The legalization of marijuana (both in Canada and in some US states) has created considerable uncertainty for Canadian citizens, Canadian permanent residents, and other foreign nationals.
On June 12, 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced details of its Global Skills Strategy. First announced in November 2016, the Global Skills Strategy is intended to help promote global investment in Canada and support the Government of Canada’s Innovation and Skills Plan.
As of February 6, 2014, visitors to Canada will automatically be considered for multiple-entry temporary resident visas ("TRVs"). A multiple-entry TRV will allow a visitor to enter Canada on multiple occasions, during the validity period of the visa, without having to reapply each time. Citizenship and Immigration Canada has also increased temporary resident application fees as of February 6, 2014.