RJA Law

Immigration, Citizenship & Refugee Law

Cap Increase of 20,000 Federal Skilled Workers Announced

On May 1, 2014, the Government of Canada put in place changes to the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FST). These changes were announced on April 23 and come into effect …

New Rules Coming for International Students

Canada is a popular destination for international students with 265,468 foreign students in Canada in 2012. New changes to the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act will come into effect that will substantially change the situation for future students …

Family Sponsorship Processing Times

One of the most often asked questions in the family immigration process is “how long is this expected to take?” It is difficult for families to be separated while an immigration application is being processed – and to be in …