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Canadian Immigration Top Policy Changes in 2019

Changes in Canada Immigration Program

Following a pattern Canadian immigration changed many rules, processes, regulations, and waiting times regarding the Immigration programs in 2018. We present a few major immigration changes implemented by the IRCC.

Biometric Requirements

Canada introduced the Bio-metrics Program in 2013 but it was expanded on July 31st, 2018. The aim was to simplify traveling to Canada and also to protect national security. All newcomers and visitors will now have to provide biometrics for a travel in Canada. Moreover all applicants for these visas have to provide fingerprints and a photograph of their face in the application process:
  • A visitor visa
  • A work/study permit
  • A permanent resident
  • A refugee or seeker of asylum status
The biometric information of an applicant will be used by the Border Service Agency of the country for confirming the identity of the individual. Verification of Fingerprint will also happen at 19 Canadian airports and 38 Ports Of Entry.  The cost of this process is C$85 per applicant, and C$170 for a family. Such information is valid for ten years.

Change regarding Medically Inadmissible Policy

Medical inadmissibility permits IRCC to deny gaining the permanent residency in Canada by people because they (or a family member) may have a medical condition or a disability. The reason of denial is that the public will need fund their social service programs if they enter the country. This policy was changed on April 16, 2018 and now the government cannot consider social service/health spending while deciding on immigration. This measure is meaningful to families intending to migrate to Canada.

Expansion of the Super Visa

The government also increased in 2018 the applications intake for processing the Parents and Grandparents Super Visa. Instead of 10,000 applications here now, the quota is 17,000. The aim is to see unification of families in Canada. The invitations have a random selection process. The selected persons get 60 days for filing the complete application.

M.I.A Worker Program Application Price

The application fee involving the L.M.I.A requests is $1000 per worker, and earlier it was $275 per worker for L.M.Os. Under the new system here job positions have two categories of high-wages and low-wages. Jobs are judged high when the salary meets the median wage in the province and low when the salary is lower than the median.

Alberta PNP/Express Entry

In June 2018, Alberta province made two new streams official. These are a part of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program. The composition is the Express Entry Stream, and the Alberta Opportunity Stream, which offer new opportunities to immigrants to seek permanent residence. The Self-Employed Farmer Stream is also valid. To get more details related to Canada fill out a Free Evaluation Form or contact us at [email protected] or call us 7799713277. One of our experts will meet your expectations and provide answers to queries.

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