Year: 2015

The Canadian government has made several comprehensive amendments to the Citizenship Act, the first major reforms to the Act since 1977. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander announced that the reforms “ensure new citizens are better prepared for full participation in Canada’s economy and Canadian society.” Calling it “a win for newcomers,” Alexander also declared the amendments “a win for […]Continue reading

The Ontario’s provincial nominee program has joined other provinces in selecting candidates through the Express Entry Pool. In 2015 Ontario has a target of 5,200 nominations for the Provincial Nominee Program and Ontario Express Entry. As of June 2015, a new stream for Canadian immigration is now open in the province of Ontario. Titled the Opportunities Ontario: Human […]Continue reading

Even before these new requirements, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations required that a marriage that takes place outside Canada must be valid both under the laws of the jurisdiction where it took place and under Canadian law. The new requirements have clarified the provisions and created some exceptions for the members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Former Canadian […]Continue reading