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Parents and Grandparents Program - 'Invitations to Sponsor' will be sent out from IRCC starting the week of Sept 20, to random people who applied in 2020!

Parents and Grandparents Program - 'Invitations to Sponsor' will be sent out from IRCC starting the week of Sept 20, to random people who applied in 2020!

Posted in Immigration News

Canada’s Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program is unique in the world. It gives families the chance to reunite here, providing them the opportunity to thrive in this country. Family reunification plays a significant role in attracting, retaining and integrating immigrants who contribute to...


Are You Interested in Sponsoring Refugees?  Interactive Webinars in August to answer your questions!  Also in French!

Are You Interested in Sponsoring Refugees? Interactive Webinars in August to answer your questions! Also in French!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is funded by the Government of Canada to provide training and assistance to groups and individuals that would like to sponsor refugees.  In Saskatchewan, the RSTP trainer is located in Saskatoon, but comes to Regina on a regular basis for teaching...


Projected Global Resettlement Needs 2022 - from UNHCR Report June 23/21

Projected Global Resettlement Needs 2022 - from UNHCR Report June 23/21

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

“1.47 million refugees will be in need of resettlement next year. This is according to the latest estimates released by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in its Projected Global Resettlement Needs 2022 report.  ‘Despite the pandemic, wars and conflict continue to rage across the world,...


Did you Apply for the Pathway to Permanent Residence program?  New information if you are waiting for a decision from IRCC.

Did you Apply for the Pathway to Permanent Residence program? New information if you are waiting for a decision from IRCC.

Posted in Immigration News

Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino has announced a new open work permit option for essential workers and international student graduates in Canada. Starting July 26, temporary residents who applied for the newly-launched pathway to permanent residence will be eligible for an open work...


Free Webinar: Why Newcomers are Important to Canada's Economic Success  - July 14, 2021 at 8 am

Free Webinar: Why Newcomers are Important to Canada's Economic Success - July 14, 2021 at 8 am

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Free webinar on July 14, 2021 at 8am CST - Sponsored by CanadaVisa and Scotiabank  Throughout the pandemic, Canada has continued to demonstrate its strong desire to welcome newcomers. As Canada’s economy starts to return to normal, there will be even greater focus on welcoming more...


Education Session - Supporting Refugee Sponsors in Increasing Understanding and Relationships Between Newcomers and Indigenous Peoples

Education Session - Supporting Refugee Sponsors in Increasing Understanding and Relationships Between Newcomers and Indigenous Peoples

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP), which supports private sponsors who welcome newcomers to Canada, believes that it is important to provide sponsors an opportunity to: learn how to ensure refugees have access to accurate information about Indigenous peoples of this Land, identify...


IRCC Has Released an Application Guide for the 6 New Immigration Streams Announced in May

IRCC Has Released an Application Guide for the 6 New Immigration Streams Announced in May

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

An article in the CIC News highlights the details of the guide provided for the six new immigration streams for international graduates and essential workers. The guide on the government of Canada's website gives official instructions on how to apply for the new limited-time immigration...


New Immigration Streams for Temporary Workers, International Students and French Speakers Living in Canada - Opened This Month!

New Immigration Streams for Temporary Workers, International Students and French Speakers Living in Canada - Opened This Month!

Posted in Immigration News

Canada has opened immigration pathways to essential workers, international students, and French speakers who are living in the country. As of May 6th IRCC has opened the door to 90,000 essential workers and international student graduates on temporary status in Canada. There will also be...


Canadian Government's Budget 2021: Explanation of What it Means for Immigration

Canadian Government's Budget 2021: Explanation of What it Means for Immigration

Posted in Immigration News

In April, the Canadian Government announced its Budget details for 2021.  The Federal budget contains the Government's policy priorities, its spending and income projections, as well as an overview of the state of the Canadian economy. An article published in CIC News explains the...


Scam Alert - from Canada Border Services Agency

Scam Alert - from Canada Border Services Agency

Posted in Immigration News

If you have received a call from 1-800-461-9999 or any other 1-800 number, it is not the CBSA calling.  Any 1-800 call from the CBSA, is a scam, since the CBSA does not contact the public directly! Never give your social insurance number or other personal information over the phone! The CBSA...