Changes To The Citizenship Act Canada

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Changes to the Citizenship Act Canada

Canadian Government Recently announced the Strengthening Citizenship Act, and here is a comparative before and after view of the changes to the Citizenship Act:

Citizenship Act Comparative

 

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Changes to The Definition of Dependent Child in Canada

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Definition of Dependent Child in Canada Immigration Matters

As of August 1, 2014, the definition of dependent child in Canada is changing for Canadian Immigration Programs.

The changes including:

  • The age at which a child would be considered as a dependent child is reducing from under 22 to under 19.
  • Children of applicants who are 19 or over but are financially dependent on their parents and are enrolled in full-time studies will no longer be eligible to be processed as dependent children.

Young adults will be able to apply to come to Canada on their own, as a foreign student, or through other economic programs.

However, in all cases, a child will continue to be considered as a dependent child if they have depended on their parents for financial support because of a mental or physical condition, regardless of age.

All PR applications that are already received by CIC before August 1, 2014, will continue to benefit from the previous definition.

At the same time, transitional measures which allow certain applicants under multi-step permanent resident programs who are already in the immigration process by August 1, 2014, but who have not yet submitted their application for permanent residence, to have their applications completed base on the previous definition of dependent child. Further more, the dependent child’s age will be “locked in” at the first step of a multi-step immigration process.

Applicants under the following programs will apply under the transitional measures:

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Elimination of the Recruitment and Advertisement Exemption for Hiring International Students

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On June 5, 2014, the Employment and Social Development Canada announced a new change regarding hiring international students.

The Recruitment and Advertisement Exemption for employers hiring international students graduating from recognized Canadian post-secondary institutions is now eliminated. From now on, employers wishing to hire international students who have graduated from recognized Canadian post-secondary institutions and whose Post-Graduate Worker Permit (PGWP) is expireing, will need to submit a Labour Market Impact Assessment to ESDC, and ensure that the individuals transitioning from the PGWP meet all of the requirements for the applicable stream under the Temporary Foreign Workers Program.

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New Labour Market Impact Assessment

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Canadian Government Recently announced a major overhaul of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. As a part of the reforming, the Labour Market Opinion (LMO) that allows employers to bring temporary foreign workers to Canada is being transformed to a new Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), which is more comprehensive and accurate, according to the Government.

The new Labour Market Impact Assessment will have new and more effective sources of labour market information to determine if there are Canadians who could fill in the positions.

Under this new system, employers will need to provide additional information such as the number of Canadians that applied for their available position, the number of Canadians that the employer interviewed, and why those Canadians were not hired. Employers must now also attest they are aware of the rule that Canadians cannot be laid-off or have their hours reduced at a work place that employs temporary foreign workers.

Stay tuned for a detailed overview of the Labour Market Impact Assessment.

 

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