03 Jan Canada introduced new instructions for Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
Canada introduced new instructions for Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
On December 31, 2021, the Government of Canada introduced new instructions regarding the transition of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP). The AIPP closed on December 31, 2021, with the expiration of the pilot bilateral agreements. However, the Ministerial Instructions (MIs) for the pilot will expire on March 5, 2022, which allow IRCC to continue to intake pilot applications until March 5, 2022, and process the applications beyond this date, as long as the complete applications were received by March 5, 2022. As of March 6, 2022, the Government will accept PR applications under the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP).
#AIPP, #AIP, #PR, #Atlantic_Immigration
Ottawa updated the list of programs exempted from the in-Canada mandatory electronic application requirement
On December 31, 2021, the Government of Canada updated the list of programs exempted from the in-Canada mandatory electronic application (e-application) requirement for temporary residents. As of now, live-in caregiver applications for permanent residence (A71), start-up visa work permit applications (A75), and Guatemalan workers’ applications for non-Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) can be submitted online. These work permit applications are no longer part of the list of exemptions. In addition, the Government added 2 groups of applicants to the list of exemptions. These are applicants with the following travel documents from a visa-exempt country: alien’s passport for stateless persons and other refugee travel documents for non-citizens.
#SAWP, #e_application, #online_applications, #exemptions
Canada celebrates the 75th anniversary of the first Canadian Citizenship Act
On January 1, 2022, Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, issued a statement regarding the 75th anniversary of the first Canadian Citizenship Act, a major moment in Canada’s history. In the statement, he mentioned the importance of Canadian citizenship that it still has after 75 years. He also honoured the ideals of common citizenship by promoting democracy, diversity, and community and encouraged all Canadians to reflect on what it means to them to be a citizen of Canada.
#Fraser, #IRCC, #Citizenship_Act, #Citizenship