CANADIAN IMMIGRATION UPDATES - Quebec Caps Family Sponsorship Applications| PGWP Updates | No more Flagpoling


Quebec’s Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration has imposed a cap on family sponsorship applications, effective from June 26, 2024, to June 25, 2026. 

The cap limits applications to 13,000: - 10,400 for spouses, common-law partners, and dependent children aged 18 and up. 

2,600 for parents, grandparents, or other eligible relatives. Once this limit is reached, the Ministère will stop accepting applications for the period. 

Exemptions to the cap include: 

  1. A sponsor’s dependent minor child. 
  2. Minor children the sponsor wishes to adopt. 
  3. An orphaned minor child of the sponsor’s sibling or grandchild. 
  4. A sponsor’s adult child dependent due to disability. 

 These exemptions do not cover adding dependents to an existing application. The Ministère will announce when the cap is reached, returning any non-exempt applications received thereafter without processing or fees. Premier François Legault has linked the province's housing crisis to the influx of temporary residents.

In this video, our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) provides a comprehensive update on the latest Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) changes and upcoming modifications. Stay informed as we delve into important developments that could impact your path to working in Canada after your studies. 

Additionally, we address the recent announcement about the discontinuation of flagpoling, a popular method for international students and temporary residents to quickly activate their new immigration status. Understanding these updates is crucial for anyone planning to stay and work in Canada, as it will help you navigate the new regulations effectively. 

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In January 2025, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) will introduce three new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams for international graduates. These streams will be open to eligible recent graduates from the below-mentioed streams in British Columbia. 

  1. Bachelor’s Stream
  2. Master’s Stream
  3. Doctorate Stream
International graduates are students who have obtained a degree, diploma, or certificate from an eligible post-secondary institution in Canada within the last three years. These new streams aim to create clearer pathways for international graduates to obtain Canadian permanent residence (PR) and improve their employment prospects across British Columbia. For full details on eligibility criteria for the BCPNP’s International Graduate streams, make sure to review the official guidelines.

Are you wondering how to extend your Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) that was initially issued for a shorter duration due to your passport expiry? We’ve got you covered! Watch the video from our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) to gain a clear understanding of the entire process. Our expert will guide you through the steps required to extend your PGWP, ensuring you can continue to work and build your career in Canada without any interruptions. This video will provide detailed instructions, necessary documents, and tips to make the extension process smooth and hassle-free. 

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Anticipated changes to Canada’s first-generation limit (FGL) for passing on Canadian citizenship have been delayed until at least August. The FGL rule states that if a Canadian citizen born abroad has a child outside Canada, that child will not automatically receive citizenship.

Ontario’s Supreme Court previously ordered the federal government to amend the FGL rule, declaring it unconstitutional. Initially, the court set a deadline of June 19, 2024, but the federal government has secured an extension to August 9, 2024.

An Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) spokesperson confirmed that there will be a hearing on August 1, 2024, to determine if an extension to December 2024 is needed. The Judge also requested a progress report on Bill C-71, which aims to repeal the FGL rule. If passed, it will grant citizenship to eligible foreign nationals with a substantial connection to Canada.

With Parliament adjourned until mid-September, changes may be delayed until December 2024.