Settlement Services for Newcomers in Canada

Settlement Services for Newcomers in Canada

Services that help newcomers settle in Canada are funded by the federal government, the provinces, and cities. They can include everything from information and orientation services to employment help and community connection services. IRCC has compiled a helpful tool that can be filtered by postal code to find the settlement services closest to you. This … Read more

How to Replace a Lost Canada Citizenship Card?

How to Replace a Lost Canada Citizenship Card

Citizenship certificates (formerly proof of citizenship cards) are a document to prove your Canadian citizenship. They are not to be used for travel purposes – a passport is needed for that. IRCC will not process your application for a replacement Canadian citizenship certificate until they receive what is required from you. If you are required … Read more

Canada Workers Benefit

Canada Workers Benefit

The government is trying to help working poor Canadians. But the way it’s going about it is flawed.The Canada Workers Benefit – introduced in 2007 as the Workers Income Tax Credit – tops up the earnings of four million working low-income Canadians. Starting Friday, CRA will automatically deliver the first of three advance payments without … Read more

ArriveCan – The Easiest Way to Enter Canada

ArriveCan - The Easiest Way to Enter Canada

ArriveCAN is a free app that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play. It also has a web version that works with any computer browser. It was originally launched in April 2020 to help travelers comply with Canada’s pandemic border measures by uploading their travel and contact information, a quarantine plan … Read more

Vancouver Passport Office

Vancouver Passport Office

Passport applications are being processed despite high demand and mailing delays. Processing times are currently averaging 10 to 13 weeks. However, passport offices are working hard to alleviate this issue by limiting the number of applicants who can be seen at one time and offering expedited service where possible. Metro Vancouver residents have reported waiting … Read more

Immigration Organizations Canada

Immigration Organizations Canada

Immigration is a key issue in Canada. The country has a long history of welcoming refugees and immigrants. Despite recent challenges, the federal government continues to make economic immigration and family reunification a priority. IRCC is responsible for selecting immigrants, issuing visas, and granting citizenship. It also makes decisions on refugee protection claims. Immigration is … Read more

Federal Skilled Worker Program

Federal Skilled Worker Program

IRCC uses the Express Entry application management system for three skilled worker programs, including the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). Each program’s criteria include age, education, language skills, and work experience. Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is one of the country’s three economic immigration programs and is managed through the Express Entry system. It … Read more

Canada Immigration News

Canada Immigration News

Canada Immigration has long been seen as a key tool for the country to combat its aging population and labor shortages. But the government has been criticized for not doing enough to address concerns about the impact of immigration on the country’s economy and society. For example, many experts say the government should prioritize skilled … Read more

GCKEY Revoked

GCKEY Revoked

GCKEY is an essential online credential used by individuals to access various Government of Canada services, including Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applications, My Service Canada Account, and more. It serves as a secure way to authenticate and access personal information online. However, there are instances when a GCKEY may be revoked, leading to temporary or … Read more

GCMS Notes

GCMS Notes

GCMS (Global Case Management System) note is a detailed record of an individual’s immigration or visa application maintained by the Canadian government. It contains all the information related to the application process, including correspondence, internal notes, decisions, and other relevant details. The GCMS note provides transparency and helps applicants understand the reasons behind their application … Read more