1. New immigration targets were announced on October 31st : 2019 target – 330,800 / 2020 target – 341,000 / 2021 target – 350,000 2. Parental Sponsorships will no longer be lottery based…Continue Reading
Posts by Mario Bellissimo
Liberals Unveiled a New Plan for Immigration Focused on Family Reunification, Middle Class Growth in 2015 – How Is It Working in 2019?
In 2015 then Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada said, “The Harper Conservatives froze family reunification applications for two years, then made the rules so rigid that thousands of hard-working people…Continue Reading
1. How do you obtain a membership? The NEXUS program is a voluntary program which allows pre-screened low risk travellers who are deemed admissible to enter both Canada and the United Sates…Continue Reading
High on Changes on Cannabis Legalization – Can I Now Get into Canada with a Criminal Record for Cannabis?
So, there is much buzz and rightly so about the Cannabis Act coming into law on October 17, 2018 which legalized marijuana use throughout Canada. What has changed? The implementation of the…Continue Reading
Citizenship week that runs from October 8 – 14 is when Immigration, Refugees, & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) dedicates a week to reflect on and celebrate the rights and responsibilities all Canadian citizens…Continue Reading
There is no absolute right to have a foreign pardon or expungement recognized in Canada. This is a surprise to many applicants that often leads them to answer “no” on forms related…Continue Reading
Top 10 Amusing and in Some Cases Heart Breaking Comments from Clients with Respect to Family Class Processing
In one of our publications entitled Immquest we use to run Top Ten Lists which in large part were a whimsical look at immigration law and practice. I thought given we are…Continue Reading