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Quebec Resumes Processing of CAQ Applications
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Quebec Resumes Processing of CAQ Applications

Quebec’s Superior Court rules against a suspension that would have prevented thousands of students from obtaining their CAQ and studying in Quebec. Quebec’s Ministère d’Immigration, Francisation et Intégration (MIFI) has announced that it will resume the processing of CAQ applications submitted by international students. The processing of these applications had been suspended due to an…

Applying For An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) Just Got Easier
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Applying For An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) Just Got Easier

Applicants applying for an ECA should only provide documents related to their highest level of education to claim points on their immigration application. Earlier this month, World Education Services (WES), a popular service to obtain Educational Credential Assessments (ECAs), announced new requirements for ECA applications. The company now advises candidates to only submit documents pertaining to…

Visa Application Centres (VACs) Reopen In Six Indian Cities
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Visa Application Centres (VACs) Reopen In Six Indian Cities

Effective today, select Visa Application Centres (VACs) across India will reopen to issue biometrics and other services.  The High Commission of Canada in India released via tweet that starting Nov. 20, VACs in the following Indian cities would resume services: Delhi Chandigarh  Jalandhar  Mumbai Ahmedabad  Bengaluru VACs in Pune, Kolkata, Chennai, and Hyderabad remain temporarily…

IRCC Moves To Reduce Processing Times For Spousal Sponsorship
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IRCC Moves To Reduce Processing Times For Spousal Sponsorship

Canada’s immigration minister is announcing that his department will make significant efforts to reduce processing times for spousal sponsorship applications.  The new measures, announced on September 24, will see the number of decision-makers assigned to spousal sponsorship applications increase by 66%.  Background: Canadian spousal sponsorship delays ITC News previously covered the delays in spousal sponsorship…

Some Permanent Resident Applications Now Exempt From Biometrics Requirement
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Some Permanent Resident Applications Now Exempt From Biometrics Requirement

In recognition of the ongoing service disruptions for those applying for Canadian permanent residence, IRCC is relaxing the biometrics requirements for some applicants.  IRCC has already created several biometrics exemptions for some temporary workers. Additionally, when IRCC introduced a two-stage student permit application process, students could receive approval-in-principal for their permit so they can begin…

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