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Month: December 2017

Parents and Grandparents Program Set to Reopen in the New Year

In 2018, the Parents and Grandparents Program will reopen, which will allow permanent residents and citizens of Canada to bring their grandparents and parents to Canada. IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has committed to making the application process more transparent and easier. To apply under the reopened program, applicants will need to fill out …

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Processing Time for Citizenship Applications

If you have applied for citizenship, you may be eager to become a Canadian and start enjoying all the privileges. The processing times for citizenship applications vary widely, but understanding how long you will wait can help you plan ahead. After you have applied for citizenship, you will face a wait as authorities review your …

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Citizenship Application Photograph Specifications

When you apply to become a Canadian citizen, you will need to complete and submit an application package, including Form CIT 0002E, if you are applying as an adult. As part of your application package, you will need to submit two (2) photographs of yourself. Familiarize yourself with the requirements for these photos. If you …

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Changes in Canada’s Immigration Goals Could Benefit Immigrants

Canada has announced it will accept one million immigrants between 2017 and 2019 as part of a new government initiative.  Canada will accept 300,000 newcomers in 2017, 310,000 in 2018, and 330,000 in 2019, making 1% of the nation’s population immigrant-based by 2020. These goals are still lower than the Advisory Council on Economic Growth’s …

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Photo Requirements for Renewing my PR Card

If you are renewing your PR Card, you will generally need to submit photos with your application.  Be sure to read the application guide and instructions, as they will contain information about photo requirements. PR Card photos must be: Original and not PhotoShopped or altered in any way. Taken of you, not taken from a photograph. Identical to …

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