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Nearly 40,000 immigrants welcomed by Canada in July 2021
Nearly 40,000 immigrants welcomed by Canada in July 2021

Canada has welcomed over 184,000 new permanent residents this year. Canada remains on track to welcome 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, according to Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino. In a…

Ideas to improve Canada’s immigration system
Ideas to improve Canada’s immigration system

ANALYSIS: Canada’s federal election campaign provides us with the opportunity to think about the future of our immigration system. The upcoming Canadian federal election on September 20 is an opportunity to think…

Express Entry: Canada invites 635 PNP candidates
Express Entry: Canada invites 635 PNP candidates

Canada has now held 17 Express Entry draws just for PNP candidates since the start of 2021. Another 635 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates in the Express Entry system have…

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

Category/Stream Aligned with EE? Job Offer Required? Recent update Current Status Express Entry Yes No Sept 30: 275 candidates invited with CRS scores as low as 300 points. Sept 28:…

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEIPNP)
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEIPNP)

Category/Stream Aligned with EE? Job Offer Required? Recent update Current Status Express Entry Yes No, but increases chances of being invited / nominated Oct 21: 195 Express Entry & Labour…

Canada immigration releases 3rd Biggest PNP Express Entry Draw of 2021
Canada immigration releases 3rd Biggest PNP Express Entry Draw of 2021

IRCC releases a new PNP draw under the Express Entry stream. A total of 888 candidates have been invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada. The CRS cut score…

Express Entry Canada new PNP draw
Express Entry Canada new PNP draw

Continuously 5th draw of Express Entry Canada makes it currently the only form of Permanent Residency candidates. ON 10th November 2021, IRCC issued the latest PNP draw by inviting 775…

Canadian province Quebec announces immigration quota of 70,000 in 2022
Canadian province Quebec announces immigration quota of 70,000 in 2022

As usual Quebec, the French province of Canadaannoiunces its quota for the next year 2022. According to the Plan, Quebec is preparing to welcome 49,500 to 52,500 immigrants for economic…

Canada has a backlog of nearly 1.8 million immigration applications
Canada has a backlog of nearly 1.8 million immigration applications

CIC News has received data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) showing the following number of applications in IRCC’s inventory as of October 27, 2021 (figures are rounded): 548,000 permanent residence applications…

Saskatchewan holds largest PNP draw of the year
Saskatchewan holds largest PNP draw of the year

Saskatchewan has invited 633 immigration candidates in the latest invitation round held on November 18. Following an almost two month break from conducting draws, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited candidates to…

Canada updates travel rules for Canadians flying in from South Africa
Canada updates travel rules for Canadians flying in from South Africa

Eligible Canadians will be able to take a COVID-19 test in South Africa, provided their flight leaves before December 13. Canada has temporarily tweaked its travel rules to allow Canadians…

Manitoba PNP invites 438 immigration candidates
Manitoba PNP invites 438 immigration candidates

Manitoba held a new immigration draw on December 2. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited a total of 438 immigration candidates across three Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs): Skilled Workers in Manitoba…

How to sponsor your spouse from the UAE
How to sponsor your spouse from the UAE

The first step to sponsoring your spouse or common-law partner from the United Arab Emirates is to make sure you are both eligible. To be eligible to sponsor your spouse,…

Ontario invites 1,186 PNP candidates from all Employer Job Offer streams
Ontario invites 1,186 PNP candidates from all Employer Job Offer streams

After more than a month, Ontario has held its first round of invitations under the Employer Job Offer category. Ontario came back with a bang on December 7, inviting 1,186…

Canada has a backlog of nearly 1.8 million immigration applications. The backlog has grown by almost 350,000 more applications since July.
Canada has a backlog of nearly 1.8 million immigration applications. The backlog has grown by almost 350,000 more applications since July.

IRCC’s backlog stands at almost 1.8 million immigration applications. CIC News has received data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) showing the following number of applications in IRCC’s inventory as of October…

Trudeau unveils Canada’s new immigration system priorities. Sean Fraser and IRCC will be guided by the priorities outlined in the mandate letter.
Trudeau unveils Canada’s new immigration system priorities. Sean Fraser and IRCC will be guided by the priorities outlined in the mandate letter.

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has just revealed the new mandate letters he has submitted to his cabinet. In Canada, the Prime Minister issues mandate letters outlining the priorities they…

Atlantic Immigration Pilot to become permanent program in new year. Canada’s immigration minister and other provincial and federal leaders gathered for the announcement of the new Atlantic Immigration Program.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot to become permanent program in new year. Canada’s immigration minister and other provincial and federal leaders gathered for the announcement of the new Atlantic Immigration Program.

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser and provincial leaders announced the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) will become a permanent program starting January 1. The name will be changed to the Atlantic Immigration Program. The…

Canada plans to open its door to 411,000 immigrants next year
Canada plans to open its door to 411,000 immigrants next year

Canada hopes more immigration can boost economic growth and allay a worsening post-pandemic labor shortage, but new migrants could pour gasoline on that red-hot housing market that the central bank…

Canada’s job vacancies hit record high. The record-high job vacancies coincide with growth in overall employment and falling unemployment due to the impacts of the Covid pandemic
Canada’s job vacancies hit record high. The record-high job vacancies coincide with growth in overall employment and falling unemployment due to the impacts of the Covid pandemic

The number of job vacancies in Canada has hit a record of 912,600 in the third quarter of 2021, according to official data. The record-high job vacancies coincided with growth…

Canada extends medical exam exemption for some immigrants. Immigration applicants in Canada may not need to do an additional medical exam to apply for permanent residency.
Canada extends medical exam exemption for some immigrants. Immigration applicants in Canada may not need to do an additional medical exam to apply for permanent residency.

Canada’s immigration department is renewing a temporary medical exam exemption on some foreign nationals who are applying for immigration. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is extending the already-existing medical exam exemption on…

A review of Canadian immigration in 2021. ANALYSIS: The coronavirus pandemic continued to influence the direction of Canada’s immigration system in 2021.
A review of Canadian immigration in 2021. ANALYSIS: The coronavirus pandemic continued to influence the direction of Canada’s immigration system in 2021.

The onset of the coronavirus pandemic changed the course of Canada’s immigration system in 2020 and while things have stabilized, the pandemic caused IRCC to make major adjustments in 2021.…

How to hire immigrants for jobs in Canada. Learn about the process for hiring foreign employees to work in Canada.
How to hire immigrants for jobs in Canada. Learn about the process for hiring foreign employees to work in Canada.

Every year, Canadian employers fill hundreds of thousands of jobs with foreign workers. If you want to hire foreign talent, the first step is to determine if you need a Labour…

Canadian immigrants most likely to stay in Vancouver, Toronto and Edmonton. Statistics Canada’s study on immigrant mobility names Vancouver, Toronto and Edmonton as the cities with the best immigrant retention.
Canadian immigrants most likely to stay in Vancouver, Toronto and Edmonton. Statistics Canada’s study on immigrant mobility names Vancouver, Toronto and Edmonton as the cities with the best immigrant retention.

Studying where immigrants prefer to stay is important in developing policies that attract newcomers to a particular area. Through mobility data, we learn what sorts of places immigrants find attractive,…

Manitoba PNP invites 393 in new draw. Manitoba has now invited 11,179 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in 2021.
Manitoba PNP invites 393 in new draw. Manitoba has now invited 11,179 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in 2021.

Manitoba held its last draw of the year on December 30. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited a total of 393 immigration candidates across three Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Here are the number…

Saskatchewan launches new International Healthcare Worker EOI PoolThe purpose of the pool. is to help connect healthcare workers with job opportunities in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan launches new International Healthcare Worker EOI PoolThe purpose of the pool. is to help connect healthcare workers with job opportunities in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan has launched a new International Healthcare Worker Expression of Interest (EOI) Pool. The pool will exist under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). The new International Healthcare Worker EOI submission…

Immigrate to Canada from the UAE. Canadian immigration options for people living in the Emirates.
Immigrate to Canada from the UAE. Canadian immigration options for people living in the Emirates.

If you are living in the United Arab Emirates with your eyes fixed on the northwest, here are some of the pathways you can take to get Canadian permanent residency—…

Canadian immigration in 2022: A preview of the year ahead. A look at what we can expect over the next 12 months.
Canadian immigration in 2022: A preview of the year ahead. A look at what we can expect over the next 12 months.

The coronavirus pandemic is set to continue to loom large over Canadian immigration in 2022. The pandemic is causing Canada to constantly update its travel restrictions. It has also created…

Canada’s immigration backlog over 1.8 million applications in December
Canada’s immigration backlog over 1.8 million applications in December

IRCC has more than 1.8 million applications in the queue, according to data from December. CIC News obtained the data via an information request to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The backlog…

Canada added 55,000 jobs in December
Canada added 55,000 jobs in December

Canada’s employment rose 55,000 in December, while unemployment was little changed. Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey captured economic conditions during the week of December 5 to 11. The reference week was just…

PEI releases 2022 PNP draw schedule
PEI releases 2022 PNP draw schedule

Prince Edward Island is the only Canadian province to make its PNP schedule public. PEI has released its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw schedule for the rest of the year. The Prince Edward…

How Canadian employers can hire immigrants permanently
How Canadian employers can hire immigrants permanently

An article for Canadian employers who want to hire a foreign worker through the Express Entry system. Canada’s Express Entry system is the main immigration pathway for foreign workers, but it is…

Ontario holds first PNP draw of 2022.
Ontario holds first PNP draw of 2022.

Candidates from all Employer Job Offer streams were invited in Ontario’s first draw of the year. Ontario invited 1,084 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on January 11.…

Protect your finances as a Canadian newcomer with insurance
Protect your finances as a Canadian newcomer with insurance

Here’s what you need to know about insurance as a newcomer to Canada. One of the most important things you can do as a Canadian newcomer is to set up…

Quebec companies can now hire more temporary foreign workers
Quebec companies can now hire more temporary foreign workers

Quebec workplaces can now have up to 20% temporary foreign workers on staff. A previously-announced measure allowing Quebec employers to recruit more temporary foreign workers took effect on January 10.…

British Columbia invites 232 in new PNP draws
British Columbia invites 232 in new PNP draws

The BC PNP is designed to attract foreign workers in high demand and who want to become permanent residents. British Columbia invited 232 immigration candidates through Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws held…

Saskatchewan leads Canadian provinces in job growth
Saskatchewan leads Canadian provinces in job growth

Saskatchewan recorded the highest job growth rate in all of Canada in December. The latest figures show that job growth is up across the country with Saskatchewan faring particularly well…

Alberta creates new immigration program for tech workers
Alberta creates new immigration program for tech workers

Express Entry candidates who work in tech may be eligible for Alberta’s new expedited immigration program. Alberta is introducing a new fast-track immigration program for tech workers. Alberta’s immigration minister,…

Planning a trip to Canada in 2022? How you can overcome your criminal record
Planning a trip to Canada in 2022? How you can overcome your criminal record

Canada is open to fully vaccinated tourists. You may be able to visit Canada with a criminal record as long as you prepare ahead of time. Although the coronavirus pandemic…

Manitoba holds first PNP draw of 2022
Manitoba holds first PNP draw of 2022

443 invited in Manitoba’s first PNP draw of the year. Manitoba has started off the year inviting 443 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)…

Express Entry: Canada breaks PNP draw record again
Express Entry: Canada breaks PNP draw record again

In the first two draws of the year, IRCC has only invited PNP candidates to apply for Canadian immigration. Canada held a new Express Entry draw on January 19, inviting…

PEI holds first scheduled draw of 2022
PEI holds first scheduled draw of 2022

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program holds draws on a monthly basis throughout the year. Prince Edward Island has released its new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results. The Prince Edward Island…

Alberta releases details of first PNP draw in 2022
Alberta releases details of first PNP draw in 2022

In its first PNP draw of the year, Alberta invited 250 Express Entry candidates with scores as low as 327. Alberta invited 250 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination…

Express Entry: Canada breaks PNP draw record again
Express Entry: Canada breaks PNP draw record again

In the first two draws of the year, IRC C has only invited PNP candidates to apply for Canadian immigration. Canada held a new Express Entry draw on January 19,…

How to spot a fake Canadian job offer
How to spot a fake Canadian job offer

Tips to avoid scams and find real jobs in Canada. Scammers know job-seekers are in a vulnerable position, and willing to provide their personal information or even money to secure…

PGWP holders entering Canadian workforce on the rise
PGWP holders entering Canadian workforce on the rise

A Statistics Canada study shows that international students have been a growing source of labour in the Canadian economy over the past decade. The significant increase in the number of…

Minister Fraser: IRCC still developing its Express Entry strategy for 2022
Minister Fraser: IRCC still developing its Express Entry strategy for 2022

Meeting notes between Canadian immigration lawyers and Immigration Minister Sean Fraser add nuance to discussions on Express Entry in 2022. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is still in the…

Express Entry: The case for resuming invitations to FSWP and CEC candidates
Express Entry: The case for resuming invitations to FSWP and CEC candidates

ANALYSIS: Getting Express Entry back on track is key to Canada’s economic recovery. Last week an internal IRCC briefing memo was made public, creating speculation and confusion on how Canada’s…

British Columbia invites 289 in latest PNP draws
British Columbia invites 289 in latest PNP draws

The BC PNP is designed to attract foreign workers in high demand and who want to become permanent residents. British Columbia invited 289 immigration candidates through Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws held…

Manitoba PNP invites 315 immigration candidates
Manitoba PNP invites 315 immigration candidates

Manitoba has now invited 758 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in 2022. Manitoba released details of a new immigration draw held on January 27. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee…

WEBINAR: How to find a job as a newcomer to Canada
WEBINAR: How to find a job as a newcomer to Canada

Are you moving to Canada as an immigrant, international student, or work permit holder? Join CanadaVisa and Scotiabank on February 23 at 9 AM Eastern Time to learn how to…

Quebec issues 322 invitations in new Arrima draw
Quebec issues 322 invitations in new Arrima draw

Quebec’s immigration ministry released details of a second immigration draw held in January. Quebec invited 322 skilled workers to apply for permanent selection on January 27. The Ministère de l’Immigration,…

Québec lance 322 nouvelles invitations via Arrima
Québec lance 322 nouvelles invitations via Arrima

Le ministère de l’Immigration du Québec a publié les détails d’une ronde d’invitation qui a eu lieu le 27 janvier via Arrima. Québec a invité 322 personnes candidates à présenter…

BC PNP Tech draw: 126 immigration invitations issued
BC PNP Tech draw: 126 immigration invitations issued

So far this year, British Columbia has issued 840 invitations to apply for provincial nomination. British Columbia invited 126 tech workers to apply for a provincial nomination on February 1.…

Express Entry: Canada invites 1,070 PNP candidates, a new record
Express Entry: Canada invites 1,070 PNP candidates, a new record

Canada continues holding Express Entry draws for provincial nominees. Canada invited 1,070 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian immigration on February 2. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) only invited Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)…

Canada’s employment growth slows in January due to Omicron
Canada’s employment growth slows in January due to Omicron

Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey results say Canada lost 200,000 jobs in January. The surge of Omicron cases in Canada forced businesses to close in January. As a result, Canada…

Ontario PNP invites 828 Express Entry candidates
Ontario PNP invites 828 Express Entry candidates

Ontario invited Tech workers and French speakers in its new PNP draw. Ontario held two Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws on February 8. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited Express Entry candidates to apply for…

Nova Scotia holds PNP draw for nurses
Nova Scotia holds PNP draw for nurses

Nurses in the Express Entry pool are now one step closer to Canadian permanent residence. Nova Scotia invited 278 nurses to apply for a provincial nomination on February 8. The Nova…

British Columbia invites 198 in new PNP draws
British Columbia invites 198 in new PNP draws

The BC PNP has now issued over 1,000 invitations to apply for provincial nomination since the start of the year. British Columbia invited 198 immigration candidates through Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws…

What you need to know about life in Canada as an international student
What you need to know about life in Canada as an international student

Here are the answers to the most pressing questions international students have about studying in Canada. Whether you’re considering coming to Canada as an international student or you’ve already been…

Ontario PNP invites 749 workers in trades, health, and agriculture occupations
Ontario PNP invites 749 workers in trades, health, and agriculture occupations

Candidates who may be eligible for Ontario’s Foreign Worker and In-Demand skills candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Ontario invited 749 workers to apply for a provincial…

How to hire foreign workers for Canadian cons and trade shows
How to hire foreign workers for Canadian cons and trade shows

Are you a Canadian convention organizer hiring foreign help? Here is what you need to know about Canadian work permits. Foreign nationals working on Canadian events need work permits in order to…

Express Entry: New record number of PNP candidates invited
Express Entry: New record number of PNP candidates invited

Canada’s held its fourth Express Entry draw of the year inviting PNP candidates. Canada invited 1,082 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian immigration on February 16. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)…

British Columbia invites 160 candidates in PNP draws
British Columbia invites 160 candidates in PNP draws

British Columbia has now issued over 1,300 invitations to apply for provincial nomination since the start of the year. British Columbia invited 160 immigration candidates through Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws held…

Ontario removes CRS cap in new PNP draw
Ontario removes CRS cap in new PNP draw

Ontario’s newest Human Capital Priorities draw invited candidates with CRS scores of 455 and up. On February 22, Ontario invited 773 Express Entry candidates working in targeted occupations to apply for a…

Ontario PNP removes CRS cap again in Skilled Trades draw
Ontario PNP removes CRS cap again in Skilled Trades draw

For the second time in two days, Express Entry candidates did not have a CRS cap in the new Ontario PNP draw. Ontario invited 818 Express Entry candidates to apply…

Canada’s top jobs for LMIA-exempt work permit holders in 2021
Canada’s top jobs for LMIA-exempt work permit holders in 2021

IRCC data show where foreign workers got jobs in Canada under the International Mobility Program last year. Most of Canada’s foreign workers fall under the International Mobility Program (IMP). In 2021, Immigration, Refugees…

Quebec releases 2022 list of occupations eligible for facilitated LMIA
Quebec releases 2022 list of occupations eligible for facilitated LMIA

Quebec has updated the list of high-demand jobs for which employers do not need to prove that they have made recruitment efforts when hiring temporary foreign workers. Quebec released the…

Manitoba invites 278 in latest PNP draw
Manitoba invites 278 in latest PNP draw

Manitoba has now invited 1,309 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in 2022. Manitoba released details of a new immigration draw held on February 24. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee…

New Canadian border measures now in effect
New Canadian border measures now in effect

Travellers may now enter Canada with an antigen test, and other COVID-19 measures in effect as of February 28. As of February 28 at 12:01 a.m., Canada is allowing travellers…

Why Canada is an attractive destination for Iranian immigrants
Why Canada is an attractive destination for Iranian immigrants

Iranian immigration has remained strong during the pandemic, here are some of the reasons why. Data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) suggests that 2021 was a big year for Iranian…

Express Entry: Canada invites 1,047 in new PNP draw
Express Entry: Canada invites 1,047 in new PNP draw

Canada has held its fifth PNP-only Express Entry draw of the year. Canada invited 1,047 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian immigration on March 2. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) only…

LMIA-exempt work permits for employers
LMIA-exempt work permits for employers

Work permit options to bring foreign employees to Canada without needing to do the LMIA process. You might be able to hire a temporary foreign worker without doing a Labour Market…

Re-credentialing in Canada: How to certify your foreign education and professional credentials in Canada
Re-credentialing in Canada: How to certify your foreign education and professional credentials in Canada

Here’s what you need to know about the process, the time involved, and the cost. Considering moving to Canada to work or study and wondering if you’ll be able to…

How to apply for a Canadian open work permit
How to apply for a Canadian open work permit

Foreign workers can work for anywhere in Canada with an open work permit. Open work permits allow foreign workers the flexibility to choose where they work in Canada. Oftentimes, foreign nationals…

Why more Canadian employers are hiring foreign workers
Why more Canadian employers are hiring foreign workers

More work permits are issued every year. Here are some of the ways Canadian employers can hire foreign workers. Canadian employers hire employers hire hundreds of thousands of international workers…

Canada’s Express Entry backlog has declined by nearly 24,000 persons since December
Canada’s Express Entry backlog has declined by nearly 24,000 persons since December

IRCC has processed more FSWP applicants in the last 2.5 months than it did in all of 2021. Canada’s economic class immigration backlog stands at 231,187 people waiting on decisions for…

Canada nears record-low unemployment rate in February
Canada nears record-low unemployment rate in February

Statistics Canada’s February Labour Force Survey reports that unemployment in Canada dropped to 5.5 last month, lower than in February 2020. Canada’s labour force made a full recovery in February…

International students are getting more PGWPs and median earnings are increasing
International students are getting more PGWPs and median earnings are increasing

Statistics Canada examines how international student graduates engage in the Canadian labour market through the PGWP. The number of international student graduates getting a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) has increased dramatically, a…

BC and Manitoba’s PNP draw results and why Saskatchewan draws have been smaller this year
BC and Manitoba’s PNP draw results and why Saskatchewan draws have been smaller this year

Results from PNP draws for the week of March 7 to March 11, 2022. Most Canadian provinces and territories (except for Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). These programs invite…

How film and TV production companies can get Canadian work permits
How film and TV production companies can get Canadian work permits

As a producer you may be exempt from needing a work permit whereas production crew members and actors may get an LMIA-exempt work permit. Movie and TV shoots generate jobs,…

IRCC continues to evaluate Express Entry options, but will resume FSWP and CEC invitations in 2022
IRCC continues to evaluate Express Entry options, but will resume FSWP and CEC invitations in 2022

A new internal memo shows IRCC continues to weigh its options and is going to submit a new Express Entry plan to the Deputy Minister this month. A new internal…

Canada launches special temporary residence pathway for Ukrainians
Canada launches special temporary residence pathway for Ukrainians

A fast-track visa processing pathway for Ukrainians is now accepting applications. On March 17, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced the launch of the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET), an accelerated temporary residence pathway…

Canada is open to tourists again. Here’s how to avoid criminal inadmissibility issues at the border
Canada is open to tourists again. Here’s how to avoid criminal inadmissibility issues at the border

Whether you have a minor or major offense on your record, it is important to plan ahead of your trip to Canada. This year marks the first since the start…

Canada’s PNP draw results from March 14 to 18
Canada’s PNP draw results from March 14 to 18

Alberta PNP invites candidates with CRS 318. BC holds a unique draw. PEI’s monthly draw results are out. This past week, three Canadian provinces held Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws, inviting candidates…

Immigration Canada’s backlog grows to 1.84 million
Immigration Canada’s backlog grows to 1.84 million

As of mid-March, IRCC reports a backlog of 1,844,424 persons across all lines of business. IRCC reports there are 1.84 million people waiting on decisions in its inventory as of…

IRCC: No details yet on Parents and Grandparents Program 2022
IRCC: No details yet on Parents and Grandparents Program 2022

The PGP is one of Canada’s most popular immigration streams. In a March 14, 2022 email to CIC News, IRCC said it has yet to be determined when the application process…

I’m a Newcomer Searching for Housing in Canada: Should I Rent or Buy?
I’m a Newcomer Searching for Housing in Canada: Should I Rent or Buy?

CanadaVisa and Scotiabank are hosting a free webinar on how to find housing in Canada. Join us on May 18! CanadaVisa and Scotiabank are pleased to host a free webinar…

Express Entry: IRCC aims to resume FSWP and CEC invitations this spring
Express Entry: IRCC aims to resume FSWP and CEC invitations this spring

ANALYSIS: Minister’s remarks on resuming skilled worker draws are in accord with backlog data and IRCC internal briefing notes. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser said in a recent interview that the immigration…

Canada welcomed 450,000 new international students in 2021, an all-time record
Canada welcomed 450,000 new international students in 2021, an all-time record

Canada’s international student population has recovered quickly amid the pandemic. Canada saw nearly 450,000 new study permits take effect last year, a staggering figure that easily broke the previous all-time…

How to send staff to Canada through Intra-Company Transfers
How to send staff to Canada through Intra-Company Transfers

Multinational companies can send key staff to work in Canada through Intra-Company Transfer work permits. If your company has a parent company, branch, subsidiary, or affiliate in Canada, you can…

How to work in Canada if you have a criminal record
How to work in Canada if you have a criminal record

A criminal record can hinder your plans to work in Canada, however, you may have options to overcome inadmissibility. If you have a criminal record and do not address inadmissibility…

Express Entry: Canada invites 919 PNP candidates to apply
Express Entry: Canada invites 919 PNP candidates to apply

Immigration minister Sean Fraser has hinted at a work permit extension for PGWP holders. Canada invited 919 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on March 30. Immigration, Refugees…

How will Canada’s economy affect immigrant workers?
How will Canada’s economy affect immigrant workers?

Overall, the economic outlooks shows strong employment growth over the next few years with many opportunities for newcomers. At the beginning of the pandemic, immigrants who had landed in the…

What Canada’s rising inflation means for newcomers
What Canada’s rising inflation means for newcomers

How long will this period of high inflation last? Scotiabank is predicting that it will stabilize by 2023. Many shoppers are finding that things are more expensive when they go…

Why you should apply for a parent and grandparent Super Visa
Why you should apply for a parent and grandparent Super Visa

Parents and grandparents of Canadians can get multiple entries over a 10 year period to stay in Canada for up to two years at a time. Canada’s Super Visa is…

Manitoba and BC hold new PNP draws
Manitoba and BC hold new PNP draws

Two of Canada’s provinces held immigration draws during the week of April 4 to 8. This past week, Manitoba held a new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw and BC held its weekly…

Tech group wants new visa to allow skilled workers to enter Canada without a job offer
Tech group wants new visa to allow skilled workers to enter Canada without a job offer

Council of Canadian Innovators wants Canada to introduce a High Potential Tech Visa, to give in-demand professionals a pathway to permanent residency without a job offer in hand. To help…

Express Entry: 787 PNP candidates invited
Express Entry: 787 PNP candidates invited

Canada has invited 7,257 PNP candidates so far in 2022. On April 13, Canada invited 787 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence. All invited candidates had previously received…

How Canada can improve the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
How Canada can improve the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

OPINION: The Temporary Foreign Worker Program is one of the strongest methods that Canada has to address the immediate shortage of labour—but there is room for improvement. A recent study…

PNP results for the week of April 11
PNP results for the week of April 11

Here is a look back at Provincial Nominee Program invitation rounds between April 11-15. This past week, Manitoba held a special Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) invitation round for citizens of Ukraine and…

Canada to announce Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024 by February
Canada to announce Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024 by February

ANALYSIS: This will be the first Immigration Levels Plan announcement since October 2020. It will be announced by February 11, 2022. The Canadian government will provide a major update by…

BC PNP Tech Draw: 91 immigration invitations issued
BC PNP Tech Draw: 91 immigration invitations issued

So far this month, British Columbia has issued 425 invitations to apply for provincial nomination. British Columbia invited 91 tech workers to apply for a provincial nomination on January 18.…

Future Canadian immigrants fear having to leave jobs as IRCC deals with backlog
Future Canadian immigrants fear having to leave jobs as IRCC deals with backlog

Foreign workers in Canada are losing legal status, as Immigration Canada delays invitation rounds to process backlogs. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s pause on Express Entry invitations to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates since September is…

Canadian immigration minister talks backlogs, international students and PGP in TV interview
Canadian immigration minister talks backlogs, international students and PGP in TV interview

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser appeared on Prime Asia TV Canada to discuss topical issues in Canadian immigration. Canada’s minister of immigration, Sean Fraser, sat down to talk about Canadian immigration with Prime Asia…

Interest in Canadian immigration remains high: study
Interest in Canadian immigration remains high: study

Nearly 93 per cent of respondents said the pandemic would either have “no impact” or make them “more interested” in gaining Canadian permanent resident status. A new survey of over…

Canada announces measures to improve immigration processing times
Canada announces measures to improve immigration processing times

Canada wants to use $85 million budget to return to normal processing standards for various immigration programs by the end of the year. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has brought forth…

Canada launches new immigration application tracker for spousal and child sponsorship
Canada launches new immigration application tracker for spousal and child sponsorship

Immigration applicants for spousal, common-law, and dependent child sponsorship can now view their application status online. Canada has launched an online portal where spousal and child sponsorship applicants can track…

How Canada uses personal information collected at the border on immigration applications
How Canada uses personal information collected at the border on immigration applications

The Entry/Exit program allows Canadian border services to communicate traveller information with Immigration Canada. IRCC expects overstay indicators for temporary residents will begin appearing in Entry/Exit search results in November…

Canada fastest growing country in G7 thanks to immigration
Canada fastest growing country in G7 thanks to immigration

In five years Canada’s population grew 1.8 million, mostly due to immigration. Canada’s population growth over the the past half decade has been largely driven by immigration, according to 2021 census data.…

Immigration Canada’s backlog stands at 1.8 million people, but there are signs of improvement
Immigration Canada’s backlog stands at 1.8 million people, but there are signs of improvement

IRCC is processing FSWP applications at a faster pace. The permanent residence and study permit inventory is down since December. IRCC’s inventory remains at 1.8 million persons as of February…

How Canada landed 405,000 new immigrants in 2021
How Canada landed 405,000 new immigrants in 2021

An overview of how Canada managed to achieve the highest immigration level in its history amid a challenging pandemic environment. Canada exceeded its 2021 immigration target by landing 405,303 new…

Manitoba PNP invites 273 immigration candidates
Manitoba PNP invites 273 immigration candidates

Manitoba has now invited 1,031 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in 2022. Manitoba released details of a new immigration draw held on February 10. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee…

Canada increases target to 432,000 immigrants in 2022 under Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024
Canada increases target to 432,000 immigrants in 2022 under Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024

Canada has set an even higher bar, as it will look to welcome 451,000 new immigrants by 2024. In a statement to CIC News, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser explained the…

BC PNP Tech draw: 140 immigration invitations issued
BC PNP Tech draw: 140 immigration invitations issued

So far this year, British Columbia has issued more than 1,100 invitations to apply for provincial nomination. British Columbia invited 140 tech workers to apply for a provincial nomination on…

Alberta immigration: New PNP name, programs, and draw results
Alberta immigration: New PNP name, programs, and draw results

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program has a new name and and two new programs for rural and entrepreneur immigration. On February 16, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced the province’s immigration…

Immigration minister commits to speeding up work permit processing
Immigration minister commits to speeding up work permit processing

Work permits are among five priorities on IRCC’s $85 million budget this year. Canada’s immigration minister restated his promise to improve processing times for work permits during meetings with the…

Canada’s immigration measures for people affected by the situation in Ukraine
Canada’s immigration measures for people affected by the situation in Ukraine

Please refer to the Canadian government’s website for more information. The Canadian government has introduced a variety of new immigration measures to assist Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and Ukrainian citizens…

Canada’s PNP immigration results for February 2022
Canada’s PNP immigration results for February 2022

A look back at last month’s Provincial Nominee Program updates and draw results from across the country. Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) issued over 5,000 invitations to apply for provincial nomination in…

How your Canadian spouse can sponsor you for immigration
How your Canadian spouse can sponsor you for immigration

If you are married or in a common-law partnership with a Canadian, here is an overview of the spousal sponsorship process. Spousal sponsorship is a priority for Canada. Under its Immigration…

Saskatchewan PNP launches new tech immigration program
Saskatchewan PNP launches new tech immigration program

The Tech Talent Pathway will open a new immigration option for tech workers in 11 occupations who wish to move to Saskatchewan. On March 7, Saskatchewan launched the new Tech…

Canada landed 35,000 immigrants in January 2022
Canada landed 35,000 immigrants in January 2022

New IRCC data show Canada is off to a strong start to the year. Canada landed 35,260 new permanent residents in January 2022, according to new IRCC data. Obtained by CIC…

Hong Kong immigration to Canada is booming
Hong Kong immigration to Canada is booming

Hong Kong used to be the number one source of immigration to Canada. New IRCC data shows a major increase in Hong Kong residents moving to Canada for permanent residence,…

Express Entry: Canada invites 924 PNP candidates to apply for immigration
Express Entry: Canada invites 924 PNP candidates to apply for immigration

Canada has now held six PNP draws in 2022. Canada invited 924 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on March 16. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) only invited Provincial…

Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and BC release immigration draw results
Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and BC release immigration draw results

Canada’s provincial immigration draws from March 21 to 25. This past week, Quebec released its immigration draw results. BC held its weekly Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) round of invitations. Ontario and Manitoba…

Canada announces new immigration fees for 2022
Canada announces new immigration fees for 2022

Canada’s fees are oftentimes less expensive than countries with similar immigration systems, such as Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Canada is increasing fees for all…

What will Budget 2022 mean for Canadian immigration?
What will Budget 2022 mean for Canadian immigration?

Budget 2022 contains proposals on Express Entry, the TFWP, application processing, and more. Canada’s Finance Minister, Chrystia Freeland has just unveiled Canada’s first budget since the September 2021 federal election.…

Why immigrants are set to have a bright future in Canada’s labour market
Why immigrants are set to have a bright future in Canada’s labour market

Canada’s aging population is set to benefit Canadian-born and immigrant workers alike. Canada is enjoying its lowest unemployment rate ever. On the surface, this may seem strange given the coronavirus pandemic.…

How to immigrate to Canada from Pakistan
How to immigrate to Canada from Pakistan

An overview of economic class immigration for Pakistanis who want to move to Canada. There are a number of ways to move to Canada depending on your circumstances in Pakistan.…

How to sponsor your spouse and children for Canadian immigration
How to sponsor your spouse and children for Canadian immigration

Information on sponsoring your family for Canadian permanent residence. Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their immediate families for Canadian immigration. As the sponsor, you need to meet certain eligibility…

How to buy a car as an immigrant in Canada
How to buy a car as an immigrant in Canada

Are you looking to buy your first car in Canada? Here’s a step-by-step guide! Now that you’ve settled in Canada, you want to buy a car but don’t know where…

Federal vs provincial skilled worker programs: Comparing immigration fees and processing times
Federal vs provincial skilled worker programs: Comparing immigration fees and processing times

Pros and cons of applying for immigration through a province vs directly to the federal government. The cost to apply for Canadian immigration may be a factor in deciding which economic…

How to immigrate through Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker Program
How to immigrate through Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker Program

A step-by-step guide on how you can get Canadian permanent residence through the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Between its launch in 1967 and the start of the pandemic, the Federal Skilled…

The benefits of immigrating to Canada
The benefits of immigrating to Canada

There are a number of reasons why Canada is ranked the #1 country for immigration in the world. On Friday, Canada announced it is resuming Express Entry draws to all candidates…

Do I need a job offer to immigrate to Canada?
Do I need a job offer to immigrate to Canada?

An overview of some of the Canadian immigration programs that do not require a job offer. You do not need a job offer to immigrate to Canada. There are a…

Canada’s immigration backlog now exceeds 2 million persons
Canada’s immigration backlog now exceeds 2 million persons

IRCC’s temporary residence inventory increased with the introduction of the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel. Immigration Canada’s processing inventory now stands at more than 2 million people across all lines…

Canada’s PNP immigration results for April 2022
Canada’s PNP immigration results for April 2022

A look back at last month’s Provincial Nominee Program updates and draw results from across the country. Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) issued nearly 3,000 invitations to apply for provincial nomination in…

Express Entry: What you need to know ahead of July 2022
Express Entry: What you need to know ahead of July 2022

Find out why you should enter the Express Entry pool before all-program draws resume this summer. Express Entry draws for Federal Skilled Worker Program and Canadian Experience Class candidates are set to resume in…

BC, Manitoba and Saskatchewan hold new immigration draws
BC, Manitoba and Saskatchewan hold new immigration draws

Here is a look at Canada’s provincial immigration draws for the week of May 2. This past week, three Canadian provinces released their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results. Most Canadian provinces…

IRCC’s application backlog grows beyond 2.1 million people
IRCC’s application backlog grows beyond 2.1 million people

Immigration Canada’s backlog of PR, TR, and citizenship applications grew by nearly 99,000 people in 18 days. Canada’s immigration backlog has grown beyond 2.1 million across all lines of business…

Express Entry: Canada invites 545 PNP candidates
Express Entry: Canada invites 545 PNP candidates

Canada is holding bi-monthly PNP draws and will resume FSWP and CEC invitations rounds early July. Canada invited 545 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on May 11.…

How to immigrate to Canada as a nurse in 2022
How to immigrate to Canada as a nurse in 2022

There are a number of pathways for nurses to immigrate to Canada. The pandemic has exacerbated the need for nurses in Canada. One of the ways to fill job vacancies…

How can Canada avoid major immigration backlogs in the future?
How can Canada avoid major immigration backlogs in the future?

OPINION: Here are 6 recommendations to get Canada’s immigration operations back on track. Earlier this month the Canadian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM) began a study on IRCC’s application…

Quebec, BC and PEI release immigration draw results
Quebec, BC and PEI release immigration draw results

Here is a look at Canada’s most recent provincial immigration draws. Two Canadian provinces released their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results this past week, and Quebec held a recent draw through…

Canada planning major Express Entry changes
Canada planning major Express Entry changes

Express Entry rounds in the future could invite candidates based on occupation, language, or education. The Canadian government is planning changes to the Express Entry system, which would allow the immigration minister to invite…

Quebec skilled workers can now submit applications for open work permits through the IMP+
Quebec skilled workers can now submit applications for open work permits through the IMP+

Skilled workers from foreign countries who already have a Quebec Selection Certificate can now apply for an open work permit while waiting for the federal government to make a final…

Express Entry: New PNP draw invites 589 candidates
Express Entry: New PNP draw invites 589 candidates

PNP draws continue as July resumption for FSWP and CEC candidates approaches. Canada held a new round of invitations on May 25, inviting 589 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence.…

Canada’s PNP immigration pathways through Express Entry
Canada’s PNP immigration pathways through Express Entry

Enhanced PNPs listed by province. Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) exists to welcome economic-class immigrants to Canada. Under the Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024, the PNP is the main economic-class immigration program for this year and…

Canada’s PNP immigration results for May 2022
Canada’s PNP immigration results for May 2022

A look back at last month’s Provincial Nominee Program updates and draw results from across the country. Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) issued over 1,400 invitations to apply for provincial nomination in…

Making it official: How to apply for Canadian citizenship as a Permanent Resident
Making it official: How to apply for Canadian citizenship as a Permanent Resident

Have your permanent residency and you’re ready for the next step? Here’s how. So you want to become a Canadian citizen! You’ve made an excellent choice. Canada is known for…

Is the Provincial Nominee Program the right path for you? Understanding base vs enhanced PNP
Is the Provincial Nominee Program the right path for you? Understanding base vs enhanced PNP

The PNP is a major pathway towards Canadian permanent residence. According to the Canadian Constitution, immigration is a shared responsibility between the federal and provincial governments. Until 1998, there were…

Express Entry: Canada holds largest PNP draw since March
Express Entry: Canada holds largest PNP draw since March

The results of the new draw and the 16 occupations to become eligible for Express Entry in November. Canada invited 932 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on June 8.…

Canada’s immigration backlog jumps to 2.4 million persons
Canada’s immigration backlog jumps to 2.4 million persons

The backlog has grown by nearly 260,000 persons over the past month. IRCC’s backlog has grown to 2.4 million persons. The backlog has grown by 257,499 persons over the past…

Immigrating to Canada? Prove your English language proficiency with the CELPIP test
Immigrating to Canada? Prove your English language proficiency with the CELPIP test

The CELPIP Test is designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for use by individuals who are applying for permanent resident status and citizenship in Canada. CELPIP stands for…

Nova Scotia announces new immigration targets for 2022
Nova Scotia announces new immigration targets for 2022

Nova Scotia welcomed over 9,000 newcomers in 2021 Nova Scotia has confirmed its allocations for the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) and the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) for 2022. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has…

PEI releases details of June immigration draw
PEI releases details of June immigration draw

The province has issued invitations to more than 130 eligible candidates. Prince Edward Island has issued 136 invitations under the PEI Provincial Nomination Program (PEI PNP). The draw was held on June…

How immigrants can learn more about Indigenous people in Canada
How immigrants can learn more about Indigenous people in Canada

Resources to start learning about Indigenous people in Canada on National Indigenous Peoples Day. June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, an occasion to celebrate Indigenous people and cultures in…

Understanding the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
Understanding the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

Ontario is home to Canada’s largest number of immigrants. There are nine streams under the Ontario PNP for those seeking to increase their chance of immigrating to Canada. In 2021,…

A look at the latest PNP draw results in BC and Alberta
A look at the latest PNP draw results in BC and Alberta

Here is a look back at the Provincial Nominee Program invitation round results published this past week. Over the last week, BC and Alberta released the results of new Provincial Nominee…

Immigration Minister: Applicants can soon expect normal service standards
Immigration Minister: Applicants can soon expect normal service standards

“We’re on track right now to restore our pre-pandemic service standard by the end of this calendar year for virtually every line of business,” said Minister Sean Fraser in a…

Why does Canada welcome over 400,000 immigrants per year?
Why does Canada welcome over 400,000 immigrants per year?

The three classes of immigration in Canada and their purpose. Canada’s immigration goal is to continuously increase immigration levels in order to strengthen the economy, reunite families and provide humanitarian assistance to…

Will Canada welcome over 500,000 new immigrants per year?
Will Canada welcome over 500,000 new immigrants per year?

In Part 5 of CIC News’ special interview series, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser shares his thoughts on Canada’s future permanent residence levels. “It’s not a point of pride that I…

Indians to soon get e-passports: Ministry of External Affairs
Indians to soon get e-passports: Ministry of External Affairs

The Centre will soon begin issuing e-passports for all citizens. “India to soon introduce next-gen ePassport for citizens,” Ministry of External Affairs Secretary Sanjay Bhattacharyya said in a tweet. The…

Nearly 80% of Express Entry candidates fall under FSWP
Nearly 80% of Express Entry candidates fall under FSWP

ANALYSIS: IRCC’s snapshot of the Express Entry pool shows most candidates are eligible for FSWP. CEC candidates also increasing due to pause in draws. The number of Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)…

Travellers must be fully vaccinated to enter Canada starting January 15
Travellers must be fully vaccinated to enter Canada starting January 15

Essential travellers must be fully vaccinated to cross the border. Unvaccinated Canadians may face quarantine measures. Travellers to Canada will now have to be fully vaccinated in order to enter…

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e-Passport क्या है, कैसे काम करता है, क्या फायदे हैं, कौन बनवा सकता है और कब जारी होंगे? सब कुछ जानिए

What is e-Passport भारत सरकार इस साल ई-पासपोर्ट जारी करेगी। वित्त मंत्री निर्मला सीतारमण ने आम बजट 2022-23 के अपने भाषण में भी इस बात को जगह दी थी। सरकार…

Canada to ease COVID-19 test requirements for travellers
Canada to ease COVID-19 test requirements for travellers

Effective February 28, travellers can come to Canada with an antigen test and unvaccinated children will no longer have to quarantine. Fully vaccinated travellers will be able to enter Canada…

IRCC eases overseas biometrics requirement for some Ukrainians
IRCC eases overseas biometrics requirement for some Ukrainians

Ukrainians aged 14-17, and those over 60 are among the groups who can now complete their biometrics upon arriving to Canada. Effective immediately, certain Ukrainians looking to move to Canada…

IRCC updates processing times tool to provide more accurate information
IRCC updates processing times tool to provide more accurate information

IRCC has unveiled major changes today as it seeks to be more transparent with its clients. On March 31, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced major updates to the government’s online…

Fully vaccinated travellers no longer need COVID-19 test to come to Canada
Fully vaccinated travellers no longer need COVID-19 test to come to Canada

Pre-entry tests no longer required of fully vaccinated travellers. As of April 1, fully vaccinated travellers no longer need a pre-arrival COVID-19 test to enter Canada. Travellers will still need to provide…

Visiting Canada in summer 2022? What you can do if you have a criminal record
Visiting Canada in summer 2022? What you can do if you have a criminal record

You might still be able to come to Canada with a criminal record. If you are thinking of coming to Canada this summer but a past criminal record is slowing…

IRCC to resume FSWP and CEC invitations in July; and offer open work permit to PGWP holders
IRCC to resume FSWP and CEC invitations in July; and offer open work permit to PGWP holders

Today’s major announcements provide more certainty for Canadian immigration candidates. Canada’s immigration minister Sean Fraser has just announced Express Entry invitations to FSWP and CEC candidates will resume by “early…

Covid-19 NZ: Government brings forward full border opening to end of July
Covid-19 NZ: Government brings forward full border opening to end of July

The Government will bring forward the full reopening of the border to the end of July, Stuff understands. The new date will be July 31, according to a source with…

British Columbia, Manitoba and Alberta hold PNP draws
British Columbia, Manitoba and Alberta hold PNP draws

Here is a look back at the Provincial Nominee Program invitation round results published this past week. Last week, Manitoba held a special Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) invitation round for citizens of…

Express Entry: Canada holds first draw of 2022
Express Entry: Canada holds first draw of 2022

Canada is starting the new year inviting 392 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence. In the January 5 draw, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) only invited Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates.…

Alberta releases results of December 2021 PNP draw
Alberta releases results of December 2021 PNP draw

Alberta issues more immigration invitations than its previous PNP draw. Express Entry candidates saw the minimum CRS score requirement increase slightly. Alberta invited 150 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial…

BC PNP Tech Draw: 102 immigration invitations issued
BC PNP Tech Draw: 102 immigration invitations issued

The BC PNP holds its first draw of 2022. British Columbia invited 102 tech workers to apply for a provincial nomination on January 4. The invitations were issued through the…

How to sponsor your spouse from South Africa
How to sponsor your spouse from South Africa

If you want to sponsor your South African partner for Canadian immigration, the first step is to make sure you are both eligible. Here are some of the general eligibility…

IRCC updates processing times tool to provide more accurate information
IRCC updates processing times tool to provide more accurate information

IRCC has unveiled major changes today as it seeks to be more transparent with its clients. On March 31, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced major updates to the government’s online…

British Columbia, Manitoba and Alberta hold PNP draws
British Columbia, Manitoba and Alberta hold PNP draws

Here is a look back at the Provincial Nominee Program invitation round results published this past week. Last week, Manitoba held a special Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) invitation round for citizens of…

How to immigrate to Canada using the Federal Skilled Worker Program
How to immigrate to Canada using the Federal Skilled Worker Program

Since its launch in 1967, the FSWP has been a leading immigration pathway for skilled workers. Potential immigrants to Canada have over 100 different economic class immigration programs that they…

Canada set to welcome over 500,000 newcomers this summer
Canada set to welcome over 500,000 newcomers this summer

With pandemic travel restrictions largely lifted, the coast is clear for Canada to welcome high levels of immigrants, international students, and temporary foreign workers over the coming months. Upon imposing…

A look at the latest PNP draw results in BC, Manitoba and Ontario
A look at the latest PNP draw results in BC, Manitoba and Ontario

Canadian provinces regularly nominate candidates under their Provincial Nominee Programs in order to give them the opportunity to become Canadian permanent residents. Over the last week, Manitoba and BC released…

Canada to increase length of stay for Parents and Grandparents Super Visa to 5 years per entry
Canada to increase length of stay for Parents and Grandparents Super Visa to 5 years per entry

In addition, the Immigration Minister may designate international medical insurance companies to provide coverage to super visa applicants in the future. IRCC has just announced major reforms to the Parents…

Private Quebec college graduates no longer eligible for PGWP starting September 2023
Private Quebec college graduates no longer eligible for PGWP starting September 2023

Study at private Quebec colleges will no longer be eligible toward a PGWP application, a move the government says is to protect the integrity of the international student Graduates of…

How to calculate Canadian citizenship eligibility
How to calculate Canadian citizenship eligibility

An article on the physical presence requirement for Canadian citizenship. One of the eligibility criteria to become a Canadian citizen is that you need to have been physically present in…

How to Apply for Proof of Canadian Citizenship
How to Apply for Proof of Canadian Citizenship

Now is a great time to submit your Proof of Canadian Citizenship application. Canadian citizenship is becoming even more valuable amid growing uncertainty around the world. The pandemic has disrupted…

Calculating citizenship eligibility for PRs who live in Canada but work in the U.S.
Calculating citizenship eligibility for PRs who live in Canada but work in the U.S.

A “full” day in Canada is not necessarily a full day in Canada if you are applying for citizenship. One of the requirements for Canadian citizenship, is you have to have…

How to get Canadian citizenship if your parent is a Canadian
How to get Canadian citizenship if your parent is a Canadian

You can claim Canadian citizenship at any time of your life and there is no age restriction on when you can submit your application. There are significant benefits to being…

How to get Canadian citizenship if your parent is a Canadian
How to get Canadian citizenship if your parent is a Canadian

You can claim Canadian citizenship at any time of your life and there is no age restriction on when you can submit your application. There are significant benefits to being…

Five benefits of Canadian citizenship
Five benefits of Canadian citizenship

A sense of belonging to the Canadian family is one of many reasons to take that final step in your Canadian immigration journey. There are a number of good reasons…

Are you eligible for Canadian citizenship?
Are you eligible for Canadian citizenship?

Here is how to determine if you can apply for Canadian citizenship. Over 85% of Canadian immigrants become citizens, one of the highest rates in the world. The benefits of Canadian…

How to gain permanent residence through the Canadian Experience Class
How to gain permanent residence through the Canadian Experience Class

A step-by-step guide to permanent residence through the Canadian Experience Class. Since 2008, the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) has offered an immigration pathway for candidates who have worked in Canada and want…

Am I a Canadian citizen if my parent is a Canadian?
Am I a Canadian citizen if my parent is a Canadian?

You are eligible for Canadian citizenship if your parent is a Canadian, but you need to apply. Canada allows the children of its citizens to apply for Canadian citizenship. If…

How to become a Canadian citizen
How to become a Canadian citizen

The steps to go from permanent resident to Canadian citizen. Canadian citizenship holds much significance and meaning for a lot of people. For many, Canadian citizenship is a promise of a better…

LGBTQ2+ couples can pass down Canadian citizenship to their foreign-born children
LGBTQ2+ couples can pass down Canadian citizenship to their foreign-born children

In 2020, Canada made it so legal parents can pass down citizenship to their foreign-born children, a move that made the Citizenship Act more equal. June is Pride Month, a…

Making it official: How to apply for Canadian citizenship as a Permanent Resident
Making it official: How to apply for Canadian citizenship as a Permanent Resident

Have your permanent residency and you’re ready for the next step? Here’s how. So you want to become a Canadian citizen! You’ve made an excellent choice. Canada is known for…

How to become a Canadian citizen if you are an American
How to become a Canadian citizen if you are an American

Americans with at least one Canadian parent can gain Canadian citizenship by submitting a “Proof of Citizenship” application. Canada allows citizenship by descent for Americans born to first generation Canadian…

No date set for IRCC to waive Canadian citizenship application fees
No date set for IRCC to waive Canadian citizenship application fees

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser explained to CIC News the process for fulfilling his mandate letter commitment to waive Canadian citizenship fees. This article is Part 4 of a special CIC…