Author: Ksenia Tchern

News Review April 01-15, 2022

In April, Canadian provinces continued to invite candidates through the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) also held a new draw in Express Entry and invited PNP candidates. Immigration to Canada via the Express Entry in April 2022 Express Entry regularly issues Invitations to Apply (ITA) both for overseas candidates and […]


At the onset of the invasion of Ukraine, the Canadian Government immediately began working to assist Ukrainians affected by the Russian invasion. Canada, having a 1.4 million Ukrainian diaspora, supported Ukraine’s fight for its independence and democracy. In response to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Government of Canada has launched the Canada-Ukraine authorization for […]

Spousal Sponsorship FAQ: How to Bring Your Partner to Canada

Spousal Sponsorship FAQ: How to Bring Your Partner to Canada Canada’s spousal sponsorship program allows Canadian residents to bring their partner to live with them permanently. However, you must apply first — and that can be a complicated, time-consuming process. We published a comprehensive guide to spousal partnership applications in 2021, and continue to deal […]

Permanent Resident Cards: How to Renew and What to Do Outside Canada

Did you know that Canada is aiming to welcome 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021? The federal government of Canada can do this by launching 6 new permanent residency streams for international student graduates and essential workers. They also have Express Entry draws throughout the year for applications with Canadian work experience. If you are a […]

How to Sponsor Your Relatives for Canada’s Unique PGP Program

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has now issued more than 30,000 invitations for its unique Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). This scheme enables Canadians and permanent residents to sponsor qualifying relatives and bring them to live in Canada. IRCC has stated that: “Family reunification plays a significant role in attracting, retaining and integrating immigrants […]

Canada Visitor Visa: How Can You Submit a Strong Application?

As of September 7th, 2021, fully vaccinated foreign nationals are legally entitled to enter Canada for non-essential reasons (e.g. visiting family or friends, or seeing the country’s considerable sights). All travellers are eligible to enter, regardless of their citizenship, and those who qualify have no need to perform a test on arrival (though you may […]

IRCC Launches New Permanent Residence Portal

On August 10, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that it will be launching a new Permanent Residence Online Application Portal (PR Online Application Portal).  Authorized immigration representatives will be able to submit non-Express Entry permanent residence applications, on behalf of their clients, using the PR Online Application Portal. The PR Online Application Portal will […]