Friday 28 June 2024

Liberals Name Calling and Victim Blaming Again - to cover for Global Gaslighting

 Liberals trying to be world saviour - "Canada will save all REFUGEES: Iranians, Ukrainians, Venezuelans, whoever ".


OH NO we didnt hire the 1200 new IRCC workers like we promised even though we need 3500

OH NO our immigration computers are still old and slow 

OH NO there is still an immigration process backlog

OH NO many new REFUGEES will require extra immigration processing

OH NO many of these new REFUGEES cannot contribute to Canada's published immigration purposes 

OH NO many REFUGEES will require lots of $$$ to get them settled

OH NO we cannot process all the existing international students we promised entry if they pay big bucks and work hard

OH NO we have to screw the international students who have paid betweeen $100,000 and $350,000 on study and living expenses for the last 4 to 7 years to qualify for work permits and permanent residency and eventually citizenship.

OH NO we have to blame the international students who are legally using the border services to qualify for the changed regulations - Lets call it flagpoling and treat it like a dirty name

Liberals Name Calling and Victim Blaming Again - to cover for Global Gaslighting

It is too bad international students cannot vote - they will not be voting liberal

Look at just a few of the IRCC Notices and see the "Changing of the Goal Posts"

August 24, 2022—Vancouver - Tackling immigration backlogs to help Canadian businesses grow. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today highlighted ongoing work to strengthen Canada’s immigration system and reduce application backlogs, with a focus on addressing labour shortages,

October 7, 2022—Ottawa—Employers are facing unprecedented challenges in finding and retaining the workers they need International students to help address Canada’s labour shortage - Limit on off-campus work hours to be lifted temporarily. This measure will provide many international students with a greater opportunity to gain valuable work experience in Canada, and will increase the availability of workers to sustain Canada’s post-pandemic growth

January 22, 2024—Ottawa—Canada to cap number of new international student permits issued to approximately 360,000 for 2024

February 5, 2024—Ottawa --Additional information about International Student Program reforms. International students whose applications were received by IRCC before 8:30 a.m. on January 22, 2024, as well as those who have already been approved for a study permit and intend to travel to Canada for an upcoming program, do not need to take further action as a result of the cap.

March 22, 2024—Ottawa --On January 22, 2024, IRCC confirmed that international graduates of college programs delivered through a public-private curriculum licensing arrangement would no longer be eligible for a post-graduation work permit. This change will take effect on May 15, 2024, rather than the previously announced date of September 1, 2024.

June 21, 2024—Ottawa— foreign nationals can no longer apply for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) at the border, effective immediately.

Notices — Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Complaints of Changed Immigration Rules prompted Hunger Strikes in Canada

P.E.I. foreign workers resume hunger strike, say government offered no solutions

Friday 26 April 2024

Canada opens new visa application centre in Portugal

Canada opens new visa application centre in Portugal

The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced today the opening of a new Canada visa application centre (VAC) in Lisbon, Portugal. With this new centre, IRCC’s VAC network will consist of 163 locations in 110 countries around the world.

VACs are managed by private companies that have contracts with the Government of Canada. Their primary role is to accept documents required in the visa application process, securely transmit them to IRCC offices and provide biometric collection services. VAC service agents are available by phone, email or in person to answer questions in local languages and to help make sure that applications are complete.

The people-to-people ties between Canada and Portugal have grown stronger over time and, today these ties are underpinned by a vibrant Canadian community of Portuguese origin. That is why IRCC remains committed to making it easier than ever for Portuguese citizens to travel to Canada. The opening of a new visa application centre in Lisbon will offer them greater flexibility and accessibility to visit, study or work in Canada, and open the door to new opportunities for social, economic and cultural exchange that will benefit both countries.


“The opening of the first-ever Canada visa application centre in Portugal is another example of our commitment to improving visa processing efficiency and client service. Portuguese citizens already enjoy visa-exempt travel to Canada for up to six months, and the new VAC will make it even easier for them to apply to visit longer, study or work in Canada, all while contributing to our economy and deepening the ties between our countries.”

– The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Quick facts

IRCC began opening VACs in the mid 2000s. The first one opened in India, followed by one in China. VACs are not involved in making decisions on files nor are they authorized to provide applicants with advice about their visas or permits.

Portuguese citizens visiting Canada for up to six months typically only need an electronic travel authorization. Those who plan to visit or study for longer than six months or to work in Canada are required to apply for a visa and a study or work permit.

With the opening of the Lisbon VAC, applicants in Portugal will no longer need to travel outside of the country, which helps reduce costs as well as distance and travel time and improve client service. Non-Portuguese citizens living in Portugal who need a visa to come to Canada can also access services at the Lisbon VAC. Applicants can make an appointment as of February 12, 2024.

Canada and Portugal enjoy strong bilateral relations and celebrated 70 years of formal diplomatic relations in 2022. According to the 2021 Census, roughly 448,000 people of Portuguese origin live in Canada.

Canada and Portugal have a bilateral youth mobility arrangement. Under the arrangement, Portuguese and Canadian youth aged 18 to 35 can work and travel in each other’s country for up to 24 months.

Sunday 24 March 2024

Immigrate to Canada Programs, Forms, Classes and Information

Immigrate to Canada Programs, Forms, Classes and Information

Start-up Visa Program

Canada’s Start-up Visa Program targets immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build businesses in Canada (outside Quebec) that are innovative
can create jobs for Canadians
can compete on a global scale

Have a business idea?

Apply through the Start-up Visa Program

To apply for the Start-up Visa Program, you mustpitch your qualifying start-up to a designated organization and get their support
meet the language requirements
bring enough money to settle
For answers, suggestions advice or referral to a RCIC Immigration Consultant email:

Monday 7 August 2023

2022 Annual Report on Language Education in Canada

 Languages Canada Executive Summary  

2022 Annual Report on Language Education in Canada

Market Overview

In 2022, Languages Canada members taught a total of 97,679 students.

Students spent 1,098,558 weeks studying English

LC members recovered 65% of their pre-pandemic student numbers and 73% of student study weeks.

Course duration preferences remained unchanged since 2019. 

Half of students (50%) enrolled on courses lasting between 4 and 12 weeks.

Languages Canada members employed a minimum of 4,941 staff in 2022. 

This still only represents 49% of teaching capacity employed in 2019.

In 2022, the fastest-growing visa category was the visitor visas (from 5,276 to 29,727). 

Delays of visa processing hampered travel plans for a minimum of 9,709 students. 

read the full report here:

Saturday 17 June 2023

Work and travel in Canada with International Experience Canada

 If you're 18 to 35 (18 to 30 in some countries), come work and travel in Canada through International Experience Canada (IEC)! 

It's a government program designed to help you gain valuable international work experience, improve your language skills in English and French and work in Canada and fund the trip of a lifetime.

Countries with agreements:

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, 

Who can participate:

To participate your country or territory of citizenship must have a Youth Mobility Agreement with Canada or you may be able to use a recognized organization.

Some countries only allow you to participate once. Others allow you to participate twice, but in different categories. Because each country is different, it’s important that you check to see if you’re eligible to apply. Even if you’re issued an invitation to apply, you can’t participate more times than your country allows. 

After you submit your application, an officer will assess your eligibility, including your past participations. Make sure you read and understand all the requirements before you submit an application.

Even if you hold a refugee travel document issued by a country that has a youth mobility agreement with Canada, you’re not eligible to participate.

Your dependants can’t come with you to Canada under the IEC program. However, they may apply to visit, study or work in Canada. An officer will look at your application separately from theirs.

If you are coming to Canada for a short time your spouse or common-law partner and dependent children can come with you to Canada or visit you in Canada, if they:

- meet all the requirements for temporary residents to Canada,

- satisfy an immigration officer they will only stay in Canada temporarily,

- can prove they have no criminal record, if necessary, and

- meet all the conditions for getting a temporary resident visa, if they are from a country or territory whose citizens require a visa in order to enter Canada as visitors.

read all program details here: