Archive for the Category ‘CIC Announcements’

The Canadian Four Year Rule for Temporary Foreign Workers Now in Place

The Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)’s 4×4 year policy for the Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) came into effect from April 1st 2015. This policy was introduced in April 2011 seeking to restrict the period for a TFW to work in Canada to only four years in a row. At the completion of the four years […]

The Canadian Working Holiday Visa

Youngsters from countries that have bilateral arrangement for youth mobility with Canada are given a Working Holiday Visa (WHV) by the International Experience Canada (IEC) to holiday in Canada while working. This program is managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada and program was introduced by the IEC in the year […]

Entrepreneur Category Immigration for Quebec

Business owners or managers, who are financially and professionally capable of acquiring or managing agricultural, industrial or other commercial businesses within the province of Quebec, will be given a Permanent Resident Visa. Maximum Limit Quebec will receive a maximum of 150 applications under the Quebec Entrepreneur Immigration category between 1st of April 2015 and 31st […]

Fall in Number of Canadian Immigrants Becoming Citizens a Matter of Concern

There is a steep fall in the number of Canadian immigrants going on to become citizens. In the year 2000, 79% of immigrants became Canadian citizens, while in 2007, it was 44% and 2008 it was 26%. Mr Andrew Griffith, former Director-General, reveals that the recent reforms in citizenship policies are a major reason behind […]

Not the End of the Road for Temporary Foreign Workers Facing the New 4in-4out Limit

When the new “4in-4out” policy, introduced by the Canadian authorities to stop the misuse of the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) visa, comes into effect on 1st of April 2015, thousands of TFWs and their families would be in a limbo. According to the policy that was introduced in 2011, TFWs who have completed their allotted […]

A Change in Scotland’s Post Study Work Visa Recommended

The Post-Study Work visa policy abolished in 2012 is set to be re-introduced after a report submitted by the Post-Study Work Working Group set up by the Government of Scotland in the year 2014 recommended its re-introduction. Under the previous policy, a non-EU student who completed his study in Scotland could stay back and work […]

New Canada Working Holiday Visa Fee Introduced

Canada, 13th March: Canada has introduced new Working Holiday Visa fee for all applicants. This has been announced by Ottawa. Canada Working Holiday Visa Fee—Canada has announced a new fee for Canada Working Holiday Visas. This has been announced by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The new fee is meant for Canada open work permit applicants […]

Immigration process to Canada for Self Employed

Canada has a programme for foreign nationals who would like to be self-employed while in Canada. With two years of relevant experience within a 5 year period immediately prior to the time of application. A minimum score of 35 points under the selection grid is also required to apply under this program. The scoring is […]

Canada Immigration 2015

Canada, 24th February: Let us see what the year 2015 has in store with regard to different Canada immigration programs and Canada immigration changes. Canada will be introducing certain new rules for Canada immigration in the year 2015. Canada immigration changes 2015—Canada immigration department—CIC(Citizenship and Immigration Canada) will be allowing some new changes to Canada […]

Canada Express Entry Petition Process

Canada, 23rd February: Let us see the petition process for Canada Express Entry 2015 for all those wanting to get information for coming to Canada. Canada Express Entry program is aimed to allow foreigners get expedite entry to Canada. Canada officials select candidates through several procedures. And the good thing is that the process of […]