CANADA – Expedited Visa Processing for Indian Nationals with CAN+

On July 7th, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) Minister, Chris Alexander, announced that the CAN+ Visa Program will now be open to Indian nationals, which will facilitate travel from India to Canada. The decision to make this a permanent feature… Read more »

CANADA – Reforms Made to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Employment Minister Jason Kenney and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander have recently announced significant changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). These reforms have been implemented to ensure that the program is used only as it is intended: as a… Read more »

CANADA – CIC Announces Changes to Requirements for Intra-Company Transfer Work Permits

Effective immediately, Canada has implemented a more “rigorous” definition of specialized knowledge and mandatory wage requirements for Intra-Company transfer work permits (ICT). These changes are a result of the Canadian governments Economic Action Plan 2014, where it was stated that… Read more »

CANADA – Government Adjusts Fees for Temporary Resident Visas and Work Permits

Effective February 6th, 2014, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has implemented new application fees for both single and multiple-entry temporary resident visas (TRV’s), work permits, and study permits. More Details The following governmental fees will be adjusted for new… Read more »