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Canadian Immigration News: August 24, 2017

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The Parent and Grandparent sponsorship immigration program (PGP) has been extremely popular since Canada introduced it. The PGP is currently closed for new applications so both parents and grandparents are now turning to applying through the Super Visa program. The Super Visa program allows candidates multiple entries into Canada for up to 10 years. Although it is similar to the visitor visa, it allows individuals to stay in Canada for up to two years. The only issue with using a Super Visa vs PGP is that an individual can’t work on the Super Visa. However, obtaining a Super Visa is a much speedier process. An application can be processed in around two months which is great compared to other Canadian visa. Although the Super Visa applications are still open for now, you can expect to hit capacity soon due to the redirection of applications.

Parents and Grandparents Visa

This week we want to highlight three talented international students in Canada who invented a robot to assist with immigration. These three students invented a bot that through Facebook Messenger, to answer questions and assist prospective international students through the Canadian visa application process. The three students, Ruhi Madiwale, Dhivya Jayaraman and JeyaBalaji Samuthiravelu, are post graduates in computer science at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. All three of the students are originally from India but applied for visas to study in Canada years ago. Samuthiravelu explained that he had issues with the application process then the idea of the RovBOT was created to simplify the process. “The bot would help universities answer basic questions, so advisors could answer more complex questions”. Their aim is to fully integrate the RovBOT with university international offices across Canada.

RovBot International Students

Other Canadian Immigration Stories This Week:

  1. Urgent advisory to Canadian visa applicants
  2. Indians beat Chinese in race for Canada work visas
  3. Douglas Todd: Global seniors flock to Canada’s ‘super visa’
  4. Canada seeing ‘unsustainable’ surge in migrants illegally entering from U.S.
  5. Canada’s racist movement: a history of violence
  6. Canada’s Trudeau Warns Against Entering Country ‘Irregularly’
  7. Trudeau takes aim at ‘racist’ rallies, urges trust in immigration system
  8. Indians account for 74% of total H-1B visa requests in current US fiscal
  9. Canada struggles with refugee surge from the US
  10. Change to Canadian visa process
  11. ‘A Country of Laws’: Canada’s Trudeau Sounds Alarm About Illegal Immigrant
  12. Pew: Median H-1B worker pay higher than comparable US worker pay
  13. Antigua: Courier warns of frustration over Canada visas
  14. Emmanuel Dubourg, Haitian-Canadian MP, Headed To Miami To Address Asylum Seekers
  15. Hard Labour: NZ’s Ardern takes tougher line on immigration
  16. Deportations to Azores from US, Canada down 65% since 2011
  17. No guarantee of residence for migrants fleeing US for Canada
  18. Canadian citizenship grant upheld for immigrant doctor living in the U.S.
  19. Canada’s private sponsorship of refugees: Potential lessons for Australia
  20. Seniors Look to Super Visa Program to Join Loved Ones in Canada
  21. Int’l students in Canada invent visa ‘bot’
  22. Saskatchewan Increases Intake for Popular Immigration Sub-Categories

 

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