Canadim’s Weekly Immigration News Roundup

Through our partnership with ITC News, we will be sharing breaking news updates about all things Canadian Immigration, and helping to break down immigration policy changes to provide readers with the stories that matter most. These are the top stories in Canadian immigration news for the week of June 29, 2020.

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These are the top stories in Canadian immigration news this week:

 

COUPLES UNABLE TO PROVE CANADIAN COMMON-LAW RELATIONSHIP SEPARATED AT THE BORDER

As Canadians return home amid travel restrictions, some couples are being separated because they are unable to prove they are in a Canadian common-law relationship. [Read more]

 

CANADA EXTENDS BAN ON FOREIGN TRAVELERS UNTIL JULY 31

Ottawa today announced an extension of the COVID-19 related travel restrictions for any non-essential travel to Canada until at least July 31. The rules prevent anyone from traveling to Canada for non-essential purposes unless they are Canadian or the immediate family members of Canadians. [Read more]

 

NOMINATIONS FOR THE RBC IMMIGRANT OF THE YEAR AWARD

In honour of Canada Day, ITC News wanted to share some select stories from the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant awards. These newcomers to Canada have left their mark on their new home in so many ways and what better day to honour them than on Canada Day. [Read more]

 

IRCC RESUMES PROCESSING OF ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR VISITOR VISAS & ETAS

As of July 1, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will once again process online applications for visitor visas and electronic travel authorizations (eTAs). Despite Visa Application Centres gradually reopening, processing will be limited to online applications only. [Read more]

 

PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM DRAW | BC PNP ISSUES 314 INVITATIONS

On June 30, BC PNP completed their seventh PNP draw for June and invited 314 candidates to apply for immigration. This is the second-highest BC PNP draw for all of 2020. [Read more]

 

PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM DRAW | MANITOBA PNP ISSUES 125 INVITATIONS

On July 2, Manitoba PNP invited 125 candidates to apply for permanent residence through three provincial immigration streams.  [Read more]

 

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