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    Family sponsorship programs moving online (spousal, dependent children, etc)

    Important for those who are preparing their applications now for submission later! This article claims that basically all these programs will move to being 'exclusively' online (but see below). I would speculate that despite what the article says, there will be some grace period (a couple of...
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    Old SIN number or get new one?

    My spouse will be landing in Canada in the coming months. Long story short, she had previously immigrated on her own before we knew one another (more than 12 years ago), and did not remain or stay any significant period of time in Canada. (Her case is in order - she renounced her PR status years...
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    Goods to follow / how detailed / citizen/PR couple?

    Preparing for arrival to Canada in a few months and looking at the 'goods to follow' requirements (we will have luggage with us and a shipment separately). This is entirely comprised of household goods, with not much of particularly high value, save perhaps some jewelry (nothing too...
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    COPR expired / family class

    Perhaps this experience of use to others: -We received our copr/visas for family class/spousal sponsorship (outland) not that long ago with a short validity date (from date of receipt). -Due to the sheer logistics and covid issues as well, we decided we just could not travel before the...
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    Travelling with expired COPRs - experiences please

    We just received COPRs but with relatively short expiry date (less than a month). In short, for covid and sheer logistical reasons, it does not look like we will be able to travel before the expiry of the COPRs. In normal times we would be able to travel and return (soft landing) to wrap up...
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    Police clearances / children turning 18 during application

    Does anyone know, does IRCC request police clearance certificates for children (dependents) that turn 18 during the process? That is, when application was submitted, children were not 18 and no police clearance required; they then turn 18 during the process (before PPR). Will a PCC then be...
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    Covid-19 - Travel Restrictions

    There are several threads here asking about the travel restrictions and exemptions - so starting one thread to summarise with key points. This is what I know so far; if I'm mistaken anywhere here, please correct me. I hope this helps, but I am not saying this is definitive. Main point: detailed...
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    Tracker analysis: processing time to PPR

    I'm providing this for info for others as I looked at the tracker data for 2019. I was thinking of doing some more complicated data analysis but after looking at the data there, decided against it (described below why). I hope it's helpful. All I took for this was month of submission and number...
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    Study permit: existing visa / switch institutions

    Hello, I have a few questions on student permits/visas: My stepson has an existing visitor's visa (valid for several years) and has been accepted to a Canadian university program. 1) I understand he still needs to apply for the study permit and we'll do this in due course. Does the existing...
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    PR application and university / student visa

    I don't know whether to ask here or in the foreign student section, but I think this is more about PR application (spousal with kids). Note that I may be thinking of this far too early but don't know. The short form of my question is: how to handle visa requirements for a student with pending...
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    Child born abroad

    I suppose here I'm just confirming what I expect to be the case (from reading in various places). I've recently had a child born abroad and would, of course, like to get citizenship for the wee one. My situation: I was born abroad, but family was/is all Canadian (for well over a hundred...