Oshawa Office

Calver and Associates

Immigration Services

71 Albert St., Suite 6, Oshawa

ON L1H 4R1

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Cobourg Office

Calver and Associates

Immigration Services

278 George St., Cobourg

ON K9A 3L8

Direct Line: 289-677-0108

admin@calverandassociates.com

Appointments available: Monday to Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm

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Canadian Immigration News | February 2020

Immigration Canada has issued several updates pertaining to immigration programs and policies that we have summarized for you.


Entry/Exit Program Requirements


On January 27, 2020, IRCC announced updated instructions regarding the collection of traveller data. Since February 2019, IRCC has collected entry and exit information on travellers for the purpose of validating presence in and out of Canada. IRCC collects this information to determine whether a traveller previously overstayed their allowable time of stay in Canada. It also allows IRCC officers to verify that individuals have met the residency obligation.


Update to Post-Graduate Work Permit Eligibility Requirements


The instructions previously indicated that students were ineligible to the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) if they received funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC). GAC recently created the Study in Canada Scholarship to attract students from a variety of countries. The Post-Graduate Work Permit eligibility requirements were updated to reflect that recipients of this scholarship are eligible to apply for the PGWPP.



Updated Immigration Refund Policy


IRCC updated the instructions on a refund procedure, which clarifies the eligibility of applicants to be refunded. Some of the eligible refund scenarios include the following cases: incomplete application, application for the wrong service, a right or privilege has not been granted or not exercised by the applicant, passport consular fees, International Experience Canada participation fees, biometric fees, remission order, and compassion.


Updated Designated Language Testing Organizations


The CELPIP has two tests: CELPIP-General (CELPIP-G) and CELPIP-General - Listening and Speaking (CELPIP-G LS).

  • The CELPIP-G test is accepted by IRCC for immigration and citizenship purposes

  • The CELPIP-G LS test is accepted by IRCC for citizenship purposes only


Our Services


Calver and Associates is a leading provider of Canadian Immigration services in Durham Region. We serve clients in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, and beyond. Our Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant has over 10 years of experience in Canadian Immigration law and over four years of experience serving those in the Oshawa area.


We can provide assistance with applications for both temporary and permanent residency in Canada. We handle applications for study permits, permanent residency, family class sponsorship, visitor visas, work permits, and Canadian citizenship. We also handle criminal inadmissibility cases by developing remedies for refusal.