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Extension for temporary residents applying to restore their status

Former workers, students and visitors whose status expired after January 30, 2020, and who remained in Canada will now have until December 31, 2020, to apply to restore their status. Visitors and study or work permit holders in Canada normally have 90 days after their temporary immigration status expires to apply to Immigration, Refugees and […]

Measures to support Hong Kong residents, including youth, to come to Canada

On November 12, 2020, Canada announced new measures that will allow Hong Kong students and youth to quickly come to Canada on work and study permits as well as new pathways to stay permanently. The new permanent residence pathways will also benefit people from Hong Kong who are already in Canada under existing work and […]

Public policy extended for temporary residents applying to restore status

Visitors, students and workers whose valid temporary status in Canada expired, or expires, between January 30, 2020, and May 31, 2021, will have until August 31, 2021, to restore their status. Effective January 1, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is renewing a temporary public policy that provides more time for temporary residents to apply […]

Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) 2020 – All invitations to apply have now been sent

On January 11, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has finished sending invitations to apply for the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program. All interested potential sponsors who were randomly selected to apply for the 2020 program have been sent invitations. For the 2020 year, IRCC will accept up to 10,000 applications. Those who received […]