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The New Definition of Dependent Child

The definition of dependent child has changed from 18 to 21 years of age, effective today. In order to be considered a dependent child, the child needs to be unmarried and not in a common-law relationship. For a child with a physical or mental condition to be considered a dependent, they must have been continually

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Recent Changes to the Citizenship Act

The Government of Canada has announced that changes to the Citizenship Act will be effective as of October 11, 2017. The adoption of Bill C-6 will result in a number of significant changes to the current Citizenship Act. Some of the important changes include the following: – Applicants must now be physically present in Canada

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Latest Express Entry Invitations

The latest Express Entry draw by the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 438 to submit their applications for permanent residence. This draw increased the CRS cut-off by five points since the last draw. There was a total of 2, 801 invitations issued

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Express Entry Draw

Today, Applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 433 were invited to submit their application for permanent residence in Canada. This round of invitations showed a decrease of 2 points from the previous CRS cut-off threshold. Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued a total of 2, 871 invitations in its

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Global Talent Stream Now Available in Quebec

It was recently announced that the Global Talent Stream, which is a part of the Global Skills Strategy, is now accessible to employers in Quebec. This program allows some highly skilled foreign nationals who are applying from outside of Canada to be eligible for two-week processing. The general criteria for this program states that foreign

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Latest Express Entry Invitations

The latest Express Entry draw by the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 435 to submit their permanent residence applications. This draw increased the cut-off by one point since the last draw. The number of invitations dropped from the August 23, 2017 draw

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Temporary Foreign Workers and OHIP Changes

If you are a Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) with a valid work permit and you are able to prove your employment is full-time and continuous for a duration of six months or longer from the date you apply for coverage, you may be eligible for OHIP coverage. You may prove your employment using an employment

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