Canada Laws and Regulations News

The latest news about Canada immigration policies, including changes to laws and regulations, Canada’s immigration plan, and the different policies that are held within different embassies. We discuss refugees and the best ways to successfully seek asylum in Canada and the rules behind doing so.

Canada Accepts What the U.S. is Turning Away

January 30, 2017 / /

i Canada to offer temporary residency to travelers stranded by U.S Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been the front runner for promoting a safe environment for refugees fleeing their dangerous homeland. He has been watching the United States this week and the changes that the President has enforced. Canada has offered to house travelers stranded […]

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300,000+ New Immigrants planned for Canada in 2016

March 9, 2016 / /

      New target for Canada Immigration Over the course of this year, the Canadian government is determined to welcome up to 305,00 new permanent residents in its 2016 Immigration Levels Plan. This is the first time in a long time where the Canadian government has set a target of 300,000 or greater for […]

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Electronic Travel Authorization Introduced for Travelers From Visa Exempt Countries

May 19, 2015 /

Travelers from visa exempt countries (such as UK, Australia, France, Japan and Chile) will be required to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before travelling to Canada. This is very similar to a current system in place in the USA, known as the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization), which is used by the […]

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Canada to Resettle 10,000 Syrian Refugees Over 3 Years

January 19, 2015 / /

As recently reported by CBC News, Canada has answered the UN’s plea and will welcome another 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next three years. Immigration Minister Chris Alexander made the announcement in Toronto last week following the United Nations Refugee Agency’s global appeal to resettle a staggering 100,000 refugees globally. Canada’s Pledge According to Alexander, around 60 per cent of the […]

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Canada Now Stricter on Immigrant and Refugee Children

September 10, 2014 / /

Canada has toughened its stance on immigrant and refugee children, with changes that came into play on August 1st, 2014. It’s been described as a “quiet” move by the Canadian government, but these changes certainly have not gone unnoticed. Canada Gets Tough on Immigrant and Refugee Children In fact, the changes are very significant and […]

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Refugees in Canada Face Higher Risk of Loss of Status and Deportation

August 21, 2014 / /

The Immigration and Refugee Act (IRPA) has recently come under scrutiny. Accusations claim amendments that were made back in 2012 put refugees in Canada in a vulnerable position. Refugees In Canada and the Higher Risk of Deportation The changes meant that anyone with refugee privileges in Canada (who did not yet have Canadian citizenship) may […]

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Faster Processing Times for Immigration Applications

June 12, 2014 /

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi, my name is Michael Niren, immigration lawyer and founder of VisaPlace.com. Canada immigration has promised to make efforts to reduce lengthy processing times for immigration applications. In some cases, processing times could take well over a year. In some cases, two, three years, which is unacceptable. Understanding […]

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Is the New Asylum System in Canada Working?

March 10, 2014 / /

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hello. This is Michael Niren. I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of VisaPlace.com. Many people are asking the question, “Is the new Canadian asylum system actually working?” The Effect of the New Asylum System in Canada According to CIC, it is. There is about an 87% reduction in […]

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Why Immigration is a Right: The Case for Open Immigration

January 7, 2014 /

What is Immigration? “Immigration” properly defined is the movement of individuals from their homeland to a new country for the purpose of permanent settlement. The phenomenon of immigration has existed from the beginning of human travel. People have been “on the go” for centuries. From the time we learned to walk, the movement of people […]

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Seeking Refugee Status in Canada

June 14, 2013 / /

Asylum claims are now heard faster, on December  15, 2012 the system was changed. Those who claim Refugee status will have their claim heard faster, as well as sent back home faster if It’s been denied. Getting a Canadian Refugee Visa Canada offers protection to selected individuals who fear they may be prosecuted or would […]

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