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New Sponsorship Rules for Spouses

The Canadian government is imposing a five year sponsorship bar on those who migrate to the country under the Spousal Sponsorship stream, after being sponsored by their spouse or partner. The new regulation, which came into force Mar. 02, was announced by Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney. Until now, a person immigrating to Canada after being sponsored by a spouse or partner … [Read more...]

Canada Pushes India, China & the Philippines for Action on Immigration Fraud

Canada’s immigration minister Jason Kenney is travelling to China, India and the Philippines this week to discuss, among other issued, the problem of so-called ‘fraudulent marriages’. The visit comes on the heels of a series of public consultations the minister has started on the issue. Fraudulent marriages are those where a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident sponsors someone abroad as a … [Read more...]

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