Canada’s Express Entry system and criminal inadmissibility: What you need to know


Express Entry is the system that manages applications for Canada’s three main economic immigration classes – the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class. Candidates are ranked on the basis of points awarded for their so-called human capital and other factors and only individuals who score above a […]

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RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2018 announced

What does a dad of three NHL stars, a senator, a vaccine researcher and a Raptors “Superfan” have in common? They are all winners in the 10th annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards. From coast to coast, the 2018 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants are a true reflection of Canada’s culture, diversity and nation-building spirit. […]

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Amendment to Impaired Driving Act to spare PRs

The Senate has passed a critical amendment to the Impaired Driving Act that would spare permanent residents sentenced to less than six months from being deported. Bill C-46 intends to raise the maximum penalty for impaired driving in Canada from five to 10 years. As originally proposed, it would have automatically classified all DUI offences […]

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Alberta’s new Express Entry and Alberta Opportunity streams have arrived


The Canadian province of Alberta unveiled two new immigration streams Thursday, including its anticipated Express Entry-linked stream. Both streams were originally expected in January, but the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) delayed their introduction until now. The creation of a dedicated Express Entry Stream will now allow Alberta to invite candidates in the federal Express […]

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Immigration drives Canada’s population over 37 million mark


Canada’s population broke the 37 million mark in the first four months of 2018, growing by a million people in record time thanks largely to immigration, Statistics Canada reports. New preliminary estimates from Statistics Canada put Canada’s population at 37,067,011 on April 1, 2018. It only took two years and two months for Canada’s population […]

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Immigrant from Zimbabwe Dr. Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia is a new senator

Dr. Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia appointed to senate by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Among the recent appointments to the Senate of Canada is that of Dr. Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia, an immigrant from Zimbabwe who immigrated to Canada in 1984 to flee the African country’s civil unrest. The family physician settled in Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador, with his wife, […]

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Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category closes just hours after opening


Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category has now closed, just hours after the first-come, first-served provincial immigration pathway reopened to 400 new applications. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) opened the Express Entry-linked sub-category on Wednesday, June 13, and said it would close as soon as it reached its intake limit of 400 new applications. That […]

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Promotions can impact a temporary worker’s immigration prospects

When rising the career ladder can sometimes cause one’s immigration prospects to slide A Canadian business is employing a foreign worker. They want to promote them or give them a raise. What could be wrong with that? Quite a few things, as it turns out. There are certain immigration requirements that all employers and foreign […]

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Saskatchewan opens Express Entry sub-category to 400 applications


Saskatchewan has opened its International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category to 400 new applications. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) announced the opening on Wednesday, June 13, and said the first come, first-served sub-category will remain open until the application threshold of 400 is met. Applicants who receive a provincial nomination under this Express Entry sub-category receive […]

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