Technically speaking, there is no set income requirement to sponsor a spouse, common law, or conjugal partner to Canada. In contrast, while Canadian citizens or permanent residents seeking to sponsor parents or…Continue Reading
The proposed Ontario Immigration Act, 2014, currently at the second reading, should read as Ontario’s Enforcement Act and is in need of serious second thought. The legislation continues a concerning trend at…Continue Reading
According to Ontario Immigration Minister Michael Coteau, Ontario wants what Québec has – a special agreement with the Government of Canada on immigration. Like Québec, Ontario too would like more power to choose its own immigrants and to set its own targets for attracting skilled workers to the province.
This past month the Ontario government introduced legislation proposing an expansion of the Provincial Nominee Program.Continue Reading
Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced that starting January 30, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will now be accepting certificates from the Ontario Provincial Language Training Program. This can be provided as proof of the language knowledge requirement for the purpose of applying for citizenship. This now includes Ontario’s provincial Adult Non-Credit Language Training Program.Continue Reading
An ongoing political debate over the funding of healthcare for refugee claimants in Canada has erupted into a back and forth war of words between Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and Ontario’s Minister of Health Deb Matthews.Continue Reading