesday that it has reduced the number of immigration application backlogs have been reduced by 40 percent. The CIC, under the leadership of Minister Jason Kenney, has been very focused on ensuring that applications are processed in a timely manner as to attract more highly qualified immigrants to the country. …

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News Update: Fraud Prevention Month

March is Fraud Awareness month in Canada and Citizenship and Immigration Canada is recommending that immigrants become familiar with immigration fraud. Although there are many legitimate companies out there designed to help immigrants, there are also individuals out there who are simply looking for a quick payoff and getaway. By knowing more about how fraudsters …

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CIC Citizenship Calculator

In order to become a citizen in Canada, Permanent Residents must meet certain residency requirements. These include both physical presence and residency (a distinction we will make clearer in this blog). Citizenship and Immigration Canada provides immigrants with a useful calculation tool to help you to understand whether or not you are eligible. Physical Presence Calculator …

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IMM 5257

The Canadian immigration form IMM 5257 is the application for a Temporary Resident Visa. By applying for this set of benefits one can apply for entry in Canada for a limited period of time. Temporary visas are given to foreign citizens and permanent residents to visit Canada either on work, tourism, vacation or to visit …

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National Occupation Classification System

The National Occupation Classification system is designed to standardize job descriptions for work related immigration in Canada. Immigration Direct has descriptions of some of these classifications in the website’s article section. By specifically stating what the job is, employers and employees are better able to connect on an international level: for employees to find jobs …

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