Author: khalilhumam

  • USCIS Launches Online Rescheduling of Biometrics Appointments

    New tool provides option to reschedule a biometric services appointment online without calling the USCIS Contact Center WASHINGTON—On June 28, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services launched a new self-service tool allowing benefit requestors, and their attorneys and accredited representatives, to reschedule most biometric services appointments before the date of the appointment. Introducing this tool is…

  • Minister Fraser to attend Canada Day citizenship ceremonies in Toronto

    Minister Fraser to attend Canada Day citizenship ceremonies in Toronto From: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Media advisory The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, will welcome several of Canada’s newest citizens at two special ceremonies in Toronto. Toronto, June 30, 2023 – The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship,…

  • USCIS Celebrates Independence Day 2023 and Continues its Commitment to Naturalization

    WASHINGTON— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will celebrate Independence Day this year by welcoming more than 5,500 new citizens in more than 180 naturalization ceremonies between June 30 and July 7. These ceremonies demonstrate our commitment to welcoming immigrants and promoting the benefits of U.S. citizenship for all who are eligible. In fiscal year (FY)…

  • JRCM Practice Note revised

    Following discussions with the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and a recent court judgment, the OISC has amended its current JRCM Practice Note, removing Section 2 to ensure that advisers do not inadvertently conduct litigation and contravene the Legal Services Act 2007 Since it was updated last year, a number of concerns have been…

  • Inspection report published: An inspection of the Home Office’s operations to effect the removal of Foreign National Offenders

    I welcome the publication of this report on the ICIBI’s inspection of Home Office operations to effect the removal of foreign national offenders (FNOs). In this inspection, I found the Home Office’s inability to provide reliable or consistent data and management information (MI) of particular concern.  This had a clear impact on the ability of…

  • Canada announces new immigration stream specific to health workers

    Canada announces new immigration stream specific to health workers From: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada News release Communities across Canada need health workers. The health field is one of several key sectors of Canada’s labour force which is facing unprecedented shortages. To help respond to this challenge, last month, Minister Fraser announced new changes to…

  • Category-based selection – Health workers

    Category-based selection – Health workers From: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Backgrounder On June 28, 2023, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced the first invitations under Express Entry for skilled newcomers with work experience in health care fields. On June 28, 2023, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees…

  • Canada announces First-Ever Express Entry invitations for skilled newcomers with STEM experience

    Canada announces First-Ever Express Entry invitations for skilled newcomers with STEM experience From: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada News release Recognizing the immense value and transformative potential that STEM professionals bring to the country, Canada's Express Entry system is now tailored to provide a streamlined and efficient pathway for individuals with expertise in these critical…

  • Minister Fraser to make an announcement regarding Express Entry for skilled newcomers in health care fields

      Bedford, Nova Scotia, June 27, 2023—The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, will be joined by the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, to announce measures to address labour needs in the health care sector. Minister Fraser and Minister Duclos will be joined by: Lena Metlege Diab, Member of Parliament for…

  • New investment in the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia to provide pre-arrival services for newcomers

    New investment in the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia to provide pre-arrival services for newcomers From: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada News release Pre-arrival settlement services are key to setting newcomers up for success in Canada. They provide newcomers with the information and support they need to make informed decisions about their new lives…