Alberta invites 132 Express Entry candidates in latest draw

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 21:45:35 +0000

Alberta issued 132 invitations to candidates in the federal Express Entry pool in a draw held December 5. The invitations, or Notifications of Interest (NOIs), went to Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 400 and up. The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) to select eligible […]

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Nova Scotia draws Social and Community Service Workers from Express Entry pool

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 15:12:09 +0000

A new draw through Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities Stream has issued new invitations to Express Entry candidates with work experience as social and community service workers. The Labour Market Priorities Stream allows the Nova Scotia’s immigrant nominee program, the NSNP, to search the federal Express Entry pool for candidates with specific work experience and […]

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Canada launches two new initiatives to improve family reunification for protected persons

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 15:01:44 +0000

The Government of Canada is making it easier for foreign nationals with protected person status and their family members living abroad to apply for permanent residence.  A protected person is someone Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) believes has a credible reason to fear persecution in their country of origin. This could be due to […]

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Immigrant comedians crack up Canadians — and stereotypes

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 20:38:46 +0000

The immigration experience may not seem like comedy gold — unless, perhaps, you’re an immigrant and you happen to be a comedian. Integrating into a new society can be a real struggle. Having to navigate a culture that may be very different from one’s home country, perhaps communicating in a second, third, or fourth language, […]

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Planning to put up a Christmas tree this holiday season?

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 08:29:27 +0000

The Christmas tree is the centerpiece in many homes at this time of year.  Many newcomers and families of varied backgrounds and different faiths are choosing to put up Christmas trees, decorations and lights as they get into the spirit of the holiday season. Some prefer buying a real tree and others like the easier […]

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Saskatchewan creates new immigration category for graduate entrepreneurs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2019 17:30:46 +0000

A new immigration pathway is now open for international graduates of eligible post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan who want to start a business in the province. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) unveiled the new International Graduate Entrepreneur Category on December 3. “This new immigration pathway will help retain international students who have often already successfully […]

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Canada’s Post-Graduation Work Permit Program is booming

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2019 18:56:51 +0000

The number of foreign nationals in Canada on a Post-Graduation Work Permit has skyrocketed in recent years, rising from nearly 5,400 in 2005 to more than 143,000 last year.  A new Statistics Canada study attributed the growth to the rising number of international students coming to Canada as well as enhancements to the popular Post-Graduation […]

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Five Years Later: Is Canada’s Express Entry immigration system living up to expectations?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2019 22:36:18 +0000

The launch of the Express Entry system in January 2015 marked a significant departure from Canada’s previous approach to managing applications to its main Economic Class immigration programs. Prior to Express Entry’s launch, Canada processed applications to the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) on a first-come, first-served […]

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Foreign nationals now need biometrics to apply for permanent residence from within Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2019 17:25:59 +0000

Service centres across Canada are now open to take biometrics for foreign nationals applying to stay in the country. Prior to December 3, only immigration candidates applying from outside of Canada had to submit their fingerprints and photo. Unless they are exempt, biometrics are now required for those who are applying from within Canada for: […]

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Foreign nationals now need to submit biometrics to apply for permanent residence within Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2019 17:25:59 +0000

Service centres across Canada are now open to take biometrics for foreign nationals applying to stay in the country. Prior to December 3, only immigration candidates applying from outside of Canada had to submit their fingerprints and photo. Unless they are exempt, biometrics are now required for those who are applying from within Canada for: […]

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