Quebec invites 512 in first Arrima draw of 2022

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 20:29:48 +0000

Quebec invited 512 skilled workers to apply for permanent selection on January 13. The Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) invited these immigration candidates to apply under the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). Invited candidates needed to have profiles in the Arrima pool with scores of at least 602 points […]

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Nominations now open for the 14th annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 17:33:27 +0000

For more than a decade, Canadian Immigrant magazine’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards program, the only national award celebrating immigrant success, has been the leader in sharing and celebrating inspiring stories of immigrants. For the 14th year, we are proud to continue doing so with the support of a new presenting sponsor, Western Union.

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Finding identity as a ‘hyphenated Canadian’

Credit to Author: Baisakhi Roy| Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 17:27:51 +0000

Who am I? Where do I belong? These are complex questions that immigrants face as they adapt to their new home while keeping the connections to their native country alive.

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Ontario nominated 9,000 for permanent residence in 2021

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 13:00:22 +0000

Ontario nominated 9,000 immigration applicants for permanent residence in 2021, hundreds more than planned. Last May, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) announced that it was allowed to welcome 8,600 newcomers in 2021. Of these, 250 could be working in National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill level C occupations, which generally require a high school education […]

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Growing backlogs at IRCC: What 2022 will bring for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 01:41:20 +0000

In order to understand the options that IRCC has in 2022,  it is important to understand that the government has no choice but to find a way to deal with the the current backlog.

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How to financially prepare for your winter semester in Canada

Credit to Author: Amit Brahme| Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 01:40:24 +0000

Over the last few years, there has been a dramatic increase in international students enrolling from South Asian countries such as India – countries known for their mild climates. In addition to coming face-to-face with a brisk Canadian winter, they may be in for a surprise at the unanticipated expenses that go along with it.

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British Columbia invites 289 in latest PNP draws

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2022 14:53:11 +0000

British Columbia invited 289 immigration candidates through Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws held on January 25. The province held two draws through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) and invited candidates from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams. Invitations were issued to those from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate […]

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

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2022 13:00:44 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is still in the process of evaluating its Express Entry strategy for 2022, according to Immigration Minister Sean Fraser. Express Entry is the main way Canada welcomes economic class immigrants. Candidates that meet the eligibility criteria of the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), or Federal […]

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

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 12:23:06 +0000

Last week an internal IRCC briefing memo was made public, creating speculation and confusion on how Canada’s immigration department will manage Express Entry in 2022 and beyond. Signed on November 24, 2021, the IRCC briefing provides background information on why Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has not issued Express Entry invitations to  Federal Skilled […]

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How to calculate Canadian citizenship eligibility

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 13:00:02 +0000

One of the eligibility criteria to become a Canadian citizen is that you need to have been physically present in Canada for three out of the last five years. Among other criteria, if you are age 18 and older, you need to have been in Canada for at least 1,095 days out of the five […]

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