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Significant changes to spousal sponsorship for Canada
By Stephen Fogarty December 8, 2016

Major announcements were made by the Canadian Immigration Minister Honourable John McCallum on December 7, 2016 regarding sponsorship of spouses to settle as a permanent resident of Canada. Mr. McCallum used a day care centre as backdrop to emphasize the importance of family reunification (see image with this article from … Read More




Now is a great time to apply for Canadian citizenship
By Stephen Fogarty November 6, 2016

If you qualify for Canadian citizenship under the strict rules which came into effect during June 2015, this is a great time to apply. The average delay to process a routine citizenship file is now down to 12 months, per the government’s figures posted online at the IRCC website. The … Read More




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