Category: IRCC Updates & Delays

Keeping up with IRCC: Recent News and Updates

Staying up-to-date with the latest news and updates in Canadian immigration can be daunting, given the ever-evolving landscape. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently made several significant announcements that have captured the attention of aspiring immigrants and those already in Canada. The following are some of the exciting updates that IRCC has announced […]

IRCC Second Express Entry Draw of 2023 – Weekly News Review January 16 – 22 , 2023

Abramovich & Tchern Immigration Lawyers provide a weekly news review of Canada to keep you up-to-date on immigration and citizenship changes, updates, and news. Follow us to stay informed about the latest developments within the Canadian immigration system. IRCC held the second Express Entry draw of 2023 On January 18, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship […]

IRCC Backlog and Processing Delays

Backlog of Applications and Processing Delays TVO’s The Agenda, The Globe and Mail and CBC In this blog, I will summarize the recent media appearance of Mr. Lev Abramovich, one of the founding lawyers of Abramovich & Tchern. On November 10, 2022, Lev appeared on TVO’s iconic show, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, discussing immigration […]

The top three reasons your immigration file is stuck in IRCC’s ‘review required’ and how to get it out

As Canada’s massive immigration backlog continues to spiral out of control, applicants may have to take matters into their own hands to stop their files from becoming lost and forgotten in the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) bureaucracy. Months of silence on the status of your permanent residence application can feel almost as bad […]

The Top Five Ways to Fix Canada’s Backlogged Immigration System

There may be no better time to reform Canada’s broken immigration system as anger and frustration approach fever pitch over the country’s massive immigration backlog. In April 2022, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) set an unwanted record as its unprecedented backlog crossed the two-million threshold. However, the agency’s statistics show that the line is […]

IRCC’s Updated Processing Times, And Why the Writ of Mandamus Will Remain An Exceptionally Effective Remedy

Updated Processing Times Reflect Massive IRCC Backlogs On March 31, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) introduced a new “data-based” approach to expected processing times for permanent residence and citizenship applications. In other words, permanent residence and citizenship applicants will finally have access to processing times grounded in IRCC data as opposed to the […]

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 […]

IRCC Rolls Out New System to Meet Rising ATIP Requests

On May 26, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a new access to information and privacy (ATIP) Management Action Plan aimed at streamlining and modernizing the existing access to information and privacy systems. This ATIP action plan is in response to a special report by Information Commissioner of Canada, Caroline Maynard, which found […]

Temporary COVID-19 Related Measures Allowing Visitors to Change Status in Canada Extended

On March 29, 2021, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that the temporary measures initially introduced in August 2020 allowing certain foreign nationals to change status within Canada are being extended.  Ordinarily, most foreign nationals planning to work in Canada have to apply for, and obtain a work permit prior to entering Canada. Those […]