ISANS announces the continuation of Settlement Online Pre-Arrival program through $13.1 million in funding from IRCC

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced $13.1 million dollars in funding for ISANS to continue its Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA) program. This groundbreaking program developed and overseen by ISANS ensures that immigrants arrive prepared for their new life in Canada.

“Our mission is to help immigrants build a future in Nova Scotia. This funding will allow us to better prepare newcomers for their arrival in Canada through SOPA’s expanded pre-arrival services, alleviating some of the stresses associated with the settlement process,” says Jennifer Watts, CEO of ISANS…

News Release: Historic multi-year immigration plan sets out highest levels in recent history

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Change to Maximum Age of Dependants for All Immigration Categories

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Changes to Citizenship Act

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Immigration minister announces changes to express entry program

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Canadian government to raise dependent age to 22

By Catherine Sas, Asia Pacific Post, 09 May 2017.  One of the leading immigration platforms of the Liberal government’s 2015 election campaign was to restore the age of dependent children to “under the age of 22”. The previous Conservative government had reduced the age for sponsoring dependent children to under … Read more