Starting today, processing times will be reduced even further with most spousal applications now being processed in 12 months. Complex cases may require more time.
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The Government of Canada is releasing a new spousal sponsorship application kit on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website on December 15, 2016.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been looking to find solutions to improve service to clients and reduce the uncertainty for Canadian citizens and permanent residents and for their spouses and partners who are being sponsored for permanent residence.
Government of Canada has begun a consultation process on Canada’s accession to the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Optional Protocol).
The service, which will use text, chat and phone technology, will integrate and link existing regional distress and crisis line services across Canada. Once fully implemented in late 2017, it will ensure that individuals in crisis, regardless of where they live in Canada have access to free and confidential support, on a 24/7 basis.
Ontario has passed legislation that will ensure equal treatment for all parents and children in the province.
Bill 28, the All Families Are Equal Act, 2016, recognizes the legal status of all parents, whether they are LGBTQ2+ or straight, and whether their children were conceived with or without assistance.
The government plans to proclaim the law in force as of January 1, 2017.
If you know an individual or organization dedicated to volunteering in the community, you may submit a nomination for the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism. The nomination deadline is December 5, 2016.
Using design principles can make your content – whether you’re working on a flyer to promote an event, or legal information to share with your community – more compelling and easier to understand.
The November 2016 issue of the Pathways to Prosperity eBulletin is now available in English and French.
A new study by the Commission of Canada Mental Health (MHCC) submits convincing arguments on social and economic need to meet the special needs of immigrants, refugees and ethno-cultural and racialized groups (HST) and the populations racialized Canadian born.