This Week in Canadian Immigration: June 23rd, 2017

Each week we collect stories related to Canadian immigration, and we provide a brief summary of each story in our weekly blog edition. Below you will find snapshots of stories that range from the ongoing changes in Canadian immigration laws to success stories. We then give you fresh links at the bottom that link to each story within our summary. Let’s dive in!

Breaking Canada Immigration News


What’s the best time to immigrate to Canada? Many would argue that it’s today. With Bill C-6 as a new law, immigrating to Canada has become simple and smooth. The Bill has been designed to make it easier for thousands of immigrants and their families to obtain Canadian citizenship. The process is smoother because the Bill allows permanent residents to apply for Canadian citizenship sooner than ever before. The previous law required immigrants to have lived in Canada for 1,460 days but the new law that will go into place in 2018 will allow immigrants to apply for citizenship after a shorter 1,095 days.

Canadian Citizenship

Last week, featured in the newsletter, we spoke about how the Canadian Government launched the new Global Skills Strategy Program. This program is designed for Canadian employers and companies to help get foreign, high-skilled workers faster. The Global Skills Strategy Program explains several ways that a company can benefit from this new fast track visa:

  • a two-week processing time for 80% of work permit applications
  • work permit exemptions for highly-skilled workers on short-term work assignments and for researchers involved in a short-duration research project in Canada
  • a dedicated service channel for companies looking to make large, job-creating investments in Canada

Tech Workers Canada


Although there are many credible, true Canadian Immigration law firms, there are also many immigration scams. Many bogus immigration practitioners prey on those who are desperate to work or live in Canada. A person or a company who has offered unauthorized/unregistered/unregulated immigration consultants are known as “ghost consultants”. Ghost consulting is an illegal practice and must be reported to the Canadian government when someone comes in contact with these fake lawyers. If you or someone you know have been a target of a telephone, the internet, email or other types of immigration scam and you have personal or financial information you should: Contact the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre 1-88-495-8501 or email:

Protect Yourself From Scams


Other Canadian Immigration Stories This Week:

  1. New Citizens Start Lives in Canada as Country Seeks Immigrants

  2. Canadian MP urges to cancel visas for Ukrainians

  3. In wake of Trump, American companies open Vancouver subsidiaries
  4. Strangers at Canada’s gates and blights on Canadian history

  5. Changes to Canadian Citizenship Act to Become Law

  6. What are my options if I want to work abroad this summer?
  7. Martin Collacott column is more of the same

  8. The new Heritage Minute tells my story as one of Vietnam’s boat people

  9. Canada can get more out of immigration

  10. Parliamentary committee recommends scrapping immigration consulting regulator

  11. Canada relaxes immigration process for visiting academics
  12. Immigration, intolerance and the ‘populist paradox’

  13. EU rules out suspension of Canada, U.S. visa waivers – for now

  14. Bill C-6 Becomes Law; Makes The Path To Canadian Citizenship Smoother

  15. Submitting complaints about ‘ghost consultants’
  16. Gord Downie receives the Order of Canada as Gov. Gen. David Johnston apologizes for indigenous immigration comment

  17. New Citizens Start Lives in Canada as Country Seeks Immigrants

  18. Honest talk on immigration needed



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