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Canada eTA Resources

How does the Canadian Government use funds from the Canada eTA?

Updated: Nov 15, 2023 | Tags:: Canada eTA, IRCC

Before delving into the financial utilization, it's important to understand the Canada eTA. The eTA is a mandatory travel authorization that visa-exempt foreign nationals must obtain when traveling to or transiting through Canada by air. Introduced in 2016, the eTA is electronically linked to a traveler's passport and is valid for up to five years or until the passport expires. Cost…

What is the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)?

Updated: Aug 26, 2023 | Tags:: CBSA, IRCC

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) plays an indispensable role in the country's national security and public safety operations. As the frontline agency responsible for border enforcement, immigration enforcement, and customs services, the CBSA is integral in ensuring a secure and efficient border. History of the CBSA The CBSA was officially established on December 12, 2003,…

What is the Canadian Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)?

Updated: Jun 08, 2023 | Tags:: IRCC, Canada eTA

Introduction Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is a department of the Canadian federal government that plays a pivotal role in the nation's social and economic fabric. The department has a broad scope, encompassing everything from processing immigration applications to establishing immigration…

Updates on US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement and family reunification rules for protected persons

Updated: Dec 12, 2019 | Tags:: Canada Immigration, Canada Visa, IRCC

What does the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement mean for Canadian immigration? A year of political deadlock finally ended on Tuesday, December 10 when lawmakers in the US House of Representatives agreed to ratify the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA, although officially Canada calls it the Canada-US-Mexico Agreement or CUSMA). The decision came after some amendments to the deal to…

Marco Mendicino becomes new immigration minister of Canada

Updated: Nov 27, 2019 | Tags:: Canada Immigration, IRCC

Introduction The Prime Minister has named Canada's new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC). Marco Mendicino replaces outgoing minister Ahmed Hussen, who will be taking over the post of Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. Mendicino took office on November 20. Mendicino, himself the son of Italian immigrants, has represented the Toronto riding…