Historic multi-year immigration plan sets out highest levels in recent history November 1, 2017—Toronto, ON—For years, we’ve seen how immigration strengthens Canada by spurring innovation and economic growth, supporting diverse and inclusive communities.

Ottawa, November 1, 2017— Following the tabling of the 2017 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration on November 1, 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is pleased to release details on its 2018 multi-year Immigration Levels Plan. Canada will welcome 310,000 new permanent residents in 2018, 330,000 in 2019 and 340,000 in 2020.

Immigration minister says he was target of racial profiling, calls on Liberals to fight racism

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said Friday he has experienced racial profiling first-hand in Canada, and he's calling on his fellow Liberals to fight racism.


IRCC will require biometrics for most applicants starting July 31,2018 The Government in Canada will require biometrics including fingerprints and a photo for the majority Canadian immigration applications as of July 31, 2018. Under the new regulations, everyone who applies for a visitor visa, study or work permit (except U.S. nationals), or permanent residence will have to provide fingerprints and a photo. For the purposes of repeat travel to Canada, those who apply for a visitor visa, s

Study permits and off-campus work: updated instructions

TImmigration Canada has published clarifications regarding the off-campus work program for study permit holders in Canada. International students may work off campus without a work permit as per section R186(v) of the Immigration Regulations They can work part time (up to 20 hours a week) during a regular academic session and full time during regularly scheduled breaks between academic sessions.


Foreign nationals are allowed into Canada as temporary residents by privilege. Section A22 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) provides that a foreign national becomes a temporary resident if an officer is satisfied that they have applied for that status, have met the obligations set out in A20(1)(b) and are not inadmissible. Temporary residents include foreign nationals entering Canada as visitors on temporary resident visas and as workers or students on work and/or study perm

Temporary Resident Permits

A temporary resident permit (TRP) is issued under the authority of section A24(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) to inadmissible persons or persons reported or who may be reported for violation of the IRPA allowing them to enter or remain in Canada, where justified by exceptional circumstances.