CIC News June 2018
By Author: Admin | June 15, 2018
The CIC Newsletter for June 2018 has been published. Some salient points are below.
• Portuguese youth aged 18 to 35 will soon have the opportunity to travel to Canada under the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. This program is associated with relatively developed countries; countries that are rich and safe enough that youths will want to return. The relevant question is: would a typical Portuguese visa holder in Canada stay in Canada once their permit expires? Also, how many visas will be available to Portuguese youth? The range could be as small as Greece’s numbers –around 150 visas – to as high as Australia, which has an unlimited number of visas for youth.
• The Canadian government has become more lenient on the issue of medical inadmissibility by raising the cost threshold of “excessive demand”. It’s now three times higher than the level that was in place since 2001. Similarly, the inadmissibility for those individuals (usually children) who need special education (and associated services) has been dropped. The change was likely spurred by cases where productive, telegenic, families were barred from settling in Canada due to the presence of a medically inadmissible child. Such a progressive change will benefit families with such formerly inadmissible dependents and cause some work for Canadian immigration lawyers to dry up.
• Canada has offered to take an unspecified amount of Rohinga refugees at an unspecified time, and will also work with unspecified countries to help settle a presumed tiny minority of the approximately 693,000 Rohinga refugees currently in Bangladesh, one of the worlds poorest countries. By contrast, Canada, one of the worlds richest countries, received a paltry 32000 refugee claimants from January to September 2017, an amount considered a “crisis.”
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- Loss of Canadian Permanent Resident Status
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- Canadian Sponsorship of Adopted Children and Other Relatives for Permanent Residence: A Brief Overview of the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO)