October 2017 Newsletter
What is the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement - CETA?
On September 21, 2017 the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) came into effect between Canada and the European Union (EU). CETA is meant to facilitate entry for business professionals who are citizens of Canada and EU member states by removing the requirement for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to be obtained before the person can legally work in Canada.
Do I qualify for Canadian Citizenship Status?
Many people are now eligible for Canadian Citizenship as a result of changes to the Canadian Citizenship Act, which were implemented on October 11, 2017 to reflect the Government’s commitment to streamline the Canadian Citizenship process.
I am 23 years old, am I still viewed as a dependent for immigration to Canada with my family?
The change with regards to the maximum age limit of a dependent child under the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations will come into effect on October 24, 2017. Upon coming into effect, there will be an increase on the maximum age of a dependent child from 19 years to 22 years, to encourage family reunification. However, Children over 22 years of age are not seen as dependents.