How does the end of the Ontario college strike affect my immigration status?
Now that the Ontario college strike is over, you have until December 5, 2017, to inform your designated learning institution (DLI) what you decide to do about your studies.
Students who stop their studies can get a tuition refund. Those who are staying enrolled can apply for up to $500 in financial aid.
Please be aware, the option you choose can affect your study permit status.
If you stay enrolled for the fall 2017 semester and continue your studies after the strike
there is no impact on your immigration status as a student
you’re still eligible for:
December 11, 2017 - Government of Canada
Federal government continues to make family reunification a priority
December 3, 2017— Toronto, ON – Caregivers and their families will be reunited and the inventory of Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) applications will be largely eliminated by the end of 2018, thanks to the commitments made today by the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
Great progress has been made on the backlog in recent years. As of October 1, 2017, there was a 63% reduction in the number of caregivers and their family members waiting for their permanent residence applications to be finalized since reaching its highest level in May
December 11, 2017 - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
New definition of age of dependants now in force
Expanded definition of dependent children will help more families stay together in Canada
October 27, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada has changed the definition of the age of dependants from “under 19” to “under 22,” fulfilling a key mandate commitment of the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. This change will help more immigrant families stay together. When newcomer families are able to stay together, their integration into Canada, and their ability to work and contribute to their communities all improve.
November 2, 2017 - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Government of Canada implements new legislative changes to the Citizenship Act
October 4, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to provide greater flexibility in meeting requirements for those who wish to obtain Canadian citizenship, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced today a significant milestone in implementing changes to the Citizenship Act through the adoption of Bill C-6.
Further to changes introduced upon Royal Assent which repealed certain provisions of the former government’s Bill C-24, important changes to physical presence and the age required to
October 7, 2017 - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Citizenship Bill Receives Royal Assent
June 19, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Today, Bill C-6, an Act to amend the Citizenship Act and make consequential amendments to another Act, received Royal Assent.
Changes to the Citizenship Act reflect the Government’s commitments to streamline the citizenship process, enhance program integrity, and repeal certain provisions of the Act that treated dual citizens differently than other Canadians. Some changes to the Citizenship Act take effect immediately upon Royal Assent, while others take effect at later dates to ensure the necessary regulatory changes and departmental
June 20, 2017 - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Express Entry to begin awarding additional points to candidates with siblings in Canada and to candidates with strong French language skills
June 5, 2017—Markham, ON – Improvements to the Express Entry system taking effect tomorrow help support the integration of skilled workers as they build their new life in Canada. This benefits Canada as newcomers are able to more quickly put their skills to use to help strengthen and grow Canada’s economy.
Starting on June 6, new points will be awarded to candidates with siblings in Canada. Studies have shown that as newcomers build a new life in Canada, those with siblings benefit by having improved integration into Canadian society.
Other changes to the Express
June 7, 2017 - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada