IELTS and CELPIP websites are working again

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 14:06:06 +0000

Essential workers, international graduates, and other immigration candidates currently living in Canada now have the ability to book their language tests again. Those looking to apply for an economic class immigration program in Canada need to take a General test provided by either IELTS or CELPIP. Both IELTS and CELPIP saw their websites crash on […]

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IRCC launches online application portal for 7 immigration programs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 09:00:32 +0000

Some Canadian immigration programs have made the transition from paper-based to an online application process. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched an online permanent residence application portal on April 1. The immigration department has digitized the application process for a random selection of permanent residency applicants in the following seven programs: Non-Express Entry Provincial […]

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More essential workers may be allowed across border

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 09:00:21 +0000

The Canadian federal government is looking to consider more occupations as “essential work” in an effort to allow more workers to travel across the Canada-U.S. border during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Marc Garneau, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister. “We are specifically talking about different groups that would be potentially considered to be essential workers, that […]

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Express Entry CRS drops to 417 as IRCC invites 6,000 candidates

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 00:47:34 +0000

Canada held a new Express Entry draw, inviting candidates who had scores of at least 417 points on Friday April 16, 2021. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 6,000 Canadian Experience Class candidates to apply for permanent residence in the new invitation round. IRCC issued 1,000 more invitations compared to the previous CEC-only draw […]

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Are you eligible for Canada’s 6 new immigration programs?

Credit to Author: CanadaVisa| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:08:08 +0000

CanadaVisa is proud to announce the launch of a free new tool that helps users quickly determine whether they are eligible for Canada’s six new immigration pathways. This simple tool will ask you a few questions so you can identify whether you are able to submit your permanent residence application beginning on May 6. For […]

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IELTS and CELPIP websites crash following announcement of new Canadian immigration programs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:42:35 +0000

Prospective Canadian immigrants are not able to book language tests after the two English language test providers’ websites went down due to a sudden influx of demand. Both IELTS and CELPIP reported technical difficulties yesterday, April 15, the day after Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced that Canada would welcome upwards of 90,000 new immigrants through […]

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What you need to know about Canada’s new immigration programs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:00:26 +0000

Canada is opening up immigration pathways to essential workers, international students, and French speakers who are living in the country. Starting May 6, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will open the door to 90,000 essential workers and international student graduates on temporary status in Canada. There will also be three programs that will accept […]

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PEI invites 156 immigration candidates in new draw

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:04:06 +0000

Prince Edward Island has released the details of its scheduled April 15 draw. A total of 156 invitations were issued through the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP). Most of the invitations, 140, went to Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates. The remaining 16 invitations went to Business Impact candidates who had a minimum point […]

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Express Entry: New PNP draw invites 266 candidates

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 18:48:46 +0000

Canada invited 266 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on April 14. In order to be invited in this draw, candidates needed a score of 753. This minimum score requirement may seem high compared to the average all-program, or Canadian Experience Class-only draw, but that is because invited candidates needed to have previously […]

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Seven ‘read-aloud’ tips for parents to help prevent children’s COVID-19 pandemic learning loss

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 18:16:30 +0000

COVID-19 has been with us for a year, and the negative consequences of disrupted learning are becoming clear especially for our youngest learners. Because reading underlies all academic work and long-term educational success, building reading skills in children particularly between grades 1 and 4 should concern parents.

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