A review of Canadian immigration in 2021

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2021 13:00:51 +0000

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. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) entered 2021 facing difficult circumstances. Immigration application backlogs were growing, many newcomers such as Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) […]

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How Canada can improve immigrant outcomes and fill labour gaps in essential services: study

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 13:00:49 +0000

Canada’s immigration system is designed to fill labour shortages, and yet the current system is not keeping up with the demand for essential workers. One of the reasons is that Canada has a number of immigration pathways for workers in “skilled occupations,” which do not always include jobs that are in-demand. Also, the process for […]

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TR to PR pathway closing November 5

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2021 20:01:13 +0000

The deadline to apply for the Temporary Residence to Permanent Residence (TR to PR) pathways will not be extended. The Canadian government website confirms that intake will close on November 5. New applications will not be accepted, but those who previously applied will still be able to sign in to the online portal and view […]

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One wrong selection cost them Canadian permanent residence

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 13:00:46 +0000

Himanshu swears he applied for the English stream of the International Student Graduate immigration pathway, so he was shocked when his application came back refused for the French stream. On May 6 this year, he was among tens of thousands of English-speaking international student graduates across Canada racing against the clock to fill out their […]

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Canada accepted 7,300 more immigration applications than intended for international graduates stream

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2021 12:00:56 +0000

Within 25 hours of launching the temporary residence to permanent residence (TR to PR) program, Canada reached its intake cap of 40,000 international student graduates. An internal memo reveals that the immigration department actually got significantly more applications than planned. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) received 7,307 additional applications to the International Graduate stream […]

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How to add dependents on TR to PR open work permit application

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2021 12:00:14 +0000

The new open work permit for essential workers and international student graduates is here until December 31, 2022. Applicants to the temporary residence to permanent residence (TR to PR) pathways can also add their family members to the bridging open work permit. The new open work permit opened July 26, specifically for TR to PR […]

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12 Alberta jobs that increased in demand due to the pandemic

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 12:00:57 +0000

A Canadian government study highlights some of the occupations that actually increased in demand due to the pandemic in Alberta. Although many sectors were negatively impacted by coronavirus-related shutdowns, some actually have more job openings. Of course since the job market is in eternal flux, these are only short-term changes. Discover if You’re Eligible for […]

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IRCC: Canada welcomed over 35,000 new immigrants in June

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:00:50 +0000

Canada recorded its strongest month for new permanent resident arrivals during the pandemic in June 2021, according to the office of Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino. In a recent Globe and Mail article, the minister says “We are going to make good on our commitment to land 401,000 new permanent residents.” Find Out if You’re Eligible […]

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How to apply for Canada’s new TR to PR open work permit

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 17:41:54 +0000

Canada has released the guide for how essential workers and international students can apply for an open work permit. The new instructions from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are for those who applied for the new temporary residence to permanent residence (TR to PR) pathways. The department has published the official instructions online. Launched […]

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Canada’s new essential worker stream reaches intake cap

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 16:46:20 +0000

Canada’s new immigration stream for English-speaking essential workers in non-healthcare-related positions has reached its limit of 30,000. The quota was met on July 16, more than two months after the program originally launched. It is the second of the six temporary residence to permanent residence (TR to PR) pathways to fill up before the programs […]

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