Entries by ideazone

BREAKING NEWS: OINP goes online — a peek at the new online portal.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Goes Live The new online portal developed by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) goes live within the next couple of days, and its smooth functionality was demonstrated this past Friday, January 20, 2017, at the OINP headquarters at 400 University Avenue in Toronto. For the time being, only submissions […]

Parental Sponsorship Frustrations Abound

   Overhaul of the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship (PGP) Intake System     With the very same M.O. with which it does everything else — with a lack of transparency and likely without much research — more like a kneejerk reaction — the Canadian government announced an overhaul of the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship (PGP) […]

EXCLUSIVE | Immigrants are more educated but unemployed

Martine Turenne | Money | Published on December 5, 2016 at 17:20 – Updated on December 5, 2016 at 17:30 Montréal is where immigrants are the least well integrated into the labor market. Quebec’s metropolis has the worst North American performance in the gap between the unemployment rate of its citizens who were born there […]

Quebec announces a program to retain more foreign students

Quebec Tries to Encourage More Foreign Students to Stay in Province After Graduation Lia Levesque — The Canadian Press, October 11, 2016 MONTREAL — Quebec grants $ 1.6 million to Montreal International, which has developed a program to encourage more foreign students to remain in the province after graduation.  The program will specifically target graduates […]


Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) and What it Means to Visa Exempt Citizens Coming to (or through) Canada Are you a citizen from a visa-exempt country? Since September 30, 2016, obtaining an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is mandatory for all visa-exempt citizens flying to or transiting through Canada. The eTA will act as a security measure for […]


Bringing attention to Canada’s aging population and looming labour shortages, during his speech to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines on August 12, 2016, McCallum made the pitch to substantially increase the number of immigrants to Canada. The Liberal government is already seeking to admit between 280,000 and 305,000 new permanent residents in 2016, a significant […]

Quebec Stabilizes Immigration

Breaking News from Quebec: Quebec Government confirms that it has no plans to significantly increase immigration levels — at least in the short term. A document entitled “The Immigration Planning in Quebec for the 2017-2019 Years” was presented Thursday, June 2, 2016, by the Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion of Quebec, Kathleen Weil, to […]

Two “Ghosts” are Charged with Immigration Fraud

Official news agency of the Canadian government released a brief communiqué from The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in Montreal on May 10, 2016. This time the announcement was made about charges made against two individuals who were acting as paid immigration consultants without a licence. Rejoinder Singh, who was arrested in Montreal, and Resham […]