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Canada Immigration News You may have missed this week- 16-04-19

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 16, Apr 2019

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Every individual applying for immigration to Canada, often keeps an eye on the latest Canada immigration news and updates. It is essential as well to remain updated with the latest updates, information and rule changes. Apart from Express Entry and PNP news, in last couple of weeks, there were some key immigration specific news related to federal and provincial governments, which grabbed the attention of the applicants and the experts as well.

Find out the latest Canada immigration news you might have missed in last one week.
  • New Foreign Tech Worker Stream and pilot for small communities

The government of Ontario to form a new immigration stream for Tech Workers as well as a new immigration pilot to lure the highly skilled worker from overseas to relatively smaller communities in the province of Ontario. These announcements were made in the annual budget of the province presented on 11th April 2019.
  • Quebec Immigration Ministry- Class-action lawsuit settlement is pending till June

The Class-action lawsuit against Quebec's Immigration Ministry is pending for court approval till June of this year. Class-action demanding compensation for Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) applicants considered ineligible post criteria changes in 2013 and 2017 by the provincial government. The applicants paid the fees under Quebec Skilled worker Program (QSWP), however, later got disqualified by the program, due to change in criteria on August 1, 2013, and March 8, 2017.

The class action permitted by the Hon'ble Superior Court of the Quebec Province in February last year and a compensation that would refund up to 50% of the application fee paid is now among the claimants and lawyer of the immigration ministry of the province. The application for the court approval for the compensation will be heard by the court on 19th June 2019, i.e. in couple of months time.

  • Canadian government announces act to form a new regulatory body for immigration consultants

Canadian government mulls to form a new body to administer and control Immigration and Citizenship Consultants and make sure their professional conduct. The act in this regard, i.e. formation of new, self-regulating College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants tabled in parliament on 8th April 2019 for a first reading.
  • Who are immigration consultants?

The immigration consultants are the experts accredited to offer legal services in matters related to immigration to Canada by ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada regulatory Council). The ICCRC is self-government not for profile entity formed by the Canadian federal government in year 2011.

The new legislation intend to make CICC (College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants) official regulatory and oversight body of Canada. Speaking about this new regulatory, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen said, "the legislation is intended to protect Canadians, prospective newcomers and immigration and citizenship consultants in good standing "against fraudulent consultants who are preying on the most vulnerable."

He further added, "The proposed legislation will give the College "both the powers and tools they need for vigorous oversight, enforcement, investigations and punishment to root out fraudulent immigration and citizenship consultants and hold them accountable for their actions."

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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