News and Updates

The latest news and announcements on immigration, resettlement and settlement in Canada

CISSA-ACSEI releases response to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Minister Hussen’s National Consultation on Immigration Levels

CISSA-ACSEI releases response to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Minister Hussen’s National Consultation on Immigration Levels

October 5, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CISSA-ACSEI releases response to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Minister Hussen’s National Consultation on Immigration...

Government of Canada implements new legislative changes to the Citizenship Act

Government of Canada implements new legislative changes to the Citizenship Act

News Release From Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada October 4, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – As part of the Government...

Ottawa seeks to attract foreign talent by making Start-up Visa Program permanent, The Globe and Mail

Ottawa seeks to attract foreign talent by making Start-up Visa Program permanent, The Globe and Mail

The federal government is moving to entrench an immigration pilot project known as the Start-up Visa Program, which offers permanent...

Liberal bill to reverse Conservative move to strip citizenships passes Senate, CBC News

Liberal bill to reverse Conservative move to strip citizenships passes Senate, CBC News

A Liberal bill that would make it easier for people to become Canadian citizens has passed the Senate, after over...

Government of Canada launches the Global Skills Strategy, Government of Canada

Government of Canada launches the Global Skills Strategy, Government of Canada

Fast application processing, enhanced customer service now available for companies June 12, 2017—Toronto, ON – When companies in Canada can...

Immigration minister orders review of Canada’s asylum claim system, CTV News

Immigration minister orders review of Canada’s asylum claim system, CTV News

OTTAWA — The federal immigration minister has ordered a review of the asylum process in Canada in a bid to...

Immigration minister announces changes to express entry program, CTV News

Immigration minister announces changes to express entry program, CTV News

The federal government has made some changes to the express entry immigration program, awarding more points to applicants who have...

Changes to Regulations Will See Age Increased for Dependent Child, Government of Canada

Changes to Regulations Will See Age Increased for Dependent Child, Government of Canada

May 3, 2017—Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada has published regulatory changes to increase the maximum age of a...

Government of Canada Eliminates Conditional Permanent Residence for Spouses and Partners, Government of Canada

Government of Canada Eliminates Conditional Permanent Residence for Spouses and Partners, Government of Canada

April 28, 2017—Ottawa, ON – To uphold its commitment to family reunification and to support gender equality, the Government of...

Liberals repeal Conservative immigrant residency requirement targeting marriage fraud, CBC News

Liberals repeal Conservative immigrant residency requirement targeting marriage fraud, CBC News

The Liberal government is repealing a measure brought in by the Conservatives that required newcomers to live with their sponsoring...