Autumn 2017 Immigration Update


Crucial clock ticking for ITA recipients

The coveted Invitation to Apply, or ITA, is a sought-after opportunity to come to Canada. All applicants want one. Fewer than one in four of all profiles in the Express Entry pool receive an ITA. Once you have an ITA, you have a use-it-or-lose-it opportunity.

Immigration consultants have two big advantages over the do-it-yourself approach:

  • A good consultant does this work frequently, and is fast and accurate, with a system for tracking what you need to make good your ITA on time and with precision; and
  • Not being you, the consultant isn’t as emotional or under the stress about the ITA as you are. That makes things go more quickly.
  • If you actually have that coveted Invitation to Apply, you need to act on it, and quickly. Call us.
  • Click or touch here for more information from the Upper Canada Immigration web site.

The slightest and smallest mistake leads to a rejection of your Permanent Residency application. You may not even know you have left something out, uploaded the wrong document, or made that small mistake. There is no appeal, and you have to start over from scratch with your profile. We check for these common errors, and are far less likely to make an error or omit something.

Rules changes to know about

Some important rules and procedures have changed as they apply to family class immigration to Canada, how you can sponsor your parent and grandparents to Canada, and who does and does not qualify as a dependant. Processing times for applications have been reduced, and the government has been demonstrating a dynamic approach to labour market needs as seen in recent Express Entry draws.

Processing time has been reduced for spouses and common law partners, as well as dependant children. As well, spouses and partners being sponsored from within Canada are able to apply for a work permit during processing time.

Qualified citizens and permanent residents will be able to sponsor their parents and grandparents through a process that was first introduced in January of 2017. In January 2018, interested individuals will once again be able to first express an interest in sponsoring their parents and grandparents by filling out an on-line application form within a strict timeline that spans approximately one month.

  • As of October 24, 2017, a dependant for immigration purposes is defined as someone under the age of 22. The age used to be 19.
  • Click or touch here for more information from the Upper Canada Immigration web site.

Our first 2018 trip to the Caribbean

Upper Canada Immigration Consultants will again visit the Caribbean in early to mid-February 2018. We will certainly be returning to Guyana, with possibly a stop in Trinidad, depending on the number of appointments.

  • Now is the time to get in touch with us and book an appointment.
  • By phone or through WhatsApp, call (647) 988-3846.

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Upper Canada Immigration Consultants

Andrea Seepersaud

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